Keith Mauck

About Keith Mauck

American Energy Communications, LLC is a publisher of websites and tools that center around the shale-energy industry and mineral ownership. Our primary goals are to educate & connect mineral owners and industry professionals. We shape the public debate on domestic drilling by serving as a counter balance to the false rhetoric directed towards the shale industry. Since 2008, our websites have reached 2.5 million+ unique visitors. Our ever-growing network has 46,000 registered users across all 50 states. Additionally, I have authored opeds for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Daily Caller, Examiner, Times of Trenton, Virginia Pilot, Washington Times and other publications.

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Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "Haynesville Production will climb for the seventh straight month":
"Production in the Haynesville reservoir will climb for the seventh straight month in June, reaching the highest since October 2014, government data show...."
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new group:
Test Group
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 2 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Infant deaths associated with fracking:
"The sites, past and present, have always been an open forum-nothing's changed on that end. I'm not a censor of discussion - never have been. If we believe..."
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Created a new discussion "EXCO to Focus on Bossier and Haynesville; Break Even Prices":
"2017 First Quarter Highlights Increased ‘17 capital budget to $158MM versus capital spend of $78MM in ‘16 Measuring capital allocation decisions against..."
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "Gas Gains on Potential Rover Delay":
"U.S. natural gas futures surged after federal regulators limited construction on a pipeline, a move that may delay new Appalachian supplies from reaching the..."
ET Rover Group
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "Rex to increase drilling in Carroll County":
"Rex Energy will soon be busy in Carroll County, where it plans to drill 12 Utica Shale wells this year. The State College, Pa.-based company outlined its..."
Carroll County, OH
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "Titan Sells 8,400 Wells in Appalachia to focus on Appalachia ":
"“This transaction continues Titan’s transformation into a growth-oriented oil and gas company focused on the development of the Eagle Ford Shale,” said CEO..."
WV Land Owners
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "Gulfport Energy drilled 26 Utica Shale wells during the first quarter":
"The Oklahoma City-based company discussed its first-quarter results during a conference call with analysts Tuesday. Gulfport’s daily production averaged..."
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "WV, PA, OH Well Permits ":
"WV Permits Week of 4/24/2017    County                  E&P Companies         Well Number    1.  Doddridge             Antero..."
General Shale
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "EOG Returns to Louisiana Expanding Their Austin Chalk Exploration Plan":
"EOG Resources has been making some extraordinary Austin Chalk completions in the Karnes Trough of South Texas. Under their service provider's entity,..."
Avoyelles Parish, LA
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "How economics changed in the DJ Basin":
"This image shows how economics have since changed. As prices collapsed starting late 2014, operators were forced to respond. They had to focus on drilling..."
Eagle Ford & Permian
Keith Mauck
@keith-mauck • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on My Son's Teacher Sent Me This Photo:
"Thanks Skip!"
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10/14/09 08:18:36PM @louzanne:
Keep me posted and let me know if I can help.L.
10/18/09 08:13:05PM @marg:
kEITH, HOW DO YOU UNSCRIBE AND SUBSCRIBE AGAIN AS I HAVE changed my name. I am not the one whose birthday is LOL. H ope they keep drilling in Shelby and that I get a H.S. Well. LOL J. Armstreet
ur dern tootin'
10/20/09 12:10:04AM @ur-dern-tootin:
Hi Keith,Just to let you know- the Office of Conservation will have a booth at the LOGA Gulf Coast Prospect and Shale Expo to be held at the Shreveport Convention Center on October 21-22, 2009. We will have a live internet feed and will be demonstrating the many capabilities of our SONRIS System and answering questions from attendees. I will be there also, so I hope to meet you and other shalers. Best regards.Jim Welsh, Commissioner of Conservation
10/22/09 12:51:01PM @jffree1:
For all you do...
Eric N. Smith
10/22/09 02:50:48PM @eric-n-smith:
I'll be happy to pitch in on occasion. I did listen to a talk by Ron Berman to the local SIPES group this week. He seems concerned about estimated shale decline curves and claims that he has examined 2,000 wells in the Fayetteville and Barnett plays. His conclusion is that reserves are being overstated and hence F&D costs are being understated. Is anybody blogging on that topic?
Larry Lafitte
10/22/09 07:06:31PM @larry-lafitte:
Where would be the best place to post this question. If you do not sign a lease due to unfair sign up bonuses and they force pool you, what are you opening yourself up to? Also if you do not sign and they drill a well, I asume you forfeit the lease bonus but you get 100% of your part of the well after company has paid for well expenses, right? I heard that oil company can put your royalties on hold for a long time. Thanks
10/22/09 09:14:21PM @rosebud:
A roll of toilet paper, Dude? LOL! I love it! Thank you for and a special community of online friends - I enjoy every minute I spend here.
Charles E. Woodard
10/24/09 08:43:36AM @charles-e-woodard:
Hey,I just joined the group a few days ago and find it interesting. I live away from my property and was just informed that a rig was put up in the section my land is in. I was told it went up last week? Is there anyway to find out for sure? My land is in T15N,R9W, Section 34. I was also told that they're planning on placing 3 rigs in the section? If this is true, is there anyway to get an estimate, best guess, and when it my start producing and how much it may payout? My land is 5 acres. I appreciate any help you can give me. I have no idea on these things and want to ensure the family gets treated fairly.Thanks,Charles Woodard
Michael Brown
10/26/09 10:51:47PM @michael-brown:
Hey Keith, I took the Polar Bear plunge and signed up. Look forward to speaking with you.Mike
10/27/09 02:38:40PM @rosebud:
I found it - approximately 15 seconds after asking for directions!! LOL! Those little graphics are all cute. I ordered 1,000 credits and have already spent all but maybe four or five.
Frank F Douglas
10/27/09 03:14:11PM @frank-f-douglas:
Keith:Thanks. The lease was 4+ two optional years, both of which were exercised at the same time. I believe there is a little over a year left. I assume that if they're ever going to drill they will do it in that time because our lease was a real bargain for them.Also, do you know how to determine the physical location of a lease? I have no idea where this property is. It was something my mother inherited from a first cousin.Frank
10/27/09 07:37:35PM @jimburgess:
Keith,Thanks for your intro comments. Sorry took so long to say this.I have sold a o and g lease on 60 acre tract in Union Parish....inw3/4 sesw sec.13 and e3/4 nenw sec 24,t22n-r1e .....I had hopedto get some comments from some of the other members....I didhear from 2 individuals.The lease broker was Manna Acquisitions......leasing for Weiser Brown.Any comments would be appreciated.I am recently retired from real estate business and am interested in beinginvolved in row or landman work. Advice also appreciated.Thanks......Jim Burgess
Bill Goins
10/30/09 11:43:33PM @bill-goins:
Hey Keith, it was good to talk with you. Looking forward to talking with you again soon.
11/11/09 05:56:04PM @pat-taylor:
Bobi Carr ("parker")
11/15/09 09:59:42PM @bobi-carr-parker:
Keith,Thanks for the birthday wishes.
Brian Holman
11/16/09 10:48:14PM @brian-holman:
KeithOn November 4th you left a blog for a Field Represenatative Manager for Chesapeake. I have applied for this job probably 10 times in the last year. I have went through Chesapeake's website, through a hiring firm called Swift Oil and Gas, and have even drove to Shreveport to try and meet with someone about this job. I have got no responses from the applications I filled out on their site. The firm I went through told me I was one of 4 people being considered for the job, I tried to follow up for the months following but they finally quit returning my phone call and emails. I met with a man at the Shreveport office named Kevin McCotter and he put me in touch with a field recruiter named Tim Dehan, he told me I was highly qualified for the position and would be in touch shortly, but again I can now get no response from the field recruiter. I have ample experience in the fields they are looking for but cant even get so much as an interview with Chesapeake. I last made contact with the field recruiter on October 16 and on October 22 they relisted the job. I feel as though it is a matter of who you know not what you know. I guess my question to you is. do you know anyone at Chesapeake that may be able to help me? I have been out of work for about 4 months and am willing to go to work anywhere doing any kind of land work. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated.ThanksBrian Holmanbhorbit@yahoo.com337-884-8882
Les B
11/17/09 12:08:21AM @les-b:
Keith, it looks like I will have limited access to the site for the unforeseen future. Starting late Friday or Saturday morning whenever I access from my laptop the page just freezes. Seems to be some type of script issue for my laptop as the hourglass pops up and just stays.I can still access from home desktop but that limits access considerably.
Les B
11/19/09 11:44:54PM @les-b:
Keith, thanks for your comment back. I have problems both when I am docked and when I use a wireless connection. I only have problems with GHS and it occurs on every page on the site.I will just have to see if I can sort it out but have no idea when I will be able to access GHS again.
Kathy Morgan
11/23/09 03:28:36PM @kathy-morgan:
Thank you, kind sir. I'm kinda fond of her. How's that new munchkin of yours? Getting big I bet. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from me and mine.
11/25/09 11:11:07AM @rosebud:
A barrel of oil? Are you making fun of my cooking? LOL! The next thing will probably be a henhouse - I'm using eggs today like they were going out of style!I certainly hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. This one will be different, you'll miss Dennis terribly but somehow the years do seem to heal our broken hearts to a great degree. Right now I'm a little sad remembering how crazy big family get-togethers used to be here - but we make new traditions now.HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!Ann
Robert Pickle
12/05/09 02:40:28PM @robert-pickle:
Keith, Do you know who has the Drilling consulting contract with Encana?I have been in Algeria, Russia and Saudi as a Rig manager the last few years and begging for work at home.thank youRobert
12/16/09 10:21:43PM @skipcrawford:
I'm just learning how to use this site. How do I put a question into a forum?
12/19/09 08:40:59AM @l-d-h:
There is an interesting article on the front page of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this morning about the residents of Dish in Denton County being tested for toxic chemicals due to the activity in the Barnett Shale. I will try to post a link, but I am not sure I know how. I am new to oil and gas and to linking on a computer.
Stan Grimm
12/22/09 11:32:48AM @stan-grimm:
Thanks for all your work! Have a wonderful holiday season.
William Gardner
12/23/09 10:18:03PM @william-gardner:
your welcome to use that map I put in the Nacogdoches county group. Just let me know so I don't get any surprises.
Michelle Henri
12/29/09 12:32:38PM @michelle-henri:
Keith,I am in need of a landman to perform a current owner search in Natchitoches Parish, LA as soon as possible. Do you know anyone who would want to do this?I can be reached at 800-687-9030 or Thank you for your site. Michelle Henri
12/29/09 08:43:23PM @jhh:
Keith,do you have a caddo parish township link on this website. i'm in Texas and i can't determine a location when people us terms such as T 4 13N 12W as an example. thanks jhh
Anita Goodson
01/02/10 01:32:58PM @anita-goodson:
Keith,My brother in law sent me a map of the parishes with sections broken down. I think this would be useful. i want to email it to you. What is the address?Anita Goodson
Jack Blake
01/11/10 01:36:22PM @jack-blake:
Jack Blake has been contacted by Mustang Engineering; a firm working for Encana. They may want to run a P/L on edge of Jack's land. They say they try to keep it as close to the edge of property as necessary so they take as little property as necessary.Jack's land is in Sec 21 T 10 N - R 11 W.-The P/L would go down a 750' side of my land that has a Sabine Parish maintained dirt road frontage all down that 750' side of the land.-I don't know what size of P/L it would be (maybe this 8" you speak of).-I have minerals leased to Chesapeake and Encana said that has nothing to do with this P/L ROW deal they may want to make.-I gave permission to survey and they have surveyed and put up flags on about 1-9-10. Encana wants a ROW for an Encana P/L.Jack did pretty good on the original mineral 3 yr lease to Chesapeake(lease good for another 1.5 years and my section has been made a production unit by SWEPI LP but so far no well planned on SONRIS).Q 1 What is fair compensation for this ROW deal? $/foot in length or how is it figured?Q 2 Is it a perpetual never ending lease and a one time pay out to me or money every so many years?Q 3 What specifice do I need to put in the deal?Q-4 What else do I need to know?? Maybe I need to know the size of P/L and volume they plan to flow thru it to make my deal?Q-5 Where can I do more research?I do want the ROW on my land and I want to be compensated fairly, but I don't want to demand to much and scare them away from my land.Help a brother out howled Jack Blake!!!Long live the HS!!!!!Oust Obama---Keith for President cried Jack Blake!!!!!
Norman J. Cone III
01/12/10 02:04:14PM @norman-j-cone-iii:
Hey Keith, Any plans to make a Webster Parish Network on this site?
01/13/10 11:10:41PM @upitt:
Cigar Fan? I am as well. Thanks for the site. It's the best.
01/14/10 05:45:54PM @redrivergal:
Keith,Thanks so much for developing the site. It's been so helpful to many of us. One question about printing out pages or answers that I want to keep for future reference---is there a way to do that without printing all the ads and other stuff on the page? Maybe I've overlooked those instructions. Thanks again.
Skip Peel - Independent Landman
01/15/10 09:56:09AM @skip-peel-independent-landman:
You still loading that van?????? LOL!
01/19/10 01:44:26PM @cathaus:
The Colts are my second favorite team. I am soooo looking forward to seeing the Colts and The SAINTS play in the SuperBowl.
Cary Jerome Marston Huff
01/28/10 07:50:53PM @cary-jerome-marston-huff:
How am I doing on my comments? Am I giving away too much info?
01/30/10 11:28:14PM @sesport:
80P I DON"T want to be "here is an example!!!" You be "here is an example." Or one of the other numerous blogs that have had successful posts can be "here is an example." Or make an example out of Skip or Dorcheated.
Jim Edwards
02/02/10 01:27:24PM @jim-edwards:
Yes everything is looking good for the Haynesville Shale. Thank you and all for what you do here on the web site and Hello to all. Semper Fi, jim edwards
02/02/10 09:56:55PM @bill-speights:
The strip that shows the number of on-line people and their icon has suddenly gone away. any idea what could be wrong?
Tia Evans
02/15/10 08:00:09PM @tia-evans:
Thanks for your awesome welcome!!
Glenn E. Camus
02/19/10 02:22:37PM @glenn-e-camus:
keith, do you have a good section map for sabine parish la?
02/23/10 10:30:15AM @john1948:
Glad I found this site. Sure has already helped me understand the aspects of O&G leasing .Thanks ,for starting and maintaining
Mike Tomlin
03/03/10 09:34:19AM @mike-tomlin:
Member: LasanaSent me a friend request asking I e-mail her @ "".Google that e-mail address. It appears to be SPAM. Thanks!
Glenda Simmons
03/23/10 01:08:50AM @glenda-simmons:
Keith, do you have any information about drilling in Section 29, Township 14 North, Range 10 West, Red River Parish? Thank you. Glenda
Ronald Kurylowicz
03/23/10 03:15:14AM @ronald-kurylowicz:
