Published on September 25, 2013
Oil and gas development is grabbing headlines in Michigan, but major short-term expansion is unlikely, according to a new University of Michigan report.
Published on September 16, 2013
The September 2013 MSU Extension Oil and Gas Newsletter discusses mineral coalitions, mineral rights and how to find lease information on your property.
Published on September 3, 2013
Landowners who are considering purchasing, or have already purchased a property can search their county Register of Deeds registry to determine if an oil and gas lease is recorded.
Published on June 19, 2013
The order for payment can stir excitement in a mineral owner because it appears to be a determination that a lease bonus will be paid and a deadline is set for the payment receipt. Just as with an oil and gas lease, the order should be scrutinized.
Published on January 25, 2013
How real estate is owned affects who has the right to negotiate an oil and gas lease. This article looks at joint tenants, divided separate ownership, tenants in common, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporate ownership.
Published on January 24, 2013
Receiving a cost-free royalty and treatment as a working interest owner are some of the benefits that mineral rights owners should understand.
Published on December 18, 2012
A compulsory pooling order from the Supervisor of Wells is not a lease. It is a mandate that certain acreage owned by an unleased mineral owner must become part of a drilling unit permit.
Published on June 6, 2012
For those mineral rights owners that are hesitant to lease for oil and gas production, compulsory pooling provides an option that some landowners find appealing.
Published on July 13, 2011
Landowner Oil and Gas Newsletter provides information to assist landowners in negotiating oil and gas leases.