February 2009 Blog Posts (34)

Social Security Retirement Planning

I recently learned that many people approaching retirement did not know all of the options available to them in terms of receiving their Social Security Retirement benefits. With so many baby boomers approaching retirement, the following information may assist in making the correct decision for their retirement.

Option 1 - Retirement at full retirement age - You can retire sith full benefits at your full retirement age. Initially, this was 65 years old but now varies from 65 years to 67… Continue

Added by Joe Baird on February 16, 2009 at 11:14am — 3 Comments

Caddo Resources

Does anyone know the differences between Caddo Resources LLC, Caddo Resources GP, Caddo Resources LP and Caddo Resources Inc? I know that Richard McFarland was President of one and Rex Corey Jr is President of several others. Is there a connection between all of them? Caddo Resources LP (Rex Corey Jr) sold Goodrich Petrolem land for 32 million dollars. Has anyone had any dealings with either Richard McFarland or Rex Corey Jr?

Thank you!

Added by Oil Girl on February 15, 2009 at 10:07pm — 4 Comments

Saltwater disposal well

I am trying to find out how much to ask for when negotiating a salt water disposal well on my property. The negotiation is on a price per barrel basis. What should I ask for?

Added by Ker on February 13, 2009 at 12:49am — 2 Comments

Does Anyone Know of Any CAT 583 and CAT 594 Pipe Layers For Sale?

I am not the best blogger so I hope this is okay to ask. I have a customer looking for 5-583's and 6-594's to buy. Also need a 42" bending machine. I figure since a lot of you are actively in the field, you may be able to point me in the right direction. THANKS!!!

Added by Deborah Durst West on February 12, 2009 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

property owner's son


I am new to the sight and the gas industry. I am trying to find out some information to assist my 82 year old mom. She gets her royalty checks that shows the money is for gas drawn from the James Lime Formation. How or does it relate to the Haynesville Shale? How big is the James Lime formation? Her property is located near the center of and most northern San Augustine county.
Thanks for your information,
Brodie Riner, Jr.

Added by Brodie Riner, Jr. on February 12, 2009 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

State of the Industry, As Seen at NAPE (From an Observer's Perspective)

Many of you have looked to various indicators and bellwethers as to the general health of the industry as a whole, and in particular, how same will apply to the Haynesville Shale for the coming year. From those of us "in the business", many of us look to the turnout, prospects, and outlook gleaned at NAPE (formerly the North American Prospect Expo) as a significant bellwether as to the general state of the business in the coming year.

A little background:

NAPE began in… Continue

Added by Dion Warr, CPL on February 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Barnett Shale Drilling Rig Video


Added by TXsharon on February 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Our Discussion on Natural Gas with Tom Fowler (Business/Energy Reporter, Houston Chronicle)

Here is the trascript of our discussion with Tom Fowler. Again, I want to thank Tom and I want to thank you for participating and asking some good questions. The discussion was great and I am eager to have more of these.

Tom Fowler is a business reporter for the Houston Chronicle covering various aspects of the energy business, including pipelines, electric power and energy trading. He previously covered technology for the Chronicle and for the Austin Business Journal. He has a… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on February 5, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

3/16 or 18.75

What is the difference between 3/16 and 18.75 when performing a calculation estimate the royalties one would recieve?

Added by James Adams on February 4, 2009 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

February 2009 Energy Markets

Feb. 26: Chesapeake Energy announces plan to reorganize its Eastern Division operation in Charleston, West Virginia ... to reorganize its Charleston, West Virginia-based Eastern Division from a regional corporate headquarters to a regional field office. As a result, Chesapeake will consolidate the management of its Eastern Division land, legal, accounting, information technology, geoscience and engineering departments into the company's corporate offices in Oklahoma City. Field… Continue

Added by weatherman on February 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments




Added by CRAWFORD BARR LEWIS on February 4, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Who knows anything about Will Drill in Bienville Parish?

Will Drill is applying for landowners to force pool their land in our section of land. The word FORCE just doesn't sit well with me. Does anyone have any comments or knowledge of this process?

Added by M.L.D.M on February 3, 2009 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments


Hey, if anybody knows of any hiring going on in the drilling/workover/completion end of the gas and oil field... please, let me know. My son got laid off from Sandia Drilling...we know lot's in the industry ( hubby is a driller and I work for an operator) but can't seem to get anything going for him.... he has good experience, even drilled on a little single. He's young but a hard worker and very determined. My email addy is kelliegirl381@yahoo.com

Added by kelliegirl on February 3, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Anything New on Leasing ?

I live on Sparks Davis Road. Has anyone had any offers lately ?

Added by Dwight McClain on February 1, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

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