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BP America Koala Gas Unit
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James L. Williams Oct 30, 2017.

 

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James L. Williams replied to James L. Williams's discussion Does Anyone Have Information on the Status of BP America Wells Being Drilled in San Augustine
"Thanks for the update. When I was in Denning back in February it appeared that BP America was gong to drill those three wells. I haven't kept up on more recent results for the wells south and west of Denning, but #5H appears to be a very good…"
Jul 2
jffree1 replied to James L. Williams's discussion Does Anyone Have Information on the Status of BP America Wells Being Drilled in San Augustine
"James, those three wells are all drilled and waiting on completion. The only well on the unit completed and selling gas is the #5H. There are still three open permits not yet drilled: 1HB, 2H & 4H."
Jul 2
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James L. Williams replied to James L. Williams's discussion BP America Koala Gas Unit
"Thanks for the update Jffree. I had heard several months ago that there was a problem with #1H that caused it to not be completed, and that #5H was being drilled to replace it. According to the RRC map those two are co-located, along with #1HB. That…"
Oct 30, 2017
jffree1 replied to James L. Williams's discussion BP America Koala Gas Unit
"BP has turned in IP reports on Koala #5H, Taz #1H & #2H (east side adjoining Koala unit) and Wallaby #1H & #2H (west side adjoining Koala unit). Koala 5H IP was 15.178 MMcfd on 14.75/64 choke with 8415# FTP (flowing tubing pressure). Taz 1H…"
Oct 30, 2017
James L. Williams replied to James L. Williams's discussion BP America Koala Gas Unit
"Today I received a Division Order from BP America for Koala #5H and a check for 365,000 Mcf gas production in August. That explains things to some extent.  "
Oct 30, 2017
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BP America Koala Gas Unit

Does anyone have any information regarding BP America activity in the Koala Gas Unit. I have been getting some rather startlingly high offers to buy my mineral interest in the unit, so I'm curious as to what is happening there. I heard early this year that BP America was drilling #3H, but abandoned it. Now I see that they have requested another permit for #3H. I also heard they they started drilling #5H back in March or April, but have not seen a completion report on it. As of this week they…See More
Oct 26, 2017
dbob replied to James L. Williams's discussion BP America Koala Gas Unit
"I would assume the rock is good in that area.  you might be able to use RRC resources to identify nearby wells with production and get an idea what the rock is…"
Oct 25, 2017
James L. Williams posted a discussion

BP America Koala Gas Unit

Does anyone have any information regarding BP America activity in the Koala Gas Unit. I have been getting some rather startlingly high offers to buy my mineral interest in the unit, so I'm curious as to what is happening there. I heard early this year that BP America was drilling #3H, but abandoned it. Now I see that they have requested another permit for #3H. I also heard they they started drilling #5H back in March or April, but have not seen a completion report on it. As of this week they…See More
Oct 25, 2017
James L. Williams replied to Skip Peel - Independent Landman's discussion "HAYNESVILLE SHALE NEEDS $6.50 GAS TO BREAK EVEN": ART BERMAN
"It would be interesting to get Berman's comment on the XTO Banana Slugs well (API 405-30519) that has a lateral running parallel to the Attoyac River in East Texas and has produced 9.6 Bcf in 29 months. "
Nov 25, 2015
James L. Williams replied to etx44's discussion EXCO Division Orders in the group San Augustine County, TX
"I have received a Division Order for Red River 365A (API 405-30333). It went into production around November 2010 and I got the Division Order in October 2011."
Nov 30, 2011
James L. Williams replied to Sarah's discussion more natural gas in the media...CBN did this report
"I don't know about there being a 2 acre drill site per well. Near my house on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington there is a two acre drill site where 21 wells had been drilled the last time I checked, and Carrizo says they…"
Apr 19, 2011
James L. Williams replied to Joe Ed Jones's discussion McKinney 1H well
"The completion report for the McKinney well (405-30368) says the well was completed on 12/11/2010. The IP test was on 12/15/2010. IP was 18.9 mmcfd on an adjustable choke with a flowing pressure of 8765 psi. Production probably started in…"
Mar 31, 2011
James L. Williams replied to Joe Ed Jones's discussion What happens in the group San Augustine County, TX
"Martha: Eventually there will be one Hayneville well per 80 acres and probably one Bossier well per 80 acres (though the pool size could be different for the different formation) so it will work out in the long run.  If the price of natural gas…"
Mar 26, 2011
James L. Williams replied to Bro Tommy's discussion Expert Info Please: Long Wait for Division Orders
"My experience with EOG is well went into production in August 2010, and no DO yet."
Feb 19, 2011
James L. Williams replied to Suzanne Sowell's discussion EXCO Well-Davis SU #1
"FM 354 goes north off of HW 21 in Denning and ends before it gets to the Shelby County line."
Jan 6, 2011

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At 7:37am on June 30, 2009, Eric Camp said…
James,

Do you own 100% of the minerals in the unleased tract? If so, it should not be included in the unit. If not, if the operator has leased any of the other interests in the tract, it can pool the entire tract.

The question then becomes - is the well on the tract or another tract in the unit? If the well is on your tract, you are an unleased co-tenant and am entitled to your entire share of the production after pay-out minus operating expenses. So, if you have a 1/2 interest in a 100 acre tract and the well is on that tract, you are entitled to 50% of the well's production after pay-out minus operating expenses. But if the well is not on your tract, you are not entitled to anything from it.

It is true that operators' accounting is certainly going to have the operator over the unleased co-tenant but "funny math" will only get the operator so far. The State doesn't offer any specific protections for this situation above what the law already affords - suits for conversion, accounting, etc.

Feel free to message me personally if you would like to discuss this further.

Best,

Eric C. Camp
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