Keith,Am posting message to you here because I couldn't get thru the mail page at've mailed you checks and ad copy for housing in Bentonville. Here too is the ad copy:Lux duplex apartments Bentonville 3/2-1/2 bed/bath underpriced. Ideal for Shale community otherwise this goldmine of a housing development will go straight back to the developer and bank. Ad by owner Kerelaw. Manager Hutchinson (479) send me the e-newsletter.Thank you,Ronald K.
03/27/10 11:31:16AM @ledlights:
Keith,Has anyone reported tech. problems with GHS lately? Mine may be browser specific (haven't compared firefox or IE) because I use Opera, but I have been having some problems lately. My impression is that the site responsiveness slows down more lately and takes quite a bit longer to load up. I have suspicions about the user graphic below the menus that shows each user's icon. Lately I have also been having problems with clicking on links on the front page and being taken to user home pages (users who are currently logged on). Possibly another indication of problems with the cooliris style user icon scripted display. It's pretty but I could certainly do without it. Unfortunately Opera does not seem to have the ability to just turn off 1 script/graphic or I would have already done that to the icon display script. Opera seems to just be able to turn all scripts or none.In any event, love GHS. It has been and continues to be very useful. Particular thanks to you and the participants on these discussions for keeping the politics and pissing matches for the most part off of the shale topic discussions.Ledlights
Ronald Kurylowicz
04/01/10 09:17:56PM @ronald-kurylowicz:
Keith,In answer to your Mar 31 post -- I sent the check to American Energy Communications, P.O. Box 209, Manassas, VA 20108. Two cks $150.00, one postdated to Jul 30. Please give me a phone number. When will the post be published? Thank you.Ronald Kurylowicz
04/20/10 11:35:46AM @texasinnc:
thanx, keith. just trying to learn the ropes, as i have a feeling this is something i'm going to be dealing with for years to come. i appreciate all the answers and advice people have left.
04/20/10 12:39:02PM @headly:
it looks like i can change everything but my screen name. i can just start a new one.
04/20/10 11:17:30PM @sesport:
Anytime. 80)
Two Dogs, Pirate
04/22/10 10:17:48AM @two-dogs-pirate:
Keith, I am busy working in Southwest Louisiana T6S-R9W. I got sick of sitting behind the computer running records in DeSoto Parish for over a year and have just wanted to get away for a while. Beauregard Parish is not online and is not full of people. At least I get some exercise pulling books again and visiting with the folks is always nice.
Skip Peel - Independent Landman
04/22/10 09:05:12PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:
Yoda??!!! Really, Yoda!!!!!! Although you "own the site", I find it unsportsman-like to add a 100,000 points just because I was gaining on you. LOL!
Joel Edward Brink
05/05/10 11:18:38PM @joel-edward-brink:
Keith: I think the arithmetic is found on your blog...but I can't seem to recall exactly where. My ?: If I have leased 160 acres in a 640 acre section that is currently being drilled, and my lease agreement gives me 25% royalty, just what is my percentage of ownership? Can you direct me to the computation I need?Thanks, Joel Brink
Stay Informed
05/07/10 11:48:49AM @stay-informed:
Yes I am a massage thearpist. Tell me about your kink in your neck. How it started, when it hurts, what actions you do that make it hurt. I will tell you what muscle it is and what streches to do to fix it.
greg bowman
05/10/10 11:18:13PM @greg-bowman:
Hello, my name is Greg bowman-my wife and i own 1 acre property in De Soto Parrish-we live in arizona.We bought the property because my Wife's Mom and sisters and brothers live there and my sister in law lives on our property-all next door to each other.I know what it is like with money-i'm 49 and when i was 18 years old and going to college i got hurt in a accident and my legs were parylized.We sued the Government and in 1985 i receieved a good middleclass settelment and realized real quick just who my true friends really are.i'm just going to use what you said, it's so true i Pray for patients and trust in GOD, my family and true friends.since i live in yuma, az and my family in De Soto Parish outside of shreveport don't seem to know much about things concerning this-i think in Feb. of 2010 they started drilling on our 640 acre parcel in section 32-it should be soon when we start recieving royalties.We originaly got from petrohawk 25% royalties and 3500.00 up front 1 and half years or so ago-i believe petrohawk and chesapeke made a deal and chesapeke did the drilling.What i'd like to know is- who is your lawyer and if i should have him look over any new future leasing or whatever comes up.Thank You and God Bless You. In His Grace. greg and micki bowman
Mary Alison Anders Knighton
05/30/10 11:36:39PM @mary-alison-anders-knighton:
Keith,Thank you for starting this site. I am so new to all of this I would have been totally lost, now I can communicate with my landman and others in this field without being cluless. I have ALOT more to learn...anyway..thank you.Mary Alison Knighton
Chad Procell
06/03/10 11:14:01PM @chad-procell:
Keith,Do you know of anything happening around Hot Wells off Hwy. 171, 8-13?Thanks for any advice,Chad Procell
Mary Alison Anders Knighton
06/04/10 01:36:35PM @mary-alison-anders-knighton:
Keith,I am Mary Alison Knighton. Alison to be specific. I hope I didn't overstep any protocols. I say this because I spoke to Pinebelt's project manager today. I have a lease with them as does my Uncle. I have spoken with him before. Waiting for my payment,by that I mean I don't need it..would be nice..but just wondering why they seem to be dragging their saying that..guess I put some negative info. out there. So, to retract any negative comment I made... Pinebelt is not a speculative company like others may be. Pinebelt knows what they are doing and have done all of the geographical work in the area. I never meant to put anyone down. I apologize for any negative comments I have made and look forward to doing business with Pinebelt in the future. I do trust them. Communication is great.Thank you,Mary Alison Knighton...I go by my middle name.. Alison :-)
Les B
06/10/10 10:10:02PM @les-b:
Keith, I was just curious why the discussions were closed for a topic in Red River Parish.
George Lutz
06/11/10 04:42:39PM @george-lutz:
Keith, first great website. Thanks. Second, you posted a flow rate on the FayettevilleShale Site. Can help me understand this flow rate? I thought that a typical Fayettevile shale play flow rate was between .5 and 2.0 million cu ft per day. 8 million is huge! It this a matter of more effective fracing or are my estimates completely wrong or is this atypical? Thanks. And could you explain the "attach gift" thing.George Lutz
Skip Peel - Independent Landman
06/14/10 09:25:18AM @skip-peel-independent-landman:
Welcome back.
06/18/10 05:21:19PM @amigo1:
Thanks Keith for this website. It has made me aware of what is going on in Louisiana and Texas and since I have land in Texas and rather green on all the issues, I do appreciate you work on this. Are there any meetings in the East Texas area that my sister and I could go to. What is the going rate for a bonus in the heart of Shelby county?
Mary Alison Anders Knighton
06/23/10 01:41:31PM @mary-alison-anders-knighton:
Please, we need T-shirts and mugs...however at times it's nice to not be known. Still T's would be great. Again THANK YOU Keith! We adore you.
06/24/10 04:10:20PM @janna:
I am so sorry breaks anothers heartIt hurts badGod Bless
06/24/10 04:12:04PM @janna:
many hearts
judy wiggins
06/26/10 02:18:47PM @judy-wiggins:
Thanks Keith for welcome me to this site. I am hoping to learn alot from this site. Have aBless Day.judy
Art Hughes
07/02/10 09:13:34AM @art-hughes:
Hi, Keith. Is a Press release like the following too commercial to post here? Of course, it relates to the Eagle Ford Shale, not the Haynesville, but many of the players in one are interested in the other.====================================================================================================================TO: Oil and Gas Exploration and Development CompaniesFor Immediate Release:Buffco Production, Inc. of Kilgore/Longview TX, is pleased to announce that it has acquired 43,000 acres of leases in the liquids-rich, oil-bearing area of the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas. These leases are concentrated in La Salle and McMullen counties. Buffco is currently seeking a partner to assist in the monetization of this asset. Interested parties should contact Mr. Frank Bufkin at (903) 988-8199, xt 213. Our contact email address is: Hughes, CPAChief Accounting OfficerBuffco Production, Inc.P - 903.988.8199, xt 219C -
07/07/10 10:25:56AM @shaleshaleshale: you might want to post this article in your shale news area.
Kat Bloomfield
07/09/10 09:48:38AM @kat-bloomfield:
no. when I'm that mad, it's the only way i know to speak.
07/19/10 11:39:30AM @rachel2:
Keith, A friend from Caddo Parish contacted me yesterday to say that the rotten 2007 lease my folks signed is now considered void because it is unlawful. She said to check out for answers. Do you know what's going on?
Alabama Fan
08/09/10 09:40:46PM @alabama-fan:
Thank you so much for this web site. I live in Alabama, and it is the only way I have to keep up with wants going on. I have a share of the mineral rights that a great uncle retained when he sold a piece of property in the early 1900's. I am pretty sure, it is where they are drilling the Gobi #1. Hope it is a good one.
Natch N3
08/16/10 08:03:41PM @natch-n3:
Thanks buddy =)
08/18/10 08:22:20PM @t-m-s:
Nice site, I'm a bit far away from your area (Corpus) but glad to see some other shale areas discussed here. Thanks!
08/21/10 02:02:32PM @deep-seas:
Well I have sure learned a lot on this site and still enjoy it. Mr. Keith do new members still have to be invited?
mike smith2
08/26/10 01:02:04PM @mike-smith2:
I enjoy the site very much but can't understand why on the Natchitoches Par section it will frequently show a post of say 50 minutes age (as of 12 noon 8/2610) and you try to find it and the most recent one is several days old. What am I missing
Laura Hubbell
09/03/10 04:34:01PM @laura-hubbell:
Hi Keith, I really have learned a lot from this site and am trying to expand my use. I am having trouble with sending messages to friends. Is there a "help" feature?
True Texan
09/07/10 08:51:10PM @true-texan:
Hello Keith, Great website. I just love being able to get and give info between everyone. I'm also glad to read that in some cases you have taken steps to protect people from others that wanted a quick gain. Keep up the great work.
09/10/10 03:51:40PM @al-harrel:
Bunky Evans2
09/11/10 08:26:07PM @bunky-evans2:
Keith, Have been a member for some time now and have a question that hasn't come up, or at least I haven't seen it. Re: T16, R15, S27. Well 240477 now shows on sunris to be producing. My question: According to the Natural Gas Royalty Estimator website one must enter the daily (mmcf) in one of the blanks. The Sunris site shows 7220 for this amount. I am UMI on my acreage on Woolworth Rd. If I enter 7220 mmcf the money shows an ungodly amount. What number should I be entering here? Thank you for your hard work on this site also.
09/15/10 11:53:06AM @joey4:
Good morning. I'm not sure if this is where I would send this, but everytime I go to your website now, I get a virus popup message from my AntiVirus software. This just started a couple days ago. Granted, it may be my computer (and I'm looking into that), but it's only on your website that this is happening. I wanted to send you the screen shot just in case you wanted to look into it. Thanks!HaynesvilleVirus.pdf
Mary Alison Anders Knighton
09/23/10 01:47:44PM @mary-alison-anders-knighton:
YES GEAUX SAINTS and TIGERS..Electro wants to start a new site...sounds good to me..putting my 2 cents in.Mary Alison Knighton
La Bonne`Chance
09/27/10 06:23:30PM @la-bonnechance:
Hi Keith,Lovely family!
Linda Whatley
09/30/10 03:10:25PM @linda-whatley:
Hey Keith,Just wanted to let you know I received a Division Order from Chesapeake yesterday. They had my acreage wrong, but I'm hoping to clear it up right away so my royalty checks can start pouring in.ANd, again I want to say thanks for all that you do to help keep us informed.Your DeSoto Parish Shaler Friend,Linda Laffitte Whatley
10/10/10 02:16:17PM @marg:
Keith, I do not know who manufactured mugs for APACHE, but I have a couple of free ones from a convention; they are long lasting, very high quality and everything taste great from them. They are my FAVORITE coffee or hot tea mugs. I KNOW THEY WOULD BE GREAT SELLERS. WISH I COULD BUY SOME LIKE THEM!!!!! I got them about three years ago at NARO. The good quality windbreaker that is geared to turn a little rain shower is a useful clothing article. Light-Weight Hooded- wear or take it with you many autumn, winter and early spring days!!!!! Thought maybe you had not thought of those and every family member could use them.
10/12/10 12:46:43PM @marg:
10/12/10 12:55:05PM @marg:
Keith, you have a beautiful wife and the children are adorable!!! The cutest pic is the one where the other child is holding the bottle for the baby. So precious. I am an only child and my son is; thus, we do not know much about siblings. We enjoyed the pics. Thanks for asking me to be your friend; I could not figure out why unless it was the pitiful note I sent when my computer goofed and stopped at midnight, and the other did not have security so I was frantic and "stuck our". I thought you might feel sorry for me. LOL I admire the work you do. I suppose that you have viewed "Drilling Info" by Allen Gilmer, and he is an amazing person too. He is very nice to everyone and helpful to all.
Linda Whatley
10/12/10 11:48:19PM @linda-whatley:
Yep, that's my Cabana with a full outdoor kitchen and fireplace. ..... My husband and I don't like to travel, so we decided to make our backyard a "stay-cation" ... something that all our friends and family could enjoy!.... .and,thanks to the Haynesville Shale we were able to build it.
William Gardner
10/14/10 04:04:09PM @william-gardner:
Howdy KeithJust thought I'd send you an update on units in a portion of E TX where the Haynesville has a tail into the area. san_augustine_units9-21-2010.pdf
Mickey R. Butler
10/18/10 09:16:10PM @mickey-r-butler:
Thank you for the welcome, and thank you for the site
Jack Blake
10/18/10 09:39:19PM @jack-blake:
Keith,I would like to see you have a list of good O & G Attorneys on your site. Site members could list names and phone numbers of ones they have done businness with and would use again. Any Attorney who requested an override for any work would be barred from the list or put on a list of shysters.I've talked with several Attorneys who called themselves O & G Attorneys. None were an expert in all aspects. I'm currently looking for a wellbore easement expert and have not found one. Sure I found an Attorney who says he can review the contract they want me to sign, but he has not done one of these before.Maybe even let Attorneys advertise on your site (if it's legal).Anyway, great site. You have helped so many so much.Thanks,Jack Blake
Paul M. Hess
11/04/10 08:17:28AM @paul-m-hess:
Keith-Much is being discussed regarding the O&G industry within the individual groups and discussion threads regarding various areas or plays. I was wondering what your take and advice would be about a group "Oil & Gas Professionals" within which three threads would be dominant. Geology of oil & gas, Engineering and production, and Minerals - leasing, etc. A group in which the general discussions of all aspects of the industry within the ranks may be had and it would be open to all so industry "experts" may answer specific questions of all members. A group which members could focus on for general info and tips about the industry in a more efficient manner.
11/08/10 02:56:21PM @ranchwoman51:
Do you know of any lawsuits against Cobra Petroleum Production Company out of Fort Worth, Eexas?thanks,ranchwoman
Paul M. Hess
11/11/10 11:09:26AM @paul-m-hess:
Keith-I will do my best! Never been a moderator before. I am sure I can acquire a bit of help from others with more experience as needed!Your comments to our vets, friend, family, unknown, I pray are echoed everywhere today!Paul
Bet Crain
11/16/10 10:20:51AM @bet-crain:
Thank you for the information. I will check it all out. Thanks again for the site. Bet Crain
12/20/10 04:31:41PM @pam:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Mauck family!!!


