Getting Started

This is the Getting Started Category. It contains helpful messages for learning to transition to our new software platform as of June 2018. If you’re new here, we first recommend that you learn About Us. On this page, we urge you to read our FAQ’s, our Terms of Service, and our Privacy Policy.

Announcements

Here’s where you’ll see administrative announcements, notices, updates, etc. about this site from its management.

Blogs

Essays and articles, generally topical in nature, written primarily by professionals. This content is reviewed by site administration.

Oil and Gas Leasing Help

You are at the Oil & Gas Leasing Help Category. It contains topics such as leasing terms, royalty rates, bonus amounts, length, title warranties etc.

Ownership and Title

You are at the Ownership & Title Category. It contains topics such as mineral title issues, assignments, and general mineral conveyance issues.

Law & Legal

Discussion of legal issues and the law surrounding mineral rights, their ownership and operations.

General Mineral Rights Discussion

If your mineral rights topic, question or comment doesn’t fit better in a more specific category, post it here.

Landman Discussion

Primarily meant for professional landmen discussion among themselves, but open for mineral owners as well.

Accounting and Taxes

Discussion on the taxing of and accounting for oil and gas production - mineral sales, depletion, ad valorem, severance etc.

Division Orders

Questions and answers on this important document interest owners are asked to sign.

Oil & Gas Field Operations

Discussion surrounding field operations of the oil and gas industry - drilling, production, transportation etc.

Royalty Statements

Learn about and discuss royalty/revenue statements received from your revenue distributor.

Politics

Discuss the politics of oil and gas. Federal, State, and Local agencies all have presence here.

Regulation

Oil and gas regulatory discussion. Oil and gas is primarily regulated at the state level - be sure to mention the state name.

Hydraulic Fracturing

Discussion surrounding this little known industrial process has become quite fashionable. Weigh in here.

Surface Owner Issues

Oil & gas production, processing, and transportation often demand a surface footprint. Discuss surface related topics here.

Natural Gas Shale Plays

This is the Natural Gas Shale Plays category. Discussions here should be specifically related to this geographic area. Share your experience regarding lease bonus offers, royalty rates, drilling activity, and general oil gas related news.

Investing

Investing ideas, 401k’s, retirement, oil & gas producers, service companies, private equity, MLP’s and private partnerships.

Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

Miscellaneous

We’ll be further organizing this Category as demand dictates. Let us know if you have a subject which you think deserves a Category of its own.

Off Topic

Topics that do not have a clear place to go - chit chat and other clean dialogue. Opinions, sure. Opinions with a mean-spirited attitude or course presentation - you’ll be suspended.

Shales

This is the Shales category. Discussions here should be specifically related to this geographic area. Share your experience regarding lease bonus offers, royalty rates, drilling activity, and general oil gas related news.

Alabama Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Alabama. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Alabama including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Alabama.

Arkansas Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Arkansas. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Arkansas including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Arkansas.

California Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in California. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in California including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in California.

Colorado Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Colorado.  Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Colorado including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Colorado. 

Florida Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Florida. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Florida including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Florida.

Georgia Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Georgia. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Georgia including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Georgia.

Idaho Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Idaho. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Idaho including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Idaho.

Illinois Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Illinois. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Illinois including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Illinois.

Kansas Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Kansas. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Kansas including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Kansas.

Kentucky Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Kentucky. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Kentucky including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Kentucky.

Louisiana Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Louisiana. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Louisiana including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Louisiana.

Michigan Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Michigan. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Michigan including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Michigan.

Mississippi Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Mississippi. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Mississippi including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Mississippi.

Missouri Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Missouri. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Missouri including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Missouri.

Montana Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Montana. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Montana including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Montana.

Nebraska Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Nebraska. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Nebraska including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Nebraska.

New Jersey Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in New Jersey. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in New Jersey including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in New Jersey.

New Mexico Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in New Mexico. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in New Mexico including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in New Mexico.

New York Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in New York. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in New York including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in New York.

North Dakota Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in North Dakota. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in North Dakota including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in North Dakota.

Ohio Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Ohio. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Ohio including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Ohio.

Oklahoma Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Oklahoma. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Oklahoma including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Oklahoma.

Oregon Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Oregon. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Oregon including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Oregon.

Pennsylvania Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Pennsylvania. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Pennsylvania including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Pennsylvania.

South Dakota Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in South Dakota. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in South Dakota including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in South Dakota.

Tennessee Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Tennessee. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Tennessee including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Tennessee.

Texas Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Texas. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Texas including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Texas.

Utah Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Utah. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Utah including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Utah.

West Virginia Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in West Virginia. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in West Virginia including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in West Virginia.

Wyoming Mineral Rights

Oil & gas discussion group for land and mineral rights in Wyoming. Ask questions or share your experiences related to mineral and land rights in Wyoming including law and legal questions, accounting and taxes, regulations, surface use issues, easements, and anything else affecting land and mineral rights in Wyoming.