"I’m a rancher and contractor in Texas that has built several frac ponds and my family has several frac lakes on our property. However, I’m not familiar with Louisiana water laws. If they are similar to Texas, you must have a…"
"My observations predominantly come from independent midstream operators. I can’t speak to the gather’s that are still integrated with the operators. I have not worked with them and they may or may not have the same economic…"
"All of the midstream companies that I’m familiar with have sophisticated leak detection programs. All of the Compression and Treating stations are routinely filmed using FLIR (Infared cameras to detect Methane). Drones using the…"
"When I was head of measurement for one of the early major pipeline operations in the Haynesville, we utilized Flir (infrared cameras) and analytics to identify leaks and/or emissions. This was driven a lot by economics. With gas prices…"
"I’m not sure how this opinion squares with the historical facts? The strongest storm on record to hit Louisiana was the 1856 “Last Island” Hurricane. Hurricane Audrey hit with similar force and path in 1957. Laura…"
I hate to disagree, but in the March 15 debate, Biden agreed with Sanders that he wanted to stop fracking as soon as he could. Later, when Sanders pressed him, Biden responded “No more-no new fracking”. It is true…"
"A few years ago when I was working for one of the major gathers in the Haynesville, the lack of adequate SWD was a limiting factor in our development plans around San Augustine. This was not as critical in the Holly and Carthage fields, as the…"
"Ha! I’ve seen, and may have been in negotiations on some of those deals in the past. In those days, the price of gas was so high that no one cared about the transportation/treating costs. The gathering contracts were…"
My experience is mostly in Harrison and Panola counties in Texas and Western Caddo parish in Louisiana. I have both bought and sold ROW in this area. From 30ft to 150ft ROW’s. Every location is different.…"
"Chesapeake’s gathering, treating, and transportation pipeline contracts are very burdensome(in the range of $0.35/ mmcf). They are a vestige of the massive growth in the early days where takeaway capacity was more important than cost.…"
"That’s a decent size ROW. Definitely worth getting a reputable O@G attorney to review and advise. I’ve seen $500 to $750/ rod (or more) + timber damages for similar sized ROW in Northeast Texas. But location and details…"
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More