This Month’s Topic: How to Calculate Gross vs Net Acres (explainer video) For this month, I’ve created another video tutorial on the topic of gross acres and net acres. The 6-minute video uses a handwritten style to walk you through each step. My new video tackles the the difference between gross acres and net acres. […]

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This Month’s Topic: Calculating Beneficial Interests (explainer video) Beneficial Interests is a way to calculate working interests in a JOA or pooled unit when there are unequal burdens on individual leases. That is, some leases have a lower royalty rate and others have a higher royalty rate. In a typical JOA or pooled unit, the […]

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This Month’s Topic: Calculations and Surface & Mineral Rights While it’s been challenging for us all, we’ve made it to year-end. It feels like we should be sending congratulations wishes in addition to holiday wishes this year. New Court Case Rulings Ohio Supreme Court Ruling In West v. Bode, Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5473, the Ohio Supreme […]

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Recent national headlines caused shockwaves of speculation and worry throughout the oil and gas community. As you’ve likely heard, on July 9, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling, declaring that nearly half of Oklahoma falls under the jurisdiction of Indian reservation land. The Supreme Court ruling arose from a case called McGirt v. […]

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This summer is different from all the past to say the least. Instead of beach reading, most of us are enjoying staycations and work-from-home realities. So, instead of a summer reading list, I’m sharing some free downloads to make life as a Division Order Analyst easier: Spreadsheet WITH Formulas (.xlsx): An amazing tool, this is an […]

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How are you doing? Most everyone I speak with is struggling with some level of worry and anxiety about the current state of affairs, and even more so among oil and gas industry professionals. These are strange and challenging times, to say the least, but our industry is strong and resilient. This isn’t the first […]

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As most of us are homebound at this time, I have a gift for you to watch: my hour-long online video on real property law. This is the foundational course for land professionals. It is taught in all law schools and part of every state’s bar exam. It is the information you need to understand […]

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