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How to Trade Oil and Gas Options Like a Professional with John Carter....This weeks FREE Webinar

It's ON.....John Carters next free webinar is this Thursday, July 31st at 8:00 p.m. est

Just click here to get your…


Added by The Crude Oil Trader on July 28, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Gray's Landing Mon River

Does anyone know what's in the works at Gray's Landing?  My guess it's something with natural gas, but that's only as guess.  Apparently no one in that area is being told until DEP approves permits???

Added by Mother on July 27, 2014 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Where's the money?

First Chesapeake said division orders would be coming December 2013. Then they said well started pumping Feb 10, 2014, and we would get money in 4-6 months.In April call center said money coming end of June. That came & went with a promise of August. How long can they legally stall us?

Added by Mary Carter Beary on July 22, 2014 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

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…


Added by John H on July 22, 2014 at 1:17am — No Comments

Looking for new drilling info for the Tippecanoe area.

Looking for new drilling info for the Tippecanoe area.


Added by John A Ralston on July 20, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

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Added by Philip Thackray on July 15, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Utica in Greene Co Pa.

Anyone approached to lease the Utica in Greene?

Added by Mother on June 30, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

landowners with small acerage

I have 3.125 acres I signed a lease with Hess they sold it to AEP we are in belmont county Pease township, I would sell my minerals I think... With only 3 acres its not going to set me for life right? We could use $ now I had 2 offers they didn't intrigue me enough to sell... how much per acre should I expect? Any thoughts or contacts on selling my minerals let me know  

Added by Katie on June 24, 2014 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

E&P Companies Like Ohio for More than Just Geological Reasons

Drillers like Ohio for more than just geological reasons. Ohio is ideally located to take advantage of development and commercial networks in both the Midwest and on a national scale. Ohio is within 600 miles of 60% of the US population and more than half of the Canadian population. It has considerable existing infrastructure and one of the most favorable tax/business climates in America. Ohio has zero tax on inventory or corporate income, no tax on investments for inventory or equipment, no…


Added by John H on June 22, 2014 at 4:07pm — 4 Comments


I have been following your online discussions and feel some work shops and seminars would really help the mineral owners understand our industry.  Understand how the current gas price affects the drilling activity, what the producer has to have to drill a 2 - 10 million dollar well. 

I teach oil & gas calculations but it isn't all about math.  My work is designed for the entry level analyst, but royalty owners in this area need to be brought up to speed on leasing, negotiating,…


Added by Sherry Robinson on June 9, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Economics for a Typical Utica Completion in Ohio

CEO Frank Tsuru of Houston-based M3Midstream is investing over $1B across Eastern Ohio in a rush to get into the Utica ballgame. His…


Added by John H on June 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Chesapeake's French Connection May be Coming to an End

On November 4, 2011, Chesapeake announced a joint venture agreement whereby they agreed to sell part of its holdings in the Utica Shale for $2.3 B.  The announcement claimed that CHK would get $649 M from an undisclosed buyer in exchange for a 25% interest in 650,000 acres in Ohio's wet gas and volatile oil window.  It's partner, Enervest, would receive $90 M in cash.  Further, the buyer, now disclosed as France's TOTAL SA, agreed to pony up $1.5 B toward Chesapeake's drilling…


Added by John H on June 1, 2014 at 6:20pm — No 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…


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

GMS Update

19,520 Members / Pennsylvania / Ohio / West…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on May 5, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Oildex Ranked One of Denver’s Best Software Developers

Oil and Gas Data Exchange and Workflow Provider Recognized for Software Development Leadership

Denver and Houston (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 - Oildex, the innovator of smart information management solutions for the oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce the Denver Business Journal recognized Oildex as one of the top software development companies in the Denver-area.…


Added by Oildex on April 29, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Case # 10 – Frac Sand in Water Well? Luzerne County, PA

Homeower Complained of Intermittent Problems with Fine Particles and Sandy Particles in Water and an intermittent odor- System already had a particle filter.  (Case # 10 and more cases)

1. Visited Site and Evaluated System.

2. Found the accumulations of very fine material in filter housing and on filter

3. Particles – they were not well rounded…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on April 18, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Well Water Basics for the Homeowner in Carbon County Pennsylvania

Well Water Basics for the Homeowner Carbon County Pennsylvania

Wednesday, July 16, 6:00 pm

Environmental Consultant and hydrogeologist Brian Oram presents this free program for homeowners with private well and/or septic systems at part of the Community Outreach Efforts of the Keystone Clean Water Team. Brian explains smart well maintenance, and takes the mystery out of your water test results.

The program…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on April 18, 2014 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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…


Added by John H on April 17, 2014 at 3:29pm — 3 Comments

Mineral Sales

Hello East Ohio Landowners


Added by Chrisco on April 6, 2014 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Mineral Rights Hotwire


This is Steve Madsen, Landman, & former project manager for RiverLand Properties, LP, a Dallas, Texas based mineral acquisitions company that in 2011-13 made a very strong attempt to gain mineral Interest in OH/PA's Utica/Marcellus shale.  I am no longer w/ RiverLand, however I am still in the wildcatting…


Added by Steve Madsen on April 6, 2014 at 6:48pm — No Comments

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