Hello, I’m not very knowledgeable about mineral leases, and, have never really felt the need to educate myself on the matter until now. I was approached by a Landman last week and was informed that our 1.4 acres falls within a proposed drill site in Fayette county (our property is in westmoreland). He offered us, what we feel, is a lowball bonus offer and just above the minimum 12 1/2% royalties minus our share of the post production cost. Can someone give me any sound advice on what a fair bonus $/acre would be? Do I have any negotiating opportunities considering the fact that our property is only 1.4 acres? Thanks in advance for any opinions/thoughts.
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