So I signed a lease for some land that I have some mineral interests on. Two parts of land, one totaling 291 acres and the other 15 acres. As stated this land is in Dawson County. The landsman I spoke with stated that the oil company was purposing to use horizontal drilling if they did indeed decide to drill.
I have been trying to pull up wells around that area with the GIS site (primarily permit requests and completion records). While I can pull up a few requests for horizontal drills, I do not know how check to see if those wells are producing. The earliest dated back to December of 2011 I believe. Is there a simple manner to go about this? From searching through the vertical wells, it appears that there is a huge difference in terms of productivity.
My second question deals with these shale "maps" that I see. Most websites have the wolfcamp and the cline shales drawn within the borders of the Permian basin. While Dawson County is within the Permian, both shales are outside county lines. Are these shale maps conclusively accurate or just an approximation?
Thanks for your time!
In the below map, Dawson County is two counties up from Midland