March 2009 Blog Posts (22)

New Job and Career Tools

GHS Jobs

Excited to be placing job boards on the site. There will be links permanently placed in the above header and down the left hand side of the homepage toward the middle. There are 2 primary tool. The job boards and the resume database. The job boards present regional and national job openings. As an employer, you may list a job for a small fee. As a job hunter, you can search openings - at of… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 25, 2009 at 4:25 — 4 Comments

National "TEA" Party April 15 at your city hall

Taxed Enough Already, I ran across this site National TEA Party and foud it interesting cities across America are forming "TEA Parties""for noon on April15 at city halls every where. I emailed a lady that was forming the party here in Shreveport but I haven't heard from her. Has anyone else heard of this "TEA Party"?

Added by katherine drinkard on March 24, 2009 at 9:05 — No Comments

BP Making a Move in the Haynesville Shale

ShaleGeo has made a great post about another major producer making movement in the Haynesville Shale. Thought this might be of interest to you. BP has a filed for their first Haynesville Shale unit at Spider Field in Desoto Parish.

“Look Who is Joining the Party – BP...”


To view the discussion and a copy of their… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 24, 2009 at 5:30 — No Comments


I want to welcome Eric Camp as a regular contributor to the GHS blog feature. Eric has been an integral part of the GHS community for some time now. I look forward to hearing from him in this new medium.

Keith "Haynesville"

Site Publisher


by Eric Camp

This article discusses what generally happens after signing an oil and… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 24, 2009 at 3:30 — 31 Comments

Well in Red River Parish

Does anyone know anything about the well they are preparing to put in RRP, T 14N-R9W-SEC30 ?
I see it looks like they have the pad built ?, not sure about all the terminology used----just wondering if anyone knows if they are planning on completing the well while onsite or if they will come back later to drill?

Added by Trisha Giddens on March 23, 2009 at 15:42 — 11 Comments

GHS Update, March 23 ,2009


Things have been so busy that I forgot to smoke my 10,000th member cigar. We now have 10,000 and then some. No fear though, the cigar is still waiting for me. Again, I want you all to join me in my cigar shalebration. Here is the link to the invite in case you missed it.


1. Dramatic increase in Salt Water Disposals in NW… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 23, 2009 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

To all you shale chefs out there...

I think one of the things I miss most about living in the US (other than my family and friends, of course) is the GREAT FOOD I grew up on in the south. Simply nothing like it anywhere!! Though I often eat grilled fish, rice, salad and miso soup (made from soy beans) for breakfast now, I still often dream of grits mixed with scrambled eggs and buttermilk cornbread muffins (no joke). My last trip to Atlanta had me giggling like a kid over the HUGE blackberries I had for breakfast at my hotel. I… Continue

Added by Antsu-in-Japan on March 20, 2009 at 1:03 — 15 Comments

The Myth of the Heron and the Hummingbird.

Heron and the Hummingbird

(Hitchiti Tribe)

retold by

S. E. Schlosser

Heron and Hummingbird were very good friends, even though one was tall and gangly and awkward and one was small and sleek and fast. They both loved to eat fish. The Hummingbird preferred small fish like minnows and Heron liked the large ones.

One day, Hummingbird said to his friend: "I am not sure there are enough fish in the world for both of our kind to eat. Why don't we have a race to see which of… Continue

Added by Bobi Carr ("parker") on March 19, 2009 at 18:51 — 31 Comments

What is going to be the worst thing about bas inflation for the natural gas sector?

Does anyone older than me care to share their experience about the upcoming quarters in the nat. gas market? If you want I also build houses? what about that sector?

Added by J. A. on March 18, 2009 at 15:18 — No Comments

Rallying cry from 1920 Rallying shout for 2009

Rallying cry from 1920 (workers of the world unite). Ralling shout for 2009 (haynesville shale unleased mineral owners unite). We cannot use collective bargaining as our greatgrandfathers did in the 1920s or the neighboorhood shale groups in 2008. but we can unite and compile what information we have as individuals into a larger body of knowledge that collectively, perhaps we can piece together enough information to contend with the energy companies that want 75% of our minerals . the bar… Continue

Added by danny meyers on March 15, 2009 at 17:42 — 2 Comments



A mineral lease has a longer life than most marriages. Since this document may be longer lasting than a marriage, why would you enter into it lightly?

