I am curious about your statement regarding Shell's maintenance on existing wells. What actions should a producer be taking to keep the wells from falling off in production? Are there specific things that others do, that Shell did…"
"Just imagine that YOU were the one making the hard choices when the pandemic first began.
Pick a country, any one of the European countries, or the US, or Canada.
Be honest and don't rely on your current hindsight information and data to make…"
"As I understand it, the May contract pricing kicks in tomorrow. That forward metric is at $22/bbl?, so this low price today, actually a NEGATIVE price at close today, will jump tomorrow.
In any event, all things came together for a perfect storm the…"
"The conspiracy theorists are having fun with this one, so many choices, so little time. Is it a true 'pandemic' naturally occurring in Nature, or a manmade 'terror' unleashed on the world's population by some unscrupulous…"
"I read some interesting commentary on the oil price fiasco in recent days. The gist of it is this; depressed oil pricing will cause all Oil producers to cut back on E&P, including those in the Permian Basin. Why is this relevant to NG prices?…"
"Adding to all of the valid points raised in this discussion, I have recollection of conversations alluding to the Shut-in provision and how that adversely affects the total EUR of some/most shale wells. IIRC, once a shut-in well is brought back…"
"farmgas, this might be just an internal maneuver to defer tax obligations. In the long run, it doesn't seem to be a healthy practice, more of a 'keep the place running' strategy.
I would think they certainly could do it again, but…"
"My question, is Encino trying to take their 'tax deduction(s)' early by assigning as income the deductions from Royalties paid, thereby lessening their income and shifting more to the landowner?
Good advice Joe...your CPA/Accountant should…"
"I would not think 'dead' would be an apt description, but certainly worth less after the impairment charge.
Carrying these less valuable assets does not mean they need to be sold off, as we know a real $$ loss only will happen once the…"
"First, a disclaimer...I am not an accountant.
Having cleared that up, it has been explained to me that E&P's will 'devalue' the asset on their balance sheets and P&L statements, most likely to gain a tax advantage.
"Ken, it is indeed fortunate that you have signed with a quality outfit. We too are fortunate to be signed with another quality E&P, that outfit being Shell Western (SWEPI).
Where are you located to be signed by Repsol? My nephew sub-contracts as…"
"Tier 1-sweet spot(s)
Tier 2-anything outside the sweet spot(s)
LOL!! Damned if I know...where is OT when ya need him?
Question--how many sweet spots are in the Southern Tier of NYS? And it looks like they will stay unproduced for the foreseeable…"
"The current round of Democrat hopefuls for the White House is mainly populated by "leave it in the ground types". While we are suffering through a 'bust' in the NG cycle...imagine what would happen if one of the Democrat hopefuls…"
"My question regarding Tier 1 spots...are they more profitable wells because of the sheer volume they produce?
I guess E&P's have to produce to maintain some cash flow, but isn't producing your 'best acreage' in this price…"
bullfrex I'm not real good at math but I would think 16% with no deductions would be better for when the well starts to drop off after a year or so .with 18% with deductions it hard to tell what the deductions would be I probably would owe them lol ps I value your opinion thank you BILL
bullfrex I have another dumb question lol. I just got a letter they want to lease my land at my house .in your opinion would it be better to go 18% with deductions or gross royalty at well head at 16% with no deductions its only for couple acres thank you sir
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