There is nothing going on in Morgan or Washington counties right now that I know of. PDC is selling their holdings in the Utica so not sure if that means a new company might take another look or not. The PDC Palmer wells and the wells in Coal Run seem to produce quite a bit of oil but I think the Garvin wells, which were drilled earlier I believe, haven't been that great. Anadarko drilled the first 5 Utica wells in the Morgan County area and most of those were duds, but I would hope that subsequent drilling has improved the technique since then.
The Anadarko wells were just a shot in the dark and were drilled missing the pay zone. There wells have been taken over by Artex energy. Artex has done seismic testing in the west part of Noble county and parts of Morgan county. They claim to be coming back to drill more wells.
I was told by the owner that mineral rights had not been sold and came with the property, but the previous owner has lied to a lot of people so I question whether or not the land came with mineral rights.
How would I confirm whether or not I have mineral rights?