Snake Stewart
12/29/10 01:16:30PM @snake-stewart:

Just wanted to thank you for the Holiday wishes. This has been a tough year for us. Toughest one yet. We lost Dad on the 7th of December. He had a stroke the first part of the year & has had numerous bouts with CHF & kidney function problems through out this last year.My nephew CJ was hit with an RPG back in June in Afganistan. He has had 39 operations trying to save as much function in his arm as possible.My co-worker was killed on the job a few months back & we lost my Gabby girl 5 1/2 months ago.

But through all of that, Gods grace has been more than enough to see us through. We dont understand how sometimes and at this point I am afraid to even ask how.

I hope everything is going well for you and yours. You have a beautiful family. Those Louisiana girls make pretty babies. But then again, thats why guys like us try to marry up ! LOL

Deborah Durst West
01/14/11 07:31:08PM @deborah-durst-west:
Thanks for your Holiday Greeting card, many good wishes to you and your family for the New Year!
Skip Peel - Independent Landman
01/21/11 10:55:30PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:

Keith, I just got a look at the sponsors for the NARO meeting and its really got my antenna twitching. I'm not going to post this on the main page but I am sending it to a small number of members with whom I communicate regularly. I thought you should know.

Chesapeake - Phillip Energy Partners (local mineral buyer/broker) - Ilios Resources (local land company and mineral broker owned by site member Laura Fitzgerald) - tfg Financial (tfg is Tim Fitzgerald, Laura Fitzgerals husband.)

Susan Tolles
01/24/11 03:07:47PM @susan-tolles:


Thank you so much for the help you and others have given me so far, as a total Novice when it comes to leasing and drilling. I found a completion notice in the Tyler Paper yesterday for the well drilled on my property, and have a few questions. Here is the RRC link for my info. Tolles #1

I had 86 acres leased to EOG,but they used less than 20 with small acreage from the tract next door to drill a 40-acre well. My lease with EOG expires in February, so I am wondering if this well ties up that lease, or if the balance of the acreage is up for re-leasing.

This is all totally new for me, so I'm just learning as I go. Thanks for any help you can give me!

Susan Tolles, Austin

02/08/11 08:50:53PM @hdmtnrider:

What does one do if they do not remember their Password.

You have to know the old one to be able to update to a new password.

Can you PLS help.

Thank you.

Ronald Venard Griffing
02/17/11 11:53:14PM @ronald-venard-griffing:
Hi Keith have You heard anything about section 10 Southern Hills Lately, Thanks Ron Griffing
02/22/11 06:54:47PM @fxef:


It would be nice to have the "Main" page link reinstated at the top of the pages. It really makes navigating GHS mucheasier.


Martha McWhiney
03/08/11 01:33:12PM @martha-mcwhiney:
I've received my Division Order in the mail yesterday for me to fill out and return. I', not sure if I'm suppose to fill in the blank wheree it says " The undersigned certifies the ownership of their decimal interest in production or proceeds as described above payable by------------------------------( Payor)and under neath the blank line it has (Company Name). Who is suppose to fill in this part and what is suppose to be written there please? I don't understand all of this, need your help please.
Joe Aldridge
03/08/11 04:31:20PM @joe-aldridge:

Hi Keith,

Bill Johnson's photo is not loading and is hanging up the "Who's Online". Just thought you would want to know. When he is online the little circle keeps circling. It does not affect the site other than that. It seems like that was maybe one of the problems with the complaints last week.

03/08/11 08:37:25PM @dbob:


It appears that the RRC is near a decision on the Parker County water well issue. I would be happy to do a bit of a write up if you think it is of interest to your readers.


Gregory G.County Sr
03/16/11 04:56:27PM @gregory-gcounty-sr:
hi kieth my name is gregory county ,im a new member,residing in california .Our property is in Winn Parrish,how do i get the propertyzoning specifics because i cant seem to get anything from other family members who are also heirs to this property located in Winn Parrish in St. Maurice.
Travis R
03/23/11 12:13:00PM @travis-r:
Thanks Keith for the nice comments on my pics!!!
03/26/11 11:58:38AM @bl:

Keith keep up the good work. We own land in Sikes( Winn and Jackson line.) Are there anything going on in that area?

04/21/11 06:25:56PM @sarah2:

Hi Keith,

I hope your new baby is doing well. :)

Have you heard of this movie, Atlas Shrugged? I had not. Here is a very short clip of a review if you want to check it out. I wanted to pass the link on to fellow shalers here in case they hadn't heard of it either. I just don't know where to post it? It's off topic to natural gas but I don't want it to get buried somewhere. I know a lot of people avoid the combative component in the Politics group, but maybe it should go there? It just came out recently and I haven't had a chance to go, but I can tell it's significant and so apprapoand fitting with the struggles we are in as a country right now!Thisis a review by Cal Thomas.

Skip Peel - Independent Landman
04/29/11 09:43:24PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:
Keith, any luck getting Aubrey Sanders' account restored. The South Arkansas and North LA. groups are languishing without him.

05/01/11 08:20:44PM @sarah2:

Thanks so much, Keith.

05/04/11 07:50:21AM @l-d-h:
Would you consider a group for the Barnett Shale? I noticed you have an Eagle Ford Group. There might just be a few of us interested, but I would certainly be one of them.
Renee  Rains
05/04/11 10:33:18AM @renee-rains:
Keith, when I try to click on the read more section about what's going on with Encana it tells me this page is not available . How can I read more about this?
La Bonne`Chance
05/04/11 05:55:13PM @la-bonnechance:

Dear Keith,

Is cross well development and allocationof production in the best interest of land owner? Swepi/Encana propose that because of Faulting in t13n,r10w,s25,26 , acreage will otherwise may not be developed. This puts pressure on the land owner to agree to their proposal.

Here to fore a unitized section evenly divided up production based upon exact

ownership of acreage.

Example of cross unit well development - allocation of production :

1. total length of lateral est. 6,425'

2. section or unit with 4,452' perforated lateral.

3. 4,452/ 6,425' = 69.29%

4. section or unit drilled with perforations 1,973' or 30.71%

My math (poorly skilled as it is) suggests that proposed 69.29% proposed with cross unit development is considerably less to the land owner.

7,500 ' laterally is forcasted for future drilling. The more lateral length- the more production.


la bonne' chance

Louis Decell
05/05/11 10:45:22AM @louis-decell:


I am pretty sure that you have been contacted by someone already, but just in case, I wanted to let you know. Some freak named "Blessing" is contacting every male on this site with a similar message as this:

Blessing added a comment to your profile on Go Haynesville Shale

Hello My Dear, ( How are you today and how is life moving over there? i hope fine. My name is Blessing, It is my pleasure to view your profile today and after going through your profile in ( and I became interested in you... please I will like to know you more better... so I will like you to reply this mail with your email address direct to my email not in the site, so that I can give you my picture for you to know whom I am. Here is my email address ( believe we can move from here... remember that color or distance does not matter but love matters a lot in life... so I am waiting impatiently to hear from you soonest. Thanks and have a wonderful day from Blessing (

I don't think that is what this site was set up for.



Ilona Smith
05/05/11 01:14:28PM @ilona-smith:

Hi Keith

Did you get my comment regarding "Blessing". It looks like several others have a problem with what I believe is an abuse of this incredible resource that you have provided for us.



Ilona Smith
05/05/11 01:17:02PM @ilona-smith:

Sorry, I should have read the comment from Louis befor I sent you the last comment. (and by the way, it is male and female that received them). I got the same msg. from "Peace".


George Smith
05/09/11 11:00:25PM @george-smith:


Changed the profile name to mine. First one was name of a Family Limited Partnerhip

Donna Birdsong
05/11/11 12:05:14PM @donna-birdsong:
My famly group leased our small interest to Encana back in December. Our surveys are in San Augustine. The Surveys are: DB Sowell A-367 and William White A-308. I have tried to read any news on Encana in this area but I just can't find any update on any activity on these surveys. Any info would be appreciated.
Cayman Bum
05/19/11 07:23:04PM @cayman-bum:
Hi Keith, Someway with my technical incompetence I put water buyers next to Cayman Bum for my title. I have tried to remove it and can't. Can you?!!! All I was trying to do was sell water! Thank you.
Big Iron
05/23/11 11:38:39PM @big-iron:


When you were dividing up the EFS into regions I replied that you were leaving Zavala county out. You still are. And I can't find the posts that were under Eagleford shale anymore. Where are they?

Ilona Smith
06/03/11 01:26:29PM @ilona-smith:

Hi, Keith.

Sorry to bother you again but I appears that the same spam prob has reared it's ugly head once again. This time they are using the name plovemimi.

Thanks for all you do for us!


Roger G.
06/06/11 09:41:20PM @roger-g:
How do i remove my full name from the photo that i uploaded?
06/11/11 09:11:35PM @colyell57:
Hello, I too have received the same thing from blessing .....etc!!!! Thanks to ALL for help on this matter!!!! Colyell57
Little Red
06/17/11 04:45:19PM @little-red:

Could you please explain something for me? I am a member of the Claiborne Parish group. Often I see the "Latest Activity" notice with a current date, but when I try to find a new topic or comment, I find nothing. There seems to be no way to "click" on to the "Latest Activity". Am I doing something wrong?


Gale Bagley
06/21/11 11:30:48PM @gale-bagley:


Thanks so much for GHS, I have learned so much since joining this site, also thanks too

ShaleGeo, TwoDogs, Skip, Buck, LesB, and many other professionals for the answers to

all our questions.

My only regert was getting in the Political Forman, don't go their anymore.

Thanks again,

Gale Bagley

06/25/11 05:59:53PM @krkyoldhag:

Am so laughing about the a hairy woman and bikini remark. I am technologically impaired and that was supposed to be a pic of my new puppy..but I cut off the head when posting. He MUCH bigger now so one of these days will try yet again to post picture. What I wanted was to play with the royalty calculator..but I have not been able to figure out what the mcf figure should be (I know you never know til well up and going) but there are several wells near thought would play with the numbers..But cant' find where they are published....

I am between Old Town Road and 31 out of DeBerry.

06/28/11 09:33:26PM @krkyoldhag:
Thanks for the edit.
07/05/11 11:22:36AM @zydeco:
Hay Keith and Anne and young ones and little baby one ... I just wish to thank you , EVERYDAY for this site. Thank you. Just thought there are never enough times when someone would like to hear a Thank you when it is straight from the heart !!!!!
07/05/11 11:28:09AM @zydeco:
Perfect Hat Trick .... which is a racing term !
Les B
07/26/11 11:22:42PM @les-b:
Keith, you can tell your Marcellus Shale people to check out FERC Docket RP11-2266 for some information regarding a gas gathering agreement between Chesapeake and Dominion Transmission.
h woodrum
08/03/11 02:18:13PM @h-woodrum:
keith have you heard of anyone leaseing around castor ashland area
charlesetta mcclelland
08/04/11 01:50:02PM @charlesetta-mcclelland:
hello i am new to the site. I am trying to get some information about some property that my father left the family. it is in shelby county in center tx. we had a oil/gas lease but the contract ran out. but i heard that they were doing some drilling up there. the survey is walker z c a-757. please can you help me find out something about what is going on i do not have a clue what to do.
Pamela Green
08/06/11 04:59:46PM @pamela-green:
Hello, my grand father just recently passed away. He owned several properties in haynesville la. I have heard that someone was out to survey the properties when i ask for information i never get a response. How can i find out if there has been any drilling in the area, The property is in claiborne parrish. If you could tell me where and how to started to gather information.Please.....
keith coburn
08/10/11 09:59:53PM @keith-coburn:

Keith, I tried to upload a tif file of a drilling log and I keep getting an error message of unable to upload. I apologize for the inconvenience, but can you tell me why or help me in theuploading of this information. Thank you for youe time.


08/13/11 04:27:40PM @goilogy:
Keith,On the rotating online user list above, I have a ":tellus" after my user name. How do I get rid of it. It is not written anywhere in my profile.Thanks,GOILOGY
Skip Peel - Independent Landman
09/07/11 06:02:28PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:
I like the new family pic. The girls have grown like weeds.
Donald Henry
09/07/11 08:05:09PM @donald-henry:

243303 HA RA SUQ;DPLP 17-12-15 H Hey Keith.. this well has just been completed can you give me any information about it and if it is a good well. Also what is the Bossier shale and how does that affect us.?

Snake Stewart
09/12/11 10:50:27PM @snake-stewart:
Hey Bro ! You been busy !! Beautiful family Keith. Hope all is well.
Skip Peel - Independent Landman
10/19/11 04:35:29PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:
Past experiences have taught me to keep my profile on "tight" settings.
10/19/11 04:39:14PM @jffree1:
No... it is set so "Shalers" can view my page. I have comments set so that I can approve them... or not.
10/20/11 09:57:03AM @the-baron:
I don't know why you can't feature me, I'll look at my settings!
11/09/11 03:28:59PM @candywoman1:

Do you have an email address for WildHorse Resources, LLC or a telephone number where I can reach an intelligent person in the Royalty Office? After they obtained EOG Resources, I received checks for my aunt who passed away in 1997 and my mother who passed away in 1998 when EOG had all of the correct information.

Thanks for any information

Pro Hobbs
11/16/11 12:28:40PM @pro-hobbs:

Kieth, Can I change my Profile name? If not, can I unsubscribe and re-register with a different name? I have been approached and offered a lease on our mineral rights on some property in North Bossier Parrish and AI would like to ask some questions and get some advice and direction without ticking off the Energy Company or the land man. Help! Dan

01/26/12 12:50:17PM @tammy-mabry:

I would like to thank you for your site and the access to the knowledgethat is out there about oil and gas plays and leasing.This web site helped me and my family secure a very good lease on our small family acreage. I would not have been able to do this without your help and others who are there to help us "little people". I have learned so much in these months of studying and I am grateful for this wonderfulresource...GoHaynesville.

