Everett, the lease offer you have received will favor the lessee, Continental, to the greatest possible extent, and would lower the sale price of your acres should you sign the lease and then attempt to sell your acres after. Even if your purchaser intended to lease the acres to the operator themselves they will probably think they could have made a better lease agreement than you did, but they would be bound by the terms of your lease. Everett, if you don't lease, I think you have a narrow window of time to sell the acres, possibly at a premium as many people might want to participate in a well that is drilling Right NOW, instead of having their money tied up for years waiting for the well to be drilled. Looking at your area and the wells in it, especially Brighams wells, your area has potential for good producing wells, profitable. I think it is safe to say Continental agrees with me. I also see a very nice Madison formation well near you in section 32 with 216k barrels since 89. It's always nice to have a chance of more than one formation. I think you would receive more money over time leasing than selling, but it would be a good idea to get help with the lease so you would have protective clauses, not least a depth clause, in it and I wouldn't want to have deductions from my royalty for any post production costs, that or more royalty % calculated to offset such costs so the net effect would be the same. I don't think you would have received $1500 acre 20% offer if the well wasn't being drilled now, I think they would go somewhat higher, but it at least is an offer worth considering. There is the carried interest option, you could search my posts and read the Century code on forced pooling to get information on that. Everett, they are going to find oil unless you have the only dry spot in the area. Whatever formations they lease will be held by production, a depth severance clause, releasing formations above and below, would be a must for me. Everett, I wouldn't sell your acres if I had them, but if I were to sell them I would sell them now, when they had their greatest value to a potential purchaser. I think you could expect no more than 4 times your current per acre bonus offer, but there would be no harm in trying. I think the economics would say that you would get at least 1/2 as much money from a good lease in the next two years and possibly exceed the sale price in less than 5 years, and possibly receive checks from this well for another 20 years. This is not even including the possibility of more wells being drilled that would be needed to effectively drain your spacing. I would consider anyone with a mid term (10 years) outlook would be getting a good deal to buy your acres, but remember you can only sell them for what someone is willing to pay. I hope I answerd some of your questions.