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US District Court finds Ohio Would Follow "At the Well" Rule for Post-Production Costs

Started this discussion. Last reply by carp Oct 29, 2017. 14 Replies

U.S. District Court Finds Ohio Would Follow the “At the Well” Rule for Post-Production CostsBY …Continue

Increase in Unit Size

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry D Jun 25, 2017. 3 Replies

O&G company wants to increase the Unit Size from 640 acres to 2,560 Acres with the ability to increase or decrease size of Units as needed. Has anyone heard of this?  I know that with laterals…Continue

Help with Amendment and Ratification of Lease

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dott Jun 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I do have an Attorney to help me but he is out of town for a week and I would like other opinions. This is a renegotiation of terms of a current lease. My Attorney has asked that the original Market…Continue

Changes Coming to Taxation of O&G Reserves in Ohio

Started this discussion. Last reply by 0ym9x5ag7ury2 Aug 24, 2016. 6 Replies

Does anyone who knows about these taxes have any positive or negative comments about this change?  I don't like the idea of the Producers collecting it from us.  More numbers to watch. Also will the…Continue

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Dott replied to AT's discussion 'Zehentbauer Family Land LP et al v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. et al' in the group Tuscarawas County, OH
"AT, Thank you for posting this information.  I just friend requested you but I realized I failed to include a note as to why. I was only going to suggest that you also post this in the General Group Blog because many more people seems to…"
22 hours ago
Dott replied to Mother's discussion 'Anyone recently sign a lease in Greene County?'
"Mother, I do not know about any extensions either way.  I am not a lawyer but I don't know if they can legally re negotiate for less since you have a contract. I know this waiting to find out what will happen is difficult. I am in the same…"
Jul 9
Dott replied to Mother's discussion 'Anyone recently sign a lease in Greene County?'
"Mother doesn't your lease state that if they take that 3 year extension that they have to pay the same bonus as they paid in the beginning?  Ours does."
Jul 6
Dott replied to Kevin McKnight's discussion 'Chesapeake Royalty Checks - Price per BTU???'
"To keep royalties low, companies sometimes set up subsidiaries or limited partnerships to which they sell oil and gas at reduced prices, only to recoup the full value of the resources when their subsidiaries resell it. Royalty payments are usually…"
Jun 30
Dott replied to MICHAEL LOFLAND's discussion 'Eclipse and unit size question'
"Jeffery, I can see your apples to apples comparison but I think the reason that the O&G companies want a unit size increase is so that they can drill multiple wells and almost double the length of the 10,000 foot lateral.  That is the plan…"
Jun 28
Mike Sero and Dott are now friends
Jun 25
Dott replied to Fast's discussion 'Royalty checks & a Trust'
" I have 4 accounts at the same bank and the bank adds the amounts at the end of the month of all accounts for the purpose to know whether I qualify for the "No Fee Account Status" which I do.  So in other words the bank may not…"
Jun 16
Dott replied to Fast's discussion 'Royalty checks & a Trust'
"I believe if the Oil and Gas Rights are in a Trust the reason you need a separate account has to do with having a beneficiary of the trust if the owner (usually the trustee when living) dies.  Let's say you have proceeds in the O&G…"
Jun 16
Dott replied to Fast's discussion 'Royalty checks'
"I have an Oil and Gas Trust separate  from our Family Trust. My Bonus check was in my name but also had notice of the Oil and Gas Trust.  My bank had me open a separate account in the name of the Trust in order to cash this check. …"
Jun 10
Dott replied to MICHAEL LOFLAND's discussion 'Eclipse and unit size question'
"Michael, I agree with Bo. A different O&G company asked us to ratify our current 640 acre lease.  They wanted to increase  to 2400 so that they could drill longer laterals and more wells.  It is true about needing the extra…"
Jun 1
Dott replied to Darlene Nelson's discussion 'Raising property tax after leasing'
"I copied this from the Ohio Taxation Website Ohio Oil and Gas Real Property Taxation Ohio taxes oil and gas reserves as real property. All property taxes are charged and collected at the county level and support schools, townships, municipalities,…"
Apr 26
Dott replied to Darlene Nelson's discussion 'Raising property tax after leasing'
"Taxes for the oil and gas begin when production begins, and the new law has the O&G company doing the collecting and giving it to the state of Ohio.  As for taxes on your land I am not sure but I would think not because you are paying for…"
Apr 21
Dott replied to Jennifer Mather's discussion 'Lease offer received. Now what?'
"I too agree with inch worm. My mom did not use an attorney and has a "Market enhancement clause" which means the O&G company can charge any deductions they want. So try and get a NO Deduction lease and please use an attorney. …"
Apr 21
Dott replied to deutchen's discussion 'How much royalties per acre?'
"Thank you Al,  Is the $15.00 per acre after deductions or do you have a no deduction lease? "
Apr 19
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Apr 15
Dott replied to Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s discussion 'How Courts Are Clarifying Ohio Law On Gas Royalties (Law 360)'
"How does this affect the dreaded "Market Enhancement" clause in the leases. If at the beginning of the lease it states no deductions directly and in directly for transporting, processing etc (on and on) but then has the "if…"
Feb 18

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At 7:56pm on December 7, 2017, David Allen Lilly said…

Hello Dott,

I don't recall off hand who you leased with or where your property is. Our well went on line in March of 2016, at that time oil was really low and our first royalty check was $750 an acre per month.

Our last check has an error which I haven't addressed yet but the previous check was for 3 months at over $9000 for 12.5 acres.

I wouldn't put any stock into people trying to tell you that they can calculate your future royalties, they cannot, there are just far too many unknowns and far too many unpredictable parts of the equation.

Go Marcellus is a fine site but there is far more effort to convince people to sell their royalties than I am comfortable with.

As far as your royalties go for the most part you will have to trust the producers, they are probably going to be less than totally fair with you but it is very difficult to prove they are fraudulently shorting you.

I will be happy to try to answer any questions you have if I can, I wont pretend to know things I dont know about.

Hope some of this helps,



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