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Oil, gas, and mineral rights are real property in Colorado, because of that real property distinction when the same are owned solely in a decedent’s name, they are subject to probate to update that title. Many hours and legal fees are devoted to updating title in Colorado when family members pass, especially when multiple generations have passed without an update to the title. While Colorado offers abbreviated and informal probate processes, such processes can be frustrating to oil, gas,…Continue
Added by Jenna H. Keller on August 23, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In our last article entitled part #1 we discussed the apples to apples of wind and oil and gas. This article explores the apples to oranges of wind to oil and gas.
Wind energy relies heavily on financing
Many oil and gas operators and operations are self-funded and do not rely heavily on financing structure…Continue
Added by Jenna H. Keller on July 20, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
From time to time, oil companies will want to use a surface location that is not located within the boundaries of a lease or unit to develop the minerals.
In order to do so, they have to get the permission of the surface owner to do so. This is in the nature of an "easement of passage."
So, what are these things worth? With a road, 10 years ago, in my area, the cost was about $50K per well. That is now up to $75K for 5 years and a rental of $25K for each…Continue
Added by Buddy Cotten on July 10, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments
An interesting situation hit my desk 2 weeks ago.
The property is located in Texas.
My client owns a Non-Participating Royalty Interest of 1/3 x 1/32, or a decimal interest of .010416667.
The Operator wanted my client to ratify 5 separate leases where our NPRI burdened the lease. The total NPRI covered around 2100 acres. One of the leases provided for a cost free royalty, the others did not.
Here you are going to have to follow…Continue
Added by Buddy Cotten on June 27, 2016 at 1:40am — No Comments
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Added by Elizabeth Alford on June 9, 2016 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Wind energy continues to expand and develop, especially in the state of Colorado. With a new project planned by Xcel in eastern Colorado near Limon, Deer Trail, and Simla, concepts from oil and gas can often be borrowed in the negotiations for wind leases. Wind energy is a close sister cousin to oil and gas and there are many comparisons to be made of wind energy to…Continue
All of the time we receive Division Orders. Ok, no we don't. But hopefully sometimes we do!
How do you know if you are being paid properly? The only way to know for sure is to compute your own interest. In order to do so, you need to know several things.
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Added by Elizabeth Alford on April 12, 2016 at 7:32pm — No Comments
If you own the oil and gas mineral rights on a piece of property, you may have already been contacted by a landman looking for a lease. But if you are new to the game, you might not fully understand who this person is and whether you can trust him/her. The following factsheet gives a quick glimpse at the roles and responsibilities of this very important person involved in the leasing process.…Continue
This should be an easy answer, but the devil is in the details of the oil and gas lease itself.
Many oil and gas leases have two terms -- a primary term and a secondary term.
The primary term is defined in an oil and gas lease generally in the following language;
"2. This is a paid up lease and subject to the other provisions herein contained, this lease shall be for a term ending three (3) years from the date hereof (called “primary term”)…Continue
Here’s how a barrel of crude goes “missing” in the data. Last year, the IEA estimated that on average the world produced around 1.9 million barrels a day more crude than there was demand for. Of that crude, 770,000 barrels went into onshore storage while roughly 300,000 barrels were in transit on the seas or through pipelines. That left roughly 800,000 barrels a day unaccounted for in the data. Global oil supply is about 96 million barrels a day.
In the fourth quarter, the number of…Continue
Added by JRW on March 20, 2016 at 8:13pm — No Comments
Just stumbled on an article, according to which the "supply & demand" numbers were skewed throughout 2015 by falsely showing more "supply" than there actually was - thereby depressing the price.
In French from Russian website.
And here's the Wall Street…Continue
Added by JRW on March 20, 2016 at 8:08pm — No Comments
The long wait is finally over for the Hyder family, the Texas landowners who has been battling Chesapeake Energy for years.
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling to award at least $1 million in royalties, interest and attorney fees to the family. The state high court heard the case in March of 2015.
In 2010, property owners…Continue
MY PRODUCER HAS FILED BANKRUPTCY — NOW WHAT?
By: Wade Caldwell (email@example.com) and Zach Fanucchi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As the dreaded packet arrives in the mail from a Bankruptcy Court, many mineral owners are being introduced to the third “B” of the oil business — Boom, Bust, Bankruptcy. This article is a quick primer for Texas mineral owners. It is not a legal treatise nor does it…Continue
With oil and gas prices continuing to remain low, the possibility and actuality of bankruptcy in the oil and gas industry continues to rise, or at a minimum, financial problems may plague operators with now limited capital trying to hand on. As a landowner or mineral owner it is important to be proactive to protect your rights.
If you as a land or mineral owner receive a bankruptcy notice, pay attention and review the notice. If you are owed back…Continue
Added by Jenna H. Keller on January 23, 2016 at 4:58am — No Comments
Added by Elizabeth Alford on January 18, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Well, the results are in.
A commentary and link to my 2015 report is located here:
Here is the chart.…
Added by Buddy Cotten on January 4, 2016 at 5:08pm — No Comments
As the premiere site for information about Mineral Rights, we are always on the lookout for great stories and…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Alford on January 1, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
Oil Falling for Rest of Decade
Bloomberg Business Report (Dec 23, 2015) by Grant Smith
OPEC said demand for its crude will slide to 2020, though less steeply than previously expected, as rival…Continue
Added by Will S. Williams on December 26, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments