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compromise, oil & gas royalty interests.




 

Huge News from Apache

for West Texas Mineral Owners 

Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that after more than two years of extensive geologic and geophysical work, methodical acreage accumulation, and strategic testing and delineation drilling, the company can confirm the discovery of a significant new resource play, the “Alpine High.” Apache’s Alpine High acreage lies in the southern portion of the Delaware Basin, primarily in Reeves County, Texas. The company estimates hydrocarbons in place on its acreage position are 75 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of rich gas (more than 1,300 British Thermal Units) and 3 billion barrels of oil in the Barnett and Woodford formations alone. Apache also sees significant oil potential in the shallower Pennsylvanian, Bone Springs and Wolfcamp formations.

CLICK HERE, to read the entire press release from Apache Corp.

 

Remember!

  • Everything in an oil and gas lease is negotiable!
  • A poorly written lease will cost you time, money and frustration!  Be sure you know what you are doing before signing!
  • You  WILL NOT get an opportunity to renegotiate your oil and gas lease.
  • NARO is here to help mineral owners understand the leasing process- please get educated or get help from a Certified Mineral Manager before you sign.
  • Even after the leasing the process, a Division Order can attempt to modify your lease!
  • Learn how to audit your check stubs and be sure you are being paid correctly.
  • CALL US!  We will help you 800-558-0557
  • The 2017 NARO Texas Convention will be
  • July 12-14 in Austin.  Be there to learn!




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If you are out of the loop-- time to catch up  Don't miss this article!!

A recent report from The Perryman Group estimates that if fracking were barred, it could potentially cost Denton $251.4 million in economic activity and 2,000 jobs over the next 10 years..
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/12/16/Texas-City-s-Fracking-Ban-Will-Likely-Cost-Taxpayers-Millions
 

A LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

  Released 5-22-15

To Print the 5-22-15 Call to Action, CLICK HERE.

Released 4-10-15
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDENTITY AND INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE TEXAS LAND AND MINERAL OWNERS ASSOCIATION

 

Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association (“TLMA”) is a statewide advocacy association whose members are farmers, ranchers, and royalty owners.  TLMA’s charter is to support a business and legal environment that accommodates the continued exploration for and production of oil and natural gas and also protects the property rights of mineral owners.

The National Association of Royalty Owners-Texas, Inc. (“NARO-Texas”) is a non-profit trade association organized under Texas law, representing a statewide membership of oil and gas royalty owners and landowners. NAROTexas seeks to protect the economic interests and promote the legal rights of oil and gas royalty owners throughout Texas.  TLMA and NARO-Texas are paying the fees for preparation and submission of this brief.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Texas Land & Mineral Owners’ Association files this brief in support of the Hyders’ arguments. The lease in question was negotiated by sophisticated parties represented by counsel; the parties exercised their freedom of contract and agreed to modify the general rules regarding cost sharing of post-production costs; the parties in clear and unambiguous language declared that the lessor’s overriding royalty shall be “cost-free;” the court of appeals applied settled rules of construction to interpret the lease and correctly decided the case; and this Court does not have conflicts jurisdiction. In the alternative, if the Court should grant the Petition for Review, the judgment of the Fourth Court of Appeals should be affirmed.

This is one of a long line of cases in which Chesapeake has sought to profit at the expense of royalty owners by unjustified deduction of post-production costs from royalties. Chesapeake is the most aggressive exploration company in the industry in seeking to deduct post-production costs. Its practices have led most recently to a class action RICO suit in Pennsylvania1 and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice of its royalty payment practices. Investigative reports published by Pro Publica, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes3 conclude that Chesapeake’s methods have greatly reduced the royalties it pays to its royalty

owners, by an average of 85 cents per mcf – much more than other similarly situated operators. Royalty owners’ suits have been brought against Chesapeake by the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Independent School District, the City of Arlington, the Arlington Independent School District, the Bass family, and Tarrant County College, among many others. These suits have caused the company to report in its latest annual report that “adverse results in pending cases would cause our obligations to royalty owners to increase and would negatively impact our future results of operations.”

 

For the full amicus brief, click here 

 

NARO National Board President, and Texas Mineral owner Candice Brewer was invited to speak before the Texas House of Representatives Energy Resources Committee in Austin on the complex relationship between royalty owners, surface owners and producers. 

 

If you'd like to read her statement from this meeting August 26, 2014 it can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE


 


 


20162017Officers and Directors


POSITION FIRST  MIDDLE LAST
OFFICERS:      
President (Co-Director District 6) Jack   Fleet
1st VP (Co-Director District 8) Gaylan   Pinkerton
2nd VP (Director District 4)  Glenn   Jones
Treasurer (Director District 8A) Candice  Upton Brewer
Secretary (Co-Director District 8) Jerry
Ditmar

       
DIRECTORS:      
Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin) Allen   Gilmer
Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin) Grant
  Griffin
Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin) Will   Lawes
Dist 1 (San Antonio/Austin)Gaylan Pinkerton
Dist 2 (Bee, Live Oak) Edward   Sealy
Dist 3 (Houston/Beaumont) Jerry  

Dittmar

Dist 4 (S TX) (Co-Director) Juan Lino  Garza, CMM
Dist 4 (S TX) (Co-Director) Wade  Caldwell
Dist 4 (S TX) (Co-Director) Dana Church, CMM
Dist 5 (DFW) (Co-Director) Glen   Jones
Dist 5 (DFW) (Co-Director) George   Wilson CMM
Dist 5 (DFW) (Co-Director) Lee
  Caple
Dist 6 (E TX Tyler) (Co-Director) Jack   Fleet
Dist 7B (Breckenridge, Weatherford) (Co-Director) Pat  Muir Bullard
Dist 7C (Sonora - San Angelo) (Co-Director) Candice  Upton Brewer
Dist 7C (Sonora - San Angelo) (Co-Director) David   Wallace
Dist 8 (Midland/Odessa) Joel   Ham
Dist 8 (Midland/Odessa) Robert

Glass
Dist 8A (Lubbock, Snyder) Wally
  Brewer
Dist 9 (Wichita Falls) (Co-Director) David A Fenoglio
Dist 10 (Pampa, Amarillo) Joseph   DeWooy, CMM
Dir-at-Large #1 Linn   Willers CMM
Dir-at-Large #2 Cathy Owens Akin
Dir-at-Large #3 Charles   West CMM


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