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QUESTION: Hello,  how can i find out my net mineral acres in t 15 s, r 36e sec 8  and 9  in the graham minerals   of nm.  thanks  don

In order to determine your net mineral acres in a unit, you have to know the following:
1) how many total acres are in the unit
2) what your lease royalty is
3) what your decimal interest is in the unit

These 3 items are the minimum factors you would need in order to back into how many net mineral acres you own.

Once you have the 3 numbers above, here is the calculation:

Net Acres (unknown  Y) x Royalty (as a fraction) = Decimal Interest
    Unit Acres


   Y   x 1 =     0.0000573
526.98     8

Y x 1       =   0.0000573
527.798 x 8   

1Y       =   0.0000573

1Y       =   0.0000573 x 4214.384 (0.241482032)

Y       =   0.2414842032

Y       =   0.2414842032 net acres

Note 1:   You must do it this way because you have to work in fractions.  The unknown (Net Acres) is part of a fraction, so the royalty must be considered as a fraction.

You can also call the Operator of the Well to ask them to provide you with this information as well.

Best of luck.

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QUESTION: i was hoping there might be a web site that would list the owners and percentages of the parcels.  thanks for your help

No sir, there is not.  Unfortunately mineral ownership research is an arduous task and only determined after extensive research.

If you are a mineral owner in a producing unit, however, you should be able to contact the Operator of the well and inquire.

Best of luck.


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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING A QUESTION. I can answer all questions related to oil and gas ownership, mineral interests and working interests concerning the leasing and selling of your minerals, any questions concerning pipeline ROW's, units with the Louisiana Department of Conservation; pooling provisions, depth limitations, vertical or horizontal pugh clauses; and oil and gas terminology. I can offer assistance in negotiating for leasing your property, assisting in locating owners of suspended funds or to receive the best offer for your oil and gas interests, should you desire to sell. I am only able to answer questions regarding oil and gas leases, minerals, royalties, or offers to purchase mineral/royalty interests if I have complete information. Please provide a full legal description for your interest(s). If the question pertains to a lease, please include all terms of any current (or desired) lease offers, including lease bonus amount, royalty and lease term. If the question is regarding a mineral or royalty interest offer to purchase, please provide the offer amount, date of offer, other offer terms, and further details on the mineral/royalty interest, such as lease terms, and if producing, the average monthly income. Since I receive numerous inquiries daily, I am only able to answer your questions efficiently and effectively if I have complete information. I must decline any questions submitted with incomplete information. If your question is non-technical in nature and you simply need assistance understanding an oil and gas matter, please submit your question with as much information and detail as possible. Any background information that has led to your question is also very helpful.


I have over 34 years experience as an Independent Petroleum Landman. I became a Landman after working as a paralegal for Oil & Gas Attorneys for 8 years. My first 2 years were spent specializing in Well History and Research with the Louisiana Department of Conservation, then moving into clearing title defects and handling title curative for oil and gas properties for the next 6 years. Subsequent thereto, I handled title issues, buying oil and gas leases and settling surface damages. I also acquired acreage for drilling prospects in excess of 10,000 acres. I also became a mineral/royalty owner commencing in 2004 and have found that I can help many people when they have reached the point in their lives they feel converting their minerals or royalties into a cash asset benefits them.

American Association for Professional Landmen, ArkLaTex Assoc. of Professional Landmen, and Dallas Association of Professional Landmen (DAPL), Certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)- South. This certification is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. This designation is reserved for only those women-led businesses that exemplify the characteristics of integrity and professionalism to which the WBENC adheres to so strictly.

Attended LSU, became a Certified Professional Landman in 1994; Notary Public with dual authority in multiple parishes in North Louisiana; Bilingual in English and Greek

Awards and Honors
Expert Oil & Gas Professional assisting attorneys representing landowners. Involved in 2 lawsuits and both suits were awarded to the landowner. Ilios Resources, Inc. has been awarded the Best of Shreveport Oil and Gas Mineral Buyer Award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

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Consultant Landman for Texas Oil & Gas (TXO Production Corp.), Anadarko Petroleum, Comstock Resources,Independent Geologists, Pipeline ROW Clients, and Oil & Gas Attorneys. For the past 5 years my practice is primarily an advocacy for the landowner. I also assist royalty owners recover suspended payments or incorrect royalty payments, or sell their mineral or royalty interest.

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