Energy Industry (Oil & Gas)/Sale of mineral rights


I have 32.5 non participating mineral rights in Reeves county, TX and an offer of 4500.00 per acre in section 6, 7,8 and 9 block c-21. Good offer or not and is ther drilling activity in these sections?

Hello Michael. My mineral buying friends tell me that's a pretty fair offer. Whether you want to sell is another matter.   While there is not a great deal of activity in that area there is a permitted location on Section 5.  There is also a permitted location for a horizontal well on Section 6 that will be bottomed on Section 7.  It looks like some company is planning to drill a well there. That's good news! I don't have any other information on the permitted location.  Remember, no one would be offering you money for your minerals unless they thought that they were going to make more money than was paid.

If you want to keep with with what's going on in that area, a good place to go is the Texas Railroad Commission website's online research link.  Using the public GIS viewer you can actually look at the property and see the drilling activity going on in the area.  

Good luck Michael and let me know if you have any further questions.  

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David B. McCall


Questions regarding oil and gas exploration and production, the operation and management of oil and gas producing properties, and questions related to mineral ownership, title problems, and oil and gas leases.


I am Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law in the state of Texas. I have more than 37 years of experience in the industry as both an in house attorney for major oil companies and as a partner in oil and gas firms. I am also a mineral owner and receive royalties from oil and gas production. I have extensive title examination experience, and have represented clients in many administrative and court proceedings.

State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation, and Austin Bar Foundation.

Various state bar seminars on Oil and Gas matters.

I have a business degree in marketing from McMurry University, 1971, and a JD degree from Texas Tech University in 1974, where I graduated 17th in my class. Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law in 1986.

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