"Might just be that hold outs are driving up the price. The lease flipping which I believe was done by the biggies though independents acquired quite a bit of land but not in contiguous acreage. The companies know what they need !"
"Man your telling me. I just heard from a friend of mine that he received a letter from a group called Utica Landowner group or something like that saying Antero Resources was offering $5,900 and 21% for land in northern Noble county. I…"
"Yes its Antero Resources is the company and there paying $5000/20 and up. Eclipse is so tight there probably no longer able to compete in buying up these leases in Noble county. They did well last year though as many people jumped ship…"
"Hello Sawtooth.... I have been trying to find information also.... Last time I was on the site was some time ago when a ruckus was raised over information being forwaded to this site concerning Des Wertheimer's group in Noble County.
Mark, I don't think it will affect drilling unless they prove that fracking is the cause and they haven't proved anything yet - at least scientifically! At this point I think it's all speculation as to the cause of the tremors.
Our family farm is in Noble County. We have a couple of wells in the Clinton sub strata. We need to learn how the feeding frenzy on Utica/Marcellus will affect us and our neighbors. We are all connected going back generations and need to make sure whatever goes down, its transparent, and we are treated fairly. We have seen what surface coal extraction can do to our lands and want to make sure that this phase is as gentle to our lands as possible while returning a fair return for the resource rights.
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]