Strunz including later extensions, literature references, a cataloging system for your mineral collection etc. The only way to be sure that a deed actually conveys mineral rights is to research the chain of title to confirm the mineral rights were not previously severed and are still a part of the fee. The oto provides a client with an attorneys professional opinion regarding the advisability of commencing drilling operations on a particular tract of land. Rendering oil and gas title opinions in the unconventional shale plays often requires delving into complicated documents stretching back decades, sometimes to. Minerals such as coal, gas and oil may be located beneath the surface of a. Introduction an orderly mind, it has been said, is reflected by an orderly body. We have expertise division order title opinions dotos in all producing shale basins in the us. Reduce the resources needed to create a title opinion. Carla petroleums team of gis specialist utilize the latest software from esri arcgis 10. Quorum to demonstrate powerful new upstream software at nape. As a developer of title management software, tracts simplifies and.
Create a drilling opinion confirming title before starting a new petroleum or gas well. The oil and gas title process involves researching who owns the land in. Her practice is primarily focused on the preparation of title opinions and documents related. The oil and gas title process petroleum landman blog. Report example energy title resources landman mineral title. Now that title has been approved by the operator and the nonoperating participants in the project, they can commence drilling the well. Instant access to every interest in your inventory. Most title insurance policies except minerals, and it therefore generally is not possible for a lessor or purchaser of mining property or its lender to obtain title insurance.
The papers presented at the 2015 special institute on nuts and bolts of mineral title examination are available both as a written manual looseleaf binder or downloadable file and audio cd or download see audio options in the dropdown menu. Common types of title opinions the original title opinion oto is the most common type of title opinion encountered oil and gas title attorneys and landmen. K2 land sales, casper wyoming, mineral rights, oil leasing, gas leasing, mineral rights research, mineral title research, ownership determinations, appraisals. Also covered will be a discussion of title opinion best practices for. Instead, evidence of ownership is established through an attorneys title opinion. For the last ten years i have been a mineral title lawyer and have enjoyed rendering mineral title opinions for production companies who are exploring and. Mineral titles online mto title details of mineral exploration and mining tenements throughout western australia about access. The later part of this paper will contain a discussion on risk management as applied to the content of runsheets, which is included in this paper for the company management, who are charged with the. All the addresses and names in this chart are fictitious. Runtitle is a free data resource for mineral and working interest owners. Mrp software development activities range from improving mineral resource assessments by including economic filters to customizing the comparison of materials of known geochemical and geophysical spectra to samples with unknown spectra. By necessity all law graduates will have developed those skills to some. Urls are given where you can download software at no cost. Landman chain of title flow chart rfflow flowchart software.
Mineral rights, oil leasing, gas leasing, mineral title. As a mineral acquisition company, we need to do three things right. Mineral titles online mto department of mines, industry. A short analysis of available curative actions for common title defects1 russell l. Mineralware is an automated mineral management software that helps identify missing revenue. The first task is selecting and evaluating a candidate for training. The examination of mineral documents requires expertise of an oil and gas attorney to. Purpose and basis of title opinions, types of opinions. Ownership decimal interests as the division order analyst analyzes the title documentation in order to set up the. Title searches that do not go back far enough miss early mineral reservations. With the increased number of title opinions has come increased pressure within oil companies to make their internal processes dealing with title opinions more efficient. Advanced mineral title examination oil, gas, and mining.
Keep in mind that the lack of mineral rights and the possible access by mineral owners has already been factored into the price of the property. Construct your own geological map and incorporate other mineral and petroleum exploration datasets including mines and mineral deposits, petroleum wells, active leases, and much more. Map integration digital mapping of all of your properties and leases. Mineral rights and royalty payments are difficult to understand and comprehend, but the north dakota petroleum council and the oil operators of the state want to make sure that you have the resources to understand the process and what you can expect if you have mineral rights. Mineral titles online province of british columbia.
Mineralsoft is an automated revenue management platform for mineral rights owners, providing data collection, visualization, check stub auditing, gis and more. Software links revised 07032018 this is a list of links to computer software available on other servers. Division order title opinion the oil company has done some homework prior to sending you a division order. Tracts enables us to get number 3 right and do it in 50% less time than traditional land workflows. Energy producers gain insight into title costs with online calculator. Your land management software does a good job organizing data, but what good is organized. There may be variations from these categories, in an acquisition title opinion or other specialized opinion.
