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Hope to visit soon.
I have been spending a lot of time on www.mineralrightsforum.com.
I have built a pretty good brand for landowner representation.
We will need to talk soon about a new business that I will be launching soon. I have Texas covered, but will need some help with Louisiana.
I would be interested in hearing what sort of amendments they are seeking. There was talk last month that CHK was going to drill DVN's acreage in San Augustine, Sabine and Shelby. And, Devon drilled a James Lime well last month in that area. Gas and condensate. That would probably be where the oil talk is coming from.
FM 3483 intersects Hwy. 21 east of town but doesn't intersect Hwy. 96, that I can see.
That clause is pretty standard language in Texas. They may just be wanting to add that particular language if it was not included in the original lease. I would still be suspect of it... just because. Why do they need that language now if it was not needed originally? Makes me think they are about to amend the size of the unit. And why would the niece need to ratify and not just sign as the old lady's representative/POA?
I looked at unit plats and the only unit Devon has where 3483 joins 21 is the Kardell Unit, which is just a little east of the intersection. At that intersection, Crimson Energy has the Blue #1 which doesn't include any tracts remotely similar in size so I would guess that she is in the Kardell Unit which sounds about right on the royalty payments. It has declined rapidly.
I'm not much help, I'm afraid, but I can send you the unit plat if you want it.
read rumor of ION looking for large companies to get on board for large 3-D shoot across central la. keep me in mind if need large block land leases to get involved,,
Hello my friend.
Hope things are going well.Just stopped in to check on things as it has been some time. Wouldnt feel right if I didnt check in on the Head Pirate.
Happy New Year, TD!
I understand that you do not work for Indigo; therefore i'd like your input on the following. Thanks in advance for any info that you can provide. I do understand if you can't comment on some of this.
I know this is a lot to ask; but any input you have would be appreciated.
First -- congrats on the grandson. Hope all goes well for mother and child.
Thanks for your reply. FYI - the offer that I am aware of is probably 2 miles from any Martin land.
It will be very interesting to see who/if Crest Natural Resources goes with. I believe that they are the largest landowner (by far) in this area.
Trying to find out anything i can about how much any leases my be going for in vernon parish .Thank you for the reply and for any help you can give me.
Know any of a landman in Vernon parish offering the higher $500/acre and 1/4 royalty? Have 70 acres in Simpson.
Thank you for friending me.Are you aware of activity in S. Miller County and what would be the target for this area? I have two landmen trying to lease acreage that is part of the Kelly Bayou Field S5 T20SR27W. Thanks for your help.
hey Tom,,,,shawn in evangelinge around millers lake,,, hearing alot bout AC. any positive news about leasing in our area... central evangeline.. midstate petroleum matt david in houston told me they were looking at all options around pine prairie and the ville platte, tate cove field.....mostly wilcox but austin chalk becoming a bigger reality....
ZaZa put out an interesting presentation on the Eaglebine
and this one is brand new11-29-12 presentationfor the Jeffries Conf. and is heavy on Eaglebine but more Eagle Ford also.
I went to your personal page to send you a message and got the "This Page is set to Private, you must be a friend to access it" message. I thought that's strange so I sent you a friend request. I also reported this to Keith because I just knew it had to be a site glitch. He didn't seem to concerned. Jay's response to your comment about Justiss in Sabine basically covered what I was going to message you for.
I'm missing some long time industry members also. I've heard from Jay and Dion lately. They are kind of burnt out with the constant anti-industry rhetoric. We're all sick of Gosh Darn. He's egging on a small group of paranoid conspiracy theorist making personal attacks on me in the Brown Dense threads now. Keith has really ceased to keep up with what's going on. Those I mention above and others are sending him emails currently to see if he won't step in a put Gosh Darn back in his box. And read the riot act to the rest of the PCT'ers. Please consider sending Keith a message.
I emailed Keith cut-and-pastes of Gosh Darn's posts aimed at me and asked him to intervene to stop the personal attacks. If Keith has chosen to bar GD from the site it is because of GD's actions, not mine. Keith has warned him and temporarily barred him previously to make the point that personal attacks are not tolerated. GD has no standing to complain, he knew the rules and chose to violate them.
Yes, you have missed a lot. I can send you a few examples if you would care to see what GD has posted about me. I don't bring my brokerage business on the site and I do not make posts with an intent to further any business interests. That's following Keith's site rules. And I resent the fact that you seem to think that I screw people by optioning their minerals. I conduct my business with the highest degree of ethics and I have never had one complaint from anyone I helped to sell their minerals. I certainly have no reason to look over my shoulder. I conduct myself in a professional manner and I sleep just fine every night. The crux of this problem is not me trying to influence who can and can't post to the site. It is about one thing and one thing only, personal attacks.