James McAda
02/17/12 10:30:07AM @james-mcada:


Can you get the word out to all GHS menbers about FrackNation?

Bernell McGehee
02/22/12 08:07:52AM @bernell-mcgehee:

Mr. Mauck,

I saw a discussion on here a few weeks back about leasing a right of way for a pipeline, but I can't find it now. I'm active in the Tuscaloosa discussion, but this was a discussion elsewhere.

I've starteddiscussions on a possible oil production pipeline running through my property and wanted to revisit what I'd read. Any ideas where I might look?

02/23/12 12:57:58PM @hartland:

I just wanted to say thanks for establishing the site

02/28/12 09:31:26AM @illinigirlnow:

Keith - we live in Illinois - I have land in Natchitoches Parish - Your site is great, knowing nothing but enjoying all the comments - Thanks so much - Question - I noticed a question from some one in my situation, that asked the question on spouse rights in La. Someone attached a section that said how that is handled in Louisiana, I thought I had saved it to my computer, can't find it and can't find where it was posted. Who would I contact to find this. Thanks, doing a great job

mt "bee" meadows
03/18/12 12:16:31PM @mt-bee-meadows:

Keith, many thanks for this exchange site, I marvel at how rapidly it responds and user friendly. It's great that the groups are made up of men and women with verious degrees of knowledge and experence. THANKS agin................bee

06/16/12 04:27:01PM @krkyoldhag:

Mr. Mauck...I just got some "insider" info that I don't know how to handle..would like to share it with you and see what you think it could mean.


Beth Heiman Meredith
08/26/12 11:02:09AM @beth-heiman-meredith:
Keith,Good job - change is good! Thanks for keeping the website current.
Phillip A. Newsom
10/09/12 01:13:31PM @phillip-a-newsom:


I sent you an email about the Lease Offer database, but since you have not responded, I will post it here:

I entered the data for my lease offer into your site. The first time I did not notice how to enter the county. Apparently the site entered the first county on the Texas list "Anderson" I looked at the entry page again and figured out that there is a delay before the county entry box appears after you enter the state. I reentered the info with the correct county "Sabine".

How do I get the incorrect entry removed.
incorrect data: 6/1/2012, Texas - Anderson, 25%, $1000, 101 acres

Hopeful About Natural Gas
10/23/12 12:29:48AM @hopeful-about-natural-gas:


Randy Peterson
11/07/12 05:28:22PM @randy-peterson:

I have a list of Gulf Coast Petrochemical Projects that have been made possible by low-cost natural gas. Feel free to post it on your website, or,let people know that I'll send them one. Just let me know.

Randy Peterson

Big E
11/25/12 09:21:50AM @big-e:
brown dense site is not updating correctly--FYIrecent posts not showing up
Beth Heiman Meredith
12/04/12 01:06:29AM @beth-heiman-meredith:
Keith, have you ever considered showing the most recent comments on page 1, going from newest to oldest? Thanks.
Big E
12/05/12 04:02:11PM @big-e:

Several of this discussion forums are blank--union parish and leased by Devon in particular

cocodrie man
12/20/12 08:32:40AM @cocodrie-man:


Would it be possible for you, or Les B, or Skip or someone with knowledge of such, to prepare a brief tutorial on the various prices we encounter for natural gas? I remain confused about what the various prices mean and why some think one price (NYMEX Settlement, for example) to be more indicative of direction than other prices.

Thank you for your consideration.

Charles Jenkins (aka Cocodrieman)

12/24/12 02:50:57PM @sarah2:
Merry Christmas to you and your as well Keith! May God shower His blessings on you in every way possible. It was so good, and heartwarming to hear ya'll are having a great time on the family farm together. :) And what a happy, beautiful girl you have there! Thank you for all you do. Thank you for creating this site. God Bless.
Lisa Cherry
12/29/12 12:49:42PM @lisa-cherry:

Keith, I can not see any of the posting for Brown Dense or Union Parish. Am I the only person you cannot who does not see the updates? Thanks, Lisa

Melissa Hausam
01/09/13 11:33:28PM @melissa-hausam:
Any information on how to contact Elite Landworks?Our contract has no contact information on it.
emily amedee
02/15/13 12:31:00PM @emily-amedee:

Once a well is produced, how long does it take to see the production rate, as in Sonris? I got a letter today saying one has been produced on my land in unionville field., Lincoln

03/05/13 09:11:41PM @ln:

Hi Keith, Skip informed me that I had 2 similar discussions going on at the same time. Would you please remove the discussion that I posted today, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. I tried to delete it but was not able to do so.



Ken Rose
03/16/13 09:03:15PM @ken-rose:

I bet the Monroe, Miss...area sitting on a lotta shale oil and gas

03/27/13 11:00:02AM @james-e-higgins:


Derek S Kennedy
04/10/13 08:14:22PM @derek-s-kennedy:
Any leasing potential in the Point,La area?
05/16/13 11:54:22AM @j-w-barber:
Doddridge activity, west???
john hamilton
06/22/13 03:42:45AM @john-hamilton:

hey kevin I noticed that wells in the lcv specifically in Lincoln parish

show large prod in oil and gas. Is this a common occurrence in lcv areas,as opposed to HS areas. We just signed a 3 year for 500 and 1/4 for our 250 acres in elm grove (033, 16n-13w). Might we see similar results should they add another well. Is the LCV have any benfits over the HS areas

tony allen
06/28/13 05:05:11PM @tony-allen:

Hello Keith, I have a private message graphic when I go to the SWN lease renewal thread. I have never seen it before and I don't want to download something that could hurt my computer. Are you familiar with this matter and is it safe?

william mitcham
08/13/13 10:20:32AM @william-mitcham:


I have been asked to postthe plat of a proposed unit on this site. Frankly, I am such a novice with a computer and do not know how to do this. Please advise me as to how to do this. My email is Thank you

Two Dogs, Pirate
09/17/13 10:30:06PM @two-dogs-pirate:

Keith, no one speaks for me but me. Gosh Darn and Skip Peel are both friends of mine that I know personally along with you. Folks like GD and SP have made GHS what it is today. Both are on different sides of the fence but that is what we need here of GHS to be a fair and unbiased site. GD has called me and told me that he has been kicked off of GHS. I know that Skip spends a lot of time answering questions here on GHS but what do you do if he dies of a heart attack tomorrow? Will LesB come back or Dion take his place? Maybe we could give the job to Spring Branch? Look back at the folks we have lost, I mean the ones that made GHS what it is and you will see who the heavy lifters were when it came to putting this site on the map. Where are we now and how did the many original posters just go away?

Bill Roberts
11/24/13 11:02:07PM @bill-roberts:

Thanks Keith! Good stuff with your site (s)

11/28/13 02:12:52PM @sarah2:
Keith you're such a huge blessing. Amen to Ps. 7:17. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family.PS. Thank you for creating this site. Brighter days are ahead but we have much to rejoice about no matter what's going on...Our God reigns.
Paul Patel2
12/09/13 07:03:55PM @paul-patel2:

How can an e-mail address get un-Suspended.

It was suspended due to advertising a business. I just failed to read the guidelines. Now i understand that it can get advertising is permitted on a local level.

I also want to be able to donate, because I feel the site is very resourceful.

Please call if if you have any questions or want to discuss 903.693.8585

George R Gaut
01/08/14 05:10:27PM @george-r-gaut:

I have attempted to access the system to view messages over and over, but doesn't complete for me. Sorry. Send me an e-mail at so I can see what you require.

02/24/14 06:38:02PM @david14:

Just curious if you have thought about having a site on the ultra deep wells. I am one of the royalty owners in the well McMoran has drilled in St. Martin's Parish,, and they have stated they expect 50MMCF and 20BBLS per mcf with production beginning this summer.

Just as shale gas was a new phenomenon and game changer, so I think the ultra deep wells will prove to be equally so. No one has a site on this yet, as far as I know, and you may want to consider developing one.

Something to think about...

David Lee

Jerry Boisvert
03/10/14 01:41:28PM @jerry-boisvert:

Hi Keith,

What kind of good price deal can you offer our company for a nice advertising spread for a solution to vent flare gas flow?

Jerry Boisvert


rodney e. fortenberry III
04/14/14 05:12:24PM @rodney-e-fortenberry-iii:

Anything happening in St. Helena Parish TMS RA SUA

jim weyland
04/20/14 07:05:25PM @jim-weyland:


i'm sure that someone's already let you know that the scrolling photos/names of those logged-in to the site are not now showing up on the site.

with regards,

jim weyland

Spring Branch,mineral owner
05/23/14 04:17:29PM @spring-branchmineral-owner:

Keith, I hate what has happened to the TMS portion of the GHS website. It used to be very easy for me to keep up with all the current posts regarding the TMS and now it is virtually impossible. If I click on the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Group in the Groups Latest Activity section of the GHS, all I get is a blank page. You have made it virtually impossible to follow all the blogs on the TMS. I liked it much better when there was a Mississippi site and a Louisiana site as I won minerals is several parishes and counties of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Spring Branch,mineral owner
05/23/14 04:18:49PM @spring-branchmineral-owner:

Make that "own" minerals in several parishes and counties....

Richard Dickerson
06/01/14 06:56:47PM @richard-dickerson:
Yes, I was wondering if there already was a Pike Co., Miss discussion site. If one doesn't exist I am not requesting one to be set up.
William C. Morrison
06/12/14 11:29:24AM @william-c-morrison:

Great web page. I truly enjoy it and use it. We have property sits amidst of TMS to the North, Morganza Field to the West, Judge Digby to the South and Moore-Sams to the East. We keep hoping and watching.

Thank you for such a great service!

Natch N3
06/20/14 02:51:44PM @natch-n3:


I've been gone for a few years so you go and update the site. It will take me a while to navigate! Looks fantastic..congrats!

07/10/14 10:10:40AM @woodlander:

Can you tell me if "david crockett' owns land in Eola or if he was just reporting. Feeling like I really need additional information on what is going on in that area. We own in S2, E2 area and have a current lease.

Preston J. Dugas III
08/11/14 04:30:01PM @preston-j-dugas-iii:


Our law firm is handling thousands of cases against Chesapeake related to its underpayment of royalties. We will begin advertising in LA soon. I was hoping that we could work with you and advertise on your website. We will of course pay for our adds. I'd also like to speak with you about the Haynesville Shale in general and about DeSoto Parish.

I'm a native Louisianian. My Dad and his entire family are from Mamou, LA, and my mother's family is from Metairie, LA, so i admittedly don't know much about DeSoto Parish.

Please feel free to email me at You can also reach me by calling my cell number at 817.846.5633.

10/01/14 10:22:36PM @nancy-lenau:

I have visited your site for Many Years ! Just wanted to say a Very Big Thank you !!!! And God Bless !!!!

A. Mitchell
04/10/15 01:07:28PM @a-mitchell:

Thanks for all your Help.

06/29/15 12:03:16PM @krkyoldhag:

What is going on with Samson?

I have lease held by "production" and no production in past 18 months.

Two years ago they put in road, pad, two pits and nothing since the August Kravis KKR bought Samson.

Now I read that first considering bankrupting Samson then Itochu sells their 25% to KKR for $1..

Do you hear anything about what will happen with the leases like mine with Samson (was old Placid lease). It is located in Panola County.

William Howard Pritchartt
07/08/15 05:24:32PM @william-howard-pritchartt:

OK Keith now I have an issue with my post being partially deleted. In an effort to comply with site policy I made an offer to share info to help members without compensation in return and stated it was not a solicitation for personal monetary gain for me.

Please explain how discussing issues of private business between members off this public forum constitutes me violating site policy. If it does can you inform me of any ethical options as I have honorable intentions I will be more than willing to fully disclose to you by phone if you like about what I intend to share.

08/16/15 12:42:35PM @arrest-id:

Was reading the thread started by Dextar,Liars and thieves, right?,and was surprised to see all the negativity by the landowners. Was trying to make a comment, but maybe i have lost my posting privileges. I am an investor in 2019 natgas futures by the way.

Obviously, the oil and natgas mkts are diff... and short term - everything is in the cellar. However, we will need 100+ BCF/day of natgas by 2020. Not all that increase can come out of Marcellus/Utica - 15incrementalforetasted by then; or Associated - 3 incremental forecasted. But 5 BCF/dayincrementalis needed out of Haynesville. Proximity to LNG export terms; Mexican pipeline export estimates grow by the month. Seems like a rosey macro enviro - unless you need the money right now.

Sue Hines   Brown
01/08/16 01:07:25PM @sue-hines-brown:

Searching for others with aix lease in claiborne parish concerned about bankruptcy and its implications any responses much appreciated

John Carson
03/21/16 08:52:23PM @john-carson:
Keith I have been contacted by a Landman in Tyler and he has emailed me a division order on a small piece of property I own in San Augustine county. He says they will spud in April. Who would you suggest I contact to review this division order to ensure bonus & %'s are good.Appreciate your helpJohn Carson
Todd Parrish
04/27/16 10:07:50PM @todd-parrish:

Hi Keith

I recently received a letter from a law firm working for indigo minerals

they are running a long lateral through 008-14n-16w and I noticed my full name in the surface location details map, is that a good thing for me

thanks Todd b Parrish

Phyllis Heckemeyer
04/28/16 02:16:36PM @phyllis-heckemeyer:

Where can I get an updated map of gas wells around my property? I live on FM 1277 in the Goodwin community. My e-mail address is I want to know how close to my property pads are located. Google maps does not show current activity. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

05/13/16 09:25:40PM @steve-seaman:

How do Icheck to see if the 100 plus acresIown in mineral rightsare producing or being drilled on?

05/13/16 09:29:15PM @steve-seaman:

My e-mail address is

steve kelly
10/11/11 12:40:01PM @steve-kelly:
I am a ROW clearing contractor located in North Texas but have been working in the EagleFord area for the last couple of months.
T. Larry Smith
10/13/11 08:21:00AM @t-larry-smith:
Hi, Keith. Oil & Gas...for 36 years. Involved in A & D...primarily royalty, minerals & overrides. I am a memeber of GH, GM...great sites. Thanks
10/18/11 03:07:28PM @tom11:
Thanks for having me! I am really enjoying the conversations I have been following!
10/19/11 11:37:42AM @tom11:


Thanks for the link to the maps. I added a real simple one (USGS) to the collection. I like the way it shows the entire play!


10/29/11 02:21:15AM @lew2:
Keith, thanks for starting this specialized forum for the Eagle Ford play. I, for one, will do what I can to contribute as an oil & gas lawyer and as a former District Landman/Trades Negotiator for Exxon.
Stuart E. Isdale
10/31/11 10:09:03AM @stuart-e-isdale:
Thanks Keith for setting this site up - has been very valuable information which has been shared. It's nice to have someone with knowledge regarding a common interest!
Martin Wampler
01/28/12 09:33:40AM @martin-wampler:


Thanks for taking the time to set up this sight. Very informative. Any possible way that you might add Madison County to the list of Counties?



