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An Unofficial Contest 14 Replies

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What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom? 50 Replies

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Monroe Co. Ohio; Lee TWP Leak at Stalder well site. 18 Replies

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Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month! 35 Replies

Started by Ed in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Mark Duncan 4 hours ago.

ET Rover Update!!!!!

Started by brandon in General Shale Discussions 5 hours ago.

Could it be Global Warming?! 1 Reply

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It Looks Like The Texas Lawyers Are Tightening The Noose 6 Replies

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ROW along Mt. Top Road in Liberty. 4 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

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First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale 128 Replies

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The Many Ramifications of the Great Oil Plunge of 2014 41 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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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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Column: Saudi Arabia and New Mexico: oil price threa…

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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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DESJR replied to Jack Straw's discussion 'An Unofficial Contest'
"Maybe the whole song doesn't apply but the first part is fitting for a chesepeake leasholder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQDxHaJi1A0"
1 hour ago
Philip Brutz replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"http://www.interaksyon.com/business/101571/opinion--why-oil-could-drop-as-low-as-20-per-barrel OPINION | Why oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel By: Anatole Kaletsky, Reuters December 21, 2014 6:26 AM (Anatole Kaletsky is an…"
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Philip Brutz replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"Energy sector adjusts to global oil plummet A worker cleans and lubricates the head of the machine, after the stimulation hydraulic fracturing of one segment of the well is finished, at Southwestern Energy Co.'s natural gas production site in…"
1 hour ago
Philip Brutz replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-19/oil-crash-exposes-shale-drillers-in-risky-three-way-bets.html Oil Crash Exposes New Risks for U.S. Shale Drillers By Asjylyn Loder Dec 19, 2014 3:19 PM ET At least six companies, including Pioneer Natural…"
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Philip Brutz replied to searcherone's discussion 'Monroe Co. Ohio; Lee TWP Leak at Stalder well site.'
"http://www.wtrf.com/story/27666019/displaced-monroe-county-families-will-be-allowed-limited-access-to-homes-friday-as-well-head-fix-plans-change Displaced Monroe County Families Allowed No Access to Homes as Well Head Fix Plans Change Posted: Dec…"
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kim hovis replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"Thanks to all the intelligent people who bring their knowledge and opinions to this site. I will continue to learn, keep a positive outlook and ignore all the negatives comments made about how the gas boom is done …"
3 hours ago
Anne cooper replied to Philip Brutz's discussion 'Millwood Township' in the group Guernsey County, OH
"David, I am/ was leased with Antero. I was drilled by another company. I don't know how your lease reads, however, my lease had several Addendum's that certain requirement were to be met, prior to any drilling .. Etc. While my land was…"
4 hours ago
Mark Duncan replied to Ed's discussion 'Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month!'
"As puzzled said, you can include or remove what ever you like from a mineral sale, retain surface rights, shale formations, coal, stone, well pads negotiated. The sky is the limit. As far as property value goes, ten years ago we could have cared…"
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Philip Brutz replied to Philip Brutz's discussion 'Millwood Township' in the group Guernsey County, OH
"Oil and Gas Lease and Division Order ConflictsBy Kathleen Dotzel Knight, Attorney "With the boom in natural gas wells, you can bet there will be as big a boom in oil and gas litigation. One area where increased litigation is expected is in…"
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brandon posted a discussion

ET Rover Update!!!!!

Landmen representing Et Rover are now currently starting negotiations,  At least where i'm at in Wv. I just recently met with my landman and received their first offer.  They are leasing by the acre, not the foot, and it was a total slap in the…See More
5 hours ago
Philip Brutz replied to Frank Walker's discussion 'Could it be Global Warming?!'
"http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/07/130717-california-heat-wave-electric-grid/ California Keeps Its Energy Cool in Summer Scorcher Josie Garthwaite For National Geographic Published July 16, 2013 A natural gas turbine's…"
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Jesse Drang replied to Ed's discussion 'Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month!'
"Just as you would not want to own the property without rights, no one will want to buy it without the rights. With that being said, for $10,000/acre someone can have my land, the rights, and the barn ... hell, I'll throw in the woodchucks for…"
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KT replied to Philip Brutz's discussion 'Millwood Township' in the group Guernsey County, OH
"Bo You are correct. My lease states specifically 20% on the Gross. No deductions. We will see what happens."
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Robert Bond replied to Tod's discussion 'Renewed Leases in Trumbull County' in the group Trumbull County, OH
"That sounds like good new for the county."
6 hours ago
Philip Brutz replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"Joseph, unless you have your property subdivided and sell one of the parcels, when you sell part of your minerals you are becoming business partners with the entity that purchased them.  When one of the partners wants out of the…"
6 hours ago
bo boboski replied to Philip Brutz's discussion 'Millwood Township' in the group Guernsey County, OH
"Oh, Man.  Chesapeake is just gonna totally HATE abiding by your lease terms. If you signed with Shell, you probably signed for 20% GROSS on royalties and absolutely NO deductions!.And  from what I've been reading, AEP doesn't…"
6 hours ago
 
 
 

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