Faith; put in your lease unit size limits for vertical wells that are much smaller than the units for horizontal wells. Clause should state that vertical well units should be a maximum of 40 or 60 acres. That along with a solid Pugh clause means a single vertical well cannot HBP large tracts of land.
I would contact Gulfport if I were you, see if they have interest and if so, what they would offer. It can't hurt.
Ok it wont hurt to try!! Thanks guys!!!
They are a smaller to mid sized E&P known in the indusrty for very competent geology and technical capability. They recently sold their acreage position and permits in Trumbull county to Halcon resources to focus on the southern counties that have been proven. E-mail me if you need more detailed info.
My brother in law got the same deal with shell and he was contacted by someone for 5K + 20% , not sure if that is net or gross. We are going tomorrow to look at the lease and see if we can get a copy, the guy wants him to sign and said he would drive to Cleveland to have his wife sign. That sent a few red flags up for me ! I signed with Gulfport and am happy with their lease. Please keep us updated and I'll try and do the same. I wish you all that are unsigned the best !