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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

Tags: Law, Mineral, Louisiana

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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Andrew replied to Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s discussion Mineral Owner Frustrations: What are they?
"Texas Natural Resources Code 91.402 (f) Payment may be remitted to a payee annually for the aggregate of up to 12 months' accumulation of proceeds if the payor owes the payee a total amount of $100 or less for production from all oil or…"
Oct 4, 2017
Andrew replied to Judy McDaniel's discussion CHESAPEAKE STOPS MY ROYALTY PAYMENTS
"Judy, It would be prudent to get written reasons from CHK for the payment interruption. (Reasons such as "we overpaid you" and "you don't own the minerals" are not sufficient without further explanation.) The records of your…"
May 6, 2015
Andrew replied to Judy McDaniel's discussion CHESAPEAKE STOPS MY ROYALTY PAYMENTS
"It sounds like CHK has either audited the production volumes and payments to catch accounting errors leading to overpayments to royalty owners, or they have revised their division order title opinion to reflect different ownership. You should find…"
May 6, 2015
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Sonris New GIS Maps - AWESOME in the group SONRIS Help Center
"There is a bookmarks tab in the main menu that allows you create bookmarks of the place you're looking and the filters you have turned on at the time. You can save a dozen or so and they'll be there when you go back to the GIS until you…"
Mar 4, 2015
Lodwick replied to Andrew's discussion Sonris New GIS Maps - AWESOME in the group SONRIS Help Center
"Andrew, thanks so much for brining this to our attention.  You are right, it is awesome! I have been trying to map some information for years, and this does it. Question, how do you save a map that you have worked on?"
Mar 3, 2015
Nixon Dow and Andrew are now friends
Feb 4, 2015
"Steve, The working interest is the ownership of the lease and/or the right to operate, and is not the same as a revenue interest. WI will add up to 100%, even if it is split among different companies that own an interest in your lease, even though…"
Jan 9, 2015
olddog573 commented on Andrew's blog post How Low Can It Go? Questions From Those Who Can't Believe the Commodity Prices on Their Royalty Statement
"Is it time to bring this thread back?  3.15 as of this minute...."
Dec 22, 2014
Andrew replied to Tommy Johnson's discussion Well Paid off - now what?
"A sale happens every day with gas, so technically the day after payout would be the date, but since you probably don't have that information and they aggregate sales into monthly payments anyway, I'd take 180 days after the last day of the…"
Dec 3, 2014
Andrew replied to Tommy Johnson's discussion Well Paid off - now what?
"Tommy, Keep in mind that if you are a UMO in Louisiana then the operator has 180 days from sale to pay you your share, so you may still be a few months away from payout+180 days. "
Dec 1, 2014
Andrew replied to Skip Peel - Independent Landman's discussion OIL SLUMPS TO FOUR-YEAR LOW AS OPEC SHUNS OUTPUT CUT
"The associated gas is coming from Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Utica, all of which produce prolific amounts of associated gas. As long as drilling continues there and in the Marcellus, more gas is going to continue to come to market and keep supply up. I…"
Nov 30, 2014
"The attorney wouldn't have to recuse himself just because he lost an earlier ruling. When and why to stop fighting is usually the client's decision, not the lawyer's."
Nov 25, 2014
Andrew replied to Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s discussion Floyd Wilson: Halcon will no longer operate in the TMS play in the group Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
"Skip, Keep in mind that 2 or 3 of those Weyerhaeuser wells had significant wellbore instability/sidetracking issues that led to cost overruns. That's not to say such problems are an anomaly by any means, but it is worth keeping in mind when…"
Nov 21, 2014
Andrew replied to Kevin Raybourn's discussion What Activity does it take for an Operator to hold on to their Leases ???
"The "George Hunt Trust" problems are exactly the sort that are gloriously resolved by prescription in LA. In the early cases that determined Louisiana mineral interests are subject to prescription, the simplification of mineral title and…"
Nov 21, 2014
Andrew replied to Marcia Lampton's discussion Mineral Question
"Marcia, If your minerals were pooled in a unit and you were identified as a mineral owner then you should have received at least two certified letters about the pooling application."
Oct 29, 2014
Andrew joined Seimond S Evans's group
Sep 22, 2014

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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 6:57am — 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 8:08am

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 1:05pm

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 1:30pm — 10 Comments

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At 9:04am on February 26, 2018, John Lann said…

You sent me a message.    ????

At 12:59pm 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 2:52pm on March 11, 2013, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…

Andrew, please provide me with you off site email.

At 9:02pm 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 9:25am 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.

Again, welcome!

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