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Mineral Rights Dispute Slows Development in Bakken
By January 24, 2018 Read More →

Mineral Rights Dispute Slows Development in Bakken

Bakken development around Lake Sakakawea is being delayed over a mineral rights dispute. Related: North Dakota’s Complex Mineral Rights Issues Continental resources filed a lawsuit last week over questions surrounding who owns the mineral rights under Lake Sakakawea. Attorneys for Continental assert that the state and the federal governments both claim ownership to the mineral rights […]

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How Can I Locate Who Owns the Mineral Rights Under My Land?
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

How Can I Locate Who Owns the Mineral Rights Under My Land?

Written by Mineral Hub Staff If you want to know how to find out who owns the mineral rights under your land, or find out if you do, then the first stop in your quest should probably be the county clerk’s office (free) and/or a private abstract office (not free) in the county where your […]

Professional Picture Gordon
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

Professional Picture Gordon

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Private Equity To NASDAQ
By April 15, 2015 Read More →

Private Equity To NASDAQ

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Bakken: Who’s Got The Best Wells?
By April 11, 2015 Read More →

Bakken: Who’s Got The Best Wells?

Richard Zeits. Oil & gas, commodities, long/short equity, research analyst. With over eight thousand horizontal wells drilled to date in the Middle Bakken and Three Forks formations of the Williston Basin, the data set of drilling results and production histories would seem more than sufficient to draw conclusions with regard to expected drilling economics and investment […]

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How Much are My Mineral Rights Worth
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

How Much are My Mineral Rights Worth

Unleased mineral rights Unleased mineral rights are mineral rights without a legally binding contract known as an “Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease.” To assure clarity, the property can have no active oil or gas production. The value of mineral rights can be estimated as present value of any future lease payments. Oil companies (called operators […]

The value of mineral rights can vary widely
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

The value of mineral rights can vary widely

Calculating mineral rights value can be a bit like predicting the weather – things can sometimes change awful quickly. When considering the question of how to assess and value mineral rights, many variables must be considered. The value of mineral rights depends on some elements that are reasonably determinable, but become complicated when combined with […]

Mineral Rights Owners Are at a Disadvantage
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

Mineral Rights Owners Are at a Disadvantage

March 1, 2015. The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register. As usual, the greed of producers in “mineral forced pooling” overshadows reason, resulting in the complete sacrifice of a mineral owners’ rights. Unfortunately, the rights of mineral owners that logically go along with ownership haven’t been entirely addressed. Legislators must realize how unfair it is to force […]

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Millions of dollars at stake for landowners, drillers in Supreme Court mineral rights case
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

Millions of dollars at stake for landowners, drillers in Supreme Court mineral rights case

Tom Knox, Reporter-Columbus Business First. The Ohio Supreme Court will hear two cases next week on a law that has caused mass confusion among Ohio oil and gas landowners and drillers. Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act has been the focus of many lawsuits since production began a few years ago in the state’s Utica shale play as land and […]

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Oil Industry Brings Jobs and Boosts State Economies
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

Oil Industry Brings Jobs and Boosts State Economies

IER, Institute for Energy Research. States with oil production from shale oil formations have seen impressive revenue and job growth. In North Dakota, for example, the state’s economy is growing at 7 percent and its unemployment rate is a mere 3 percent — figures that should make most state governors envious. But, North Dakota is […]

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