Landowner Leasing and Royalties

Information on Marcellus Shale and natural gas, including a landowner’s guide to leasing and royalties, managing volatility in royalty income, negotiating lease rights-of-way and legal issues. Tips on gas leasing scams and a checklist for leasing.

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Recent Legal Development Regarding the Rule of Capture - Webinars Webinars
Free
Ross Pifer, with Penn State Law, will discuss background of rule of capture and recent court decisions in PA, and what these legal proceedings could mean for the future of oil and gas development. More
Courtesy Penn State Extension
Marcellus Shale Landowner Coalitions: Form, Function, and Impact - Webinars Webinars
Free
Grace Wildermuth, Penn State PhD Student in Rural Sociology, will discuss the research from her thesis on landowner coalitions during this month’s webinar. More
Courtesy Penn State Extension
PA Court Questions the Rule of Capture and Unconventional Shale Gas Development - News News
Case could open the door for subsurface trespass liability. More
Oil and Gas Lease Expiring?
Oil and Gas Lease Expiring? - Videos Videos

Oil and Gas Lease Expiring?

Daniel Brockett

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In this video, landowners with oil and gas leases learn about their options when their lease is about to expire. More
Courtesy Penn State Extension
Options for Expiring Leases - Articles Articles

Options for Expiring Leases

Daniel Brockett

If your oil and gas lease is to expire soon, what may occur? More
Marcellus gas drill pad on a Pennsylvania farm.
Natural Gas Exploration: A Landowner's Guide to Leasing in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
If you are a property owner in northern or southwestern Pennsylvania, you've probably heard the phrases "natural gas exploration," "Marcellus shale," or "gas lease." More
Reading Royalty Checks Reading Royalty Checks - Webinars
Free
Jackie Root, Certified Mineral Manager, President of NARO Pennsylvania Chapter and Steve Karabin, Sr. VP/Marcellus Minerals Asset Advisor, Clermont Wealth Strategies discuss royalty checks. More
Understanding Royalties in Wet Gas Regions Understanding Royalties in Wet Gas Regions - Webinars
Free
Dan Brockett discusses the various components found in royalty statements from wet gas regions. More
Managing Volatility in Oil and Natural Gas Royalty Income on the Farm
Managing Volatility in Oil and Natural Gas Royalty Income on the Farm - News News
Many farmers in Pennsylvania and other energy states are using royalty income streams from energy development to supplement farm income and to make important capital investments. More
Tips for Negotiating Pipeline Rights of Way
Tips for Negotiating Pipeline Rights of Way - Videos Videos
This video discusses what a pipeline right-of-way and easement are, financial considerations, and useful suggestions for negotiating an agreement. More
Legal Issues Pertaining to Pennsylvania Natural Gas Leases
Legal Issues Pertaining to Pennsylvania Natural Gas Leases - Articles Articles
A synopsis of specific laws regarding natural gas in Pennsylvania More
Natural Gas Exploration: A Landowners Guide to Financial Management
Natural Gas Exploration: A Landowners Guide to Financial Management - Articles Articles
A guide to help you understand how to manage your income from natural gas leasing, and what to consider when making financial decisions. More
A Checklist for Leasing
A Checklist for Leasing - Articles Articles
This checklist is a quick overview of items to consider when reviewing lease forms. More
Negotiating Pipeline Rights-of-Way in Pennsylvania
Negotiating Pipeline Rights-of-Way in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Considerations when negotiating for a pipeline right-of-way. More
Natural Gas Production Decline Curve and Royalty Estimation
Natural Gas Production Decline Curve and Royalty Estimation - Articles Articles
To estimate potential royalties, it is important to look at a variety of factors including initial well production, decline rates, and overall production. More
Post Lease Considerations for Landowners
Post Lease Considerations for Landowners - Articles Articles
Landowners throughout the shale play who have active leases, but no drilling may be looking at the calendar to see if their lease will expire. More
Tax Treatment of Natural Gas
Tax Treatment of Natural Gas - Articles Articles

Tax Treatment of Natural Gas

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This guide is written for the landowner leasing the oil, gas, and mineral (OGM) rights on the property. More
Residents of Bradford and Tioga County who leased their property for natural gas drilling were surveyed.
Natural Gas Lessors' Experiences in Bradford and Tioga Counties, 2010 - Articles Articles
Results of a household survey sent to 1,000 landowners located within 1,000 feet of active Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania's Bradford and Tioga Counties in fall 2010. More
Lease Your Farm's Energy Resources
Lease Your Farm's Energy Resources - Articles Articles

Lease Your Farm's Energy Resources

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Don't be too quick to sign away your potentially valuable resource. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. More
Gas Leasing Scams and Rip-Offs
Gas Leasing Scams and Rip-Offs - Articles Articles

Gas Leasing Scams and Rip-Offs

Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

Understanding who is trying to lease your natural gas rights is important. More
Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development
Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development - Articles Articles

Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development

David R. Jackson, Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Scott Weikert, James Finley, Ph.D.

Before signing a lease on your forestland, there are many things to consider to protect your interests. More
Source: C. Williams, Penn State
Shale Royalties and Your Farm Business: Managing the Risk Associated with Royalty Income Streams - Workshops Workshops
This free program offered for farm owners receiving natural gas royalty checks. More