Saturday night I was the key note speaker at the 4th Annual Bradford County Trophy Deer & Bear Club banquet. I gave a seminar to 315+ on reclaiming Marcellus developments for white-tailed deer and other wildlfie. The crowd was great and I was impresed with the leadership of the club. I've received emails and phone calls with nothing but positive comments on whitetails and Marcellus! One great comment and trail camera photo of a nice buck from one of the club's founders, Roger Kingsley,… Continue
Added by Jason R. Snavely on September 30, 2010 at 11:30am —
I am an oil and gas lawyer with over 30 years experience and I own an oil and gas brokerage company with 9 other lawyers and 30 landmen working for me. We have been in the Haynesville shale for the past 5 years. I can only urge you to consult your family lawyer or the lawyer of your choice to help you negotiate a fair oil and gas lease for you. Do not pay someone 5% of your bonus. That is highway robbery and it is nothing I have ever seen in the old oil and gas states where my 30 plus years in… Continue
Added by Michael Mclaughlin on September 30, 2010 at 11:00am —
I am seeing a disturbing trend of 5% becoming the norm for negotiation fees. Beyond lost income, I do see disadvantages with paying someone a % of your bonus and/or royalties to negotiate your lease for you. One, they aren't doing anything that you can't do with a good attorney reviewing lease language. Two, if the gas companies want your land, they’re going to find you. Three, there is an inherent conflict of interest virtually on the same level as the landowner and the drilling company.… Continue
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 29, 2010 at 11:30am —
Added by grayhairedgrandpa on September 28, 2010 at 8:24pm —
Watch the different residents talk about how their lives have been improved by gas drilling. THIS is the reality that I have seen from drilling in PA. Now you can see it too.
Added by Robin Fehrenbach Scala on September 27, 2010 at 8:46am —
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 22, 2010 at 2:57pm —
What is going rate ? They want to pay $5 / acre to access and run sonic test
Added by Mike Herceg on September 21, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Video clips from our Marcellus reclamation field day in Evans City, PA are on www.pcntv.com
. Part one has myself on with a few others discussing accelerated reclamation efforts for wildlife habitat. Approximately 200 people toured my client's farm and well site while they asked questions regarding all aspects of the Marcellus play. The event was sponsored by Phillips Companies and organized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The event was a huge success and… Continue
Added by Jason R. Snavely on September 20, 2010 at 4:35pm —
has anyone received offers for mineral rights in belmont county?
Added by Connie Bielanski on September 18, 2010 at 5:17pm —
Whether you agree with Katherine Nadeau
of the Environmental Advocates of NY or not, she makes a good point that the debate over drilling in NY is frequently framed as a conflict between dirt poor farmers who want to drill and environmental extremists who hotly oppose development. The true situation is neither black or white, but rather falls within the shades of gray between these two polar extremes. In this… Continue
Added by Tom Copley on September 18, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Wilkes University just recently created and released a new free publication titled "Water Quality - Your Private Well What Do the Results Mean?" The publication is written by three professional geologist from Wilkes University.
The goal of the document is to "help citizens interpret the results of a recent baseline water quality analysis of your drinking water. The document provides general information explaining the drinking water regulations… Continue
Added by Brian Oram, PG on September 18, 2010 at 2:21pm —
The professional geologists at B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. is working with the Harveys Lake Environmental Council and Kirby Health Center to offer affordable baseline testing to the residents of Harveys Lake, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The professional geologist at B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. provided specific recommendations on baseline water quality testing that was specific to the background geology, land-use, and regional water quality for the Harveys… Continue
Added by Brian Oram, PG on September 18, 2010 at 2:19pm —
Pennsylvania Marcellus production information from July 2009 to June 2010 is posted on the DEP website at http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/minres/oilgas/OGRE_Production/ogreproduction.htm
. It is in Excel spreadsheet form.
Added by Glenn Cochran on September 8, 2010 at 12:06pm —
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 8, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 1, 2010 at 11:30am —