TD, he sent me a message, too, suggesting that I contact Keith about GD. I ignored it, as I am not that easily manipulated. I hate it that GD feels the need to attack Skip by insinuation but Skip and GD need to work it out so they can both live and let live. I am not getting into it like I did with Teddy Souter but GD has written to me as well and I took up for Skip because I just don't see him inflicting harm on anyone or giving advice that is not correct. GD just has it in his head that Skip is here to prey on mineral owners and I wish Skip would go drink a beer with him and iron it out.
Sorry, hit the wrong key. One of the draw backs of the way comments are set up. If any of what I sent is not clear let me know. Skip
crown drilling completed drilling in sec. 29-6s-8w beauregard parish well serial # 246675, then baker-hughs came in and ran casing, we were thinking they were doing the completion but they told us marlin energy wanted someone else to do the completion. this was a few weeks ago and no sign of anyone else has been on the site, so we called marlin and asked about it but got to play phone tag with everyone there and no one could or would give an answer. How can I get answers? my folks have 10 acres with 25% intrest in this pool of 40 acres. Is there any way I can pull info on this?
thank you sir! very helpful.
I have production reports on the HK Wilcox well in Newton. They haven't turned in an IP report on but the well has been on since April. Production is still "pending" (waiting on completion paperwork). They have two more permits but I don't see a spud date posted so I don't think they are drilled yet.
I hadn't looked at it in several months. I wish they would post a report so we could see the gravity on the condensate. They are still making 1800-2000 bbl a month and a little gas. Can't tell whether that is good or bad without seeing the reports. It could be a thousand ft. interval or a ten foot one.
Just give me a shout. I'm never too far away.
hey Tom, its shawn in evangeline parish,any good news in 2014 for us?
TD, do you know anything about BBX Operating? They have named a Woodbine field out west of Jasper and have drilled a half-dozen wells. The four I looked at last night are wet gas but making 800-900 barrels of condensate a day on IP. They look like they are holding up over the first 4-6 months. All vertical so far & 13,700' deep. That's pretty deep for wet gas isn't it?
I had no idea it was THAT slow over there. I seldom look at SONRIS, though. I still get most of my LA. info from GHS or Skip.
Maybe we need to brainstorm. I've been on a Raman noodle & pinto beans diet for several weeks now. Skip isn't doing anything either.
That's why I've been looking at the wildcat stuff on my side. Halcon is producing one well in Newton County but they haven't turned in any reports yet. They have two more permits on file in Newton Co. but no signs of life in that area. Could it be an infrastructure problem? I haven't looked to see what pipelines are in place. Some of that country is pretty rough & lots of Fed land.
I was snooping through the completion reports in Jasper County this morning and discovered that HK Energy Operating is now the operator on a well that I know used to belong to Anadarko. It was part of the package they acquired from UPRC back in the '90s. A deeper dig reveals that HK Operating is reporting production from 63 wells in the Brookeland Field (Jasper & Newton) which were either drilled or acquired by APC. Thought you'd like to know.
Yes, about 1/3 are oil.
hey Tom,, any good news for evangeline parish with the changes at Midstates..... shawn
I looked at the "home" version of ARC GIS, which I am still interested in learning, but decided that my present Vaio laptop might not handle it. What do you think are necessary minimum requirements to run that program?
I have two or three older towers around and have often pondered on building an "updateable" computer that I don't have to totally replace every two years. I'm not afraid of technical stuff but don't have a whole lot of knowledge/experience other than adding ram or replacing a fan... simple stuff.
WOW! You gave me lots to think about. I knew ARC GIS was a whole new animal from what I'm used to working with. I would never expect to handle anything near as large as you describe. I want to be able to download base map files from the TX. GLO database so I can layer in tract files and have them correctly located. I'm almost always just trying to situate a single tract for a presentation or something of that nature. No massively large acreage for sure. Plus... it would surely be a resume enhancer to be able to list at least a familiarity with ARC GIS since that is what everyone is using now. It is light years ahead of my "Net Deed Plotter" which was a great little learning tool. But I'm ready to move up to a bigger challenge and NDP has its limitations. So, I think I should try that $100 home license and see how it works on my computer (that may be all that is necessary for my present needs). Then I will think about that computer build if I run into issues. I will need to do something before much longer because this notebook is nearly 3 years old now and is worn out. Time for another write off, too.
Thanks for the very thoughtful reply. I'll shout if I decide to jump into that build. I aint skeered, LOL!
Only a few words of the song would play "Honey Don't Stop".