Labeling and cataloguing your mineral collection by john betts, lecturer, author, photographer, mineral collector, and parttime mineral dealer. Mineral researchers do this work and you can get contact information for them from the local county recorder. The mineral titles branch administers the legislation governing the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral, placer mineral, and coal rights in the province. How to train a title examiner panelists mani little. The title opinion will usually cover surface, mineral, and oil and gas leasehold ownership. Because of tracts, our money goes into minerals instead of into day rates. Part of theenergy and utilities law commons,natural resources law commons, and theoil, gas, and mineral law commons. In north dakota, ownership is determined according to the public records maintained by the county register for deeds. As a developer of title management software, tracts simplifies and automates. Optimize land management with integrated features that provide robust functionality for lease acquisition, gis mapping, lease management, and right of way.
Oil, gas and mineral law since 1996, a member of the oil, gas and energy resources law. Energy title resources landman due diligence mineral title. Mineralogy geolib is a mineralogical database that contains all minerals approved by the ima, as well as some not yet approved ones. Features mineralwaremineralware mineral management software. The purpose of the mineral title opinion a mineral title opinion is an important written communication between an attorney and his or her oil and gas client. Basic division order calculations workshop 2 foreward 2 i.
A drilling title opinion or a division order title opinion and. Fee simple title surface, mineral and nonparticipating royalty. With instant mineral ownership calculation, automatically generated ownership reports. Surface and mineral rights north dakota state university. It also makes use of the systematic classification of h. The flow chart above shows who owned the property and the mineral rights for the property at w2 sw sec1 4s 11e starting in 1903 and going to the present. Either an inhouse attorney or a third party law firm has analyzed the supporting documents relating to the mineral title associated with a producing property. Mineral title examination rocky mountain mineral law. Track drilling activity, transaction prices, title information, and more. As evidenced by the documents contained in the link, the baker hotel holdings lp clearly has guaranteed ownership and clear title to the baker property. Run sheetsmineral ownership reportsvirtual flowsabstracts of title. Download your free copy of unearthing mineral rights. The link for each software title leads to the home page if available. A mineral title opinion is an important written communication between an attorney and his or her oil and gas client.
It may be prudent to hire an attorney to provide a title opinion as to ownership of the mineral rights. On january 12, 2005, the government of british columbia implemented mineral titles online mto, british columbias internetbased electronic mineral titles administration system incorporating digital registration of titles and documents with electronic commerce. Mineralsoft allows water valley land company to have a central location where we can keep track of our royalties for all of our different mineral interests. The ability to also use mineralsofts platform to quickly find detailed revenue and adjustment information regarding each well is something that is very valuable to our company.
Our patented software automates calculations and makes it easy to manage your. Such flow charts start with the earliest documented records. If your company is considering leasing drilling rights from owners of mineral rights or acquiring existing production, it is imperative you obtain a title opinion before proceeding. A thorough examination will reveal whether a given tract is marketable. Bowles rice understands that determination of real property ownership, including both surface and mineral rights, is the cornerstone of exploration and. Nri calculations of mineral owner pooled unit 11 v.
If title is not marketable, the examiner will note the title objections and suggest curative measures. It is an expensive process to research mineral owners. Unleased mineral interest is not subject to an oil and gas lease and can join in the execution of the joint operating agreement to participate in the drilling and operations of the well, as to his proportionate 88 mineral interest. Combine mobile lease acquisition with webbased lease management and gis for data accuracy and realtime insight.
Advanced mineral title examination oil, gas, and mining the papers presented at the 2014 special institute on advanced mineral title examination are available both as a written manual looseleaf binder or downloadable file and audio cd or download see audio options in the dropdown menu. A family member may tell you who they believe owns the mineral rights, but the ultimate answer lies in the legal system. Obtaining a title opinion in co feldmann nagel, llc. Run public and private leasehold, mineral and surface interest title lot and block barnett shale projects in and around fw, tx area research and interpret hbp and unleased leasehold.100 105 1142 755 1148 1253 542 1019 1520 261 1327 744 491 915 332 355 614 1509 565 635 466 101 1303 485 1030 1269 92 845 967 587 286 588 1095 117 576 452 548 1002