0 – 15 Minutes
Doug discusses natural gas Pipeline Right of Way Agreements in areas of advanced gas production development and areas where pipeline activity is in its infancy. Negotiation tactics and why gas and pipeline companies offer company favored pipeline agreements and lowered compensation when first approaching landowner in regions of early infrastructure development. Doug explains why landowners who sign pipeline agreements early often receive the lowest compensation with the weakest Addendum terms.
15 – 30 Minutes
Discussion regarding offers and selling of oil, gas and mineral rights to mineral acquisition companies. Many pitfalls face landowners when considering selling oil, gas and mineral rights. Landowners must be especially careful if they have an existing mortgage and are entering into agreements to sell oil and gas rights. Landowners must carefully review your mortgage agreement and must be careful that the purchasing company does not seek to pay off your mortgage taxes or liens or possibly send you your payment in your name and you Bank’s name.
30 – 45 Minutes
Doug continues to discuss selling your oil, gas and mineral rights. Discussion regarding company friendly Sales Agreements for the purchase of oil and gas rights. The importance of consultation with knowledgeable oil and gas lawyer to guide you and inform you of information you need to know when deciding whether the sale of your oil, gas and mineral rights is in your best interest. Discussion regarding Pipeline Right-of-Way Agreement consultations and FERC lines and formulating a strategy for eminent domain and condemnation cases.
45 – 60 Minutes
Doug discusses evaluation of oil and natural gas lease offers. Examples of cost benefit analysis and the major variable of likelihood of success. How to frame the critical landowner issues when considering signing an oil and gas lease offer or similar natural gas agreements.