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Open Discussion => Natural Gas Leasing => Michigan => Topic started by: edwards on February 06, 2013, 06:13:58 PM

Title: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 06, 2013, 06:13:58 PM
Its' not over till the large lady sings.   Translation: By the time a document is recorded, the landowner, the landman, and the attorney all have their
                                                                        money and the mineral rights are locked up in a box waiting to drill.

Thought if all things recorded were in one place a clearer picture would result.

Mecosta County:  Western Land Services Inc. has been collecting leases since 2008 and assigning them to W.B. Osborn Oil and Gas Operations
                          San Antonio, TX.

Lease Breakdown:  2008/ 8 leases,  2009/ 119 leases,  2010/ 77 leases,  2011/ 5 leases,  2012/ 111 leases  This totals over 300 landowner
                             leases with 16 from 2012 being recorded on 2/4/13. Assignments took place from 2010-2012.

                            This company got 6 or so drilling permits in 2012. Dundee wells in Mecosta (16N-7W) and Osceola.

 Also in Mecosta:   Noticed that at location of Devon well, since June 2012, there have been 10 documents recorded. OG leases, Affidavits,
                            Trusts, Warranty Deed, Discharge.


Roscommon, Tuscola, Mecosta:   After all the leases they have collected from other companies, Devon Energy Production Co since mid 2012, has
                                                 been signing leases as Lessee. 28 leases in Roscommon (22N-2W)  88 leases in Mecosta  43 leases in Tuscola.

                                            A Devon lease:  Tuscola; signed 10/31/12  140 ac. 1/8 Royalty, 5yr./5yr with $100.00 per net acre for last 5 years.
                                                                    Only 1 lease had 5 year option crossed out and initialed. Lease form used:  Micigan Paid Up (3/10).     


 


Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 11, 2013, 06:25:46 PM
Recent Recording

Roscommon County

Grantor:  Devon Energy Production Co. LP
Grantor:  Tiptop Energy Production US LLC

Grantee:  Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration LLC

2 filings recorded;  02-07-2013     Instruments dated;  08-02-2012    (21-1, 21-2, 22-3, 22-4, 23-3, 24-1, 24-3) 45 leases that date back
                                                  to 2010. Players involved.  Clayton,Bayside,Sasquatch,Paxton,Franklin Exploration,5875 Rodgers Corp.

TIER HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION LLC from Oklahoma City, OK.  (2 pooling orders in Oklahoma, from 2008 and 2009. Tier Hydrocarbon listed as additional owner of drilling units.)Established they are friends of Devon. Interesting both Devon and Tiptop both granted. Notice date instruments signed
These assignments were planned 6 months ago. New partner and/or farm out.

Is the pot getting a little warmer?
             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on February 11, 2013, 06:42:25 PM
Or over-riding royalty interest...
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on February 11, 2013, 07:18:38 PM
Are the Lessees, private landowners or State or both?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 11, 2013, 09:10:51 PM
All landowner leases.

                                                                       File Date                             Inst. Date

Typical filing:        Grantor:  Landowner                                   
                           Grantee: Sasquatch              08/19/2010                         07/31/2010

                           Grantor: Sasquatch           
                           Grantee: Devon                   02/08/2012                          01/30/2012

                           Grantor: Devon
                           Grantee: Tiptop US              05/10/2012                          04/26/2012

                           Grantor: Devon                   2/3 interest
                           Grantor: Tiptop US              1/3 interest
                           Grantee: Tier Hydrocarbon   02/07/2013                          08/02/2012
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 18, 2013, 03:39:09 PM
ASSIGNMENT OF OVERRIDING ROYALTY INTEREST AGREEMENT.

Recorded 2-12-2013 in Tuscola County. Originally signed 9-18-2012.

160+/- leases originally signed by Bay City Energy, most dated June and July 2010. Covers 10N-8/9E, 11N-8/9/10/11E, 12N-8/9/10/1E
           13N-8/9/10/11E, 14N-7/8/10/11E, 15N-8E.