Ras Ruhmann Jr
05/24/12 12:10:03PM @ras-ruhmann-jr:

Thank you. I can already see there is a tremendous amount of information availableon the E F activity. It will be great to learn more about current and future developments.

Ed S
05/24/12 02:38:28PM @ed-s:

This is a great site. Thanks for your efforts in putting this together.

09/15/12 05:44:04PM @mark25:

Is there something wrong with the Forum site today (9/15)? It has kickedme off twice as I try to add a new discussion thead.

11/30/12 02:10:43AM @mark25:


I have been trying to make some changes to my profile and the system keeps saying I need to add info that is already filled out.

Any ideas on my being able to get around this problem?


Mark P

Mike Kridler2
02/09/13 11:37:38AM @mike-kridler2:

OK. Thanks Richard. We will get in touch with Marathon Oil. I appreciate the feedback.

06/14/13 08:16:43PM @chas-lewis:

I'll try not to use any other 4 letter words:)

teter schwwarzkopf
08/07/13 04:02:52PM @teter-schwwarzkopf:

don't want to offend anyone...but where can I post my place I have for sale that in south east san Antonio...not far from interstate 37 please some one email me and tell me where I can post this info..

Mary Ellen
10/01/13 11:40:51AM @mary-ellen:

PDF posted 9/27/13 by William Murrell under "Tx RRC GIS Tutorial " needs to be added to Tools tab if possible.

12/16/13 05:19:07PM @bigfoot:


I normall stay pretty close to home and rarely comment comment on any forum except the Fayette, County Texas forum; but, since I do read the Haynesville and the Eagle Ford forum discussions, I would like to ask a question. First: I'm not sure how the Eagle Ford or even the Haynesville Forum response information gets back to my e-mail. I read the comments on both forums pretty much all the time; but, on occasion I make a comment. How do the answers ever get back to my e-mail inbox? If I ever see a response, it is when I go back and look at the forum comments sometime later.


Jerry Parker

darrel kirkland2
04/20/14 01:26:46PM @darrel-kirkland2:

(Darrel Kirkland)--Iam a registered P.E.and have been involved in the energy industry for over 35 years as an independentland man, consultant, and interest owner. I am currently a partner with Capital Energy Advisors and their parent Banks Information Solutions in Austin.Both have heavy involvement in the EFS and other shale plays as well as conventional plays.

George R Gaut
05/18/14 08:12:23PM @george-r-gaut:

Keith, in trying to go to my county interest groups, it no longer show the ones I previously asked for: Smith County, Cherokee County, Anderson County and Rusk County. It appears that you have restructured the system somewhat. So, can you add me to those of interest? Clint Liles is the one who is supposedly routing the Smith County interest group. Please send me an e-mail. Thanks. George (Dick) Gaut

Gary Ainsworth
06/24/14 12:28:02PM @gary-ainsworth:

Kieth - thanks for creating the site, I enjoy thistopics and the exchange of information. The life blood of any news board is fresh information. That said it it disappointing that we have had only two posts onold topics in the last 6 days. I know you can't make news, but note that after a few days of little new information people stop checking. It is hard to imagine that we have exhausted the pool of potential members from the number of mineral owners and operators in the region.

Good Luck on keeping the fresh and moving forward.

Kenneth Mathis
04/26/15 09:59:16AM @kenneth-mathis:

looking forward to learning the ropes in the oil & gas industry.

01/26/16 03:48:58PM @oillawyer:

Hi Keith:

I was looking for a way to contact you, but could find no email link.

I have the web domain www.Eagleford.Pro and wanted to post it to see if anyone wanted it. Is that OK to do here?

Also,I have some great 830 phone 830-xxx-X000 or 645321 type phone numbers from a separate company I own that would be good for a new business or delivery company.

Please let me know. Thanks.

Edward Kazaleh, Attorney at Law, Houston, TX


01/26/16 03:49:47PM @oillawyer:

654321,,, sorry can't type!

Tang Ying
04/11/10 01:13:53PM @tang-ying:
Dear Keith,I have a question to ask you for answers.As we know,Nitrogen Foam fracturing has been used in Barnett Shale Development during 1981-1985,Is Nitrogen Foam Fracturing using in shale gas develooment now(recent years )?Can you give me some articles.Thank you.Now,I'm in ChongQing to attend a shale gas symposium.TangYing
Melissa Cownden, LLC
04/12/10 01:12:26PM @melissa-cownden-llc:
Do you know if anyone is buying in Somerset, PA and if so, what's the going rate?
Rex Barnett
04/13/10 02:38:27PM @rex-barnett:
Thanks for your comment -- I'm an expatriate Texan, from Ft. Worth, but have been engaged to a Butler county girl for a while, and just moved to the area. I'm an attorney for Right of Way Land Services, and trying to stay informed as to what's going on with the Marcellus Shale in this area.
Haik Gugarats
04/13/10 02:49:24PM @haik-gugarats:
Hi Keith - thank you for your comment and putting together a great site. As a reporter covering natural gas markets primarily in the Northeast, I certainly follow Marcellus developments closely.Looking forward to all the materials and postings on this page,Haik
Ronald Derk
04/13/10 02:50:33PM @ronald-derk:
Thanks--your last comment saved me a lot of time. The real estate listing said in large type "all OMG convey to buyer". When I called to confirm there was a fummy silence and then the guy said he better check to make sure. Turns out the info was wrong and the rights will not confer so my purchase is out the window. I am still actively looking for hunting land of around 100 acres with OMG rights. If any of your members know of any I am interested.Thank again
daniel cohen
04/13/10 03:07:31PM @daniel-cohen:
Dear Keith,I find that I have a devil of a time trying to track down previous entries/thoughts/replies. For example I was looking for entries dealing with lease addendums, and came up empty. Since I personally had added that conversation to the whole, I know it's there somewhere, and can't find it. Is this something that needs addressing in the search protocols, or is the fact that I'm just computer illiterate the issue?Dan
Thomas W. Sheehan
04/13/10 07:33:30PM @thomas-w-sheehan:
Keith, Thanks for the welcome. I from Lackawanna Cnty, PA. I believe I joined the group. If not, I wll, but there doesn't seem to be much activity in it. The last post was in Feb. What's a gift?
04/13/10 07:36:59PM @nancy-a-thomas:
Thank you. hubby and I live in chatham township. 2 of our neighbors have signed for a pipe line to go thru their property. nothing happening yet. have a well (6 wells and e&S stormwater unit) started 1-2 miles from us. have been taking pics almost every day. thanks for such a wonderful site. sincerely, nancy
Joe Narrigan
04/13/10 11:00:59PM @joe-narrigan:
Thanks Keith,Like many PA land owners I've been talking/learning and thus far am unsigned. I have 230 acres mostly in Independance and Dongeal (not too far from Claysville). Range seems to be the most active in the area with CHP, Atlas, Great Lakes all showing some interest. My farm has PA gamelands on about 2/3 and it is my understanding that PA will auction off the rights but that they do not want a large footprint on their land. Time will tell how all this goes. Take care-Joe
Josephine Sabillon
04/14/10 12:56:46PM @josephine-sabillon:
Keith,Thank you, and I very much look forward to contributing as well as hopefully meeting some of the group members out in Pittsburgh next week! I was enthused to see that a number in the group were of the "young professionals" age bracket as all I am surrounded by in my position are marketedly older and subsequently resistant to listening to my rhetoric about the Marcellus and aggressively pursuing it as a growth opportunity....subsequently I've been exploring the level of interest in a young professionals industrial group. This is a great medium to bring all involved from both the oil & gas professionals and landowners side together for open dialogue to keep the lines of communication open and counter the frequent negative hype.
daniel cohen
04/14/10 08:31:49PM @daniel-cohen:
Thanks for the tip, Keith. I'll try to do that from now on.Dan
04/15/10 07:33:42PM @nancy-a-thomas:
sure, i'll post photos as soon as I can
Bob Domingo
04/16/10 02:21:36AM @bob-domingo:
Hey Keith,Looking for some opinions (if you have any) on some companies. Rexx Energy, Exco, and Talisman. I know Exco is fairly active in my area of Central PA but wanted to see what you knew of, if anything, regarding them
Shannon Rizzo
04/19/10 06:20:29PM @shannon-rizzo:
So sorry. I've already deleted/fixed it. Won't happen again. -Shannon
Bill Knoch
04/19/10 09:32:17PM @bill-knoch:
Keith,How do you network without telling people what you do? I am not advertising a specific property, but rather a generic presentation of what I do for a living. I could understand your comment if I were to say that I was marketing a property at a specific address with XX acres and XXX square feet of building space at a specific price. Also their is a critical shortage of rail sites close-in to the heaviest areas of concentration in the Marcellus Shale Play. I don't believe that I have violated the agreement. Perhaps you and I should discuss this over the phone. I can be reached at 570-772-5976.
04/21/10 11:37:27AM @margaret3:
Hi Keith, i have been out of the loop lately i was wondering if you had a new information on anything going on in the Worcester area? I check the website every now and then and i havent seen anything. Have a wonderful day and thank you.
Brian Day
04/21/10 12:17:07PM @brian-day:
Darn! I was hoping for a badge or a hat.
Monica Sliva
04/21/10 03:28:44PM @monica-sliva:
Hi Keith and thanks for that nice welcome. I was actually hoping for networking opportunities with anyone wanting to lease office space in the Johnstown area. I'm not sure if there is anywhere on the site that I can place an ad, but wanted to reach out to people about our building in downtown Johnstown, called Franklin Center. Can you give me some advice as to how to do that?
Kathleen L
04/21/10 06:21:47PM @kathleen-l:
Thank You for the Welcome. I am finding this site very interesting. I work for a company that is doing some of the drilling. The information on this site is for the well instead of against.I think that with careful planning we can have the wells and protect the environment.
Diane Kosmalski
04/22/10 06:20:52PM @diane-kosmalski:
Thank you for the welcome. Great site. Still learnining how to navigate but appreciate the information and discussions taking place here.Best wishes,Diane
Tang Ying
05/05/10 08:40:58PM @tang-ying:
Hi,Keith:Your children are very pretty which I see at
joe perugino
05/08/10 09:57:43AM @joe-perugino:
what's up with Luzerne county activities!
Richard Kimble
05/10/10 12:32:57PM @richard-kimble:
keith: this site is great for the latest info on Marcellus shale. I appreciate all your work on keeping us all informed. My question is how do we get another group together here in Wyoming county, like the WCG that signed up in Sept 09 with CHK?There's plenty of us left with acreage, and no where to take it to like WCG did. Is anyone actively pulling another group together?
05/13/10 06:39:10AM @dave19:
Stop over sometime, I really enjoy reading the posts on your site.Dave
Michael Staples
05/17/10 12:14:37PM @michael-staples:
Hey Keith,Who are we endorsing for PA Governor?Mike
Robert D. Congdon Jr. MAI, SRA
05/18/10 11:00:52AM @robert-d-congdon-jr-mai-sra:
Thanks KeithLet me know if you want me to contribute anything about appraisals and related estate planning.Bob Congdon
James Bright
05/26/10 11:47:29PM @james-bright:
Keith,Thanks for welcoming me. As I said in my profile, I am here to learn. I am curently doing research for a client on transmission pipeline expansion projects in the Marcellus region. The aim is to determine what pipeline capacity is available and where it is with respect to drilling activity. I welcome any info that you may send my way that can help me.Best regards,"Mark"
Robert D. Congdon Jr. MAI, SRA
05/28/10 10:03:26AM @robert-d-congdon-jr-mai-sra:
Keith- The bundle of property rights is dived in several ways, one of which is surface, sub-surface and mineral. Many people are isolating their mineral value and placing them in an LLC or FLP for financial planning, liability protection and future management planning. I can e you much information if you wish. Thanks for the response. Bob Congdon
Dan Arthur
06/09/10 09:24:42AM @dan-arthur:
Hey Keith! Hope things are going well for you. Thanks for the referral of the 60 minutes folks btw! But of interest, have you been following the other evolving shale plays? Collingwood?
Susan Wilusz
06/14/10 02:38:28PM @susan-wilusz:
Hi Keith,Are you aware of any upcoming educational seminars on anything to do with/or all facets of the Marcellus Shale (drilling, leasing, etc.)Thank you!!Susan
Susan Wilusz
06/14/10 03:47:19PM @susan-wilusz:
Great! Thank you for your help.
Dan Arthur
06/14/10 05:24:56PM @dan-arthur:
Keith, the Collingwood is a play making progress in Michigan. There are other emerging shale plays around the country and even internationally. You got one big job trying to keep up with all these!
Gregg DeBartolo
06/30/10 11:58:58AM @gregg-debartolo:
Hi Keith,Great web page. But I am curious, why don't you list your full name?
John Stamos
06/30/10 01:15:51PM @john-stamos:
Hi Keith. Sadly I've never played drums for the beach boys. HahaI'll work on that though!
george morris
07/06/10 04:23:24PM @george-morris:
Thanks for the welcome! G
joseph keller
07/12/10 01:53:10PM @joseph-keller:
A site for you a site for cabot I think? Joseph.
Alexander Nichols
07/14/10 11:14:54AM @alexander-nichols:
Hi Keith,I'd be delighted to do a blog, although i've never done one. I am currently traveling but we can stay in touch over the web.Thanks!
Janet Hall
07/14/10 11:58:48AM @janet-hall:
Hi Keith, great site! Our least was signed 2/07 for five years. We were the original group in Wyoming Co., before the Wy Co. Landowners group was formed. The well in Vernon was part of the 6000 acre deal. I talked to Atty. Doug Clark and he felt that we would get an offer from Ckp. with a year prior to the lease's expiration. There are so many rumors out there, ie that Ckp. doesn't want or need more land, so who knows if they will approach to resign.
Gregg DeBartolo
07/14/10 01:16:50PM @gregg-debartolo:
It's up to you, but it gives added credibility in my view.
Eleanor D
07/14/10 03:09:47PM @eleanor-d:
I just posted my offer from Mason Dixon Energy, but it disappeared. Do you look posts over before permanently listing them? Thanks
Eleanor D
07/14/10 03:19:13PM @eleanor-d:
In an email I received just a few minutes ago, there was a link for posts regarding recent offers. I just left a post on the Cortland County site, stating my post in June re my offer from Mason Dixon, did not show up. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong. Thanks
Jeff Dixon
07/14/10 03:19:18PM @jeff-dixon:
Keith, new to your site but looks like great info. Not sure exactly what I want. I have 30 acres in Benton Township, Lackawanna County and it appears I'm surrounded by all my neighbors who have signed. It seems I'm forced to do something, but what I don't know yet.
J. Barrett Carter
07/15/10 09:59:23AM @j-barrett-carter:
Thank you, Keith. I appreciate the welcome and the list of links.
Thomas Brian Morton
07/15/10 12:05:13PM @thomas-brian-morton:
Thomas Morton Here! Thanks Keith. I'm brand new to this site and still scratching my head on Whats where. Speaking of which, where is the main Forum
07/20/10 08:10:28AM @jm2:
Keith,Please feel free to act as Administrator for the Fayette County (PA) group. Outside interests keep me from spending as much time as I should at this site!Thanks,JM
08/02/10 03:24:42PM @gmf:
What is DNCR? Why is no one posting new leasing info on this site? I heard rumor of a signing in Muncy Valley for $7,800/acre at 25%. Know of anyone else hearing 7,200 or the 7,800? Perhaps there has been an "addendum" written in for a Gag-Clause?
paul d. clouser, esquire
08/16/10 12:02:19PM @paul-d-clouser-esquire:
Keith, we are over in Sullivan County, near Muncy Valley/Sonestown. 80 acres or so in our subdivision. Was wondering who the attorney was that drafted the excellent lease agreement on behalf of the Wyoming group?
Jeffery C. Lowney
08/24/10 08:20:48AM @jeffery-c-lowney:
Thanks Keith. I am the guys who move3s all this gas when it comes to the pipelines. I head up the Northeast trading team for LDH Energy, I purchase large quantities of gas from most of the producers in the area, as well as managing market-zone storage. Glad to be a member!
john holbrook
08/24/10 10:46:11PM @john-holbrook:
has there been any interest in scioto county ohio?
Richard Gabriel Freeman
08/26/10 12:25:45PM @richard-gabriel-freeman:
You asked what kind of law I practice. I am a general practitioner concentrating on trial work in the civil and criminal courts. I have done some lease and contract work. I also do employment-related work and a good deal of litigation in federal court.
08/27/10 07:02:50PM @rick18:
Keith,Thank you for both the welcome and all the links.I'll be slowly reading here along with some other sites to gather as much info as possible on the subject..I'd like nothing more than a safe, responsible drilling process to be proven so that I and other landowners can profit from our land and have the US become self sufficient instead of dependent on foreign energy.
Joanne E. Pennington
08/30/10 01:19:26AM @joanne-e-pennington:
Thanks Keith. I have been reading comments about everything on the website. It is very interesting. I joined the Potter Couinty group. I will be up therer in 2 weeks and can not wait to see what is going on for myself.
Joanne E. Pennington
08/30/10 01:20:51AM @joanne-e-pennington:
Lilian, I can not find your comment. Perhaps I am lookiomng in the wrong place. Please advise.Thanks,Joanne P.
Glenn Cochran
08/30/10 05:39:05PM @glenn-cochran:
Thanks, Keith....good to be involved in the Marcellus and back in the oil & gas world again....
Gil Zimmerman
08/30/10 10:36:40PM @gil-zimmerman:
Thanks, Keith, great site you've put together. If you would like information about our project, S4PA (Science, Safety, Security & Surveillance for Pennsylvania) and our Marcellus mission, please drop me a line or give me a call. We value and welcome input from all directions.Gil
08/31/10 08:29:57AM @mike-nyland:
Thank you Keith,still new at this site,and learning how to use it.Also looking for water testing sites near Scranton.Well sites will be coming soon to the Nicholson area. Thanks again, Mike
David Arnold
09/03/10 04:12:21PM @david-arnold:
Thank you Keith,Great job in setting up the website. As someone that has worked in the oilfield for 4 years, it's positive networking sites like this that we need.Dave
09/04/10 12:29:00AM @nate2:
Keith, what happened to the Columbiana County discussion?
Linda Hindle
09/07/10 05:05:19PM @linda-hindle:
Thanks Keith it is just good to get imput from others, all information is helpful.
Rose Paratto
09/08/10 09:43:09PM @rose-paratto:
Thank you Keith. I am considering a lease with Chesapeake in Harrison County and wanted to get input from others and learn more about it.
Drill Pipe
09/18/10 07:06:37PM @drill-pipe:
KeithI would be happy to give the moderator slot a go for a Columbiana Group.Not sure what or how, but maybe some direction along the way.Best,Chuck
09/26/10 08:45:24AM @bw:
Keith,Any time frame when my site for Armstrong County will be added to the Pennsylvania County List - your site is very informative and I am sure the folks in Armstrong County will be able to add useful informationBW
Shelli Isiminger
10/02/10 09:53:10AM @shelli-isiminger:
Absolutely not. :)
10/08/10 02:27:50AM @tom19:
Certainly Keith. For some reason It won't work from my I phone. So first thing in the mornig and Im four hours west of home. Thanks, Tom
10/08/10 02:48:35AM @tom19:
Certainly Keith. For some reason It won't work from my I phone. So first thing in the mornig and Im four hours west of home. Thanks, Tom
Jackie Root
10/13/10 10:08:55AM @jackie-root:
Hello Keith,It was good to meet you at the NARO Convention, wasn't it a great experience. We have a tremendous level of interest from PA members and will be mobilizing to capitalize on that momentum. I need to participate here at some level and having said that this site is on a somewhat lengthy list of sites where I feel I need to be????? How do I coordinate all of them? Jackie
Bruno Tabacchi
10/17/10 12:51:34PM @bruno-tabacchi:
Hello,I had just added information regarding our lease offer to your new shale site. It is the Ohio listing from Adams County - I over looked the county when adding the info. It should be Belmont County. Would it be possible to edit that?ThanksBruno Tabacchi
Kelly Fink
11/02/10 11:06:30AM @kelly-fink:
Why doesn't it show up under counties? I had joined the Butler group due to my location (I'm in Armstrong but very close to Butler. I didn't see Armstrong under the list of counties.
Sarah Violet
11/11/10 08:06:56AM @sarah-violet:
Keith , Good Morning to you !What a wonderful Site you have here.Thank-you for all the hard work you are doing to keep us informed. I have property in Butler County and have joined that Group. I have an old lease on this property,due to expire in 2011. I also own property in Allegheny County, this property is very close to the Butler County line. There are several people around me who I know that have gas-leases, but no one has approached me about signing a lease on this property yet. I'm wondering why there is no Allegheny County Group?Have a good day !Sarah Violet
11/11/10 11:20:56AM @sherry:
I like your new site layout. Just the few little changes you have made so far have increased it's ease of navigability. (probably isn't a word, but you know what I mean!)
11/13/10 12:50:20AM @bob7:
Keith,Fantastic idea/site, keep up the good work
Craig T. Pistner
11/13/10 07:31:52AM @craig-t-pistner:
Keith; I was wondering, you being the site publisher why you don't add comments and advice on who is offering leases and companies offering the best prices and royalalties! Craig T. Pistner
Terrylynn Lincoln
11/22/10 01:33:31AM @terrylynn-lincoln:
Hi Keith,I can't find "Edit Group". Can you assist me? Probably because it's late but sure looked all over the site. What Twp. are you located in?Terry
Todd Charles
12/08/10 02:51:09PM @todd-charles:
Happy Holidays, Keith, to you and yours !Although we started a "Marion County, WV" group, when we click on "West Virginia Counties" we have noticed we're not listed there. How do I get our county group to show up on that list ?Thanks so very much for this website - we are learning so much here.Sincerely,Todd's Mom, Kit
Deci Ruiz
12/09/10 11:28:12AM @deci-ruiz:
Hi Keith,First, I love your site thank you for putting it up.Yes I do sell my pottery, I also run my own schoolmy website isdecispotterswheel.comHave a great dayDeci
Daniel Rupert
12/09/10 07:57:07PM @daniel-rupert:

Keith, Thank you for creating a tool for all us landowners! I have some concerns about some of the fictional characters and some of their post's...I guess it comes with the territory, but I hate to see people get taken advantage of when the stakes are so high. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

12/10/10 05:57:39AM @dave19:

I enjoy reading your site keep up the good work

Sarah Violet
12/14/10 01:35:49PM @sarah-violet:

Hi Keith, Snow Day today, Yea !

Having property in Butler & Allegheny Co, I'd love to see an Allegheny Co Group.

I don't think I'm the person to moderate. I don't know enough about the Gas Industry or the computer, Yet, sure trying tho. There seems to be a lot of activity in Allegheny Co for and against. Could you post on the site we are looking for someone ?

I do have a suggestion for the Site.

"Definitions "

There are so many words flying around out there, a whole new language for some. Is there some place on the site where words & definitions can be placed ?

Starting from the 1st step to the last in the process of signing a lease and the process from the 1st step to the last once the gas co. steps foot on your property.

" Example "

1) Land man- who is he ? why is he here ?

2) Primary Term-

3) Extended Term- is there another word for extended ?

4) Impondments -

5) Vertical Pugh-

6) Liabilities- whats this all about ? ! Is the landowner really liable for anything?

Some of the terminology is easy ( common sense ) but not all is.

I think this would be a tremendous help to so many. It would give us a guide line to go by , what to be on the look out for.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Craig T. Pistner
12/26/10 06:43:18AM @craig-t-pistner:
Keith: Is anybody keeping an eye on wells in the area, on which direction they are drilling horizontal. A couple weeks ago I talked to one of the workers for a drilling company. He explained to me that they drill quite a ways down and then go as far as 2 miles horizontaly. Who's property are they going under, that are not being Paid? Please repond! Thank You in Advance! Craig T. Pistner
Leslie Jay Comfort
12/30/10 07:56:23PM @leslie-jay-comfort:
Hi Keith, I appreciate all the work you have put into this site. Am able to periodically check in to see what is happening in PA regarding the MC play. It has not worked out yet for me. My property has not been leased. It seems like all the people around me have but not me. I got some offers for 185 per acre three years ago and the last I was offered three months ago was 1,650. Maybe should have taken that but I was hearing that the prices were closer to 3,000 - 4,000 even 5,000. Didn:t want to sell too quickly and then didn:t want to be out either. Went after some companies to try to see if they were interested and didn:t get any offers of interest. One, rr, said not interested even though they have leased land on two sides of my property. XTO is the other and they have have not responded to my inquiries. Trouble is I am trying to do this from Switzerland. Do you know of anyone I could contact? A real person. I have contacted tens of phone recordings. Thank you. JC
Brian Oram, PG
01/04/11 10:13:06PM @brian-oram-pg:

Under links - Education

Would you consider adding

Wilkes University - Center for Environmental Quality
Free Information on Water Quality and Drinking Water

In the future the University will be introducing the Energy Institute.


Brian Oram

Donald Burge
01/11/11 01:16:16PM @donald-burge:
Hello; Keith, I have been reading your web site for a year. I have 3 parcels of land in Marshall County, that I hold the rights to. I'm trying to find a well person that I'd talked to, but can't locate him. His name is Brian L. Fowler he was with AB. Resoures, and also Info on a well maintenance company named R.J.D. I think they might have an office in Camron, W.V. Is this something I can post? Or how should I go about it? Thanks, Don Burge, Avon, Ohio
Leslie Jay Comfort
01/19/11 01:27:33PM @leslie-jay-comfort:
Hey Keith, I am not real comfortable (no pun intended) using this site yet. I had sent a message to you in Dec. Did you respond? I thought so but I can not find it. Jay Comfort
Leslie Jay Comfort
01/19/11 01:29:07PM @leslie-jay-comfort:

My small property in Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Wolf Twnship, is yet unleased and I was wondering if you know of a land man in that area I could contact. XTO or RR is active there. Thank you. JC

Michele M Bartos
02/02/11 10:21:29AM @michele-m-bartos:
I appreciate your dedication to this site. As a land owner with a gas lease, it is important to keep up with what is happening. Kudos to you!
George Harer
02/02/11 03:21:46PM @george-harer:
Thanks for the warm welcome. I expect to learn some things and share what I can on this very enteresting subject. George H
Merlin Benner
02/16/11 01:08:35PM @merlin-benner:
Keith,I'm sorry. I forgot which site was for what.Merlin
Tom Copley
03/06/11 01:53:51PM @tom-copley:
Keith-- Thought this graph and statistics on our respective web sites were interesting when compared to the same data for Energy In Depth. Check out the year-over-year growth rate of yours and mine versus theirs. It would be quite interesting to know how much they are spending. --Tom
Al Cramblett
04/11/11 12:47:33PM @al-cramblett:

Dear Keith,

I apologize for bothering you but need your help. There is a thread on the Harrison County Ohio webpage listed as Ohioacres4u. LLC.......dba JRM Meeting Dates.... I think the postings on this thread violate your sites rules. Do you agree and, if so, what should be done? I hope all is well with you and again thank you for setting up such an awesome website.


charles schmidt
04/14/11 04:23:53PM @charles-schmidt:
There was a man on here from ohioacres4u what happens to him I talked to him once and he never got back to me
04/14/11 08:06:10PM @margaret3:

hi Keith,

i was wondering has therre been any information about drilling in worcester? do you know if there are any maps that show where they are drilling or thinking of drilling? or any other information?

thank you have a great day


Neil Harrington
05/03/11 12:29:56PM @neil-harrington:
Ken,Sorry I haven't responded sooner. Any information you could give me concerning upcoming meetings etc would be appreciated. I may be in your area later this month or early June.Thanks,NeilNeil
Chad Ramsey
05/20/11 05:58:10PM @chad-ramsey:

How does one start a Centre County, PA Group There is a ton of activity in portions of Centre county, and would like an area to discuss this. Not sure if I can add it or if you have to?

Thanks much!

Rich Koehler
05/22/11 07:16:21AM @rich-koehler:

Keith - Thought you might want to know some porn peddler is getting into the site. I got an email that "Rose" left a comment on my profile. Checking it revealed a thinly disguised invitation to see pictures, wrap my arms around "her", etc. all in a very poor imitation of English. I don't know what you can do about it, but thought you would want to be aware.

Now that I have gotten used to how the site runs, I find myself here a fair amount. Thanks!

Rich Koehler, Ohio

marianne wengert
05/25/11 06:45:07PM @marianne-wengert:
anything going on in wyoming county, monroe twp lately
05/25/11 07:33:58PM @margaret3:
Hi Keith, hope all is well. I was wondering if anyone attended the meeting Tuesday May 24 at the library in Worcester NY. Unfortunity we were unable to attend and i was wondering if you or anyone that attended could please give me so insite to the meeting? Of if there is any information on any sites about the meeting? Thank you for everything you do it is very informative and
appreciated. Have a great nite

michael j belaj
06/07/11 07:10:58AM @michael-j-belaj:
Keith You need to add Guernsey County to your list it is very active muskingum county is also getting ready to open up. Thank you Michael J Belaj Cambridge Ohio
Cindy Nelson
06/10/11 07:51:00AM @cindy-nelson:
I am in Indiana County PA where there seems to be a lot of activity. How can I set up an Indiana County local on your site?
Joe Robb
06/21/11 08:50:53PM @joe-robb:
How do I sign up so I can post Morgan?Thanks
Sarah Violet
07/02/11 11:04:25AM @sarah-violet:

Hi Keith, Something is wrong, when I do a Go Marcellus search, the link comes up showing my In Box,which takes you to my private E-mails and is there for all the world to see. I deleted all my e-mails. Do you know why my in box is showing up ? What can you ? or Me ? do about it.