Some may look at it with the dreaming eyed impetuous hopes or the same mindset as a teenager who would get married in a Las Vegas drive through Chapel. I’ve heard people say “it’s all free money, so why does it even matter?”. Nothing in life is free, so a little… Continue

Added by Bobi Carr ("parker") on March 15, 2009 at 17:24 — 23 Comments

Chatting with T. Boone Pickens at the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum


The EnergyBiz Leadrship Forum was put together well. The focus of the conference tackled the effects of the Obama stimulus package on the power industry, as well as the short- and long-term consequences of the energy and economic crises. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was a little disappointed that CNG was not directly tackled in depth. It seemed that every other energy aspect was covered except CNG. This absence is probably explained when one looks at the current… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 14, 2009 at 4:30 — 7 Comments

I am UMI

I am an unleased mineral interest owner. I can't help but notice the derisive comments slung my way and towards others like me. Seems industry types hurl slurs at us, particularly when business is slow, i.e., when natural gas prices tumble a bit. Yeah, no one likes them; at least, not those of us who stand to profit immensely from higher prices. In any event, back to the point. Exemplary of the childish name-calling include "parasites, goats, and freeloaders." Hmmm. Bullying is distasteful not… Continue

Added by Bob on March 13, 2009 at 2:30 — 19 Comments

Any Information on JW Operating well - Section 17 Township 16N Range 13W.

Does anyone have any information on JW Operating well in Sec 17 (16N 13W)? They have been drilling on it since September. I do not know what "Side Track" means on sonris.

Added by DaddyT on March 8, 2009 at 5:33 — No Comments

Section 24

I am in section 24 where no wells have been drilled. Has anyone heard of planned wells for this section? If a horizontal well is drilled in a section next to mine, can my minerals be pulled off whithout my receiving any royalties?

Added by Abby on March 6, 2009 at 17:40 — 2 Comments

Disagreeing and Disagreeable

Disagreeing and Disagreeable

I’ll be the first to admit that I have been in the middle of more than my fair share of GHS disagreements. Some of these disagreements are actually enjoyable to be involved in. Sharing ideas, hashing out opinions and trying to see the other side of the coin. I believe it is one of the best parts of the site. Disagreeing respectfully.

All of the disagreements haven’t been pretty. It is sometimes hard to be polite when you so vehemently disagree… Continue

Added by Bobi Carr ("parker") on March 4, 2009 at 18:28 — 24 Comments

Why does :Sharon TX come after my name and photo

It is odd and funny who did it or how did it happen. We all know Sharon and I have diff opinions.

Yuck Yuck Funny!

Added by J. A. on March 4, 2009 at 17:05 — No Comments

Obama's Energy Plan

Go to the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association's web site to sign a petition protesting Obama's proposed tax increases for the oil and gas industry.

Link below

Added by Walt Denny on March 4, 2009 at 15:21 — 1 Comment



Some times things aren’t good or bad they just may be distasteful from your perspective.

If I sell a piece of property and reserve minerals, I want the gas companies to drill NOW before I lose my interests. The buyer of the property hopes they don’t drill soon enough and the mineral rights will become theirs. In it’s basic form that sounds simple enough.

But what if I sell someone 300 acres of prime development property that is held by… Continue

Added by Bobi Carr ("parker") on March 2, 2009 at 19:38 — 3 Comments

Pipeline Easement Lease Rate

I apologize if this issue has been talked about before on this blog but I have not been able to locate any discussion on it. Has anyone been approached by an energy company to sign a pipeline easement contract? If so does anyone know what the going rate is in the Haynesville Shale is? I was offered a "per rod" price for the lease but I have no idea if it is a fair offer. Thanks

Added by Les on March 2, 2009 at 7:06 — 4 Comments

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