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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 katherine dykes's discussion PAYMENT FROM HORIZONTAL WELL DRILLED ACROSS SECTIONS
"See attached. "
Apr 11, 2018
Andrew replied to katherine dykes's discussion PAYMENT FROM HORIZONTAL WELL DRILLED ACROSS SECTIONS
"I think Skip and Jesse are talking about two different things. What I believe Skip is trying to say is that a mineral owner's share of production obtained from a unit always stays the same, regardless of how many wells are in the unit or how…"
Apr 11, 2018
Andrew replied to Cindy R's discussion EXCO payments
"I got paid by EXCO in March."
Apr 9, 2018
Andrew replied to Cara Leggett's discussion Old P HIll Rd. Lease Offer
"The vast majority of leases today are not filed of record, because the operators do not want the public to be able find out what terms it has agreed to with other owners. You may find some good leases recorded from 2008 or earlier, as the Louisiana…"
Apr 9, 2018
Andrew replied to Dion Warr, CPL's discussion Push to Clear the Books of Chronic Shut-in Wells
"Plugging orphaned wells will continue to be a challenge for the reasons Dion mentioned. But I think the proposed legislation can make some progress on that front. If an operator has listed a well's status as "Shut in-future utility"…"
Apr 9, 2018
Andrew replied to Skip Peel - Independent Landman's discussion Australis Seeks Funding For TMS Development in the group Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
"Rock man is on point about Australis renewing their leases rather than drilling to maintain them. Australis bought ~67,600 acres of non-producing leasehold from Encana, and I would guess that less than 5% of those leases are currently HBP. TMS wells…"
Apr 9, 2018
Andrew replied to Steve's discussion Austin Chalk leasing in Louisiana
"Mineral owners should never turn over a signed lease without receiving full payment at that time. By full payment I mean a check for small amounts, and certified funds or a wire for larger amounts. If the company insists on using a bank draft you…"
Mar 23, 2018
Andrew replied to kittycatmama's discussion Received Exco Bankruptcy Papers
"I just got these notices myself and had a chance to review them. If any EXCO royalty owner has good reasons to believe that his/her royalty has been underpaid by EXCO at any time prior to January 15, 2018, the only way to recover the unpaid…"
Mar 23, 2018
Andrew replied to Craig Wascom's discussion The resurgence of the Louisiana Austin Chalk in the group Austin Chalk
"Rock Man, I have seen some AC wells in Vernon Parish come on strong with high 24-hr IP rates only to see them decline to virtually zero production within a couple of weeks. Does that have something to do with the AC's properties near the TX/LA…"
Mar 21, 2018
Andrew replied to Craig Wascom's discussion The resurgence of the Louisiana Austin Chalk in the group Austin Chalk
"If I had mineral rights prospective for Austin Chalk, there's no company I would rather have operating my AC wells than EOG. They pioneered fracking tight oil at a time when the rest of the industry still thought shales were only prospective…"
Mar 21, 2018
Andrew replied to Steve's discussion Austin Chalk leasing in Louisiana
"The information posted by John Lann is some of the best intel on leasing I have seen on GHS, going all the way back to the heady days of the Haynesville Shale leasing frenzy. I hope other owners with knowledge of what is going on in their area will…"
Mar 21, 2018
Rock Man and Andrew are now friends
Mar 9, 2018
Andrew replied to John Denison's discussion WSJ: Tellurian Has Held Talks With Chesapeake Energy on Louisiana Fields
"That's the one I was thinking of; I was mistaken when I said it was in Sabine Parish, and it is 4 new wells, not 5. Regardless, the application for 4 new wells indicates that they intend to drill. They may contract out operations, but I spoke…"
Mar 9, 2018
Andrew replied to John Denison's discussion WSJ: Tellurian Has Held Talks With Chesapeake Energy on Louisiana Fields
"Tellurian just applied for 5 new wells in a single unit in Sabine Parish. "
Mar 9, 2018
Andrew replied to Skip Peel - Independent Landman's discussion Range Resources: Suggestions for Lessors and Unleased Land Owners
"Bob, In Texas, royalties are subject to post-production costs. In fact, even if a lease prohibits all "deductions from the value of the Lessor's royalty by reason of any" post-production costs, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that…"
Mar 9, 2018
M B Gilster replied to Andrew's discussion 2018 NARO LA Convention
"Thx for the quick reply Andrew & that is all I can find *event/seminar* wise for NARO La in 2018 as well. Re. national NARO, I personally have some concerns w/ it's closeness to operators/producers etc. in the industry vs. long time royalty…"
Feb 28, 2018

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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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