Has anyone noticed the offers to purchase mineral rights becoming more aggressive lately?  It used to be letters would come in the mail a couple times a month giving a name and number to call if you wanted to consider selling your minerals.  Then weekly postcards.  Now actual offer letters to purchase wanting you to sign, date and have the form notarized. I was kind of shocked when I saw this because it gives how many acres total, where they are, deed pages (how they came to you etc.), and a number they are willing to pay for your portion of the acreage.  I thought it was pretty tricky and clever on the part of the purchaser because I bet they get a lot more "hits" this way and what people may not realize is this isn't an offer to negotiate or to learn about what they are talking about but an actual sale.  Once you sign, notarize and send this thing back in that's it you get a1x check - pursuant to you owning the minerals - they get the minerals.  You, as the seller, can't go back and say no.

I would never consider selling but how much do you think mineral purchasers offer in comparison to what an owner could get out of their minerals if drilled etc.?  Do you think they offer 10%, 20% etc of what they feel the minerals will be worth?

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If someone is willing to buy your lease it is because they are really sure it has value. If you got paid an upfront bonus there is every likelihood that you will be unitized eventually.

I am not sure what you mean by "drilling package", but, there is no escaping the conclusion that if someone buys your royalties it is because they KNOW there is every chance that it will pay them back eventually.

Too many folks have too little patience with these matters, the buyers look long term and love to find folks who only think short term.

If you didn't get paid it is because there was no value, and it is unlikely that you would find a buyer for something that someone showed you as having no value.

Lastly, just because you didn't get leased today doesn't mean you wont in 5 years. These markets are cyclical and will absolutely come back up.

Hope this helps you understand the situation a little better.

Risk is relative and buyers do not always "win". And no one can say they "know" for sure what a well will do or if it has value. If they did, every geologist would be a millionaire.

Years later and no unit in my area! Don't even hear of anything but broken promises over and over, Now leases are about to be up and yes a company is interested for same lease but up front money is broken up! Good reason for that ..they don't want pay because if the market doesn't start paying off there might be lot's companies dumping everything and taking what they have made or a lose because the yo yo effect is to hard keep up with and trying to get investors. they don't want use all their monies they work hard for and saved, invested! But I say this it would be hard get over 100k plus for five acres no matter what unit or depths are drilled even if hold out for many years! and if they go deeper or shallow I'm still good in a unit! like I never even sold the layer minerals!..so who smarter now. my neighbors wish they had because they are older and never know how long until a unit is truly formed and up and running and checks start coming, which many get screwed on daily. ...lol

  only 4oo plus acres leased and need 720 and to many companies have their hands on the acreage, buying and selling and trading is a must and some won't

my lease wasn't trade but the two other neighbors beside me and in front me was go figure! And there well is said to come 2020 but doubt that happen...lies! just holding acreage to be appealing to investors.  anterio well.

Scout Minerals was company that bought one formation, The legal paper work is done and filed in the court house in Noble county. The addendum is notarized and was checked before signing, they did get me on one thing which I just caught recently but I'm sure it won't affect me since I only have 5 acres. They wasn't supposed to have the right to drill and I was more worried to make sure of the depths. and missed after they was advised and said they didn't need surface rights. I'm sure the agent had to put in to convince the investors. And I shouldn't said to 300 below the Black Trenton river because now they might explore it. I didn't know that back when signing just knew it was there. 

And I was commended by many for coming up with and getting a company pay me for selling just part, I hear they are going deeper in my area if they do happens drill which puts me back in the play again. Thanks for posting!

Scout Minerals was company that bought one formation, The legal paper work is done and filed in the court house in Noble county. The addendum is notarized and was checked before signing, they did get me on one thing which I just caught recently but I'm sure it won't affect me since I only have 5 acres. They wasn't supposed to have the right to drill and I was more worried to make sure of the depths. and missed after they was advised and said they didn't need surface rights. I'm sure the agent had to put in to convince the investors. And I shouldn't said to 100 ft. below the Black Trenton river because now they might explore it. I didn't know that back when signing just knew it was there. 

And I was commended by many for coming up with and getting a company pay me for selling just part, I hear they are going deeper in my area if they do happens drill which puts me back in the play again. Thanks for posting!

I let it go to voicemail.

Lots of offers...they all go in the trash can.

what do you want to happen ?

What is it that you want to happen ?

In general, where are you folks located?

I am in Tioga Co, Pa.

Thanks

Thanks Carp :)

It happens because the buyers are privy to information the rest of us don't get.  I wonder how many buyers are working in conjunction with the producers, it would be absolutely to their benefit to buy your minerals because it saves them about 90% of the lifetime payout of the lease.

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