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2018 NARO LA Convention
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The Louisiana chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners is holding its annual convention on April 23 and 24, at El Dorado Resort Casino in Shreveport. NARO is an invaluable resource that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M B Gilster Feb 28, 2018.

Louisiana Servitudes
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I would be curious to hear if anyone is aware of any large Servitudes in Louisiana, with about 5,000 acres of more. I have heard of some very large, very old Servitudes that have been methodically…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Land Rat Sep 18, 2012.

Louisiana Amends La. Rs. 30:10 Non-Consent Law
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The Governor has signed into law an amendment to Louisiana's forced pooling statute, 30:10.This is the statute that provides for forced pooling of non-consenting Working Interests (WI) and Unleased…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1kw6x71km1v37 Apr 22, 2014.


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Mar 2, 2021
Andrew replied to Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant's discussion HAYNESVILLE RIG COUNT BY PARISH/COUNTY AND OPERATOR (7/17/20)
"A landowner's claims for both surface and subsurface trespass are superseded when unit operations are conducted within a compulsory unit created by the Commissioner of Conservation. The basis for these holdings is that the Conservation Act…"
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Andrew replied to Ron Hance's discussion Foreclosure, No bank subrogation, now an UMI
"I have several UMI interests with various operators, and once a well is completed and the pay deck is set up, they're almost never willing to accept further leases. Especially if your interest in an older well that will never pay out, it makes…"
Jan 14, 2020
Andrew replied to Ron Hance's discussion Foreclosure, No bank subrogation, now an UMI
"Dion, If a sheriff's sale occurs as part of a foreclosure by a bank against the mortgagor, it will typically be done by executory process and the borrow is already subject to the court's jurisdiction. Notice is not usually an issue in…"
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Andrew replied to Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant's discussion Court Approves Unleased Mineral Owner Suit Against Chesapeake
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Dion Warr, CPL commented on Andrew's blog post "Which 'Royalty' Is It?" Problems with Nomenclature
"Andrew: One fails to mention the unfortunate "lease of a mineral owner (owner of a mineral servitude) susceptible to prescription which prescribes to a future owner" particular to lack of timely good-faith exploration, operations and/or…"
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How Low Can It Go? Questions From Those Who Can't Believe the Commodity Prices on Their Royalty Statement

Recently a GHS member asked a few pointed questions that demonstrate the frustration felt by anyone who has labored through deciphering their royalty statement only to discover they're being paid far less for their gas than the prices reported on TV. 

Whole books can (and have) been written on the issues surrounding the payment and reporting of royalties, and this post is not intended to be as comprehensive. Rather, I hope this post will address some common and reasonable concerns…


Posted on January 11, 2013 at 1:57 — 6 Comments

"Which 'Royalty' Is It?" Problems with Nomenclature

This post touches upon a commonly misunderstood issue: That the word "royalty" is used to described many different kinds of mineral right, which are governed by separate legal regimes in many cases. 

These distinctions become relevant when one has questions like "Does XYZ's royalties expire when a lease expires?" or "Are my royalties subject to prescription?" The answers to these questions and others depend on what kind of…


Posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:08 — 2 Comments

Ownership of Mineral Rights and the State of Louisiana

The State of Louisiana is undoubtedly the largest landowner in the state, and therefore is likely the largest mineral owner as well. Just like any other party, the State often acts aggressively to protect and establish its ownership of mineral rights throughout Louisiana. This blog post is meant to give a summary of some of the legal issues surrounding ownership of mineral rights when the State of Louisiana is involved.  This post is for educational purposes only, and is certainly no…


Posted on September 17, 2012 at 7:05

What is a Servitude?

One of the unique aspects of Louisiana property law is the regime governing servitudes. For Louisianans and out-of-staters alike, the nomenclature and rules can be quite confusing. This post is to provide a brief summary of the ins and outs of Louisiana servitudes, in their basic forms, in hopes of alleviating some of that confusion. I will go into more depth into mineral servitudes because that is subject matter of this site.

This post is meant to be educational, but certainly should…


Posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:30 — 10 Comments

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At 4:04 on February 26, 2018, John Lann said…

You sent me a message.    ????

At 6:59 on October 24, 2013, Steve said…

Some scoop :  Halcon will be entering the TMS east in W. Fel. parish joining in partnership with Cortez forming a couple units directly south of the new Contango units - Halcon will be the operator with a 90% WI and Cotez 10%.

This is the latest rumor and would be good news for W. Fel.

At 8:52 on March 11, 2013, Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant said…

Andrew, please provide me with you off site email.

At 15:02 on August 2, 2012, GoshDarn said…

Wrong on all counts, Skip.  Not mad at all.  We inked a great lease.  My family was totally thrilled.  (And, y'know, it's kinda weird for you to even make such a wild/rash statement as that, not knowing any of the details or even where the land actually is or who the operator was.  Hey, how could you know anything about it, huh?  I mean, it really makes you look bad.  Talk about being unprofessional.)

And I've never claimed to be an expert.  Nope.  I'm just a goodhearted landowner who shares what little I know.  That's all.  But sometimes I do rub the crooks wrong who are out to make a buck off folks.  That's true.

Yes, indeed.  That's been known to happen.

And I've also seen you besmirch a number of other helpful folks here on GHS, e.g., Joe A. and Elmore (when they first posted). 

Slander is prosecutory, Skip.

At 3:25 on October 18, 2011, Julie Gibson said…

Welcome to GHS! The site has grown a little to nearly 17,000 members, but the same mission of educating and networking mineral owners and professionals continues today. Our areas of discussion have also expanded to include the Haynesville, Tuscaloosa, Brown Dense and Austin Chalk plays. In addition we also have many helpful regional / county / parish / themed groups.

So, the lay of the site is like this.

- Our General Forum (displayed on our homepage). This is the place you post if you have a general question or if you are not sure where to post.

- Additional Groups. Search these for the location or play that is the most specific to your question. For example, if have information, or a question, pertinent to Desoto Parish, then join and post in the Desoto Parish group.

- Blogs. Blogs are where you can post opinions or posts with further insights on a topic. Please do not post questions in the blog section.

This comment is being left on your profile page or "My GHS" as it is referred to in the navigation tabs. Your profile page is your home base on the site. Feel free to set your privacy settings in a way that makes you comfortable. As you begin participating, you may want to send someone a friend request, or you may receive a friend request from another, participate at a pace that works for you..

The success of GHS is defined by one simple phrase, "neighbors helping neighbors." If you know of someone who could benefit from being plugged into this site, drop them an invite, and let them know what we are up to here. They'll thank you for it! Also, should you ever be on the recieving end of crudeness, rudeness or spam, let me know. The site is a peered monitored site and we need your assistance.

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