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What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom? 42 Replies

Started by lance in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by edna mae pilon 10 minutes ago.

First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale 125 Replies

Started by Mike Murphy in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Joseph-Ohio 17 minutes ago.

An Unofficial Contest

Started by Jack Straw in General Shale Discussions 22 minutes ago.

Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices 21 Replies

Started by Ron Hale in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Jeff Kerr 36 minutes ago.

It Looks Like The Texas Lawyers Are Tightening The Noose 4 Replies

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

Started by Ron Eiselstein in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Joseph-Ohio 3 hours ago.

Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month! 22 Replies

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Lease not valid unless a notary is present? 15 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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has anyone had a lease expire and resign. 8 Replies

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Talking points to rebut NY's shortsighted ban 8 Replies

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Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Dead Too? 25 Replies

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Words mean things! 8 Replies

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Anyone Re-leasing? 10 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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edna mae pilon replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"Thank you for taking the time to explain that to me.  You have given me much to think about.....MP in Or."
10 minutes ago
Joseph-Ohio replied to Mike Murphy's discussion 'First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale'
"If your acreage is only 5% of the Unit and oil sells for only $50 / barrel and your royalty is only 12.5% your oil $ / day works out as follows : .05 * 400 * $50 * .125 = $125 / day Say 30 days per month = 30 * $125 = $3750 / month Not too shabby…"
17 minutes ago
Brian Bankosky replied to Philip Brutz's discussion 'Seventh District Court of Appeals Finds the Conveyance of "Coal and Other Minerals" To Include Oil and Gas'
"I think the court failed to address the issue of what minerals actually are in their finding. Neither coal, oil, or natural gas are actually minerals at all by definition. The court is inferring that the statement "other minerals" is…"
18 minutes ago
Jack Straw posted a discussion

An Unofficial Contest

 As 2014 limps to a close, I propose an unofficial contest to nominate the song that best describes the 2014 Marcellus/Utica Experience. Rules:The contest ends at Midnight, December 31st.You can submit as many entries as you choose to. The winner to…See More
22 minutes ago
Jeff Kerr replied to Ron Hale's discussion 'Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices'
"Add Rice to the list of crooks 1.65 per MCF. Chesp paid much higher. The first month that Rice had our well ( they bought from Chesp. ) royalties were much lower than Chesp. and deductions were higher Be aware of Rice Energy. Will we be incld. in…"
36 minutes ago
Ron Hale replied to Ron Hale's discussion 'It Looks Like The Texas Lawyers Are Tightening The Noose'
"Booger,     If the DOJ acts first, all of those landowners could save a bundle since their lawyers will no longer be required. This is the transfer of wealth I have mentioned over and over. Landowners pay taxes each year to run the…"
45 minutes ago
Booger replied to Ron Hale's discussion 'It Looks Like The Texas Lawyers Are Tightening The Noose'
"here is an interesting thread on gohaynesvilleshale discussing these lawyers.........seems like they are picking up steam and adding many clients to their list. currently their website has applications for Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and…"
1 hour ago
robert c miller replied to lance's discussion 'What Do Low Oil Prices Mean To Drilling Boom?'
"My check info shows oil much more than gas.Maybe 3 times more."
2 hours ago
al raptoria replied to Mike Murphy's discussion 'First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale'
"seems like we're discussing ghosts here - anybody got the FACTS on the NETTLE WELL and not other "similar" wells???? Thanks."
2 hours ago
Paul Martinelli replied to Mike Murphy's discussion 'First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale'
"........400 bpd isn't actually a 'breaking news headline""
2 hours ago
Janice L. Hancharick replied to Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s discussion 'Lease Offers: Potter County / Date / Royalty % / Bonus per Acre / Acreage' in the group Potter County, PA
"Thank you Jack for mentioning the need for patience and no-need-to-panic.  Both are valuable considerations.  What we're seeing now is up-down-all-around "deals" that too often are no deal at all when terminology, possible…"
3 hours ago
frank speaker replied to Ron Hale's discussion 'Chesapeake Energy Faces Subpoena on Royalty Payment Practices'
"Your lease states "...of the gross proceeds received by Lessee". If the receipts of the lessee are smaller by the costs of compression, transport, etc., then your royalties will be likewise smaller. This is one possible, though incorrect…"
3 hours ago
Joseph-Ohio replied to Ron Eiselstein's discussion '"Halcon's Back In Trumbull County!"'
"Maybe Gasfrac (or even a different alternative frac. method like N2) will be used to re-open Trumbull. Maybe they knew that's what it would take all along ? I (the cynic's cynic) try hard to not underestimate the lengths business might…"
3 hours ago
dr j replied to Ed's discussion 'Utica Royalty - $1,000/Acre Per Month!'
"A point no one seems to consider.... selling your mineral rights is selling your mineral rights.  Gone.  Not just the money but any amount of control you have ever had below the surface of your land.  If you or any of your…"
3 hours ago
pinehill replied to Mike Murphy's discussion 'First waterless frack in Ohio Utica shale'
"It has the same production values, actually less gas and the article talks about the company stock increase for chevron and shell.  jd lamm stated above what production on his well was, would seem with the new waterless frac and this kind of…"
3 hours ago
Joseph-Ohio replied to Ron Eiselstein's discussion '"Halcon's Back In Trumbull County!"'
"Hoping Gasfrac turns things around for any developers working Trumbull. Maybe it's the key ?"
3 hours ago
 
 
 

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