Thanks so much !!

Sarah Violet

Sarah Violet
07/02/11 11:14:28AM @sarah-violet:

Keith, Oh Wow, It looks like it has worked itself out. But that was scary for a few minutes. Sorry to have bothered you.

Hope you have a great week-end

Sarah Violet

quincy spitzer
07/11/11 10:46:25AM @quincy-spitzer:
Good Morning, Could we get a Allegany County NY Forum, or at least a South Western Area (Allegany, Steuben, Cattargus Counties) There is allot going on in these areas
Connie Arthur-Nelson
07/12/11 03:32:46PM @connie-arthur-nelson:
Thank you Keith. I look forward to welcoming Marcellus Shale to Kanawha County, WV...we need to do everything environmentally and economically sound, to decrease our nation's dependence on foreign oil. I appreciate the efforts of Marcellus Shale to do this.
Julie Capper
07/12/11 04:30:15PM @julie-capper:
I was just trying to research the strength and validity of a PetroEdge Energy, LLC letter requesting sign-off on a Paid Up Oil & Gas Lease in Ellsworth DIstrict, Tyler County West Virginia. I don't know what's important for you to know, but I have the acreage, net acres, a map # ad index #. Any information you can impart would be helpful! Thank you!
DA Saltsman
07/13/11 12:58:03AM @da-saltsman:
Our group of approx 1000 acres recently signed on with attorney williams for 2400 per acre and 17.5 % and what we felt was a very good lease with lots of land owner protections. It was not the standard what we were calling a "tear off lease" with a bunch of addendums. Every aspect of the lease was 'case specfic' including a page and a half water protection clause referencing Ohio revised code 1501& 1509 instead of the( best effort clause) to correct any damage that is usually part of the tear off leases. Without specifics the tear off leases could have been a bucket of water for all we knew. I would not suggest that anyone sign one of those leases that resemble ones like dspenn`s. The unfoutunate part of signing when we did is that now we are hearing 2800+ and 18%. Our group knew at the time of signining that it may go up and I tried to convince them to HOLD and that I anticipated the bonus money would reach $3000 by the end of the year. But we are very happy with the terms of the lease. Our other concern was to stay away from any Steub attorneys that for the most part are interested in manicured lawns on their small yardsand have no idea about large acerages and what the needs are for people with larger acerages. Now that i`ve had my say about that , we are being approached about pipeline right -of ways. It appears that the same pushy tactics are being used to get the right of way leases signed. Realizing of course that we will need to get the product to the market, but I for one will not sign away my entire property for $200 to be used as ROW and then when they could be done tearing up the whole place using the clause "room to work and adjust the route"is just unacceptable to me. And at that point possibly 3 years from now they will pay the 6500 per acre which amounts to approx $15 per foot in ohio and $25 +in PA. As in the begining all of us being new to the aspects of the leases, is there any info out there about fair ROW leases
Monroe Co Landowner
07/30/11 02:12:31PM @monroe-co-landowner:
how can I delete a comment I made on monday this Monday, Titled Wishgard, LLC. or if you could delete it I would appriciate it, thanks Shirley
07/30/11 04:58:29PM @tennessee:

New to the site. Live in Tennessee. All help/info will be appreciated. Haveacreage on Pleasant Ridge. Thanks.

08/04/11 11:43:08AM @rudy:
Appreciate if you could add Sullivan County to list of New York counties that have a discussion group. Thanks, rudy
DA Saltsman
08/07/11 09:41:48PM @da-saltsman:
Has there been anyone who signed on for the utica shale (below the top of the Queenston) and then sold the above stratus separately which would be the marsellus----we have had some iquires, have been looking around the sight but have not run across anything.
Carl Rogers
08/08/11 09:17:04PM @carl-rogers:
Does anybody know if there are any other companys besides Shellleasing property in Lawrence county,Pa. ?
Robert N. Hart, P.E., CMA.
08/17/11 07:50:31AM @robert-n-hart-pe-cma:
Can you let me know how to go about being listed as a land owners group?
08/31/11 10:58:47AM @finnbear:


What is involved in setting up a Noble County, Ohio and a Wayne County, Ohio section under Ohio Counties?


Joseph L. Kuhn
09/09/11 06:16:58PM @joseph-l-kuhn:


Are your offices is Reston Va.?

Joe Kuhn

McLean, Va

09/10/11 11:35:19PM @mickgyver:

Hello it is good to have a site to help people get involved, there is too much mis communication from some of the in between lease resellers and it causes people to fear losing there offers. Most of the things i have seen compare our area to the texas barnett shale and the value of wet gas is about double as

Keep up the good work with your site it is very helpful in keeping some of us from signing a long committment and regretting it later, I believe it would be great to I look forward to see what is on here in another year when the development has gained information . Your site would probably be a great place later if you communicate the jobs that are sure to come to the various areas after the real operations have kicked in . I believe all of your audience would agree with thanks for your efforts in keeping us informed

michael j belaj
09/24/11 11:24:02AM @michael-j-belaj:
Keith I would like to start a Muskingum County group. How do I get started? Thanks Michael J Belaj
Carol Flanagan Cogar
09/28/11 01:42:46PM @carol-flanagan-cogar:
Does anyone have any information on EQT putting in a pipeline from Central Station,Doddridge County,WV to Harrisville,WV Ritchie County?
10/09/11 04:34:52AM @bldg:

Keith whats wrong with WISHGARD I can't get in touch with them?

I make two and three phone calls a day and all I get is a recording.

I would like to know whats going on with my land, Its been since April 2011

Thank you,


10/16/11 09:08:37AM @dave22:
I havesent my requestto the Portage County, Ohio Group with no succcess (waited about 7 days for approval). I am a landowner that wishes to establish an open Portage County discussion forum. Can I start a new Portage County Group that is open to all.
Chris Irwin
10/17/11 06:40:18PM @chris-irwin:


What is the green dot by my name and what do I do with the gift box?


Shields Macurdy
10/26/11 02:48:11PM @shields-macurdy:

I have 11 acres in Clarion County, and I have been contacted by one gas company to lease. But I have not heard back from them even after I tried to contact them.

Do you know of any other gas companies that would be interested in leasing my land.

Any help you can provide will be appreciated, thanks

time will tell
10/30/11 08:04:53PM @time-will-tell:

Keith , just wanted to thank you for this site . It has been a great help to all of us .

Thank You !

James Kerns
11/02/11 10:13:53PM @james-kerns:
Hi Keith, I have been enjoying the site, sharing information, recomending it to friends and neighbors, and contributing in a respectful and positive manner along with others of like mind. There are several persons who are threatening to bring all of your and our work to an end as it is turning many of us off big time, and we are signing in and contributing less and less.You have landmen and others from the O&Gindustry, shamlessly self-promoting, spreading misinformation, confronting and badgering your many members in good standing. I sure would appreciate some oversight and action on your part to put a stop to this. Respectfully, James Kerns
George Brown
11/06/11 01:24:01PM @george-brown:

Hi Keith

I've been offline for a few days. I noticed now that the Venango County, PA group no longer exists. What happened there?



Michele M Bartos
11/07/11 02:21:03PM @michele-m-bartos:
I watch this site regularly and it seems that main topic is leases and %'s. As asigned up landownerI am interested in the actual activity of where the plants and drilling sites are located. I would love to see an updated map of wells and plants in Butler County. I am just an owner of undeveloped property and would like to keep on top of the progression. I read about the Sarsen Plant in Jackson Township and since my property is located in Jackson, I am optimistic. If it is possible to have a map included, I think everyone that has already signed would be grateful.
James Kerns
11/10/11 07:37:48PM @james-kerns:

Hi Keith, Thanks for your reply and i do understand the time commitments involved. The Gentleman Adam Thomas with Wishguard has been highly inflamatory, gotten many contributing members in good standing highly agitated, and seems to take great joy in twisting and re-twisting facts. He has done well in his mission, having taken away much ofthe educational merits ofthis site and dragged everyone down in the drilling mud if you will. Let these landmen pay to post their business cards in the margins and keep them out of the forums. They have no business engaging the landowners here. If we are interested in hearing their self promotion we can contact them privately. Thank You. Respectfully, James Kerns, Kerns Ranch and Game Inc.

11/16/11 09:04:05PM @treemom:
I have found this site very useful, and appreciate everything you have done. I have learned a lot on many topics that affect me as a landowner. Thank you.
Mark Simmons
11/25/11 11:26:45AM @mark-simmons:

In the finger lakes region of CNY, some folks have been "snookered" by those that do not understand fracking. The Skaneateles Journal published an article that really needed a level response. Here is that response:

Skaneateles Journal:

As a believer in science, truth and facts, and a past President of an Environmental Firm with vast experience with the petrochemical industry, I firmly believe this methodology being used today is 100% effective and safe. The regulations, stringent as they are, have mitigated the environmental impact of this process to nearly zero. The proven technologies from firms such as ESPH will provide ultimate safety with hydrofracking.
Additionally, firms such as GasFrac have successfully utilized a fracking process that uses ZERO water - and they have done this at 100's of locations.

The benefits of extracting this incredible abundant, clean, economical source of energy - which we need desperately - far exceed the infinitely minute and mostly hyperbolic concerns of those individuals that oppose this process. If you have any desire for our state and country to overcome our current dependency on foreign sources of energy, this is the answer. If you have any desire for our children and grandchildren to live in a free and prosperous nation, this is the answer.

If you are seeking to have our current and future generations slaves to foreign interests and with no hope of positive growth and success, you will be happy to defeat those that seek to keep America strong and self reliant.
In the process of making your decisions, keep science, truth and facts as your guide - with ample consideration for our future as a nation and a people.

Together we can do this...we can do it safely, efficiently and profitably - we will all benefit. Consider the jobs, the revenue to the state in permit fees and taxes, consider the day when America can be completely self sufficient in her energy needs. Consider how our environment will be vastly benefited from this clean energy source.

I believe this is what is referred to as a "no-brainer". Let's get this done together.
M. D. Simmons, CRS, CEI

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11/27/11 02:40:22PM @brianh:

keith as the creator of the discussion can i delete it?

Carol Flanagan Cogar
11/29/11 01:27:23PM @carol-flanagan-cogar:

Is anything happening in Ritchie County,WV

John Weightman
12/12/11 01:57:29PM @john-weightman:

Hello Keith
Do you happen to know why there is not a Center County Pa group?
I have property in Clearfield County and know there is allot of activity in Center.

Robert A. Young
01/16/12 08:29:33PM @robert-a-young:

Keith; Thank you for linking to the Daily and Sunday Review newspaper and website who has graciously featured my two part series on "Frack-truck safety and security," which printed on Jan. 15th and 16th, 2012. Robert A. Young, Rome, PA

Robert A. Young
01/23/12 09:20:33AM @robert-a-young:

Keith; We are fortunate to be able to welcome Brian Powers, Petroleum Engineer with vast foriegn and domestic experience. What a guy! Robert A. Young, free-lance writer energy and public affairs (web, print and- of course: GOMARCELLUSSHALE.COM

Larry Gander
01/29/12 08:42:10PM @larry-gander:


In WV if you own Mineral rights, and pay your tax every year, then you always own those mineral rights.Only you may sell or lease them.


michael j belaj
02/08/12 02:42:09AM @michael-j-belaj:

Keith I have a guy on your site that is Harassing me and several other members he goes by the name of cobra on the Guernsey County site is thier any thing you can do to help. Thanks Mike

John H2
03/04/12 11:15:13AM @john-h2:


Over a year ago I wrote and copyrighted a book concerning the Utica/Pt. Pleasant play in Ohio. I update in once a month as to drilling activity or other pertinent news. Several members have expressed interest in buying it, but I have resisted until now. Can you give me any input please as to how to advertise on your site? My book is in excess of 100 pages, including exhibits, but is written in layman's terms, and I think landowners would find it to be a wealth of information.

03/12/12 10:30:17PM @dlb2:


Can we get Holmes County to show on the Ohio Counties list?



07/09/12 04:04:31PM @jk2:


How do you get someone off your friend's list?

I accidently friended someone I do not want!


Samuel J. Orr
10/23/12 11:58:30AM @samuel-j-orr:

Wonder if site should be renamed Marcellus/ Utica rather than just Marcellus. The term Marcellus shale unfortunately seems to be used in a restrictive way, but also is often used in posts to this site to refer to the Utica Shale or both the Marcellus and Utica /shales. I have been told that Marcellus Shale under my land in western Venango County is insufficiently thick tohave value but that the underlying Utica Shale may be reasonably good. It would be nice if shale articles were better atstating the specific shale formation or formationsunder discussion.

Donald H Losh
10/25/12 08:45:56PM @donald-h-losh:

Has there been any lease signings yet together as a group? Iwould like to get signed up if that happens. Thanks, Don Losh

11/07/12 01:13:32PM @wozzle:

H, Keith - great site you've created. Is it possible for me to cut and paste web addresses? Do I have access to all the boards, or just the Muskingum County?

11/08/12 12:15:53PM @wozzle:

i just wanted to C&P the Ohio DNR Oil and Gas Well Locatorwell info site. It's not simple to use, but once you get the idea it's really useful.

Long Eddy
11/16/12 05:55:05PM @long-eddy:

I think the new "avatar" photograph is quite good - very appropriate. No time for a coffee, there's work to do and the target is in view!

12/10/12 02:17:04PM @gbrewer:

GBrewer commented on Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s page 'Royalty Calculator'

"The price is not showing up anywhere with internet explorer. The price does not show up on the home page for me either, as it used to do."
Nov 30

pat fiegen
12/19/12 09:14:11PM @pat-fiegen:

how can i add a discussion on the marshall site? i have added discussions to the large site. thank you, pat fiegen

John Halford
01/04/13 08:54:49AM @john-halford:

Kieth we would like to have you on Inside Shale this Tuesday to inform our audience on

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


You can view our shows at

It would be for 8--15 minutes phone interview 9am-10a statewide across WV. 304.623.6546 - sorry we did not have email or phone from the article.

Thank you

01/05/13 11:04:06AM @shadyvista:

Will the information be available on line or elsewhere on the Clark/royalty issue??

