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Garfield County, OK - Oil & Gas Discussion

Oil & gas discussion group for those interested in Garfield County, OK. Share your experience regarding lease bonus, royalty rates, drilling activity, and oil & gas news.

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Warning! to all mineral rights owners Buyer Beware! of the Oil and Gas Con Men!

Started by Capt Cameron R Smith Oct 8, 2016. 0 Replies

Warning! to all mineral rights owners Buyer Beware! of the Oil and Gas Con Men!With all the new activity here in Ok with the Stack and Scoop oil and gas plays has brought out the Oil and Gas Con men…Continue

Mineral Deed Garfield County 2 20N 4W

Started by Jennifer A. Apr 29, 2016. 0 Replies

Just got the backpay going for family members on 2 wells under one deed.  The deed is in my great grandfathers name. The treasury office is handling the unclaimed property for one of the wells, and…Continue

No More New Wells?

Started by Linda Barbour. Last reply by Martha McMorries Jun 3, 2015. 8 Replies

Email response from an operator...In response to your email regarding Division Orders for the well, we have not been able to produce the well yet due to Oklahoma Corporation Commission salt water…Continue

Garfield County OK Oil & Gas Permits

Started by Dave Thompson. Last reply by Clint Liles Apr 20, 2015. 335 Replies

Post, discuss and share information related to Garfield County Oil & Gas permits in the replies below.Thank you to Clint Liles for championing the effort to keep us all up to date.Continue

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Comment by Martha McMorries on February 9, 2017 at 3:05pm

Back in the mid 90's some guys where going around claiming they could use  various slim hole side tracking techniques to reenter verticals with large amounts of water in the underlying formations and successfully fan out muti laterals and save the expense of new wells.  It didn't work well in many areas, but some still believe there are area where does.  I never liked the idea because it usually resulted in water break through and lower production rates than new horizontals.  It's cheap not effective.

Comment by M Barnes on February 9, 2017 at 1:21pm

There is a lot of that going around these days-holding acreage with sub-par wells that should be plugged. 

Comment by Martha McMorries on February 9, 2017 at 1:10pm

M Barnes,  You could be right about the age of the well.  However, the company reworked that well in 1995 and it's somewhat unknown and questionable.  The Veenker company has a habit of leasing and operating wells adjacent to school land sections.  I had a well on my ranch in a Section 17 in Payne where a guy tried the same thing.  Bad business.

Comment by M Barnes on February 9, 2017 at 11:48am

I agree that they are probably trying to hang onto the tract with the well, but I doubt they can re-enter that particular well and use it for a horizontal well.  Location in the section is not optimal, well casing size is too small and integrity would be suspect anyway due to age of the well. 

Comment by G. Win on February 8, 2017 at 2:32pm

Thanks Martha!!!! I will let you know how it goes!!

Comment by Martha McMorries on February 8, 2017 at 1:21pm

G. Win, The producing well in the SW was the Bass #1-17 and it was producing from the Mississippian Chat since 1995, but it is no longer producing.   However, the Bass 1-17 was a vertical well, so they could reenter and run a lateral into the Mississippian and have a producing horizontal well.  They are trying to keep your lease active so they don't have to get a new lease and pay you a bonus for a new horizontal Miss well.  You need to write, do not call, Veenker Resources Inc., 1601 NW Expressway Suite 1700, OKC, OK 73118 stating the Bass 1-17 is no longer producing and you want the immediate release of your minerals. Send the below Release of Minerals Form filled out with your minerals legal description.  Make copies of everything you send, keep a copy and mail original certified with return receipt to Veenker.  http://www.landman.org/docs/forms/oklahoma686.pdf

Comment by Chris Moore on February 8, 2017 at 1:06pm

Bob, thank you for the kind offer. I'll message you the details. And thanks to all for the other pointers! I'll pursue and see who is working the court house these days.

Comment by Stephen Weeks on February 8, 2017 at 11:41am

If you call the Garfield County Courthouse then they will give you the names and telephone numbers of some independent landmen working that courthouse.  They will charge a day rate of $200 to $300 per day.  Mark Cromwell 580-233-7992, Tim Simpson 580-541-2222 and Cody Watkins 580-554-2266 have been working recently.  

Comment by G. Win on February 8, 2017 at 11:36am

Martha that would be awesome. It is located at SW17-19N-02E Payne County. 

Comment by Martha McMorries on February 8, 2017 at 11:10am

G. Win, You can find production history on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website https://www.ok.gov/tax/ , but it's a little hard to find.  If you give me the legal description of the well I'll look it up for you and research the area. 

 

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