Oh, my sides, LOL!! you are a riot!. I am still laughing. Too funny.
I am right behind you on the "old dog" scale since I will be 60 this fall. I have a serious affliction, though, in that I can't just sit and watch TV at night and I'm so compulsive that, unless I have a mental challenge of some sort, I'm so bored with life that I become unbearable to all around me.
I have always been fascinated with mapping and this just seems like a natural progression to me. I just have to figure out how to fit ARC GIS into my (presently) meager budget. Work has been slow for half a year now.
I hope that if I live to be 100 that I never stop learning. Inquisitive minds want to know...
Yes, the Vaio is on its way out, one way or another and not a purchase I will ever make again, just FYI. I will be putting together a plan on that new computer since you have given me your parts list.
Have a good weekend!
Your praise & generosity leaves me stumbling for words, TD. I would be very much interested in the ROW work and I know your recommendation is bound to carry some weight but, I confess, I don't even have a resume. Have never written one, ever. I've just always had work of some sort or made my own and now I'm dealing with people who want to see a resume and I don't know how to comply. It's embarrassing to say that, at my age, but it's the truth. I stopped approaching anyone cold because the first thing they always said was "where's your resume?" and I started feeling really stupid about the whole situation. So, I just quit looking and stuck with what little bit of work I could drum up on my own. It's been pretty tough, the last five years.
I'm sorry. I really hate whiners and now I sound like one. I'll get back to you when I gather my wits once again.
That's a relief. I have a panic attack at the thought and then my brain locks up. I've never done any sort of ROW but it's surface so I wouldn't expect any major problems catching on quickly. And... I would make keeping you out of the courthouse my mission. Do you know the area yet?
Someone else recommended Asus so I'll keep it in mind when I decided to do something. This notebook works, for now. I added an AVG maint. pkg. which stopped Firefox from hogging memory and disables all that startup crap. Sony had it just covered up in their 'craplets' when I first got it... Microsoft too. It's just physically worn out from being dragged over hells half acre for three years and running constantly. Keys worn off, power plug wobbly, runs a little hot and 'vibrates' sometimes, which is irritating. I figure a fan is trying to go out.
I have to go to Freestone County for a little while. May be out of pocket the rest of the week but I'll look in when I get a chance. Do you still have my personal e-mail?
HK finally turned in an IP report on two of the wells in Newton Co.
Lindsey #1 had a TD of 11500' and tested @ 20.0 bod + 12 mcf and appears to be shut-in... no production reports.
Smartt #1 drilled to 11500' and plugged back to 10500' for completion. IP was 70.0 bod & 1.010 MMcfd after two days of flow back. It actually produced ~130.0 bod & 0.300 Mcfd for the first three months (1st full month was May 2013) or so and has declined gently since then. It has produced 25,211 bbl since the last week of June 2013. The funny thing is that they reported it in the Wilcox field until Nov. but in Dec. they reported in Aguila Vado (Eagleford) field first, then corrected it to Wilcox, then corrected again back to Eagleford. Jan. & Feb. were reported in Wilcox and the IP reported says Wilcox 10500 field. It could be that it accidentally got lumped in with all their wells in Brazos Co. which really are in Aguila Vado (Eagleford). Hard to say... for now it is a Wilcox well. It will be interesting to see what they do with it going forward.
Did you get the message I sent last week about the Newton Co. Halcon wells? The site was acting weird and I lost the entire message one time (timed out? I thought it didn't do that anymore) and so I sent another one the next day. Was never sure you got either one.
Long as you're not ignoring me... (kidding: ). I hope GD is well. I still hate that he was run off like he was. Just wasn't right.
I kind of suspected that HK might back off on that Wilcox gambit. I just wonder what they are going to do with those Anadarko Austin Chalk wells in the north end of Jasper & Newton Co.s There has to be a reason they were interested enough to acquire them. I suspect (there's that word again) that it has everything to do with TMS/EF. Time will tell.
What do you know good, anything? Things are still pretty quite in my neighborhood.
Well... I tried to reply last night and my post just suddenly disappeared like the page refreshed and it was gone. I was too tired to try again so I just went to bed.
Anyhow, that sounds good to me! I'm trying not to get too excited but I am ready to go.
I cruise through and check on the site two or three times a day, usually. I just don't say anything unless someone needs a little help over here. The TMS is too far away for me to get excited about so I just read and digest what everyone is saying. Lurk mode.
TD, I am happy to hear that things might be picking up and, yes, I'm still interested.
I've been working, off and on since spring of 2012, for a family group (and their atty) on their attempt to identify their missing family land that was stolen a hundred years ago so they could then go sue a (some, any) bad old oil company for millions of royalty $$ and kick some owners off their land.