Devon Energy gives to Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration LLC ...an undivided 2.16775% of 8/8ths% of all oil, gas, condensate, distillate and other
          hydrocarbons produced.
           

Tiptop Energy Production US LLC gives to Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration LLC...an undivided 1.08225% of 8/8ths% of all oil, gas, condensate,
         distillate and other hydrocarbons produced.

Devon and Tiptop are giving Tier Hydrocarbon a 3.25%  overriding royalty interest on 160 leases in Tuscola County. The assignment document was
         drawn up 5 months ago. A similar assignment of overriding royalty interest document covering leases in Roscommon between Devon, Tiptop
         and Tier Hydrocarbons was noted on an earlier post. Similar assignments could be happening in Mecosta and other counties.

To get thier 3.25% royalty Tier Hydrocarbon has to have wells drilled and production from those wells. If the timeline for drilling in Michigan is
         sometime in the future, why would this document be recorded at this time?
         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on February 18, 2013, 06:18:57 PM
If you get a ORRI, you record it as soon as you get it. The ORRI goes with the original lease and is good for the term of that lease and is binding in any sale, farm-out, or future assignment. Example( landowner 1/8th royality, xyz 3.25% ORRI. Add them up.. 1/8th = 12.5 % plus 3.25 ORRI =15.75%. Subtract this from 100% leaves a 84.25 % NRI. or 84.25% working interest.

With this interest recorded and there is a producing well drilled a division order will be drafted and your recorded ORRI will be honored. Or if the lease is sold, farmed-out, assigned, or transfered in any way the ORRI will show and be subject to the lease...... If this doesn't answer you question edwards, I will try again.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: anjo on February 18, 2013, 06:51:40 PM
It looks like Devon is seeking some help. Tier Hydrocarbon is a small company, but their expertise seems to be in finding subtle traps in shale.


Company Description: Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration is the Partnership of David J. Fruit and Keith Downing. Between them they have 49 years of geological experience and expertise. They are proven conventional gas finders and emphasize non-conventional gas and tech applications. Tier was responsible for some of the earliest successful CBM projects in the Arkoma Basin, the Cherokee Shelf and had early pilots in the Forest City Basin. Tier has an ongoing interest and research in a technology application which in certain areas can be of great assistance in locating subtle traps.


One of their ads states:
Our significant plays have been bypassed tight sands, coal bed methane and shale gas. Introduced Continental Resources into the Arkoma Woodford play where we have royalties under some 20,000 acres
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: macal on February 18, 2013, 07:06:00 PM

  Subtle traps ?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on February 18, 2013, 07:25:29 PM
Just makes me nervous to see a lease play getting all cleaned up as far as the recording of assignments as edwards reports.  It usually means that the project is going to be shopped around. As far as Tier the assignments , they could be for services already performed........ some day  we shall find out......
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on February 19, 2013, 04:50:28 AM
Does anyone know if Tier has anything their background that indicates interest and research in the Silurian Geologic period and or "salina salt beds". Just trying to connect their interest to Devon's purported target within the Silurian formation.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 24, 2013, 09:07:26 AM
Oceana County

The following lease documents were filed in Oceana County between 5-3-2011 and 11-19-2012.

940 total recordings by AMI Land Services.
806 total landowner leases recorded
659 landowner leases signed in 2012
147 landowner leases signed in 2011

The grantee on all leases was AMI Land Services (Traverse City, formed 2009)
All leases assigned to EXOK INC. (Oklahoma City)
Then all/most leases assigned to EXTEX ENERGY PARTNERS LTD (Houston), formed 2005)
Additionally, the royalties were assigned to TK ROYALTY LLC (Oklahoma, formed 2011), Steven D. Bryant (president of EXOK INC) and James W. Wilis (chairman of EXOK INC).

MOST ACTIVITY TOOK PLACE IN 2012.

