Nancy LeNau
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$500,000.000.00 lien on property, Thanks to Chesapeake !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Money Bags Apr 18, 2014. 12 Replies

I had a very interesting talk with my neighbor yesterday.  This is in Hookstown, PA.   15050.  When she applied to refinance a new Mortgage at a lower rate the bank did a title search and it came…Continue

Seismic testing in Hookstown... HELP ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by craig Jan 8, 2013. 169 Replies

We had a man  come to our farm  today and wanted us to sign papers to let them do Seismic testing on our farm.  The mans name was Mike Allstead from SEITEL, out of Monaca, PA. He offered us $5.00 per…Continue

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I am trying to find out what shale plays are under my property. Also the depth and thickness. I know the Marcellus and Utica are there but I am now told there might be another and also possibly oil ? My gas lease will be up in Sept. of this year. I am just trying to find out more information to help me decide what to do about my next possible lease and what my mineral rights are worth.
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Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota

I was contacted by an attourney. He is looking for people to sign with him for Chesapeake who have not signed any lease yet. The offer was $2,800.00 and 17 1/2. This offer was for Green Township in Beaver County.  Today is Sept. 26th, 2011.

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At 4:05pm on March 9, 2012, Dave said…

thx nancy

drill baby drill-and kick it the right (vertical then horizontal)

At 4:35pm on August 5, 2011, craig said…

Thank you for the kind words. Life is one big lesson, the day you quit learning is the day you essentially least that is the way I see it so far. 

Just heard good news about another surveyed pad in my area....they are getting pretty darn close!

I see you have conversed with Mark O.....he's a good guy as well.  

Hi Mark if you see this!


At 4:27pm on May 24, 2011, craig said…


There is no difference in royalty payments between a property with a well, or a property without a well. Royalties are based on the % royalty stated in your lease(or 12.5% state minimum) and the percentage of acreage you own in the declared unit. 

Here's how it basically goes:

A well is drilled and a unit is declared for that well only. The unit will consist of all properties that the gas co. feels will be drained by the well. Now if you have 76 acres leased and all 76 are in the unit and the units' total acres is 760 acres, then you effectively own 1/10 of the total unit acreage. Lets say the well produces $1,000,000  per month of gas.... then what the unit holders will receive is 12 1/2% (or what is in your lease) of $1,000,000 which is $125,000/month for all 760 acres. Now you have 1/10 of the total acres of the unit, so you would get $12,500/month or about $165/acre/month. In reality I have seen folks getting their initial checks that was for $300+/acre/month!!! There have been checks at $50/acre/month as well though. 

If your lease is for 15%, as mine is, then you would get 15%. All leases could be for differing %'s as well. To throw another monkey wrench into things here's another scenerio...I know someone who was just included in a unit in Ohioville/South Beaver. He has leased 250+ acres, however they are only taking .4 of one acre in this unit. So he won't get royalties on 250 acres, only 4 tenths of one acre. The downside is his lease expires May 2012 but since some of his property is in a declared unit, the whole leased property is tied up and it won't expire, so he will miss the $$'s and opportunity to re-lease next year. The upside is that they are drilling right there, and will probably be drilling close again and including the rest of his property. 

See, there are all kinds of wrinkles in leasing gas rights.

Have a good day!



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