That project is about to end because I have exhausted all avenues (and rabbit trails) and there is no place left to look. Suffice it to say that nobody had their land stolen, grandpa never owned the 2000 acres they thought he did and there is no huge pot of royalty money just waiting to be confiscated.
I have to go meet with them one last time on June 29th so I can, maybe, convince them to end this... quest. The lawyer is tired (nearly five years for her), I'm tired and they are wasting their money.
I really need to move on to something new so I can end my association with this group. Their money is running low because there are fewer and fewer of them participating every month and I'm just piddling now, trying to write final reports and such, before this last meeting.
I will survive through June but things will get much tighter after that so any time you hear your folks are moving into Texas... I am ready to go. I can finish this other stuff up on my own time.
We have family land less than 1/2 mile from pond store on pinkneyville road.. I was wondering how close the wells are and how far they have drilled. I am a novice in the world of oil and gas therefore have not many resources. Thanks for any help.
Hi Two Dogs. I am interested in a cell tower lease on my property. I have land in Desoto Parish and Bolinger/Plain Dealing area. Who is the protocol?
I scan with Malwarebites occasionally myself but haven't noticed a problem with GHS.
I don't think the problem is with the site. I only scan with Malwarebytes (the free version), I don't run it as my main security software.
I'm sending Keith a cut and paste of your comments to alert him to the problem.
I've passed your information along to Keith on his private email. He'll get it regardless of where he is.
Just got an email from Keith. He has banned those two IP addresses. If that doesn't solve the problem, let me know.
Good to hear. Thanks for the heads up.
Here is Jay's reply this morning.
With oil prices below $60 I think I need to find twice as much oil. The layoff carnage has begun. The massive layoffs start in January. I am glad I work for a company that has zero debt.
Good luck on the jack up rig and $50 bonus leases.
Hey there, Mr. Pirate. Hope you are well.
I'm of the same mind, TD. We need something to break loose in the Ark-La-Tex but it doesn't look like we can expect that any time soon. I was watching the oil activity over in Houston Co. area because it looked like the Eagle Ford/Woodbine play was extending eastward... until the oil price cratered. Two dozen rigs disappeared from the region in the span of three weeks.
Not much else going on except that Exco is back in San Augustine with three rigs.
Good to hear from you old buddy. Seems deletions of text is a common problem on the site. I appreciate advising the person asking what minerals were valued back in 2005. I answered and posted my opinion and I hoped it helped the person who asked.
I never charge to help people and only ask for friendship in return. I find myself in a position to help many members but site policy has my hands tied and I have only benevolent intentions in an effort to help right a wrong. Personal financial gain for me by soliciting those I may help will NOT be expected or asked for $ by me PERIOD!!!
I can fill you in on more details if you like but you need to track me down to get contact info and I am not D.B. Cooper just Google me.
Get in touch with me. We need to talk.
Hiya, Mr. Pirate )
Hope you are doing well. We haven't talked in a long time.
Lordy, that sounds frighteningly familiar. Skip and I sold some minerals for a lady last fall and made a nice check in Nov. but it has been slim pickings since then. I was doing a little research on RRC for a guy in LA but he's a young O&G lawyer and he moved in with Davidson's firm so now I'm not getting that work. I have a $197 pension from Temple and still have a client who sends $300 every month but that's it. I don't think I'm old enough for SS... I'll be 62 in Oct. I was able to pay off my last note with that last good check so now all I HAVE to pay are lights, phone & car ins. Barely keeping my chin out of water but, so far, I'm making it.
I've been farming with my sister-in- law since Feb. My brother has 49 acres and I have 18 about 1/2 mile apart and we are growing a bunch of stuff for the pantry and freezer and to see if we can grow enough to take to the farmer's market to supplement our incomes. Brother still works for CB&I in Beaumont but he turns 65 in a week and we all figure he will get eased out. He's not gotten any overtime in over a year now.
But, you know what, TD? You and I come from a tougher generation than what's coming up today. We'll get through this. It's only a few months til the end of Obama and then we can get busy fixing what he messed up and get back to work at something.
Let me know if you want anything from my garden. I'll meet you at the river somewhere. I have beaucoup tomatoes that are starting to get ripe and I'll have green beans, speckled butter beans, two kinds of okra, squash, pickling cucumbers, cream peas and purple hull peas that will be making in a couple of weeks. Sweetcorn will be ready in the fall. I have a tiny bit of crook neck squash now but I'm getting ready to plant more along with three types of scalloped squash, slicing cucumbers and cantaloupe.
Hang in there.