Entries by Naomi Lemon

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.    

Talk with horizontal frac victim Mitchel Turner

It’s just not right to ever take someone else’s property. The big horizontal Fracking companies just do it because they can; then they say “sue us” knowing that small business men and women cannot afford lawsuits. Call your state legislator today and tell them to vote no on SB867. Don’t expand horizontal fracking!  

Mike Harris, another horizontal fracking victim

Mike Harris has worked hard his entire life. He is well respected in the oil and gas community for his knowledge and work ethic. He has managed to accumulate some working interest and a few properties of his own over the years. Now he is watching those that he has depended upon for retirement destroyed […]

Horizontal frac victim Tony Weaver

Tony gives a fair and balanced accounting of what’s happening. None of these guys are willing sellers. It’s shameful that they can be forced to give up property, by the state.  

OEPA in Kingfisher

Here are a few of the decline curves plus the bottom hole pressure survey that shows the actual hit in real time.  The well with the pressure survey (Wakeman) actually got “bumped” (our term) from a November, 2015 frac that caused a loss in oil production (30 BOPM to 5 BOPM) (See decline curve), then […]

Gross Production Tax Resolution

We ask every school board in Oklahoma to take this same action – then follow it up by having those that care about education call their state legislators with one simple message ” restore the gross production tax to 7% for everyone, which is lower than any other state and pay our teachers” RESOLUTION  Whereas, […]