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QUESTION: I have a one third interest in an oil and gas lease with EOG on 10 acres in McMullen County Texas. As of yet EOG has yet to drill on the property even though their is a lot of activity around it. I live out of state and neither of my partners or I have ever seen the property. I have the legal description and am wondering how I can actually find it. We do have a landman.Could he be of help or do you have any suggestions?
Thanks for your help

Chris Termeer
Chris Termeer  

You should be able to find your property by the legal description. The landman should know exactly where it is especially if he has done some work on it for EOG.

Depending on the legal description, (if it contains terms such as section and ranges) I might be able to quickly point you into the right direction.

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Chris Termeer

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QUESTION: Thanks for the fast response. The legal description is Tract 47, Section 40, Naylor-Jones Subdivision La Salle and McMullen County, Tx. I'll also look in to your book. Sounds like it may have some answers to some of my questions.

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I believe your property is in this general area.

Do not quote me one this but I am pretty sure it is near this area. Your landmand should know more.

I would be interested in knowing if you lease is up on your property and if you had access or knew your neighbors in that area whose leases are close to being up.  I would love to drill on this property if you are open to it.  

feel free to email me if you are interested at

Best of luck,
Chris Termeer


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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 "fracking" for the active verb and "frac" for the noun form) and wellbore swabbing. * Basic questions about so-called "flush production" (others call primary recovery) such as natural gas drive, water drive, compaction drive and gravity/dip drive. * Complex questions about artifical hydrocarbon lift technologies such as the sucker rod pumpjack, plunger lift pumps, gas lift pumps and electric subsersible pumps. * Basic questions about secondary and tertiary recovery techniques including water flooding, gas injection (be it CO2 or N), anaerobic recovery and so forth.


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