Going rates for mineral rights in Johnson, Co Township 46 and 47


We have drilling on adjacent properties. Now they want to tie up our lease for 5 years at $500 per mineral acre. What is the going rate in this area.


I observed your location and that you say there is current drilling but so far your minerals are still unleased. May I ask who is offering $500.00 ? It is hard to compare offers since we signed 9-10 months ago. We were told drilling would begin this summer. A landman has been signing several of my family in that area but (our leases were signed before drilling). I’d love to know if these wells look productive or not. We are in section 34 - so that may confirm for us that we’re talking about the same wells or locations. There are several discussions on this Mineral Rights Forum about what happens if you are not signed - several are from 8years ago when I was in that position with my minerals and pooling was going to be assigned - the people who answered my questions helped a lot.

You may be a descendant of the same homesteader family as I am - any thoughts or interest on that subject?


Yes!! Thanks. gerrine@sbcglobal.net

We are descendants of the Peckenpaugh family with lots: Township 47 North, Range 80 West 6th P.M>

Section 33: SESW, SWSE

Township 46 North, Range 80 West, 6th P>M>

Section 4: All

Section 9:All

Currently We are under lease through Contex Energy for Black Hills

We received a packet of papers listing 27 applications to drill Horizontal Wells. ATX ENERGY Partners, LLC from TX is the applicant. Someone just called my brother-in-law and offered $500 although there is already a 3 year extension on the lease. Maybe Contex is not continuing.

A man called us by the name of DOAK Worley for ATX

Does any of this mean anything to you? We are clearly clueless. Who would be a knowledgeable person in the area to ask?There must be specialist who represent property owners.

~Many things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those~


Gerrine, we are related, my grandmother was Nina Peckenpaugh.


ATX is about the only active players in the area as far as drilling goes. There was a horizontal Niobrara, Mowry, and Frontier well that was drilled in 46N 80W back in 2014-15. The production was fairly poor for all three wells but ATX may be wanting to test out some new formations or completion techniques in the area. You can see in the map below that they have drilled a couple of new wells (yellow) but no production data exists yet for them. It will be interesting to see how they do.