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Eagle Ford Shale - Oil & Gas Discussion


Eagle Ford Shale - Oil & Gas Discussion

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

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Royalty Payments getting lower and lower and lower....

Started by Robyn Barziza Chargo. Last reply by Bobby Grace Mar 28. 6 Replies

Hi all..My 2 siblings and I inhereted about 15 acres of mineral rights and lease to EOG.  We were soooo excited...in the beginning....since we've been getting payments (about 6-7 months) they have…Continue

Eagleford Update

Started by John Sabia. Last reply by Rock Man Jan 14. 19 Replies

As a mineral owner in the Eagle Ford, Vine Royalty likes to stay up on trends and happenings in the shale. Below is a list of moves made by the big operators in the Eagle Ford. Let me know what…Continue

Keywords: Natural, Resources, shale, Pioneer, Noble

2015 Review

Started by John Sabia Jan 6, 2016. 0 Replies

Overall, 2015 was a bust for the oil and gas industry. It has forced U.S. drillers and operators to cut down capital budgets by the billions. Law firm Haynes and Boone LLP on Dec. 4 released its “Oil…Continue

Dimmit County Short Term Lease Extension Request

Started by William Douglas Archer. Last reply by Rock Man Jan 5, 2016. 1 Reply

I have been asked to extend a lease by 68 days that still has approximately 7 months remaining.  This was originally an 18 month lease, with depth limitations and still has over six months to…Continue

Keywords: lease, bonus, market, extension

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Comment by Jane T. Wilhelm on April 23, 2015 at 11:24pm

I have a question for anyone who understands how horizontal wells and leases work.  I own land near Pawelekville and because our family discovered some discrepancies in the exact ownership inheritance and our lease/royalties have been held in suspension for several years--oh the headache of legal negotiations---would this matter affect the decision of how the oil company we are leased to would choose to map out the various units?  i.e., might they choose to avoid our property until the matters are resolved?

Thank you very much for your help.

Comment by William Douglas Archer on April 14, 2015 at 7:29pm
A friend of mine is a partial owner in one of those companies that is always making offers for royalty interests. He told me that they price to guaranty a 20% profit in the event they were to immediately flip the minerals.

The thing i would caution all is this. The offers are generally for all minerals in the county and that could include minerals not in production. They are paying for the minerals in production, and getting others for free.

I would be very reluctant to part with minerals.
Comment by James M. Schroeder on April 14, 2015 at 7:14pm

thanks to all of you for your responses. They have  been most helpful.

Comment by Rock Man on April 14, 2015 at 4:31pm

These royalty purchasing groups are great at watching what operators are doing and probably have contacts on the inside of many groups. They also play for the "long haul".

Comment by Rock Man on April 14, 2015 at 3:48pm

Depecning on the location of the first well, I would guess that at least one additional Eagle Ford well can put put on this tract.

Of course. if this is any area of Austin Chalk and/or Upper EF potential, 1-2 more laterals for each of these targets can be fit in.

And then there is the Buda below the EF - always a possibility.

And not even talking the deep Pearsall (which may be economic someday) as well as shallow Taylor / Olmos et al sands plus the Pecan Gap / Anacacho interval.

Prospectivity depends on the area.

Re-Frac'ing the present well also an option.

And the depletion you are seeing is definitely the norm for EF wells

Comment by S.Haas on April 14, 2015 at 3:46pm

My mom's wells are in Karnes County - last year for the heck of it - we submitted information to a company to see what they would offer on 3 wells... the amount was $700,000+  and they said we had to accept it in 48 hours - of course - we did not.... the next week I was looking on the RRC - saw that Marathon was going to drill 5 more wells on the locations.  Sometimes I think those companies know more than we know.   If I were you - I would not sell. 

Comment by James M. Schroeder on April 14, 2015 at 3:39pm

I have an interest in an existing well in the Eagle Ford that is "playing out."  In two months it will have been in production for two years. The production is now at 20% of what it started out at. My understanding is that "irregular" wells in shale plays will deplete by as much as 87% over a two year period. 

I have several other royalty interests in properties in the Eagle Ford, and like everyone else, I get regular offers to buy them from "royalty companies." All of these offers have been laughable low ball offers, which I have put in file 13 with one exception, and that was an offer I got a few days ago for the mineral rights on the property that the aforementioned well is on. The offer was for 88 times  the current monthly royalty payment. The property in question is a 350 acre plot, and it has two producing wells on it; the one mentioned above, which is an oil well, and a gas well. Of course, the oil well constitutes 90% of the royalty payment.

The only reason I can think of that anyone would offer that much for a property with a producing well on it that is already 80% depleted, is they are counting on the ppb to spike back up, and betting that more oil wells are going to be drilled on the plot.  The plot is long and narrow, app. 7000' in length, and, on average, app. 2000' wide. The total length of the horizontal bore hole of the oil well is 6200' and spans all but a few hundred feet of the length of the property.  My question is this: How many, if any, more wells can conceivably be drilled on a plot of this size?

Comment by Wade Caldwell on October 5, 2014 at 12:45pm
Post this in the Brazos County group.
Comment by Linda Bodiford on October 3, 2014 at 9:17pm
I have 473 acres of mineral rights in James Hope Survey A-22..Brazos county off Hope Creek Rd. Can anyone tell me if there is anything going on there?
Thanks for any info.....
Comment by private on September 28, 2014 at 12:33pm

I signed in 2013 an wished I would have waited.


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