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Reeves County, TX - Oil & Gas Discussion


Reeves County, TX - Oil & Gas Discussion

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

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Possible sale of mineral acres

Started by Mel Gierhart. Last reply by Blake P. 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

We have an estate member that is possibly interested in selling all or part of their mineral acres for the following locations: Blk 13, sec 179 (approximately 14 nma) and Blk 51 T8S, sec 27…Continue

Lease rates and offers in Reeves County, TX

Started by Reagan "R.T." Dukes. Last reply by TennisDaze 11 hours ago. 978 Replies

Use this post to share and discuss your lease offers.  The more we know about what is being offered the better decisions we'll all make.  Share your bonus, royalty rate, and any other provisions you…Continue

Keywords: lease bonus, lease rates, lease offers, royalty rate, Reeves County TX

Pipeline on surface without permission

Started by Mel Gierhart. Last reply by Mel Gierhart Oct 4. 9 Replies

I am not going to be very specific on all these details until we determine our course of action to resolve this issue.Family estate owns some 540 of 640 acres (undivided interest) in NE Reeves…Continue


Started by JT. Last reply by John W. Oct 3. 3 Replies

So I see this term and in general can grasp it but what are all the nuances when talking Oil & Mineral Pooling? At best I assume that energy companies are bringing together many smaller mineral…Continue

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Comment by Lawrence Rayburn 8 hours ago

Charles, and all surface, mineral rights owners of Reeves county: This is what I meant by the oil and gas operators working hand in glove with the land surface and mineral owners to improve and develop Reeves county for the benefit of all. The oil companies are NOT wanting to ruin your drinking water or your pastures/farm surface acreage. They WILL work with you,not against you. I was born and reared 'oilfield trash'. I made my living until I retired in the oil and gas industry. I didn't become a sod bustin' dirt farmer until I bought my farm and started raising vegetables in greenhouses. But, when I contracted to have that saltwater disposal well drilled on my place, I got shunned by the ranchers and 'farmers' around Balmorhea/Saragosa/Verhalen  because I 'was gonna RUIN their 

water' with that SWD well.   They were just SURE they knew about such things...though they didn't know HOW an SWD is sealed from top to bottom.   They didn't listen to the operators...they were too busy pumped full of anti oil and gas propaganda to listen to reason.

I want to see Reeves county oil and gas exploration and production, including saltwater disposal and reclamation to fresh water, conducted

peaceably with all parties cooperating for the good of all....and without

compromising personal property rights.  

Climbing off my soapbox......your comments, please!

ol' Lawrence near Verhalen 



Comment by Charles Emery Tooke III yesterday

Good advice, Lawrence.

You can also negotiate for them to install Cattle Guards and gates at their entrances and to dig you a few Cattle Tanks before they leave. 

Maybe even dig you a Water Well. 

And don't neglect to add provisions regarding the location, building and maintenance of roads, ditches, etc.  Have them repave or re-gravel the roads one last time before they leave. 

And don't forget drainage.  If they build a road or facility without addressing the natural drainage, they can ruin a whole lot of your acreage. 

Comment by Lawrence Rayburn yesterday

Re: Surface owners....deals. Primexx is driving a 16 inch gas gathering line from west of highway 17 and their consolidated gas/oil collection tank batteries to Hwy 285 where a company is building a 350 Million Cubic Feet/day gas plant. They needed a place for their pipeline contractor company to stack 16 miles of 16 in pipe (40 foot joints) and a place to stage their excavators, side boom dozers, trenching machines, cranes, and pipe trailers. I let them use 8 acres on the back side of my farm at Verhalen to stage out of. If anyone approaches you and asks to use a piece of your surface land for a 'camp' to stage pipeline construction from....do it! They can be talked into clearing land for you, fencing it for you, and purchasing storage containers (CONEX) they will leave with you when they are through using your land....a win win for them and you. 

ol' Lawrence near Verhalen  

Comment by Lawrence Rayburn on Thursday

Susan.....Which side of Balmorhea and which side of the interstate?   The citizens of Balmorhea have raised so much Cain with Apache and other wannabe operators,  I doubt they will drill any closer than that Weiss unit on the north interstate service road east of FM2903.   They will be developing that area on both sides of old 290 west of where Hwy 17 turns south at Toyahvale.  The volcanic tubes the water feeding San Solomon Spring  comes through under the mountains from Valentine are south of there and should be safe. 

ol' Lawrence near Verhalen 

Comment by Susan Kimball on Thursday

Does anyone know if there is any activity or planned activity for the following: 40 acres of Jesus Aguirre Pre-Exemption Survey A-1117, Scrap File, Reeves, Co. Texas 

It is close to Balmorhea. I am wondering if it is truly a possibility or a one hit (lease) wonder.

Thanks for any thoughts you have.

Comment by Robert F. Seiler on Thursday

Here is the link to the article -


Comment by Robert F. Seiler on Thursday

Number of drilling locations continues to grow for Apache's Alpine High play - up to 1000 locations for dry gas, 3500 for wet gas and 500 for oil.  


Comment by Lawrence Rayburn on October 9, 2017 at 11:04am

South of the Border, Down Mexico Way mex1 Devon who bought Mitchell Energy, is moving to develop similar stacked shale plays in basins in Mexico.   The map is incomplete, but the same formations in the

southern and western Delaware basin continue across the Rio Grand

river and there is tremendous potential reserves in Mexico.  Devon is betting the currency conversion rate between Mexico and the USA will make operations in Mexico cheaper by a factor of 20 and the profit margin increased by a factor of 10 while keeping the money in the western hemisphere, north American  shield. 

Development in Reeves county is paving the way for Devon and others to

develop the Mexico extension of the stacked shale play formations. 

ol' Lawrence near Verhalen 

South of the Border, Down Mexico Way


Comment by Charles Emery Tooke III on October 2, 2017 at 8:05pm

Hey, Wiley Fires! 

Absolutely love your name. Would love to learn more about it's origin.


Craig Ronhovde's Reeves County Discussion Group has been a favorite on The Mineral Rights Forum for some time now.  But sometimes, when people get off on one tangent or another, the lines of discussion get so convoluted and confusing that some peoples' requests for information or input get lost. 

I can't fix that, but I noticed your inquiry for information about what might be happening around your acreage in the SW/4 of Section 295, Block 13. 

Please see the link below. 

If you will notice, the Clayton Williams Energy, Inc (CWEI) Trust State 242 No. 1H, in Section 242, just to the West of your Section 295, came in at 781 BO / 613 MCF per day. 

Pretty impressive, but it also came in producing 1,944 Barrels of Water per Day... 

And, after only 3 months of production, it has dropped from a high of 506 BO / 640 MCF per day to 242 BO / 294 MCF per day in a single month. Still impressive, but all with no monthly reporting of how much Water per day. 


Others on The Forum might disagree, but you may be in an area where the wells might potentially "Water Out" within a matter of years or even only a number of months. 

If you have any offers that are fairly substantial, you may want to consider accepting one. 

"Cash Cow Out", so to speak... 

Just an observation or two - 

Comment by Charles Emery Tooke III on October 2, 2017 at 6:58pm

JT, that looks like one of Clint Liles' maps from the RRC Website. 


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