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.
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
Started this discussion. Last reply by Land Rat Sep 18, 2012.
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.
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…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2013 at 6:57 — 6 Comments
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…Continue
Posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:08 — 2 Comments
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…Continue
Posted on September 17, 2012 at 13:05
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…Continue
Posted on September 14, 2012 at 13:30 — 10 Comments
You sent me a message. ????
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.
Andrew, please provide me with you off site email.
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.
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