Can not attend but have a deducting royalty lease on shallow wells.

elmer elliott
01/07/13 09:26:54PM @elmer-elliott:

keith...we have property in wayne county and would like to join a group in that area..we own 14 acers with mineral rights and a large bm-19 pipeline that runs thru our land by a rite of way agreement my great grandmother signed..we would like to learn more, do you know of any contact info for a wayne county landowners group ?? thank you

01/23/13 03:12:09PM @davidcykoski:
Good afternoon Keith,Enjoy your articles. Also appreciate all Your efforts on landowners behalf. We own 95 acres in Cussawago township. Grandfathers original farm. Proud to be able to use the farm for some farming but mostly hunting. And recreation. Any further developments in the area. Tax. Dave Cykoski
Ronald Hayhurst
01/28/13 09:01:44AM @ronald-hayhurst:

Hi Ken,

Attached is EQT's law firm blog site announcing that a Force Pooling (Lease Integration) bill will be introduced in the West Virginia legislature this year. You can find it at:

Could you give a call at 407-493-4852.


Ron Hayhurst

with The West Virginia Royalty Owners Association

Mark McGrail2
03/25/13 10:21:31AM @mark-mcgrail2:


Any thoughts about Ron's land owner advocacy group "MULA"?

Could it use GMS as a platform the way County Groups do ?

Mark McGrail


Sherre Boyanowski
05/10/13 10:24:31AM @sherre-boyanowski:

Yes, thank you. Just wish the price was higher! On the bright side, it is double from this time last year. I love to play around with the royalty calculator. They are coming to drill 2 more wells next month.

John Stanton III
05/11/13 07:58:11AM @john-stanton-iii:

Mr. Mauck, I accidentally delleted a discussion on GMS, Is there any way to restore? Thanks for your help!!!!

Samuel J. Orr
05/11/13 10:41:38AM @samuel-j-orr:

John Stanton III started a very active thread on the Venango County site about results of the Allam well. He accidentally deleted the entire thread. He wonders if it could be revived. Could you please contact him. He has reposted the thread's original title but of course the numerous post to the original thread are gone. Thanks for any help!

Jeffery McLaughlin
06/06/13 11:44:31PM @jeffery-mclaughlin:

Keith can you have this Donna girl take a post that she posted of my camp that she wrote on that isn't true on the Mark West Marcellus-Gathering assets in Doddrige county West Virginia


Jeffery McLaughlin

Holly Girdwood
07/08/13 06:42:07PM @holly-girdwood:
I am new to the gas lease stuff. How do I know what well I am off of and when things will begin? I am in Worth Township, Butler County and dont know which discussion thread to look at. Thanks.
07/22/13 10:11:08AM @donald3:


haveing problems with your web site. some times not fully loading. loseing the web site in the middle of posting or reading. when the gas/oil prices do not load is when the problems occurs.I know there can be many reasons for this but I have tried many things, too many to list, but seems to come back to the web site not loading. have no problems on other web sites.I haven't noticed anyone else haveing this problem, so that makes me wonder if it could be something on my end.any suggestions or info you can shear would be helpful.Don

babette wyatt
07/31/13 06:35:14PM @babette-wyatt:

Good evening, do you or can you tell me what Oil n Gas Company is drilling in Grant District, Wetzel County, WV? And the amount others are getting there? I went down the other day, 1 neighbor said about 1300 per acres, but she wasn't sure. Thank you very much

Anthony Mattucci
08/05/13 11:02:43AM @anthony-mattucci:

Per your request, I've made the necessary change. Thank you!

lester long
08/23/13 11:29:14AM @lester-long:

keith so how do i get an interest started in Hampshire county west virginia to draw drillers to hamshire county.


Dave McCualsky
10/29/13 01:32:18PM @dave-mccualsky:

Keith we have received an offer from NNE for some acreage in Monongalia County, WV -- emailed you yesterday about it, wondering if it is fair. Can you please email us at Thank you

John W See
11/05/13 07:48:54PM @john-w-see:

from John See

To Kieth I am a landowner in lawrence county ky accross from wayne wv they are drilling oil& gason the berea play over here. I have yet to lease because the offers are nothing like wv pa oh & ny, have you heard what the signing bonuses are on this side of the river. Looking forword to your reply thank you

Rodger King
12/26/13 05:42:59PM @rodger-king:

Keith Mauck,

My partner and I have received an offer from Antero Resources to lease 20.6 net acres from us for 5 years for a bonus of $1,500 per acre and a 15% royalty on production. Our property is in Tyler County and near Plum, WV. Is this a reasonable offer?

Kirk Sherry
01/22/14 03:46:11PM @kirk-sherry:

I rcvd. a letter from triana about 6 mo.s ago that they bought my lease in fayette co pa. from marathon but have rcvd no info on what plans triana has for the area ---- is there any (new) news on plans to drill in my area ? (wharton twsp.)

02/18/14 06:38:40PM @josie:

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Linda Lanier
02/20/14 10:06:54AM @linda-lanier:

Please check out the post I received today. I'm sure you will want to delete it.


Linda Lanier

Brian Oram, PG
03/01/14 02:29:15PM @brian-oram-pg:

Great site !

Thomas Betlyn
03/25/14 12:09:56PM @thomas-betlyn:

I tried to view the video explaining HB1684, but it says it cannot open without a valid certificate.

Mark Mijavec
04/15/14 08:20:53AM @mark-mijavec:

I actually own part of a farm in Lawrence county, but live in howland ohio, just to give perspective

John Conneaut
04/23/14 10:08:27PM @john-conneaut:


I live in Ohio but just found out that I own mineral rights only from a family farm north of Cameron. Who would have thought?

Chesapeake notified us and wants us to signa lease for $2000/acre and 18% royalties.

Is this the going rate for that area?


Dave McCualsky
04/29/14 12:36:48PM @dave-mccualsky:

Keith can you please give us a call at 740-249-5157, or let us know your phone number via email -- that would be great. We live in southeastern Ohio and have a pending offer about land in Monongalia County, WV, and need to know who to talk to about it down there. We won't take much of your time. Appreciate your help. Dave and Amy McCualsky

James Hollister
06/09/14 05:11:28PM @james-hollister:

Are there unit maps for Susquehanna like those that exist for Bradford on Google Maps

Philip Thackray2
07/07/14 11:37:18AM @philip-thackray2:


Can I do a blog on my home page?


James Foster2
08/06/14 12:11:05PM @james-foster2:
Keith, I live out of state but own the rights to about 100 acres in Green county near Kirby Rd and I79. Working with PA Land Resources and EDF Trading. Are they reputable?
lester long
09/09/14 08:54:59AM @lester-long:

keith if you can give me a call @210-269-5381 and walk me through the website of how people setup their discussions it would be great we have had two different oil companies call to enquire about our land.


Mary Marder
09/14/14 02:30:59AM @mary-marder:
Hi Keith,I think my membership is pending.. Id like to be a member of your group..
Jason Ellis
09/18/14 11:04:24AM @jason-ellis:

Do you know if anyone is leasing in Bradford? I have 133 acres I spoke to Talisman they are currently not.

11/07/14 09:10:09AM @joseph-ohio:
Keith,Finding my reply and edit buttons not working today.These issues occur on all of my devices - desktop, laptop and mobile / cell phone.Anybody else having these difficulties.Please see if you can help.Thank you very much.Joseph-Ohio
11/07/14 06:48:03PM @joseph-ohio:


Seems like my computer is all better now.

Either you fixed it or it recovered on it's own.

In either case thank you.


Neil Harrington
11/21/14 09:44:55AM @neil-harrington:


Do you have any recommendations for lawyers who can review a gas lease in the Potter county area.


Paul Dykes
11/25/14 06:06:31PM @paul-dykes:
Keith, in you September Weekly Shale you asked the question: Do you use an online portal to view your royalty income data?. This triggered my interest since I am in the process of adding CDEX electronic check data to my CDEX portal ( long-term plan is to help interest owners identify Operators/Purchasers who are failing to pay the for all of the lease/well production. And I noticed that many of your posts cover this. Do you have any thoughts on what to look for when compare the electronic check data to electronic production data?THis is a long comment I know, but I wanted to start the process basically to pick your brains on the subject.Thank you,Paul H. Dykes
Jeff Kerr
12/17/14 06:04:22PM @jeff-kerr:

Hi Keith Do you feel a 1.65 per mcf is right' that is what Rice is paying us. we went from 3.45 from Chesp on our last check from them. they sold our lease to rice in one month it dropped over 2.00 a mcf. and we were getting a little oil and LNG from Chesp. now Rice is saying its very dry now and not paying any thing on oil or NGL. Who sets the well head price any way. Rice took our unit over Aug. 1st of this yr. I wish Chesp. still had our lease bet you don't hear that much. thank you Jeff

reba boso
01/07/15 05:25:32PM @reba-boso:
Hi Keith,I need information about some land I get mineral rights I don't get much,but how do I find out if Chesapeake is planning to go deeper in the Utica? The property is located on silver hill av wetzel county.thank you
Ed Camp
02/06/15 07:29:58AM @ed-camp:

Hey Keith; Very important work related to landowners and well decline rates we are just about to publish. You'll see it (2014 Volume 3) available in the next few days on Jim Willis' website

Let talk about a special offer to your users.



joe long
02/25/15 02:14:51PM @joe-long:

how does pooling work? if the well pad is in another pooling unit?

say thier is a well that has 3-4 650 acre pooling units in it and my unit only has 1 leg in it that is producing ,do i get payment from the 1 leg or do i get payment from all legs which are are producing from well pad ? i am confused on how this works ? thanks in advace .

Steve Crowe
03/28/15 07:40:14PM @steve-crowe:

Anyone one else at Hadley 8H get a tinycheck from Southwestern. It is like 1/20th of the last one I got from Chesapeake?

Connie Jolly
05/04/15 04:40:24PM @connie-jolly:

Does anyone know if the McCoy well is producing?

Arizona Suzy
06/08/15 09:42:48PM @arizona-suzy:

Hi, Been reading the questions on Your Wall but no responses from you? It seems that you are the Big Dog on The Porch but where does one find the responses? I did join your group. thanks. Suzy

Arizona Suzy
07/02/15 08:36:16PM @arizona-suzy:
Hi Keith. I do apologize from my previous post. I have been on your other sites and have learned so much from everyone!!! I just love what you have done. Yes, I have been in the Tyler County one and it is wonderful.Thank you for the follow up. Happy 4th!
07/23/15 08:12:02PM @nancy6:
Hello Keith,We are landowners in West Pike Run Washington County. We are under lease to Rice Energy. The wells have been drilled and we are waiting for the gas to go into production. Our lease was for 5 years with a one year extension if any activity was started. We are in that 6th year now with the 6 year ending in March 2016. We are being told that production will start in late 2015 or early 2016 with royalties to follow within 120 days. This may push us past the 6 year mark. Any thoughts on this.Pp
Martha Ann Murray
10/16/15 05:26:21PM @martha-ann-murray:

I am livingin Oklahoma....and wondering if anyone knows anything about SpringhillTownship. Any drilling going on?

Mrs. Botham
11/03/15 09:39:06AM @mrs-botham:

I am a concerned Greene county landowner whom is a part of the sandrock 6h unit. Phone calls since July have done nothing. Any new news about future royalty payments? I have never even been paid any royalty payments but have been told there are funds to be released. Any insight would be appreciated.

Daryl Brown
12/29/15 08:27:37AM @daryl-brown:

Hey good morning sir. Appreciate the work you're doing here this is a great forum.

I wanted to alert you to a member named E. Marshall. This person a scam artist. They obtain your email then send you the proverbial "I'm in hiding from my dead husbands family who want to kill me and my children and need your help getting large inheritance out of the country" You know that tired old line that is right up there with "Hey haven't I seen you somewhere before?" Anyway she/he probably needs to be banished into the land of perpetual tickling but you're the boss here.

Thanks Keith

Rita Stone
01/19/16 07:26:29PM @rita-stone:
Any news of drilling date in Oakland Twp, Butler County, Butler, PA? (30 miles north of Pittsburgh.)
03/03/16 04:14:12PM @jwe:

Aubrey McClelland is dead.....apparent suicide

Daniel Morris2
04/01/16 05:01:42PM @daniel-morris2:

I've signed up for ShaleCast at 5 different times. Every time I ask for a report, the site sends me to the "enter information" page. Is this some sort of Phishing scam?

Daniel Morris

Zach Butler
06/01/16 02:49:25PM @zach-butler:

Just recently found this site. Appreciate your work here. Fam & friends have been approached by people looking for pipeline agreements and claim to be with ETP. Ever hear of them? I also posted in the county forum hope I did it correctly.

Kathi Albertson
07/15/16 11:51:59AM @kathi-albertson:
Keith,I'm trying to get accurate information re the good and bad having to do with an Energreen 360 project in Guernsey County that will neutralize radioactive drill cuttings to be used for fill for a building site. I have been told that this has been done successfully in Oklahoma and North Dakota. Can you tell me how to get into website like Gomarcellus in those states? Thanks for your help.Kathi Albertson
09/18/16 09:00:11PM @jackie4:
I am the NARO-Appalachia legislative chair. I would like to invite you and everyone on GMS to attend our convention Oct.30 at the Greenbrier. The keynote speaker is Alex Epstein, who wrote "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels". Please see the Appalachia page at NARO home page for info. Attorneys and CPAs can earn 12 hours CE by attending.
10/03/16 07:41:26PM @larryknpp9:

my property is in potter county i own 160 acres in west pike twp

02/08/17 09:39:40PM @ds2:

I am replying in this box because no reply box will appear on the discussion that I am trying to respond to.  I "followed" the discussion.  Perhaps "joining the group" in order to reply is something different.

In regards to: "Yesterday, an issue started showing. This user sums it up pretty well."Last reply under posts doesn't go to last post or even person who posted it??" 

This has been true since the beginning as I have tried to use the site.  The link "Last Reply" has almost never functioned--meaning connected to the most recently posted reply--since the new site went live. 

Sometimes, if I use the link to the user identified as posting the most recent reply, I can see the reply there.  Other times, the only reply visible under the user is something that was posted days or weeks earlier.

And, in any multi-page discussions, there is no option for clicking onto any page beyond the first.  A drop-down menu used to appear at the bottom of each page, including the first, to choose another page.  I have not seen that for weeks (perhaps months).

Unfortunately, the functioning of the site has been inconsistent and erratic.  I thought it was perhaps only because of trying to access the site from an iPad (which is always updated to the most current operating system).  But, some of the same problems occur (although not all) when trying to access from an iMac (always updated to the most current operating system).

There have been too many things to keep track of which things are working and which are not, and at what times things are responding and the times that things are not responding.

It is still a very valuable site.  It is just not as helpful to me any more, because so many functions do not respond.