Entries by Naomi Lemon

Forced Poolings

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 […]

Horizontal Forced Pooling in the Vertical Universe

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 […]

Rick Roberts Story

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 […]

Pressure vs Time Graph by Steve Altman

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 […]

David E Morgan Watered Vertical Wells

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 […]

Unacceptable Consequences of Vertical Well Destruction

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 […]

Open Letter to OIPA by William F. Dost, Jr.

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 […]

The Vertical Wells Were Here First

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

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.