drilling on your land. Do they pay fo...

drilling on your land. Do they pay for surface rights

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live off hwy 59

Calhoun, TN

#1 Mar 12, 2011
I live off hwy 59 and they are going to drill on my property. i do not have the rights to the gas, but i was told they would pay for surface. have you guys heard this and if so, how much people are getting paid
joe schmoe

Gainesville, TX

#2 Mar 12, 2011
They generally pay a couple thousand $, not that they have to, they just do it to keep from making any foes. If they own the mineral rights they also own the rights to whatever means it takes to get the minerals. My advice is, when they make you an offer ask for another grand, but take what you can get. And remember if you get greedy they'll pull their offer and drill anyway, just out of spite. And its never a bad idea to consult a laywer, but the driller has more money and more rights to YOUR land then you do. Good Luck.
live off hwy 59

Lancaster, TX

#3 Mar 12, 2011
Thank you Joe
Paddy

Valley View, TX

#4 Mar 13, 2011
We got $4,500 per pad, some minerals on two, none on one from the drilling company that we leased with.
oh

United States

#5 Mar 13, 2011
live off hwy 59 wrote:
I live off hwy 59 and they are going to drill on my property. i do not have the rights to the gas, but i was told they would pay for surface. have you guys heard this and if so, how much people are getting paid
As long as you work with them they will work with you.
bill

United States

#7 Mar 18, 2011
Actually, by law they have to pay you surface damages. You can get more if you work with them, if not they can take you to court, and all they will have to pay is the minimum value of the land per acre used, which isn't much. Most are pretty fair though. I say just get what you can and be happy. If you were to own minerals, then you have room to negotiate.

Since: Feb 11

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#8 Mar 18, 2011
My family owns 10 acres out on brushy road and about a year ago a drilling company came and put their own lock on the gate for entry onto the property whenever they wanted! Want to know how much they gave? 50 bucks!! They claimed we didn't owe the mineral rights so there was nothing we could do.
They also harassed the cats that we had on the property... These aren't business men out on your land. It's the typical dirty, uneducated oil field worker making themselves at home on your property. Good luck.
downlow

United States

#9 Mar 18, 2011
http://recenter.tamu.edu/pdf/229.pdf

here's some material that might be useful to you, but talking to other landowners in the area is usually the most useful.

Good luck.

Since: Jul 10

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#10 May 25, 2011
whoever owns the mineral rights gets paid
Leonard

Littleton, CO

#12 Aug 11, 2011
My father owns land in Perry, OK. Yesterday, he received a check and a contract asking him to sign it and then in return he will receive a royalty of 3/16ths ( I dont even know what that means). I guess my question is are these companies legit and what if he decides not sign it? Should he hold out for more? Looking at the contract, I think it says that he (my father) owns the rights to the mineral/gas.

I just dont know really how to read this contract and I dont want my dad to get ripped off. Any thoughts?
curious

Iowa Park, TX

#13 Aug 11, 2011
I may lease out some minerals rights to a eog.they're offer is 500 a acre and if it hits 1/5, is this current standard?
Lost guy

Dallas, TX

#14 Jan 19, 2012
What if you didn't know anything about the land until your mother passed and her benefits go to you and yo sibling and at the same time there are 28 heirs so is 4500 good enough to take even when your family has been forging you and your sibling name are should you wait it out for more
yeah

United States

#15 Jan 20, 2012
NeverCanSleep wrote:
My family owns 10 acres out on brushy road and about a year ago a drilling company came and put their own lock on the gate for entry onto the property whenever they wanted! Want to know how much they gave? 50 bucks!! They claimed we didn't owe the mineral rights so there was nothing we could do.
They also harassed the cats that we had on the property... These aren't business men out on your land. It's the typical dirty, uneducated oil field worker making themselves at home on your property. Good luck.
I bet us " dirty, uneducated oil field workers" make more money than your pathetic ass. Lmao @ u!!!!!
Excuse Me------

Bowie, TX

#16 Jan 20, 2012
The oil field people have hit Montague county with fury. Many of the largest land owners in this county are older people who have had this land in their families for years. And yes many of them also own the mineral rights. Where the problem comes in, is these EDUCATED oil persons are ripping off many, not as book smart but a lot more trusting people, with all of these offers that they make sound so appealing. I am aware of several that live on the same road being paid extremely different amounts of money for exactly the same thing, from the exact same company. This is not right, I don't care who you are. All I can say is beware of the "LANDMAN", he is not working for you, he is working for the oil company. Just saying..........
Mr Happy

Clyde, TX

#17 Jan 20, 2012
yeah wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet us " dirty, uneducated oil field workers" make more money than your pathetic ass. Lmao @ u!!!!!
Anything below 30 an hour is chump change, now get back to work.

Since: Feb 11

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#19 Jan 20, 2012
yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I bet us " dirty, uneducated oil field workers" make more money than your pathetic ass. Lmao @ u!!!!!
Actually I'm a student at UNT right now so I'm sure you do make more than me. Good for you lil guy. I'm not saying all oil field workers are that way but you just made it clear you are, thanks.
spanky64

Monroe, LA

#20 Feb 1, 2012
i wish eog would drill on my land. any funds they give me would be better than nothing and right now my family and i sure could use it.
mae

Peaster, TX

#21 Feb 1, 2012
Excuse Me------ wrote:
The oil field people have hit Montague county with fury. Many of the largest land owners in this county are older people who have had this land in their families for years. And yes many of them also own the mineral rights. Where the problem comes in, is these EDUCATED oil persons are ripping off many, not as book smart but a lot more trusting people, with all of these offers that they make sound so appealing. I am aware of several that live on the same road being paid extremely different amounts of money for exactly the same thing, from the exact same company. This is not right, I don't care who you are. All I can say is beware of the "LANDMAN", he is not working for you, he is working for the oil company. Just saying..........
absolutely - they will take advantage of the unknowing and the unwary. You have to educate yourself when you deal with the oil companies.
Sarah

Dougherty, TX

#22 May 26, 2013
Hi, I was wondering if I would get anything from wells being drilled all around me less than a mile would have to pay me ? Just pondering because this is what I was told!
uneducated oilfield hand

Haslet, TX

#23 May 26, 2013
My uneducated A$$ made $150k last year an has made over a $100k every year for the 10 years I have been in the oilfield. Their are people that have probably been screwed on the land end. If you don't own minerals yes the oil company can come in and pretty much do what they want. If you are a pain in the a$$, they aren't going to just hand you a stack of cash. But if you are educated and work with them they will pay you more than enough for damages . They will put in nice roads, new fences, cattle guards with gates. And also pay you what your land is worth that they use. They will even dig stock tanks( it does benefit them to do so at times). It's not going to be like hitting the lottery with the land. Its an industry to make money not give it away. If you own the minerals you will only get a very small portion of the wells profit but is still worth while to get a mail box check every month. And yes it will just be a small portion. I don't know many people that have an extra million or two laying around to pay for the cost of drilling and producing it.

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