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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

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

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

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

Trade Show Tips

I can't tell you how many times I have seen companies spend tens of thousands of dollars at a single trade show, and then NEVER FOLLOW UP on their leads. Mind boggling, right? If you are exhibiting at trade shows, here are a few things that can help your ROI.

1. Pre-show promotion. Reach out to customers, spread the word via social media, if you advertise, include "See us at XXX Show" in your ads. A very…


Added by Jody Hill on August 13, 2014 at 20:17 — No Comments

Do I Need Twitter?

I've had many client's ask me this question..."I don't use Twitter. Does my company need to have a Twitter account?" I was a disbeliever myself until I set up the first account for a client of ours. Twitter gives you the opportunity to connect with people and companies, and disseminate news quickly and easily, and if your "Tweets" are of interest, they may be "retweeted" by your followers, spreading that news much farther and to a larger audience. Once you set up an account, go to the search…


Added by Jody Hill on August 13, 2014 at 20:19 — No Comments

Helpful Tips for Successful Royalty Management

By Davis Powell and Daniel Simpson

with SHALETRAK ONLINE Royalty Management Software


ShaleTrak often works with owners who are new to the process of receiving revenue from oil and gas production.  Below are a few basic tips to help oil and gas royalty owners with the management process:…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 25, 2014 at 20:31 — 3 Comments

NARO Louisiana Event to Highlight Issues Facing Royalty Owners

Monday, April 7, 2014

Topics: Louisiana geology (Haynesville Shale, Brown Dense, Tuscaloosa…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on February 17, 2014 at 16:00 — 6 Comments

No Shortage Of Shale Oil Plays (Seeking Alpha)

The Bakken and Eagle Ford may currently be the largest unconventional oil producers in the U.S., but the two fields certainly do not hold a monopoly on horizontal oil. In fact, North America's shale oil plays may prove to be just as abundant and diverse as the continent's natural gas plays. SM Energy's (SM) earnings and operating update …


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on May 1, 2013 at 10:27 — No Comments

Will Barnett Shale Study End Debate Over Gas Outlook?

Musings: Will Barnett Shale Study End Debate Over Gas Outlook?

Last Thursday, officials at the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology released highlights of its two-year study of the Barnett Shale field. This is ground zero for the American shale revolution since it is where George Mitchell and his engineers tested the thesis that by drilling horizontal wells and applying substantial…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 7, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Interested In All That This NC Architect Can Absorb on the Industry

One of my reasons for getting on here was simply to get my own unfiltered information on the exciting developments going on in the shale oil & gas areas of the country and see what jobs there may be lurking out there for an architect whose last position was principal in a civil engineering consulting firm.

In this area of the country, I encounter cohorts, work colleagues, and academics totally oblivious to the sea change taking place in the energy industry. I mention the…


Added by Geoffrey (Geoff) Emery Hoffman on March 11, 2013 at 17:29 — No Comments

Beware The Allure Of Shale ‘Mailbox Money’

Attorney Spotlight: Ben Elmore

It's an offer many of us have experienced. A land man calls with an offer of “mailbox money” for the mineral rights on your property. What do you do? What have you done? According to oil and gas lawyer Ben Elmore,  read closely before signing on the dotted line. If you don’t, it may come back to haunt you.

Mailbox money is a slang term of the shale era. “You wake up one day and you get a call from a land man” promising $1,000 an acre…


Added by K. Daniel Glover on February 27, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

My Response to FrackNation: Ball's in your court Gasland

By Keith Mauck


Well, that was the best $20 I’ve spent in…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on January 23, 2013 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

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…


Added by Andrew on January 11, 2013 at 6:57 — 6 Comments

Your Friendly Neighborhood Oil and Gas Lawyer

Attorney Spotlight: Eric Camp

Years ago in Burleson, Texas, a company eager to extract natural gas from the Barnett Shale entered negotiations with property owners who were just as eager to profit from the minerals beneath their suburban development.

For a while, the talks favored the neighborhood association. The company agreed in principle…


Added by K. Daniel Glover on January 9, 2013 at 5:00 — 1 Comment

The EPA's Tainted Fracking Tests (WSJ OpEd)

Link to the WSJ OpEd >

The agency's groundwatercontamination finding is undermined by the U.S. Geological Survey.

It has been four decades since Richard Nixon launched "Project Independence" with the goal of making the United…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on January 2, 2013 at 12:22 — 13 Comments

Transzap, Oildex Named to Software Magazine’s Software 500

Transzap, Oildex Named to Software Magazine’s Software 500

Software Magazine Ranks Transzap, Inc. & Oildex as one of the World’s Largest Software Companies


DENVER and HOUSTON – December 13, 2012- Transzap, Inc. today announces its inclusion in Software Magazine’s Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers, now in its 30th year. Transzap and Oildex…


Added by Oildex on December 20, 2012 at 14:35 — No Comments

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