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What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom? 45 Replies

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ROW along Mt. Top Road in Liberty. 4 Replies

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Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month! 29 Replies

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Lease not valid unless a notary is present? 26 Replies

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Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices 28 Replies

Started by Ron Hale in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Jeff Kerr 2 hours ago.

An Unofficial Contest 13 Replies

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Could it be Global Warming?!

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First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale 128 Replies

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Have Drilling Plans Changed for American Energy Utica? 7 Replies

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The Many Ramifications of the Great Oil Plunge of 2014 41 Replies

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Tolling of the Beck Leases

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It Looks Like The Texas Lawyers Are Tightening The Noose 5 Replies

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"Halcon's Back In Trumbull County!" 76 Replies

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Can you be in multiple drilling units? 6 Replies

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Monroe Co. Ohio; Lee TWP Leak at Stalder well site. 17 Replies

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Well pad 2 Replies

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Land man wanting to buy land not minerals? 52 Replies

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Alternate Fracking and Wastewater Treatment Methods

 

In researching this subject, I discovered a January 16, 2011 article featured in OilOnLine which provides an interesting alternative to conventional fracking techniques.  Virginia based PDN Mountaineer, LLC announded that they have partnered with Utah based Purestream Technology in incorporating their Trilogy system to treat and purify wastewater from their Marcellus operations.  Purestream claims to be able to alleviate the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing by…

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Posted by John H on November 17, 2014 at 3:36pm

Understanding the Basics of Ohio Geology



The Trenton Limestone:



The Trenton Limestone and accompanying Black River rocks are important in that they serve as the source for much or all hydrocarbon formation in the Appalachian basin. Generally speaking, the Trenton Limestone serves as a cap rock for the underlying Black River source rocks. Because it is not as thick here in Ohio, it has allowed hydrocarbons formed by the Black River group to migrate naturally into the Utica/Pt. Pleasant. To the East, in West Virginia…

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Posted by John H on July 22, 2014 at 1:17am

Low Ball

   Has Antero tried to low ball anyone by offering to pay royalties based on net production instead of gross production even though the contract clearly states that payment is to be made based on gross production

Posted by Todd Beem on November 20, 2014 at 11:53pm

Column: Saudi Arabia and New Mexico: oil price threat

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Posted by Bob Perkins on November 20, 2014 at 6:32pm

Chesapeake Energy Royalty Statement Decoded

*Oil, Gas and Natural Gas Liquids are sold well below market value to Affiliate (Chesapeake Energy) then a royalty is paid. The product is then sold on open market for a fair market price. An investigation will show that all royalty paying sales by CHK are by the same route, a bogus sale. The Royalty Statement admits to this activity which fits the definition of Theft By Deception per Ohio Revised Code.



*Natural Gas is used by Chesapeake free of charge as stated on Royalty statement.… Continue

Posted by Ron Hale on November 7, 2014 at 12:12pm

Too Much Clay? Chill Out. Why Cryogenic Fracturing May Be the Answer

 

Almost without exception, today’s shale wells are stimulated using water-based fracturing fluids (slickwater).  This technique is popular due to its ability to transport proppant effectively at a relatively inexpensive cost.  However, it is a magnet for criticism from environmentalists, who are concerned about the incredible volume of water needed as well as the resulting contaminated wastewater which must be treated and disposed of properly.   Water use is often cited as one of the…

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Posted by John H on November 2, 2014 at 8:21pm

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frank speaker replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"Oil makes countries fat and happy? You've got to be kidding."
36 minutes ago
evan replied to Philip Brutz's discussion 'Millwood Township' in the group Guernsey County, OH
"I doubt there up to something. Talk to eclipse also because they have acreage begins you. See what they say. Then go from there. Maybe try contacting chk after you talk to eclipse."
39 minutes ago
Oliver Perry replied to Thomas Lilli's discussion 'ROW along Mt. Top Road in Liberty.'
1 hour ago
Dexter Green replied to Ed's discussion 'Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month!'
"After 10 years your $1,700,000 investment is worth $3,044,441, or about $30,440/ac.  After 20 years it's $5,452,131, or $54,521/ac.   Looking at it another way you could invest the $1,700,000 and take the 6% dividend and live off of…"
1 hour ago
Dexter Green replied to Ed's discussion 'Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month!'
"I used a discount rate of 10%, which is what the industry uses.  I used a flat sales rate of $4.00 with a nominal increase to $4.15 from year five onward.  I essentially used an inflated strip price since the market rate is impossible to…"
1 hour ago
Bill Bergseid replied to Richard Yockel's discussion 'Lease not valid unless a notary is present?'
"I don't like the idea of you or the state telling me, a mineral owner, what I can and can't have in my lease.  Does the state really need to look out for everything in our lives?  If your diet or exercise regimen doesn't…"
1 hour ago
Puzzled replied to Ed's discussion 'Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month!'
"Let's say you have 100 acres and sell the rights for 20 k per acre...2 million dollars taxed at 15 percent if it is long term capital gain.   Take the 1.7 million you have after taxes and invest with a 6 percent annual return.....how long…"
1 hour ago
Chris replied to Richard Yockel's discussion 'Lease not valid unless a notary is present?'
"I'm not familiar with Ohio law but in Texas you would file an Affidavit of Non-Production stating that the well has not produced in paying quantities since such and such a date and that would be sufficient to kill the old lease."
1 hour ago
Jeff Kerr replied to Ron Hale's discussion 'Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices'
"thanks deer spotter  the problem is I only have 5.7 acres of 10 in the production unit and money is tight. but I may get with others in our unit to get a group to split the cost. thank you "
2 hours ago
Rick Schultz added a discussion to the group noble county,ohio
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BLUE RACER ROW IN NOBLE COUNTY

I put this discussion in the home discussion several weeks ago so will add it here as it does pertain to Noble County.  We have been approached by Blue Racer to put a pipe line through our property in Beaver Twp, Noble County.  We have given…See More
2 hours ago
cecily cox replied to Jack Straw's discussion 'An Unofficial Contest'
"To be sung to the theme of "The Beverly Hillbillies"           Come and listen to my story about a man name Cox            A poor hillhippy…"
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Jim Litwinowicz replied to Jack Straw's discussion 'An Unofficial Contest'
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Jack Straw replied to Jack Straw's discussion 'An Unofficial Contest'
"And then there is how we are viewed by the Landmen and the O&G Operators - "Old and in the Way": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEPriiG8WrU So true, it isn't even funny! JS "
3 hours ago
Jack Straw replied to Jack Straw's discussion 'An Unofficial Contest'
"Dolly Parton's Hard Candy Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvK1F6bUrzU "
3 hours ago
Thomas Lilli replied to Thomas Lilli's discussion 'ROW along Mt. Top Road in Liberty.'
"Sorry, should have been received, not revived."
3 hours ago
RAY RATELL replied to Richard Yockel's discussion 'Lease not valid unless a notary is present?'
"you must be a lawyer or never had a oil well with a bad lease. I love the way people talk about use a lawyer to spend you money if there was laws on the books you would not have to worry about lawyers. like I said before more lawyers in the usa than…"
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