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EQT to stop drilling until 2016 15 Replies

Started by C Tysinger in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by bo boboski 22 minutes ago.

new leases b's. old leases 3 Replies

Started by jason irvine in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by bo boboski 1 hour ago.

Wetzel county WV 12 Replies

Started by Dan in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by PETE 7 hours ago.

Wilmington Township, Lawrence County 4 Replies

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Utica in Greene Co Pa 11 Replies

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Jack's Picks VI 168 Replies

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First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale 24 Replies

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Leasing prices 1 Reply

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Talisman share price falling out of bed - Could impact Lessors 5 Replies

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Will I get paid it they add a pipeline? 7 Replies

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What is a fair price for a signing bonus in Washington County? 40 Replies

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Determining Value of Mineral Rights in North Gilmer County 2 Replies

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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

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…

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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…

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

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bo boboski replied to C Tysinger's discussion 'EQT to stop drilling until 2016'
"From what I've read, it's not only how the wells are fracked, but how they are drilled. Rice Energy has had great success by being very particular about their drilling techniques. Maybe EQT's drill bits are going in places they…"
22 minutes ago
brian replied to C Tysinger's discussion 'EQT to stop drilling until 2016'
"Just a hunch but I'm thinkin nobody spends what has to be 30 mill plus to drill 3 wells in a area less then a 1/4 mile apart unless the Geology is there.Im thinking like I said EQT if u r correct hired Halliburton to drill there EQT…"
32 minutes ago
bo boboski replied to jason irvine's discussion 'new leases b's. old leases'
"I have a sneaky feeling that when all these leases start to expire,that the second go-around will not be landowner friendly.  I realize that those 1st leases that were signed in the big landgrab 3/4 years ago have a re-signing bonus option…"
1 hour ago
JREwing commented on Elnathan Cory's group 'Mercer County, PA'
"Sorry Sam & all. I try not to be negative, but I think all of us posting in here have had our hopes raised then dashed so many times that we've all become a little numb and skeptical when it comes to potential good news. Halcon in…"
2 hours ago
jason irvine replied to jason irvine's discussion 'new leases b's. old leases'
"Thank you. Haven't thought about that one"
5 hours ago
PETE replied to Dan's discussion 'Wetzel county WV'
"that's about what it was--take it or not--those lawyers were racking up about 330 bucks an acre for the signing , about 11000 acres so they really made out on that one"
7 hours ago
mike replied to Linda Short's discussion 'Wilmington Township, Lawrence County'
7 hours ago
Dan replied to Dan's discussion 'Wetzel county WV'
"Do they negotiate? I was under the assumption of take it or leave it offers."
7 hours ago
Bob Moran replied to Linda Short's discussion 'Wilmington Township, Lawrence County'
"Can someone post this ordinance here with the same wording that was voted in?"
8 hours ago
PETE replied to Mother's discussion 'Utica in Greene Co Pa'
"no problem, they were leasing in marshall, ohio,Wetzel and green countiesI could guess and say more infrastructure is  in place but my understanding is take away capacity is almost maxed out at the present time"
8 hours ago
Jack Straw replied to Jack Straw's discussion 'Jack's Picks VI'
"Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-21/the-153-year-old-oil-well-that-produces-nonstop-in-boom-and-bust.html The 153-Year-Old Oil Well That Hasn't Stopped Pumping Yet By Lynn Doan Nov 21, 2014 12:13 PM MT Photographer: Lynn…"
8 hours ago
Elnathan Cory replied to Elnathan Cory's discussion 'Mercer County is on the Back Burner!' in the group Mercer County, PA
"Halcon pipeline may the catalyst to get things moving. Good results from the Chevron well might spur more drilling in eastern Mercer County."
9 hours ago
Elnathan Cory commented on Elnathan Cory's group 'Mercer County, PA'
"More good news for the area. From a reliable source. Chevron well on Hosack Rd: Test well must have been good. Was fracked and quickley burned off. Now drilling more wells from that platform. They wouldn't be drilling more wells if the results…"
9 hours ago
Nancy replied to Mother's discussion 'Utica in Greene Co Pa'
"Pete, Thank you for this information. "
9 hours ago
Bill Bergseid replied to Mike Murphy's discussion 'First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale'
"Multiple owners happens a lot.  If the unit is 1200 acres, anyone owning a lease in that area can participate.  While the operator when they form the unit may try and maximize their share, there are often many companies owning in the…"
9 hours ago
Bill Bergseid replied to Mike Murphy's discussion 'First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale'
"They aren't going to put a plug in a well they spent $10 million to drill.  They might re-frac it, but they will end up producing it."
9 hours ago
 
 
 

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