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Wood County TX Oil & Gas Permits

Started by Dave Thompson. Last reply by Clint Liles Apr 8. 14 Replies

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Comment by charles s mallory on December 3, 2013 at 9:07pm


Wish I could shed more light on your situation but that's about all I know regarding the area.  I do know that some leasing is occurring to the South of your area which is actually in Smith County.  I just leased some minerals located just East of Lindale.  Again, not familiar with the current status of your mineral area but it might be worthwhile checking into the matter just to satisfy your mind.

Comment by Gregory Wesley on December 3, 2013 at 9:01pm

I understand.  I was just trying see if it's worth the effort to start digging into.  Thanks for the info.

Comment by charles s mallory on December 3, 2013 at 5:35pm


Sorry, but can't help you in the money end of this.  The way Exxon operates this HFU, they somewhat chase the oil around the area as drilling will be taking place as well as plugging of older wells.  They do not use pumping units on these wells as they are produced via gas injection.

Comment by Gregory Wesley on December 3, 2013 at 5:22pm

Yeah I seem to have found out one of my family members gets a check but it's still in my grandmothers name.  I'm wondering if it's even worth the time to dig into this.  I know oil lease checks are small.  Right?  Oh yeah I found out it's in the Hawkins Filed Unit.  Do you know a ballpark of what kind of money this involves?

Comment by charles s mallory on December 3, 2013 at 4:40pm


Not sure exactly the area you are referring to but sounds like it would be very close to the Hawkins Field Unit which is operated by Exxon Mobile.

Comment by Gregory Wesley on December 3, 2013 at 11:12am

I have inherited some land in Hawkins about a mile west of town on hwy 80.  Is there activity in that area?  I see the permits being applied for that Clint has posted here so there seems to be some activity.  How could I find information on a lease?  What's typical as far as amount paid to lease the land?

Comment by Holly Nester on August 22, 2013 at 5:09pm

Thanks again Charles!

Comment by charles s mallory on August 22, 2013 at 9:02am


This description means nothing to me but I'm not a landman.  Doubt that seismic work has been done recently around this area due to the high cost of seismic and the declining gas prices.  I'm speaking of course about the Upshur County area near the Wood County line.  Your best bet is to call the RRC district office in Kilgore, give them the info you currently have in regards to property description, and they can tell you what they have in the way of records.  Phone # is (903) 984-3026.  Might be beneficial to contact them.  

Comment by Holly Nester on August 22, 2013 at 8:35am
Being familiar with the area I'm wondering if this description means anything to you. I've been thinking we need to have it drawn or something while people still know what it means. Wish Texas had sections like Oklahoma!

3 acres (undivided) out of 10 acres of land off the east side of a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situated on the John Carson HRS in Upshur County Texas as follows:

Beginning on the south side of the Big Sandy and Hawkins graded road at the place where the SBL of said road crossed the EBL of the DW Glenn land and the west boundary line of the JD White land purchased from DW Glenn:

Thence south with ... And it goes on to describe a red oak marked with a double x, the Lowerys land, a black Jack marked with an x. It is 19 acres minus some land donated to the "negro cemetary". Which we think is that Vernon cemetary.

Seeing as the tree might not even be there I worry about people interpreting things like this as the years pass!

You gotta wonder when you get a random phone call out of the blue if someone knows something you don't know. Maybe they have done 3d seismic s of the area.

Thanks for the info. My dad and later his mom moved away from the Hawkins/Big Sandy area after my grandfather passed away...she went back to their roots near Grady county where there is Shale but again we are on the edge of the hot spot.
Comment by charles s mallory on August 22, 2013 at 7:00am


As you know, it's been about 6 years since I worked in that area but I still remember the Hawkins Field Unit fairly well.  The formation being produced is the Woodbine and the HFU has it's own rules set forth by the RRC.  Lot's of oilfield activity takes place daily in the Hawkins area.


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