Houston County has 15 or more separate lease brokers currently working here. Most of the past leasing in the last two year's has been in the southwestern part of the County. Brokers took a big advantage of mineral owners for as little as $75 per net mineral acre for 3 to 5 year leases. Some mineral owners have been able to get $750 or more for 3 year leases and 1/5 royalty. There are reports of oil production on the Eastham Prison farm of 900 barrels per day!
This shallow oil play is expanding real fast. Bonus money should be at least $1,000 per net acre and get higher. However most mineral owners will basically sign for a little of nothing in Houston County.