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The Many Ramifications of the Great Oil Plunge of 2014 33 Replies

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Lease not valid unless a notary is present? 10 Replies

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Anyone Re-leasing? 6 Replies

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Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Dead Too? 22 Replies

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Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices 19 Replies

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has anyone had a lease expire and resign. 2 Replies

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Ban on fracking in New York

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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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Tim replied to Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s discussion 'Lease Offers: Potter County / Date / Royalty % / Bonus per Acre / Acreage' in the group Potter County, PA
"Jklm now @ $2,200/acre In Potter. Anyone hear the royalty?"
1 hour ago
Cody James replied to Cody James's discussion 'SWEPI Lease Offer in Gaines Township.' in the group Tioga County, PA
"Thank you for the contact information. I sent him an email. Merry Christmas to you also."
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Josie replied to Cody James's discussion 'SWEPI Lease Offer in Gaines Township.' in the group Tioga County, PA
"My family is in Delmar and held by production at Kennedy. We were the only people in that unit that got paid...everyone else didn't make a dime upfront. The well in not in production. Before leasing with swepi we contracted with Mr Greg Gass…"
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Cody James replied to Cody James's discussion 'SWEPI Lease Offer in Gaines Township.' in the group Tioga County, PA
"I'm on the Gaines/Clymer Township line in the Gurnee Area."
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Josie replied to Cody James's discussion 'SWEPI Lease Offer in Gaines Township.' in the group Tioga County, PA
"Where in Gaines Township?"
2 hours ago
Dexter Green replied to Jim Litwinowicz's discussion 'The Many Ramifications of the Great Oil Plunge of 2014'
"Demand is slowing.  That is a fact.  And the Saudis are not increasing supply.  They have instead chosen not to cut the supply for now.  Their forecast for next year is ~300,000 bbl lower than previous estimates.  There is…"
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Dexter Green replied to Richard Yockel's discussion 'Lease not valid unless a notary is present?'
"Correct.  If a plaintiff argues the lease is void because the notary wasn't present then the judge is going to look at them and say "Did you sign this?  You did?  Ok, case closed." It's more interesting that the…"
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Cody James added a discussion to the group Tioga County, PA
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SWEPI Lease Offer in Gaines Township.

I just received a lease offer from SWEPI for my property in Gaines Township. They are offering $1,000.00 per acre with 12.5% royalty for a 10 year lease. Certainly nothing worth getting excited about.
2 hours ago
Robin Hood replied to ERC's discussion 'Anyone Re-leasing?'
"If Chesapeake is letting" tons of leases expire in Beaver county", then I would speculate that they can't find a buyer at the price they are asking. A prespective buyer is gambling that a new lease with the landowner will be cheaper…"
3 hours ago
Dan replied to Elnathan Cory's discussion 'Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Dead Too?'
"With the advent of ISIS our relationship with OPEC nations most likely has become much warmer these days. OPEC is a vast reserve of oil and now they have decided not to limit it to the world and they are criticized the same as when they limit…"
3 hours ago
Jim Litwinowicz replied to Richard Yockel's discussion 'Lease not valid unless a notary is present?'
"The purpose of a notary is to certify that the person(s) signing said documents is indeed the person they claim to be, ie verify their identity. They are also to be sure that the signators are of sound mind, understand what they are signing, and do…"
4 hours ago
Jim Litwinowicz replied to Jim Litwinowicz's discussion 'The Many Ramifications of the Great Oil Plunge of 2014'
"lol Joe.  Sleeping well...thanks for your concern.  Just wanted to point out that while most Americans are rejoicing the cheap gasoline, there are several issues that should attract concern.  Oil fell way too far, way too fast. And I…"
4 hours ago
Jim Litwinowicz replied to Jim Litwinowicz's discussion 'The Many Ramifications of the Great Oil Plunge of 2014'
"The Saudis haven't increased production.  Other countries, like the US, have.  Demand is down slightly because of a slow down in China and a recession in Europe.  They have refused to decrease production unless other countries do…"
4 hours ago
Joseph-Ohio replied to Jim Litwinowicz's discussion 'The Many Ramifications of the Great Oil Plunge of 2014'
"The prevailing theory seems to be that they're flooding the market to protect their 'market share'. Other theorists believe that they can't do this for too long because their welfare state needs more income to be viable /…"
5 hours ago
Nancy replied to ERC's discussion 'Anyone Re-leasing?'
"My farm is in Hookstown, PA. My neighbor was approached by Range to sign for $ 2,500.00 per acre at 17 %.  "
5 hours ago
Ron Hale replied to Ron Hale's discussion 'Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices'
"Matthew,     I don't have a letter explaining the process, just the legal sized document with all of our Buck 1H Well product sales to CEMI. The amount paid to us, $57 to $150 per acre per month, tells me the Landowners are not…"
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