Is $81,250 Total Return a conservative estimate for royalties over the life of the play for 1 acre? Or I could use Cheseapeake's numbers and arrive at $142,187.50

Check my math.

If the EUR for 1 section is 52 BCF

divide 52,000,000,000 by 640 acres


divided by 4 (25% royalty)


divided by 1,000 (mcf)


multiplied by $4.00 per mcf



Does this sound reasonable?

Did I forget to include something.



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If you have no scruples, you may wish to consider sending out mass mailings to all lessors that you can find on current leases in a parish of your choosing including preprinted letters, measly preprinted checks and offers to buy your Haynesville Shale mineral royalty acres for top $$$ by cashing said measly check.
LOL ... well, Dion, that won't work for me, then. I'd be more inclined to make mass mailings to warn folks about those measly checks. Matter of fact, you just reminded me to check on the status of doing some mass mailings to my neighborhood since we're being contacted by landmen.

But thanks anyway. ;0)

IMO, they'll be fine if they are being contacted by landmen; Shalers have learned the ropes.

It's those other shysters people should be worried about.
The math in your calculation works; however, you are omitting the time value of money. To a achieve those reserves/section you will need 8 wells/section which may take 3-10 years depending upon how long gas prices stay at the current depressed prices. Also, you will have to pay LA advalorem and severance tax out of your proceeds unless you have a way around that. (Lot's of folks would be interested in how to do that..).
When you factor in risk and time value of money after state taxes you get a number considerably lower than that for value of minerals... I believe minerals have been sold in the area in the $10-15K/acre. Royalty acre sales are a completely different sale and involve computation of royalty acres (8 to 1) vs mineral acres...(another topic for another day)...
I haven't seen anyone projecting $7 gas lately.. most of the big guys drilling out here are placing hedges for just over $5/mmbtu in 2010...

I didn't say that I was trying to get at the present value of the minerals. I just thought it would be a fun example to throw out there. It is not however just grabbing numbers from thin air but from information that Chesapeake has supplied. I truly believe the numbers will end up being higher than that. I will start a discussion on the present value of minerals and we can discuss that too.

But I will tell you this. If 10 years ago someone would have told me that CV production could pay the royalties that they have paid, I would have thought they were out of their mind.

My example is only to make people step back and think of the amazing possibility that the HS may bring. It will change this area. It is inconceivable at just how much it will.
OK What am I doing wrong. I went to the Natural Gas calculator and plugged in 1 acre,640 in section at $4.00 and a well producing 8milion. The calculator came up with 367.00 dollars for one acre a month. Now thats 4400.00 per year for one acre.
The problem may lie in the royalty you entered. Most calculators call for a % so do not plug in a number beginning with a decimal. The first year's income should be less than the first month times 12. It's that dang decline thing again.
futures are over $ 7 for early 2010 delivery .
Don't forget inflation.
Don't forget that as they keep drilling that the EUR's seem to keep going up.

As one "barefoot" UMO to another, just why is it that so many "smarty-pants" on this site consider us ignorant or just plain stupid ? Huh ?

I'm in a section where a well has just been completed, frac'd and is being tied into a pipeline (no producton figures as yet, however ) . Maybe I'm being hard-headed, obstinate, or whatever -- I don't care -- , but I'm simply not going to roll over and let CHK have my minerals for peanuts !

I guess you could call me (among other things I am sure ) an UMO "guinea pig" experiment as I am determined to ride this well out just to see what happens. Mama's got her spurs on, an' hollerin " . . . Yahoo -- ride em cowboy . . . " (or cowgirl, whichever the case may be).


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