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Rice Energy Lease Bonus Payments

Hi - Received an offer from Rice Energy which shows 1/2 bonus paid in 75 days and balance paid one-year from signing. Does anyone know if Rice Energy is normally agreeable to other bonus payment schedules that would better benefit the landowner (like maybe 1/2 in 75 days + 1/2 in 3 months)? Am worried they would not pay the second installment when it comes due. Any advice on this is welcomed!

Posted by Suzy on September 19, 2014 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

Holbrooke storage field

Signed a lease with a company in November of last year. We are the mineral/royalty owners. We were told that the landowners get the signing bonus and we get only royalties. The last thing we were told is that there is no time frame when we would get our royalties and that drilling is being held up by the Holbrooke storage field. They obviously knew this before they had us sign a lease because there has been litigation over the storage field since 2012. Anyone know what gives? We are ready to… Continue

Posted by Debra Lynn Pennell on August 16, 2014 at 3:00pm

A Unique Energy Problem for America


Houston and the rest of the U.S. Gulf Coast have more crude oil than the region can handle.

Stockpiles in the region centered on Houston and stretching to New Mexico in the west and Alabama in the east rose to 202 million barrels in the week ended April 4, the most on record, Energy…


Posted by John H on April 17, 2014 at 3:29pm — 3 Comments

Shake and Bake: the advent of the resting period

Chesapeake released some quite interesting news during their first quarter 2012 conference call.  Apparently they discovered, entirely by accident, another factor impacting production numbers on their OH Utica completions.  When the Buell Well was drilled in Harrison County, a minor problem prohibited them from immediately completing it.  The unintended resting period allowed much of the water and frack fluid to dissipate prior to completion.  Their Carroll County wells, drilled…


Posted by John H on May 31, 2014 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Chesapeake's French Connection May be Coming to an End

On November 4, 2011, Chesapeake announced a joint venture agreement whereby they agreed to sell part of its holdings in the Utica Shale for $2.3 B.  The announcement claimed that CHK would get $649 M from an undisclosed buyer in exchange for a 25% interest in 650,000 acres in Ohio's wet gas and volatile oil window.  It's partner, Enervest, would receive $90 M in cash.  Further, the buyer, now disclosed as France's TOTAL SA, agreed to pony up $1.5 B toward Chesapeake's drilling…


Posted by John H on June 1, 2014 at 6:20pm

Economics for a Typical Utica Completion in Ohio

CEO Frank Tsuru of Houston-based M3Midstream is investing over $1B across Eastern Ohio in a rush to get into the Utica ballgame. His…


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al raptoria replied to DONNA M SELLERS's discussion 'thinking about selling mineral rights..'
"Why not do a 50%-50% - Sell a 50% interest on the limited shale plays (protecting surface and other minerals, keep those out of the sale!)  while retaining a 50% leasing interest. Siltstone is doing that deal all over WV and office…"
1 minute ago
Del Jones replied to TM's discussion 'Chesapeake Dutch Valley Well' in the group Tuscarawas County, OH
"Can someone post a map (or link) of where the new Tuscarawas County wells are?  My land is in Goshen twp and I'm curious to see how close they may be getting.  I'm under an old lease (from 1961!), unfortunately, that was sold to…"
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Question about Hilcorp's Central Facility/Compressor Station

There has been an ongoing dispute in Pulaski Twp., PA regarding what Hilcorp terms their "central facility" versus what some think is actually a compressor station being disguised using different terms. Hilcorp has described the central facility…See More
21 minutes ago
jerry lee nichols replied to Zack Jameson's discussion 'Dominion Resources pipeline agreement from 1907 and they want to still use it!'
"In Ohio public utility easements have to have and end point,usually 50 years,at least in most plat books I saw."
26 minutes ago
Wayne Miller replied to Wayne Miller's discussion 'Bradford Co units map update September 2014' in the group Bradford County, PA
"They show you have 16.2 acres total and 9.767490 acres in Raimo, so the rest must be in Lines. Also be aware that as it stands now Raimo is 1125.337435 total acreage and Lines is 428.493254, so your % share of Raimo will be less. This should work…"
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Sam Moore replied to frank ellis's discussion 'Does anyone know the progress on the Whitacre well?' in the group Monroe County, OH
"Rig went up on Tues. on the 703 site.  Nomac is the driller rig #82.  Nomac is owned by Chesapeake and they seam to know what they are doing.  I hope it goes smooth without all the problems that HG had and better production would be…"
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bo boboski replied to Mike Fulper's discussion 'NCD3 Producing OIL....good results so far.....!!!!!!!!!!!!' in the group Guernsey County, OH
"What's the lastest news on the NCD3 wells? fracked? flared? I.P. test? Compressed gas?"
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st. croix replied to joe's discussion 'pipeline agreement'
"Question everything and remember these people are Not you friends. They will lie and spin everything,make sure you verify the total length of the right away. I would get a measuring wheel and be with them when they survey it. Good luck with this!"
3 hours ago
Matthew Santiago added a discussion to the group Butler County, PA

Google Earth UNit Map

Would anyone be interested in a map like this for Butler County.   It would take some time (quite a few months) to develop but I have always enjoyed this map for Bradford county.…See More
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searcherone replied to J.D's discussion '2 Big Magnum Hunter Announcements from 10-22-2014'
"More results on MH wells should be coming fairly soon as MH is flaring a well on the second Ormet pad the past couple of days."
4 hours ago
Tim added a discussion to the group Potter County, PA

Leasing townships across Potter......

Good morning,Was curious what everyone is hearing regarding townships that are actively being worked by land men in Potter.Hector, Harrison, Ulysses, Bingham, Sweden, Pike, West Branch, Allegany have all seen activity. Anyone hearing of other…See More
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farmgas replied to Charles Randolph's discussion 'Monthly Production Reports for Marcellus Wells'
" Will the DEP publish this new data on a monthly basis via their website as they now do for 6 month reports?"
4 hours ago
Jackie Root posted an event

Landowner Meeting at Lawrenceville Fire Hall

October 29, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Gas Lease  Group Meeting for Tioga and Potter County Landowners. Information on the latest activity presented by Jackie Root, CMM and Attorney Lester Greevy Jr..See More
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Joseph-Ohio replied to TM's discussion 'Enervest Doing Liquid Butane Frac In The OIl Window'
"Spell check didn't work in my reply immediately above. It's 'hear' (not 'here'). Sorry about that."
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Jim Litwinowicz replied to Paul Heckbert's discussion 'injection wells contaminate aquifers in California'
"Progressivism Contaminates US Economic System!!! Progressivism, otherwise known as Liberalism or Socialism, has been injected into the US political, economic, and social system for several decades resulting in economic decline, social disruption,…"
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