Energy Industry (Oil & Gas)/Dewey County, OK Activity

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Hi!  I own portion of some mineral rights in Dewey County, Oklahoma, Section 8, Township 17N, Range 16W.  I was wondering if there was any activity in/near that area and the likelihood of there being some in the near future.  I have had the rights leased out for a little over a year but do not live in that state so it is difficult to know what is going on there.  I just stumbled upon this website and it is great!!  Thank you so much for your time and help!! :)

Debbie

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I took a quick look and saw no permit to drill a well in your section, however there is a well planned in adjacent section 18-17N-16W. I do not believe it's been drilled yet however.

Looks like your lease might be up for renewal in 2013, and since Chesapeake was doing some leasing in the section this year (I checked; they were) I'd say there's a decent chance of you being able to lease these again when your current lease expires, assuming no well is drilled before then (in which case your current lease would be extended automatically.)

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (the regulatory body for oil and gas in Oklahoma) has a wealth of information available online relating to oil and gas activity and production in Oklahoma. You can look up such things as drilling permits, recent production information, well completion reports, forced-pooling orders, and anything else that falls under their jurisdiction.

Hope this helps you out.
Frederick M. "Mick" Scott CMM RPL
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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.

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

Education/Credentials
Certified Mineral Manager (CMM), Registered Professional Landman (RPL)

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