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What is Working Interest?

When an oil and gas company, the Lessee, comes along and takes an oil and gas lease from a mineral owner it creates a new type of interest, the Lessee’s interest, or “working interest” as it is referred to. When the lease expires and/or the production ceases, the Lessee or operator plugs the well and […]

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Drilling Methods 101: Conventional (Vertical) vs. Unconventional (Horizontal)

Vertical/Conventional Drilling Vertical, or conventional drilling has been used since the 1800’s to extract gas from reservoirs deep within the earth. Quite simply, it is just that – a well that is drilled straight down (or vertical) into the earth. Sometimes it is difficult or impossible to set up drilling operations above a natural gas […]

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Understanding Net Mineral Acres and Net Royalty Acres

Welcome back, friends! I find myself explaining the differences between Net Mineral Acres (NMA) and Net Royalty Acres (NRA) to a lot of my clients and for good reason. These terms are used a lot in the industry yet most owners don’t know what they mean, if they own NMA or NRA, and how to […]

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Should I sell my minerals and royalties?

This is a question I get asked very often. Most of the time, clients want to know because they have started to receive offers and/or they are receiving increasing offer amounts for their interests from mineral buyers. This has especially been the case as the price of oil has reached new highs lately. For others, […]