Guest blog post by David Guest – OEPA Board member. He provides a good history of forced pooling (subsurface eminent domain) in Oklahoma. He also explains why it needs to remain just that – history. When someone says “virtually all” that is an extremely large sample size. In fact, I operate vertical oil wells that […]
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Guest Blog Post by Joe Warren – OEPA’s legislative Chairman, a Petroleum Landman, an attorney and a producer. Forced Pooling procedures developed in Oklahoma over decades, when the oil and gas industry existed in a vertical world. Companies were drilling geological ideas that were almost always relatively small, with the first well being a true exploratory well, and much […]
This video is a bit hard to hear at times because of the wind but it’s important to us to go to the small vertical producers out there and get their voice heard so that everyone knows what is really happening. Rick Roberts is no “fat cat”. He and his partner Rhonda have operated wells […]
Guest post today is from Steve Altman. Steve is a Petroleum Engineer and is President of Brown and Borelli Oil and Gas. This is pretty technical, but it shows credibility for any oil and gas entity. Pressure vs Time Vieth_1-32_SDS_052617_Thru_060817-plot Vieth Unit 1-32, NW SW Section 32 T18N R6W) got hit by an offset Mississippi […]
Rick Roberts is an oilfield professional in Waukoma who runs the operations for several companies. As hundreds of wells are destroyed and replaced with a smaller number of horizontal wells it costs all the jobs needed to care for those wells as well as the royalty owners in them. David E Morgan Inc Vertical Wells […]
Guest post by Goetz Schuppan, Singer Oil Co., LLC This shows the anatomy of losing a well; emphasizing that the operator is not a willing seller but is forced to sell for what the state says its worth Through the Corporation Commission forced pooling. This lowers values for everyone by multiple of as much as ten […]
OIPA Board of Directors RE: Open Letter Ladies and Gentlemen: My business, like so many others, cannot single handedly take on the necessary task of protecting the interests of small producers which allows us to continue to work, employ and properly develop oil and gas in Oklahoma. In the early 1980’s I joined […]
Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance regulatory affairs chairman Tom Dunlap discusses The need for data to help at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission find remedies for the destruction of their 40 vertical wells.
Every horizontal and vertical well drilled in Kingfisher County… All the yellow lines represent horizontal wells drilled right through them and fracked with millions of pounds of sand and millions of barrels of water. No wonder the vertical wells are destroyed! This should never been allowed to happen, at least not without willing sellers or […]
Newfield’s rate of return is higher in both the Scoop and the Stack plays(with a 2% tax rate) in Oklahoma than either the Bakken (10% tax rate) or the Eagle Ford (8.5% tax rate) Oklahoma is subsidizing their drilling in other states.
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Hundreds if not thousands of wells are being destroyed by horizontal frac jobs. All these wells paid 7% GPT and are being replaced by wells paying 2% GPT. These losses cost jobs all over the state.
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