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 […]
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 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 […]
The Pros and Cons of Hydraulic Fracturing
To my readers, the information henceforth is compiled from the resources mentioned in this article including Daniel Brock’s “An Ethical Look at Hydraulic Fracturing” 2014, John Whibey’s “Pros and cons of fracking: 5 key issues” 2015 from the Yale Climate Connections and all the smart people that contributed to the 2014 review, “The Environment Costs […]
In-House vs. Independent Landman: Which One is Best?
In-House Landmen and women are employed by an oil and gas firm or corporation. They are not allowed to, and do not, receive bonus payments or royalty dividends since their duty is to represent the company they work for. They do all the necessary legwork under the direction and management of the company they represent. […]
Common Oil & Gas Terms
Get your metal lunchboxes and backpacks ready. It’s back to school with Oil and Gas definitions! Also, be sure to check out of FAQ page! There you will find a wealth of information with Q&A’s related to all things minerals and royalties. Abandoned Well-A well that is not being used either because it was a […]
Dividing family mineral and royalty estate – what you should know
Dividing up family interests is a common practice for any number of reasons, and can be considered an advantage for all parties. Separation of family oil and gas assets can arise for any number of reasons: Family members pass on and their interests need to be divided among heirs Interests were held in a family […]
Infographic – Independent vs. In-House Landman
What’s the difference and which one is best? The answer to this question, like most things oil and gas related, is not cut and dry. Both in-house and independent Landmen are necessary resources and great partners to have when it comes to transacting and negotiating deals. In this blog, I cover the differences between the […]