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Laura M. FitzGerald, CPL

U.S.
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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING A QUESTION. I can answer all questions related to oil and gas ownership, mineral interests and working interests concerning the leasing and selling of your minerals, any questions concerning pipeline ROW's, units with the Louisiana Department of Conservation; pooling provisions, depth limitations, vertical or horizontal pugh clauses; and oil and gas terminology. I can offer assistance in negotiating for leasing your property, assisting in locating owners of suspended funds. I am only able to answer questions regarding oil and gas leases, minerals, royalties, or offers to purchase mineral/royalty interests if I have complete information. Please provide a full legal description for your interest(s). If the question pertains to a lease, please include all terms of any current (or desired) lease offers, including lease bonus amount, royalty and lease term. If the question is regarding a mineral or royalty interest offer to purchase, please provide the offer amount, date of offer, other offer terms, and further details on the mineral/royalty interest, such as lease terms, and if producing, the average monthly income. Since I receive numerous inquiries daily, I am only able to answer your questions efficiently and effectively if I have complete information. I must .....

Wendi Taylor

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions regarding hydraulic starting systems for gasoline and diesel engines typically used on oil platforms and other areas where electronic ignition is not allowed due to the risk of spark. Questions about other areas of the industry are outside of my expertise and unfortunately will be rejected. Please do not ask me for legal advice, or questions about property or mineral rights.

David Traugott

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions related to the technical issues associated with the drilling and completing of oil and gas wells; very familiar with the cementing process, LWD tools and Coiled Tubing operations. Limited knowledge of mineral rights and/or royalties.

Frederick M. Scott

U.S.
Available
Oil and gas leasing, lease negotiations, how to best deal with the oil and gas companies or their representatives, buying/selling mineral rights, forced-pooling, correlative rights, deeds and conveyances, and "post-production" costs. I am most experienced with Oklahoma properties and laws, but am able to answer questions concerning other oil and gas producing states in many cases.

Mark Bonner

U.S.
Available
Interests include oil and gas leases, mineral deeds, royalty payments, interest on late royalty payments, post-production costs.

William Hawk Howes

U.S.
Available
Sorry, I don't do leases, property claims, legal issues, or royalty questions. Just those issues listed below. Regarding: Heavy Duty Lubricants(HDMO), Passenger Car Lubricants(PCMO), Hydraulics, Greases, Gear OIls. Applications, Substitution, Constituants, and general knowldge of the aforementioned products. Not well versed in the actual manufacture of petrochemical products, but can answer general questions. I have a vast network of information sources within the Petrochemical Industry (Not too much on fuels). If I don`t know the answer, I can usually find one rather quickly. Except Royalty, mineral rights, etc. Questions, Sorry.

Chris Termeer

U.S.
Available
I can answer a broad variety of questions about oil and gas in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the industry. Topics of knowledge include but are not limited to: * History of the industry * Basic questions about formation of hydrocarbons (hydrocarbon window, geologic processes that create oil and gas formations) * Types of formation structures, source rocks, and traps * Surrounding production analysis (how to, importance of etc) * Basic questions about magnetic surveys, geometric surveys, seismic surveys (2D and 3D) and radiometric surveys. (Including relative strengths and weaknesses and how performed.) * Basic questions of cable tool drilling * Complex questions about rotary drilling, its components, operations, how to set up a rig. Drilling operations including fluid/mud, cuttings analysis, downhole testing, directional drilling, making and tripping pipe, cementing casing (importance of and how performed etc), common drilling mistakes and problems. * Complex questions about post- (though sometimes occurs during) drilling activities such as well logging, sidewall and whole core sampling, drill stem testing, reserves analysis and projections. * Basic questions about well completions including installation of surface wellhead and subsurface safety valve, well perforations, lateral and horizontal completions, hydraulic fracturing, (I prefer the spelling form .....

Jason J. Alexander

U.S.
Available
I can answer oil and gas division order questions. I am most knowledgeable about as the purchaser side of the oil and condensate production. I can offer suggestions regarding probate and basic transfers of working, override, and royalty interests. DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer. I have seem and know what my company for instance accepts pertaining to these matters. Being from the purchasing end (and not the operator side) I do not have much experience with calculations or valuing property or minerals. I do not deal with acquisitions, exploration, or development of leases either.

Marsha Breazeale, M.Ed., CDOA, CPLTA

U.S.
Available
All questions regarding division orders; ownership decimal calculations; title ownership and payer record changes (testate/intestate inheritance; deed; assignment; court order); oil and gas lease analysis for record-keeping and purposes of payment by operator or payer; pooling, horizontal wells, horizontal well allocation units; unclaimed property reporting; royalty owner relations questions. All questions concerning administration of surface land contracts and payment questions, such as for Surface Right-of-Way, Sub-Surface Right-of-Way, Easement, Surface Use Agreement. All questions regarding industry-standard and company-specific policies that affect land owners.

Recent Answers

2014-10-22 3-D geophysical survey:

I doubt the land will be damaged, but the noise may be bothersome. I would ask the for a date range and have them include it in the agreement. $10/acre is probably a standard rate, though in some cases

2014-10-22 Horizontal well:

First, it depends on state law.  Then, in Oklahoma, it depends on approval from the Corporation Commission.  I am not aware of any wells that encroach on the same formation as an older well in the same

2014-10-21 Lease transfer?:

If you sell your land without reserving the mineral rights then the oil lease and all its benefits transfer to the new owner. This would include any royalty payments that resulted from the drilling of

2014-10-17 Sell oil, gas and mineral rights:

Depends a little as to what part of the section they are in and what the well spacing is there. There are several small wells in that section currently, but each covers only 1/4 of the entire section.

2014-10-13 Deeds:

The short answer is that it depends on the language of the agreement.      Is there a clause that if the seller owns less than the amount represented in the agreement, then the seller gets paid for the

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