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What's going on in your area?? any info???

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Started by william Allen. Ladd. Last reply by william Allen. Ladd yesterday. 42 Replies

Average price paid for pad site on your property ?

Started by Mike Herceg. Last reply by william Allen. Ladd Sep 11, 2018. 5 Replies

Need to have a little information concerning pipelines

Started by william Allen. Ladd. Last reply by william Allen. Ladd Sep 3, 2018. 48 Replies

This probably seems very unimportant but...

Started by william Allen. Ladd. Last reply by william Allen. Ladd Jun 3, 2018. 19 Replies

Gas Lease Expiring Soon

Started by Ruby Bee. Last reply by Mineral owner May 17, 2018. 11 Replies

Painter unit

Started by william Allen. Ladd. Last reply by william Allen. Ladd Mar 16, 2018. 6 Replies

Shell Activity

Started by Roy A Siefert. Last reply by Josie and Bob Dec 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Is Travis Peake pulling out? or is this just a rumor?

Started by william Allen. Ladd. Last reply by william Allen. Ladd Aug 16, 2017. 4 Replies

Anybody home?

Started by Ann Ticopa. Last reply by Brian Day Jun 27, 2017. 15 Replies

Any updates for leases?

Started by Michael Sasarak. Last reply by Darrell Weaver Oct 6, 2016. 36 Replies

New Well

Started by Dale Aulthouse. Last reply by Josie and Bob Sep 10, 2016. 13 Replies

DEP Permit Question

Started by N Bohl. Last reply by James Young May 10, 2016. 5 Replies

Need Help/Advice Please

Started by NightHawk®™. Last reply by scott brion Feb 24, 2016. 7 Replies

Another Painter gas well update

Started by william Allen. Ladd. Last reply by paleface Dec 19, 2015. 1 Reply

The Painter Well up Broughton hollow road

Started by william Allen. Ladd. Last reply by william Allen. Ladd Dec 13, 2015. 10 Replies

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Comment by Brett McCormick on August 21, 2019 at 3:11pm
You can hit “load previous comments” but the last one I see is from 2011 regarding shell. Shell is trying to sell their acreage and get out of the area. With that being said, I’ve heard they’re not leasing.
Comment by Brett McCormick on April 23, 2019 at 1:01am
Hello, my name is Brett McCormick and I am the president of Monarch Minerals ( We help lease mineral owners property as well as help them broker their minerals, similar to a real estate agent. We have tremendous contacts in the industry and can help maximize mineral owners interests. If you have any questions at all about our services, please feel free to reach out. My email is
Comment by Jack Young on August 14, 2014 at 12:45pm

You can see Ultra's acreage positions as of a few weeks ago on a map in their latest investor presentation - available on their corporate website.

Comment by Thomas Lilli on August 14, 2014 at 11:46am
Any ideas what that would look like on a map.
Comment by Jack Young on August 14, 2014 at 11:16am

Hard to imagine any bigger news for Tioga County landowners. At least not today!

Comment by Jack Young on August 14, 2014 at 11:16am

I'm surprised that nobody has commented yet on the big Shell-Ultra deal -

Comment by Brian Day on March 21, 2014 at 12:17pm

What is the status of HBP on older East/Shell leases?  a lot of acerage now held by Shell under HBP and shut-in payments has not been touched in 4 or 5 years.   i seem to remember someone who was involved in the composing of these leases back in 2006 saying that a limit was put upon the number of years the lease was good for without actual production in the addendums.  if Shell is going to mothball large sections of the county, maybe the HBP should be re-examined to see if Shell can truelly hold this land without doing a thing indefinitely.  Anyone ot there know more about these addendums or had a lawyer look at them in the past? 

Comment by Dana Silkiss on November 15, 2013 at 8:34pm

Northeastern Shale Joint Venture


We are a Joint Venture Oil & Gas partnership whose partners possess extensive experience working and drilling in the Marcellus . We are seeking to work with landowner(s) or group of landowners that meet the following criteria;


1.  Landowners must NOT be under existing oil & gas leases.


2.  Must collectively or individually own 400 acres or more of contiguous land(s) in Tioga, Bradford or  Susquehanna County (west of interstate 81 only).


3.   Have a interest in having the land’s Natural Gas resources developed in a safe and expeditious manner.

Our operations are guided by the following policies:


We develop gas production only in a safe manner consistent with environmental preservation and post-drilling reclamation.


Unlike our competition we do not drill simply to hold leases. We will develop the unit(s) with only one goal in mind, attaining maximum production, safely and expeditiously.  


If the unit’s geology and location are strong, we offer the highest royalties in the industry.


Individuals or groups that meet these criteria and share these goals should respond by email to NSJV at  Your response must include all parcel numbers, corresponding acreage, owner’s names as well as contact information of the key landowner or proposed designated representative of the group .  Information provided will remain confidential pending our assessment of the acreage.  Replies will be made promptly by one of our key executives, not by agents or third parties. 


We look forward to hearing from you.


Northeastern Shale Joint Venture

Comment by David.M.Fackleman on August 26, 2013 at 2:35pm

First of all, all this marcellus shale, OGM's and such is all new to me. Bought my property...3.45 2010 with OGM's. Live 1/4 mile from the Chappell site on Ridge rd. Middlebury Tioga, County. Site was constructed in 2011 with one well currently fracked. Researched and found out that we missed the unit by about 200 yards.

Recieved a letter from SWEPI 2 weeks ago that our lease is eligible for renewal. Shell remins interested in evaluating this area for oil/gas development and offer to renew the lease for a 5 or 10 year term. They are paying $300 per acre as a bonus consideration for a paid up, 5 year primary term renewal lease and 1/8th royalty on oil/gas produced.

Now, knowing that 2 years ago property owners were being offered up to $3k per acre, my question is, should I accept or tell them to go pound sand? I realize "the boom" is over and Shell is the only company in the area, so no competition. Should I take what I can get...because a little something is better than nothing....or wait for a better offer? If I don't accept their current offer, should I call them and inform them, or just ignore the letter? Will they even come back with a counter offer? Is there a "time limit" to respond?

This is all new to my wife and I. I don't want to screw this up. I'm sure I will have plenty more questions in the days ahead. Thanks......Dave

Comment by Scott Wilcox on June 5, 2013 at 5:36pm
The Shell layoff? Anyone with information?

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