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Comment by Mrs. Botham on October 19, 2014 at 8:07am

Does anyone know a good accountant?  I live in WV and have property in PA that I have received a bonus from.  I will have to file taxes in PA and WV and would like one accountant to do both at a reasonable price.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Comment by shesrushmore on July 6, 2014 at 9:19am
E3 Oil and Gas is now leasing in Monongalia County WV. If interested give us a call 724-739-3364 or info@e3og.com.
Comment by Tyrrell L Armstrong on July 7, 2012 at 1:57pm

My wife's family deeded mineral rights to her and her siblings from some time back in the 50's at least in the Batelle district, and she has since signed exploratory/royalty agreements with Chesapeake and others.  We have discovered, with the indirect help of a landsman, that there are other parcels covered by similar deeds and have received exploratory phone calls from brokers in the last several days.  I have one burning question:  how does one go about locating these mineral rights documents that the landsmen and other broker types find prior to making these bids/offers?

I see that there are certain tax records available online from Monogolia county, as well as the parcel maps, but, I can not locate anything online that would indicate from which documents these mineral rights deeds arise.

I spent the last ten years before retirement working for a County Property Appraiser's Office in Florida, as a GIS mapper/analyst, and have the rudimentary grasp of cadastral records, however, in Florida there are no such severed mineral right deeds as there are in WV.  To clarify some of the information, I took the agreements, compared them with the parcel maps which  I obtained online, and set them up in a program I wrote for this purpose, to determine the locations on the ground.  Thereafter, I placed the rectified coverage from the WV DEP OOG maps underneath the parcels to discover where the active wells were on the parcels my wife's family has deeds (that we know of).  I found that CTX had two producing well, in place and pumping, BEFORE, we were every consulted for the current rush of gas well speculation.  How it that possible?

Lastly we also have a lease in Marion county, deeded by a grand father who, in his day (1930-40's) was a pump man who walked the wells and maintained them.  During that time, he lived in Hundred, which is in Wetzel county (maybe not, I have only been there twice myself), so I am now wondering if he would have also deeded my wife some rights in that county as well.  How do you find this out?  All help appreciated.Parcels.jpg

Comment by edward conley on June 18, 2012 at 7:19am

I have royalties in church district, the well is named esther clark 1h and 3h.I have been told that this well has been fracked. Does anyone have any info on this well. It is a chesapeake well.

Comment by Chris Smith on April 24, 2012 at 11:07pm

Who is leasing in the area? I have around 62 acres in Grant. If any of you would like we could form a group to try getting more money. I work in the business so I may be able to find a better deal for all of us! Does anyone have any contact info for any landmen? Please let me know what you all think about that.

Comment by Mary Ann on December 18, 2011 at 5:25pm

Many of property owners in Clinton district are not planning to sign and do not want wells.  However, I know Chesapeake is currently "knocking on doors" in the neighborhood and making starting offers of $1000/arce.   I know of one offer for $1500 in Hornbeck Rd area and I have heard of at least one contract in Mon County for $4000 per acre.  In every case, auto-renew in 5 years is a very bad idea.  Shorter leases, for 2-3 years with no auto renew, is definately best.   As for Clinton District...most of the larger property owners are not interested.

Comment by Mary Jolliffe on November 14, 2011 at 11:15am

Does anyone know any companies that are leasing in Monongalia County besides Chesapeake?  Chesapeake made offer of $1,000 auto renewal at 5 years.  Is this comparable with other companies in the area (Clinton District)?

Comment by shale man on November 13, 2011 at 8:43am

I was able to find a website with gas and oil attorneys in WV. Perhaps someone can suggest it. I used William J. Leon, LC from Morgantown. I found him quite professional and reasonably priced.

Comment by Mark Baker on November 12, 2011 at 4:31pm

I have seen a large number of WV and OH mineral owners asking, or inquiring, about a good Oil and Gas attorney lately in dealing with legal issues that have become very frequent regarding the Marcellus, Utica, and Coalbed Methane plays and their different methods, or negligent behavior, regarding processes such as leasing, drilling, and production. I just want to let the people who need these services know that there are good Oil and Gas attorneys in West Virginia who do nothing but specialize in this industry, and in most cases are cheaper than general practice firms, as they do not take near the amount of time to get your issues solved. I am not an attorney, nor do I give any legal advice, but I have seen a need to connect people with the specialist law firms who can. If you are in need of a good law firm that specializes in Oil and Gas feel free to get ahold of me, I will put you directly in contact with them.   I know what it is like to need the right kind of help, this firm has directly helped me in regard to many issues which other people and places could not. If it is legal help you are looking for, and related to oil and gas in any way, I can put you in touch with the right people who can help. They will talk to you about your case for no charge, they have no allegiance to any oil and gas company, and will give you a straight answer as to whether you have a case, or are going to be throwing your money down a bottomless pit. I truly hope this helps.

 

Comment by Shane on October 29, 2011 at 10:12am
The broker is Derow Enterprises.  I would assume if the lines are reaching you that you would have heard from them by now.  Last I heard, they will be fracing soon.
 

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