What’s the Difference Between Mineral Rights and Royalty Rights?
Surface Rights, Mineral Rights, Royalty Rights, and Working Interest. These terms are becoming more prevalent in our day and age and starting to gain a lot more attention, especially by venture capitalists and institutional, private, and passive investors looking for a safe place to invest with a minimal amount of risk. These terms are often […]
“My minerals have been in my family for generations, I’m hesitant to sell.”
I talk to a lot of mineral and royalty owners who feel conflicted when it comes to selling their interests. They have been conditioned to feel as though they should be kept forever and it would be a mistake to sell them. “Never sell your minerals” is just not good advice anymore, especially when you: […]
Do I really need an appraisal?
Drew is a new owner of minerals and royalties in Karnes County and told me he has heard conflicting stories about whether an appraisal is necessary and wanted to set the record straight on what he should do. I explained to him that first, there are two types of appraisals – Current and Retrospective. Current […]
How do I know if the offers I’m getting are good?
Roger contacted me to discuss the numerous phone calls he was receiving for his mineral interests in Midland County that he has owned for almost four years. This wasn’t the first time he’s been contacted by a mineral buyer but it’s the first time in a long time he’s been contacted to buy his interests. […]
How Do I Read My Royalty Statement?
I’m a BIG Big Lebowski fan. If you haven’t seen the movie, this is Walter – a raucous, erratically-tempered bowling nut who has had it with a fellow bowler who broke the rules by stepping over the alley line. He’s frustrated as all get out and won’t stand for it. Ever felt this frustrated when […]
Why is it so hard for buyers and sellers to agree on a price?
Calculating the Value of Mineral Rights Mineral buyers will try to entice mineral and royalty interest owners with a super fast and surprisingly simple way of valuing their assets with a “mineral and royalty calculator”. Do they really work and do they provide an accurate picture one can rely on? Sadly, no. The process […]
How much do mineral rights sell for in the Haynesville Shale?
There are a lot of factors that go into this answer, more so than any other area we focus on at Venergy. Minerals and royalties can be worth a lot more than you think or they can be a lot less depending on two major factors: The operator and their timeline for development The stage […]
How to Buy Mineral Rights?
Land for Sale with Mineral Rights The United States is made up of approximately 2.3 billion acres, which 375 million of those acres make up Alaska and 1.9 billion make up the lower 48 states. Of the 1.9 billion acres, as of 2015 the federal government owned approximately 700 million acres, or 30.5%, of the […]
11 Smart Reasons to Get a Professional Mineral Appraisal
Mineral Valuation Over the past 15 years, mineral and royalty interest values have skyrocketed as this asset class has become highly sought after by investors. Today, the old adage of “never sell your minerals” has all but started fading into history as individuals, families, family trusts, corporations, etc. have noticed the value of these assets […]
Mineral Management Companies – What Do They Do and Are They Right For You?
Who are Mineral Managers and Mineral Management Companies? Mineral Management Companies (MMC) are typically made up of oil and gas professionals such as Landmen, Attorneys, Accountants, Estate Planners, and possibly Geologists and Reservoir Engineers. Although it is not required, Mineral Managers (MM) may have an additional mineral management certification called a CMM. Having this certificate […]