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Weld County, CO - Oil & Gas Discussion


Weld County, CO - Oil & Gas Discussion

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

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T4N, R61W,6thPM, Section 24, SW1/4, Weld County, Colorado

Started by Judy Archer Brucker. Last reply by Judy Archer Brucker 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

Anyone know what the current situation is in this area.Continue

Interpreting well status map

Started by Barbara Sawyer. Last reply by Barbara SAWYER yesterday. 11 Replies

Sorry for a "duh" question from a newbie, but a few months ago one of you nicely turned me on to the map of well statuses.  I just want to make sure I'm reading it correctly.  I have mineral rights…Continue

Leasing by Formation, Depth or Zone???

Started by Tim Brough. Last reply by michelle Smith yesterday. 2 Replies

I have a lease with Noble which is set to expire in Feb 2015.  If they do not drill I will be looking to lease to them or someone else.  I have heard rumors of not only specifying the acres, time…Continue


Started by David Janak. Last reply by David Janak Aug 15. 3 Replies

My wife and I have a mineral lease with Bonanza Creek. Currently we have 1 well that is producing in Section 6 and 2 wells in Section 7. Does anyone know if Bonanza Creek will be drilling any future…Continue

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Comment by Derek O'Donnell 20 hours ago


Email me at derekod57@gmail.com if youd like so we can talk more about this, I check my email far more often than this website. In short, sometimes companies will apply for permits months before they begin to lease because the permitting process can take so long. What Sec/Twn/Rng are you in?

Comment by Mike Oberwise yesterday

I am hoping someone can explain why several oil companies in my area have recently been applying for permits to drill when they do not have the lands leased where these wells are to be drilled. There are also several cases where more than one oil company has applied for a permit and spacing order in the same sections. Some have also not notified the owners as required by WY statute. This activity seemed to accelerate at the end of August of this year. Anyone have an explanation for this behavior? I live about 4 miles north of the Weld County, Colorado border, in Laramie County, 12/63. Thanks,

Comment by michelle Smith yesterday

Jan, I live and work in Colorado and am the President of the National Association of Royalty Owners. I am happy to help answer your questions. I am also a landman and have been for 35 years. michelle@quiatcompanies.com

Comment by Jenna H. Keller on Saturday

As Gary mentioned - often times when the companies cannot reach an agreement, then one company will utilize COGCC process to proceed with drilling a well and it could be Synergy's lease interest being pooled.  It is important for you to go through and figure out what is going on with your lease and interest, especially before you send in any money to anyone.  Many companies send out blanket letters these days in Weld County, and there is a distinct possibility that the request for the money is not directed to you and additionally is not appropriate for you to send in. 

The information is for general information purposes only. This should not be substituted for legal advice and should not be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or reading does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. You are encouraged to contact an attorney for legal advice concerning the information provided.

Comment by Jason Haack on Saturday
Jan R I sent you a message.
Comment by Jan R on Friday

Gary, Jason, and Jenna; I found out some more information. The actual well will not be on our lease, it will be just west of our lease and will be drilled horizontally into our area. Does this make a difference in the reason for the $6000 payment? Since Synergy has the lease, wouldn't they take care of it all? I tried to read the Interests of Parties in Costs and Production. The legalize is beyond me!! However, my brother is looking for an attorney to help sort this all out. Anyone know a good attorney in the Greeley/Ft Collins area?

Comment by Jan R on Friday

Gary; the only thing I see is in the letter outlining the proposal. It says "If you desire to participate in this proposed operation, please execute and return a complete copy of this letter and one fully executed AFE, JOA signature pages, and Declaration of Pooling, along with a payment of your proportionate share of the AFE, within thirty (30) days of receipt of this correspondence."  Does this mean that in order to receive possible royalties, as outlined in the original lease, I now have to pay PDC almost $6000?  What is "statutorily pooled" and what are "applicable penalties established by the COGCC"?

Comment by Gary L. Hutchinson on Friday

Jan, Look in the preamble of the PDC application to see if the people listed may have the right to participate.  To add to Jenna's comments, it could be that Synergy, who has control of your minerals by lease terms, and PDC can't come to an agreement so it is Synergy's interest that is being pooled while you are on the list for being an owner of record.  

Unfortunately for mineral owners, I see this going on more and more in Oklahoma and North Dakota making the lessee all the more important when granting a lease.  Noble was a great first choice but you had no say as to what they could do with your minerals once you signed up.  Now you are just along of the ride.  I hope your lessee cooperates and gets a well drilled for your benefit.  

Gary L Hutchinson

Minerals Management 

Comment by Jason Haack on Friday

Just add me as a friend on this forum then message me

Comment by Jan R on Friday

Jason; I pulled out my lease from Noble and tried to read through it. As far as I can tell (novice that I am!) there is nothing about mineral owners paying for anything.  I have calls in to Synergy (current lease holder) and PDC (new drill proposal). Of course, I had to leave messages and now have to wait for them to get back to me. If I want to dm you, how do I do that?  At least I feel more knowledgeable for when I do get to talk to someone! 


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