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Keeping GoHaynesvilleShale Online

GHS Community,

We launched in the summer of 2008, to simply get answers to our own questions regarding the leasing and drilling of our family farm. At the time, my oldest was 2, she’s now 14! It was a pretty innocuous beginning, but when the website lit up with activity, I realized just how much of a vital a service the website provided. However, we’ve hit a rough patch with the pandemic and we are seeking donations from those that value GHS.



Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on December 4, 2020 at 10:08 — No Comments

Facilities, Production & Water Management: Oil & Gas Events Go Virtual


American Business Conferences has been long time sponsors of this community. Essentially, since the beginning of this website-that's nearly 12 years! With COVID restrictions in place, they are focusing on virtual events as they get things moving again. But, they…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 8, 2020 at 0:30 — No Comments

31 Operating Co. back in business again?

Kris Freeman with 31 Operating just contacted me re: $ owed me. I hope that he did so with those others of you that he owed royalties to. A thought: let's not let something like this get this far out of hand before speaking up. I can assure you I won't wait so long again to bring up the problem! Thanks for all of your input.


Added by William G. Fogle on March 6, 2020 at 11:29 — 1 Comment

Any new activity for Angelina County?

Me and my two brothers had a lease that has now expired and no other Landman or Oil Company has approached us for the Mineral Rights we have in Angelina County, Lufkin Texas.

Original lease was in 2015 but expired earlier this Year.

Chandler Johnson A-19 is location.

Added by Ryan Mott Oliver on December 10, 2019 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

Foreclosure, No bank subrogation, now an unleased mineral owner

Foreclose, Commercial property, no bank subrogation (they didn't sign off on the oil and gas lease).  I purchased the minerals from the bank so I am now an unleased mineral owner.  At the time of drilling and for a few years after the minerals were under lease executed by the borrower.  

So am I, as an unleased mineral owner, responsible for the costs of the well?  (aka, do I have to wait for the well to payoff before i start receiving a royalty).  Assuming I shouldn't have to pay for…


Added by Ron Hance on October 9, 2019 at 13:40 — 3 Comments

SWN JIB collection

Lower Tick Creek Brown Dense sell off by SWN comes after failure to payout Sharp22, 3rd quarter 2016, when Sharp 22 well costs were covered.  $7million of Sharp 22 production directed to SWN, bypassing UMI's.  UMI's were wrongly billed JIB expenses for Benson 27. After 1700 JIB was netted by SWN from one UMI's production, under protest, a collection agent for SWN called to demand $89 dollars to clear the JIB billing expense.  So much corruption...

Now a Velandera Energy…


Added by Robin Talltree on January 8, 2019 at 12:28 — 1 Comment

sonris well reports and documents

When Sonris Lite is used to pull up the well information, a click on the serial number on that information page will list associated documents .

Added by james horton on October 14, 2018 at 16:48 — No Comments

Unleased in Red River and Bienville

We are a novice in trying to understand Sonris. We own approximately 38 acres in both Red River and Bienville Parishes.  14N R7 33,34 outside of Ashland and 12N 8 29 near Grand Bayou Reservoir. Both were leased twice about 8 years ago, but have not had any further leasing opportunities except the occasional generic letter asking if we would like to sell our rights. We can no longer locate the coordinates on the Ashland area on Sonris. Do not know if the land has been removed from Haynesville…


Added by Renee W on May 9, 2018 at 8:14 — 2 Comments

Pinpoint-Entry Fracturing vs. Plug and Perf

Limited Entry Fracturing

Plug and perf (or limited entry) is the preferred and most common fracturing method for unconventional wells. Often employed in wells with cemented liners, it involves pumping down a bridge plug on wireline with perforating guns. The plug is set at a horizontal location near the well toe and the zone is then perforated. Next, the tools are removed from the well and the fracture stimulation treatment gets pumped in. A ball-activated plug…


Added by Keystone Energy Tools on January 18, 2018 at 8:44 — No Comments

Newbie here

I am owner of undivided 200 or so acres in Sabine Parish...along the Many highway, just east of the

bridge to Texas.  Property acquired by my grandfather in early 1930's ... long-term timber lease granted to

large lumber concern in the 1940's ... this lease still in play.  Interested in suggestions as to how to value and

sell my interest.  Thank you for any assistance to this rookie.

Frank R.

Added by Frank Roberts on November 24, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

Shale Activity is Picking Up, Join Your Parish or County Group

Are you a member of your parish or county group? If not, you may be missing out.

With activity in the area picking up, I want to remind you that the …


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on November 22, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Catching Up on a Few Things


Now that we are back on the old platform, there are a couple things I'd like to bring to your attention to get back in the groove.

County Groups…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 12, 2017 at 20:22 — No Comments

Visualizing Oil Production & Revenue with ShaleCast in the Haynesville (LA)

Please note that the LA Haynesville data used only represents the data from the wells in which ShaleCast members claim ownership.…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on June 14, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Key Dets and Boll Weevil

Any reports on these wells?

Added by Local lurker on April 22, 2016 at 21:24 — No Comments

GHS: Nat Gas Perfect Storm?

 MississippiLouisiana / …


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Woodbine Leon County

Anyone has information regarding porosity for the woodbine formation northern Leon county? I'm wondering how far the eaglebine play extends... I have seen some indication of structural control to the north, and some fields with WOC defined...not sure if the Woodbine is more conventional in nature in that area

Added by FC on May 15, 2015 at 13:12 — 1 Comment

NARO Louisiana's Annual Conference - April 20th

Come find out how to best manage your minerals, to make the most of the property and to make a difference for future royalty owners.

Don’t miss the chance to meet and…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 12, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Tuscaloosa Shale discussions on

The below groups make up the entirety of GHS discussions on the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play.  Our groups cover both Louisiana and Mississippi.

General TMS Discussion Group…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on October 7, 2014 at 15:26 — No Comments

Mineral Evaluation - From a Mineral Investor's Perspective

Hello all, in light of what Skip Peel and others have written about mineral values, buying and selling, I thought it might be interesting to describe the viewpoint from "the other side" as to how we go about evaluating and acquiring minerals.   For reference, I founded Axiom Minerals about two years ago and concentrate the vast majority of our efforts in the Haynesville Shale area of North Louisiana and East Texas.

DISCLAIMER: This post solely reflects the personal opinions and…


Added by Jake Stroud on August 17, 2014 at 17:46 — 1 Comment

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