4 assignment of lease filings in 2013:  from/to;   EXOK INC/ ENTEX ENERGY,  T.S.DUDLEY LAND CO./ EXOK INC (2), AMI LAND SERVICES/ EXOK INC.
   
 

Clayton Energy: 12 landowner leases filed so far in Oceana in 2013. Leases signed 10-8-2012 to 12-15-2012. Recorded 1-17, 2-11, 2-19.

Note: Lease language from a Clayton Energy/ AgriBank lease in Tuscola County dated 7-3-2010.

         #6. Pooling Shallow Formations - ..." Lessee is hereby given the right and power to pool or unitize the shallow formations in the acreage
                                                               covered by this lease or any portion thereof with any other contiguous land to establish units
                                                               containing not more than approximately 2,560 acres."

       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 15, 2013, 01:59:46 PM
Roscommon County

    1.       5 more leases recorded by Sendero Resources on 3/8/2013. Leases signed
              9/20/2012 and 12/4/2012. 21N-1W Sections 19, 29, 31.

 
    2.       OG Declaration of Pooling.  Grantor: Devon Energy  Grantee: Tiptop
               Energy U.S.  22N-1W Section 27    (40 acres)

Mecosta County

    1.       14 leases recorded on 3/4/2013 by Western Land Services. Leases signed
               8/25/2012 to 12/28/2012 (one from 2011). 16N-7W Sections 8, 9, 20

    2.        Easement filed 2/4/2013 by W B Osborn Oil and Gas. 16N-7W, Sec. 8, 9



Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 13, 2013, 10:05:46 AM
Mecosta County

15 landowner leases recorded by Western Land Services on 4/9/2013. 9 signed in 2013, 6 signed Dec. 2012. All in 16W-7N Sections 8, 9, 20.

Warranty deed recorded on 2/4/2013 between the landowner of Devon well (13N-8W Sec. 20)
and Second Arrow Farms LLC for parcels in Sections 7, 18. (Parcels adjoin Sec. 20)

Oceana County

7 landowner leases recorded by Clayton Energy. 5 on 3/22/2013 and 2 on 4/1/2013. One was signed on 2/16/2013, the rest were signed in Dec. 2012. 13N-16W and 14N-15W.

Still traffic in the Roscommon and Ogemaw deed offices. Petoskey News reported activity in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Kalkaska from Nov. 2012 to the present.

No ORRI in Mecosta so far for Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration. (ORRI granted to them by Devon and Tiptop in Tuscola and Roscommon counties)
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 23, 2013, 06:39:20 PM
Tuscola County

Landowner leases with Kosco Energy. 3 lease recordings on 3/21/2013. Leases signed on 1/3 and 1/7/2013. One landowner, 1,000 acres. 1/8 net royalty. Additional 5 year primary term with payment of $50.00 / acre for second 5 years. Lease form used, Producers '88' Revised 2000. Addendum with 4 items pertaining to surface damage.  13N-9E  Sec. 2,3,10,11,15,22.

Surface to the top of the Traverse Limestone Formation.
Formation below top of Glenwood Member of the Black River Group.

Mecosta County

Lease between Fork Township and Western Land Services. Recorded 4/18/2013. Signed 3/15/2013. 16N-7W  Sec. 20

Roscommon County

Oil/Gas amendments recorded on 3/13/2013, signed on 2/4 and 2/6/2013. Encana and State of Michigan, grantors on both.

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on April 24, 2013, 06:39:54 AM
Edwards.....Kosco lease in Tuscola is written so as to EXCLUDE all formations from the top of the Traverse limestone to the top of the Glenwood right?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: leviely on April 24, 2013, 01:54:36 PM
 Boy do these landowners ever sell out cheap!

Don't these landowners run a study on the actual value of their minerals prior to selling?  Do they calculate the odds wells of various wells being successful?

The mineral owner owns all of the minerals.  All the developer brings to the table is a small bit of business acumen, investors money (largely someone else's) and then they hire companies to carry out the work.

As long as mineral rights owners sell their wealth for pennies on the $10 dollar bill we won't be receiving a fair price for minerals.

One more question:  Do mineral rights owners realize the value of their land drops drastically after selling their mineral rights?

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 24, 2013, 03:45:28 PM
Here's how it reads.

#8  Lessee is hereby granted the right to pool or unitize said land, or any part of said land, with other lands, as to any or all mineral horizons, to establish units containing not more than approximately 160 acres; provided, however, such units may be established so as to contain not more than approximately 640 acres, as to any and all of the following: (a) gas, (b) oil produced from formations below the top of the Glenwood Member of the Black River Group and (c) oil produced from wells classified as gas wells by the regulatory agency having jurisdiction.

#9  In addition to the rights to pool or unitize granted to Lessee in Paragraph number 8 above, for the purpose of promoting the development of hydrocarbon production from shallower formations, as hereafter defined .... As used herein, the term "shallow formations" shall mean formations between the surface of the earth and the top of the Traverse Limestone Formation.
.... .
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on April 24, 2013, 05:26:27 PM
Edwards.....I understand what #8 says, just deals with unit size. Lease covers from surface all the way down. No horizons excepted....... # 9, must be more in this lease that deals with "shallow formations" if you can find it post the wording.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 28, 2013, 04:20:48 PM
Mecosta County

Assignment of Oil and Gas Leases.

W B Osborn Oil & Gas Operations/W B Osborn Oil & Gas Operations LTD  (Grantors)

11 named individuals  (Grantees)

Recorded:  4-5-2013    54 Recordings with 11 people being assigned leases from 2010, 2011, 2012. Looks like each of the eleven people were Grantees of 4-5 previously recorded leases each. None of the 11 have any history of recordings prior to 4-5-2013. One of the 11 grantees of assigned leases was a William Byron Osborn IV.

These leases would likely be some of those that Western collected and assigned to W B Osborn, although can not verify that presently.

These are not releases of oil/gas leases.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 29, 2013, 06:45:33 PM
Sanilac County

2014+/- leases recorded by Western Land Services in 2012. 1919 landowner leases and 95 State DNR leases. In just about all townships/ranges. Western also recorded 626 landowner leases in 2011 from July to the end of the year.

A number of recorded assignments from Western Land Services to Beacon E & P Company LLC throughout 2012. Also a number of ORRI assignments from Beacon E & P Company LLC to Beacon Royalty LLC. (Grantee)

Beacon E & P Company LLC, also assigned an ORRI to Peace River Group in 2012.
Roadrunner Oil/Gas USA assigned oil and gas leases to Beacon E & P Company LLC on 1/11/2012.
4-15-2013 Beacon E & P recorded a lease extension at 12N-15E Sec. 21.

GFL and Associates LLC recorded an o/g lease on 1-15-2013 at 14N-14E Sec. 10

Majority of the 1919 landowner leases were 4,5,6 pages long. State DNR leases: 95, were from 11, 14, 16, 19 pages long.

Huron County

GFL and Associates LLC, recorded 78 oil and gas leases from 12-3-2012 to 3-15-2013. 16N-13E, 15N-14E, 16N-14E.

Bay City Energy collected 27 landowner leases from 2010 and assigned them to Devon Energy in 2012. 15N-10E, 15N-11E, 15N-9E. JV between Devon and Tiptop also recorded in 2012.

Western Land Services recorded on 4-17-2013, ratification of oil and gas leases: 18N-15E Sec. 30 and 18N-14E Sec. 24. Western recorded 35 oil and gas leases in 2012. On 3-13-2013 they recorded assigment of (6 pages) oil and gas leases to Trendwell Energy.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on April 29, 2013, 06:57:47 PM
Thanks, edwards, for digging that stuff out and posting it - I know it's a real grind.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on April 30, 2013, 07:04:19 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 06, 2013, 10:27:46 PM
Some county by county information with emphasis on Devon Energy, Tiptop Energy USA, and Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration.

Arenac County:    Devon and Tiptop grant ORRI to Tier on 92 leases. 84 leases in JV. Bayside,
                          Sasquatch, Meridian granted. Sendero recorded memo of lease on 1/31/2013.
                          Kosco Energy records lease on 4/1/2013 (19-5 Sec 30) Devon records 145
                          landowner leases in 2012. 26 filed on 12/27/2012. Western Land has 188
                          records from 2005-2012.
                       
Oscoda County:   Devon grants to Tiptop. No Tier/no ORRI. 264 leases in JV. Clayton, Smetzer,
                          Northern Energy Services granted.

Lake County:   Devon grants to Tiptop. No Tier/no ORRI. 67 leases in JV. Bayside, Pine Energy,
                      Northern Lakes Land Service (73 leases 2010-2011) granted. Devon recorded 3
                      landowner lease on 2/4/2013 and 1/14/2013.

Bay County:   Devon grants to Tiptop and Tier. 4 recordings on 2/12/2013. Devon 1st party,
                     Tiptop and Tier 2nd party. Ass. o/g interest 20 leases-2010, Ass o/g interest
                     7 leases-2008, o/g lease 179 leases-2010-2011, Ass. o/g lease interest 69 leases
                     (2008).

Midland County:  Devon, Tiptop, Tier all present. Bayside, Smetzer, Sasquatch, Northern Lakes,
                        Saginaw Oil Properties grant 192 leases from 2008-2010. Those leases in JV.
                        Devon recorded 2 leases on 1/14/2013 and 1/28/2013. 20 Devon leases
                        recorded on 12/27/2012. Kosco recorded 16 o/g leases from 2011-2012.

Montcalm County:   Devon, Tiptop. No Tier/no ORRI. 44 leases in JV. Tiptop makes an ass. to
                            Jordan Development on 8/27/2012. Pine Energy assigns 12 leases to Devon
                            on 2/8/2013.

Newaygo County:   Devon and Tiptop. No Tier/no ORRI. 43 leases in JV. Pine, Manhattan Energy
                            one, Northern Lakes Land Service grant. WLS with 40 leases.
                            Recorded on 8/17/2007 between EnCana Energy Resources, INC and
                            Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a merger document, 7 pages long, EnCana-
                            Third Party and Chesapeake Exploration- First Party. Additional 4 Second
                            Party type and 66 additional Third Party type. ( 20 of these have Chesapeake
                            in their company name. "Chesapeake Exploration LLC is the Surviving Entity
                            and Successor in Interest." Probably just a routine filing.

Saginaw County:   Devon-Tiptop JV. No Tier/no ORRI. 56 leases. Bayside(Savoy), Clayton,
                           Saginaw Oil Properties, Bay City granted.

Huron County:   Devon- Tiptop JV. No Tier/no ORRI. Maybe 100 leases. (16 page ass. doc.)
                        Western Land Service assigned (6 pg.) o/g leases to Trendwell on 3/13/2013.

Sanilac County:   Devon -Tiptop JV. No Tier /ORRI, but TIER shows up as the GRANTOR  to two
                         separate parties (one a consultant from Dallas) granting to the same property.
                         9N-15E Sections 13-14, Fremont Twp. Document signed 7/1/2011, recorded
                          2/13/2012.

Will do some other counties later. Information above could be plus or minus as to totals.

Word on the street _  group signing coming up in thumb area _low five figure acreage.
                             
                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 08, 2013, 07:06:21 PM
Sun Valley Energy LLC:  306 oil/gas leases from landowners in Saginaw County, collected from
                                    2009-12.
                                    442 oil/gas leases from landowners in Sanilac County.
                                    Lease breakdown: 2013-43, 2012-92, 2011-57, 2010-76, 2009-1,
                                    2008-86, 2007-4, 2006-83. A slow steady buildup over 8 years.

                                    Sun Valley is registered in Texas (2002) and Michigan (2007), as
                                    a Foreign Limited Liability Company. FLLC in Delaware. Halcyon
                                    Resources , Grand Rapids, brokers for them and other energy cos.
                                    They appear to be unconventional shale folks and could hold acreage
                                    in other counties. Home is in Fort Worth.

Grand Traverse County:   Westgrove Energy Holding LLC, 48 oil/gas leases recorded on
                                     3/19/2013. Devon- Tiptop JV, no Tier. Northern Michigan Exploration
                                     grantee on 13 assignments of o/g leases in 2011-12. Meridian Energy
                                     had an assignment of o/g lease and an  o/g lease release in 2013.
                                     Maverick Exploration and Production, 1 lease extension and 3
                                     assignments of o/g leases recorded in 2013. 45 records from
                                     1998-2013


Calhoun County:   Continental Resources, 3/25/13, assignment of o/g lease - 135 leases to
                           Countrymark Energy Resources. 2/11/13, 3 lease extensions. Devonian
                           Enterprises grantee from Paxton Resources (2) in 2009.

Bay County Update:  Clayton Energy  13 new leases 2013, (15N-3E). 287 total leases in
                               the Devon-Tiptop JV.

Alcona County:   Clayton Energy- 248 records. 2 o/g lease releases in 2013. Paxson
                         Resources 303 records. 12-17-2012, Paxson assigns leases to SDL
                         Energy Inc.

Kent County:   Western Land Service, 7 new leases in 2013. 2 assignments with Rosetta
                      Resources in 2013 11 assignments in 2012 between the two. Assignment between
                       Central Michigan Exploration and Rosetta in 2013, as well as between
                       Rosetta and Peace River Oil and Gas -7 recordings on 2/27/2013.

Shiawassee County:  Devon-Tiptop JV. No Tier. 30 leases, 16 from Clayton(2011) and
                               14 from Manhattan Energyone LLC - (Paperwork goes to Smetzer Land)

Cheyboygan County:  EnCana in 2010, 185 recorded leases. 16 in 2011. Contex Energy had 16
                                lease assignments to EnCana in 2010.

Mecosta County Update:  Devon Energy collected over 400 leases in the county from 2011-12.
                                     Pine Energy, Bayside, Northern Lakes, Clayton, Manhattan Energyone
                                     did the collecting.

Note:  A lot of assignments have been made to Northern Michigan Exploration the last few
          years (2011-12) in multiple counties.
                                   

 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on May 08, 2013, 07:33:37 PM
Once again, our thanks for digging this stuff out and sharing it.  It helps us all to paint a more accurate and better-informed picture of what's going on.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 09, 2013, 07:39:10 PM
Barry County

Meridian Energy:  297 landowner Leases. 2012-85, 2011-86, 2010-1, 2009-10, 2008-115

West Bay: 234 records over the years. 2002-100 leases. 2003-11 134 leases.

Pteradon Energy:  268 records. 244 landowner leases. 9 DNR leases. 15 oil misc.
                           2010-11-12.

Energy Exploration: 111 records. 25 lease extensions, 78 o/g leases, 7 ratifications, 1 assgn.
                              Recorded in 2010-11-12.

The following assignments all recorded on 6/21/2011:

1)   Document dated; 6/7/2011

      Grantor:  Energy Exploration
                    Landowners (50 leases)

      Grantee:  Juniper Energy      39.1875%
                   Meridian Energy      8.3125% 
                   Stillwater Energy     2.50%

2)   Document dated; 6/8/2011

      Grantor:  Meridian Energy
                    Landowners (50 leases)

      Grantee:  Juniper Energy     78.375%
                    Meridian Energy    16.625%
                    Stillwater Energy     5.00%

3)   Document dated; 6/10/2011

      Grantor:  Juniper Energy
                    Meridian Energy
                    Stillwater Energy
                    Landowners(50 leases)

      Grantee:  Energy Exploration. Undivided 50% of 8/8th interest.
     
     


 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 12, 2013, 08:26:29 PM
Oceana County

The following information, to date, has been the hardest and most confusing to figure out. Multiple names, plays on names... not 100% sure info tracked to the right place, but pretty  close.

Griffith Land Services:   356 leases collected from 2008-2012  (267 leases-2011)
Coughlin Land Services:  56 leases 2009-2012.
Roadrunner Oil and Gas Inc  40 leases 2008-2009.
Roadrunner Oil and Gas USA Inc  39 leases 2008-2009. (Also a Roadrunner Oil & Gas Inc., but all they did was assign royalties, 3 times.

Griffith Land Services, 72nd. Ave. Properties, and landowners assigned 374 leases from 2011-2012 to Alta Resources Michigan LLC on 5/31/2012

DNR, Griffith Land, State of Mich. assigned 47 leases to Alta Resources Michigan LLC on 6/22/2012 (from 2011)

Pooling agreement between 18 landowners, Griffith Land Services and Alta Resources Michigan LLC recorded on 9/15/2012.(all grantors)

Royalty assignment from 72nd Ave. Properties, Alta Resources Michigan LLC and landowners of 374 leases to Henry H. Woods III  on 12/14/2012.

Example of assignment of o/g leases from Coughlin Land Services and landowners  on 6/14/2012 to 13  grantees. Four of those grantees: D. Porter Petroleum LLC, Porter D. Petroleum LLC, John Jordan Energy LLC, Jordan John Energy LLC.

Peace River Group was assigned 79 leases from Roadrunner Oil and Gas inc and Roadrunner Oil and Gas USA Inc  8 times in 2008-2009. Possible they have royalties also.

Peace River Group formed in 2007. Got a financial backer and came to Michigan to look at A-1. 3 top guys lots of experience in Geology and seismic interpretation. Interest in other counties.

Oceana like  Saginaw, Sanilac, Bay, Mecosta, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Gladwin, Clare,  maybe many others, shows a steady, large accumulation of mineral rights over a multiyear time period by many parties using hundreds of companies involved in the process.

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on May 12, 2013, 08:35:34 PM
Oceana County

The following information, to date, has been the hardest and most confusing to figure out. Multiple names, plays on names... not 100% sure info tracked to the right place, but pretty  close.

Griffith Land Services:   356 leases collected from 2008-2012  (267 leases-2011)
Coughlin Land Services:  56 leases 2009-2012.
Roadrunner Oil and Gas Inc  40 leases 2008-2009.
Roadrunner Oil and Gas USA Inc  39 leases 2008-2009. (Also a Roadrunner Oil & Gas Inc., but all they did was assign royalties, 3 times.

Griffith Land Services, 72nd. Ave. Properties, and landowners assigned 374 leases from 2011-2012 to Alta Resources Michigan LLC on 5/31/2012

DNR, Griffith Land, State of Mich. assigned 47 leases to Alta Resources Michigan LLC on 6/22/2012 (from 2011)

Pooling agreement between 18 landowners, Griffith Land Services and Alta Resources Michigan LLC recorded on 9/15/2012.(all grantors)

Royalty assignment from 72nd Ave. Properties, Alta Resources Michigan LLC and landowners of 374 leases to Henry H. Woods III  on 12/14/2012.

Example of assignment of o/g leases from Coughlin Land Services and landowners  on 6/14/2012 to 13  grantees. Four of those grantees: D. Porter Petroleum LLC, Porter D. Petroleum LLC, John Jordan Energy LLC, Jordan John Energy LLC.

Peace River Group was assigned 79 leases from Roadrunner Oil and Gas inc and Roadrunner Oil and Gas USA Inc  8 times in 2008-2009. Possible they have royalties also.

Peace River Group formed in 2007. Got a financial backer and came to Michigan to look at A-1. 3 top guys lots of experience in Geology and seismic interpretation. