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Frederick M. Scott


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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.

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I am a Certified Professional Mineral Manager (CMM) certified by the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) in Tulsa, OK. I am also a Registered Professional Landman (RPL) with the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). I have managed my family's oil and gas properties in Oklahoma for over 10 years and have dealt with many landmen, title analysts, attorneys and other oil and gas professionals in the process. I have written articles of interest to mineral rights owners which have appeared in various industry magazines and newsletters. I have negotiated and drafted leases, prepared deeds, affidavits, and other legal instruments relating to my own minerals, as well as performed title, legal research, and curative work for same. I have acquired a good deal of knowledge on the subjects of oil and gas law, mineral appraisal, and land and title work over the past ten years, and have also worked as a professional landman. I've seen the business from "both sides" and therefore feel confident I can help out most of the folks who ask questions in this forum.


National Association of Royalty Owners "Action Report" (ROAR); NADOA Magazine, The Mineral Hub, Landman Magazine, and several royalty owner association group's newsletters.


Certified Mineral Manager (CMM), Registered Professional Landman (RPL)

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Recent Answers from Frederick M. Scott

2017-01-10 Oil & Mineral rights - Potter County PA:

You could check the county clerk's office in the county where the minerals are located and see if there's any companies that have filed leases of record there recently, in which case you could contact

2016-09-30 Leasing offer:

David,     Fairway may be leasing for "Stonebriar Energy", as I saw several leases filed in their name recently in your section. If that is not the case then you may want to find contact info for Stonebriar

2015-10-03 New company wants well pad on current lease? :

I would wait until the lease expires, then if the new company wants to put a well pad on your property you won't need to bother with the affidavit they requested. You could also attempt to obtain a new

2015-07-13 Is this well running out of product?:

I took a look and the well seems to still be producing as of March of this year. Looks to be producing between 40,000 and 50,000 mcf of gas per month, though it's not divided out by liquids vs. dry on

2015-06-23 SW/4 SW/4 Lot 8 (S/2 SW/4) Sect 24 T9N R1W 82.5 Acres:

No production in this section since 2002 that I can see. The Shari Lynn well was plugged in 2002. It was operated by Mathews Exploration. Several dry holes have been drilled in this section over the years


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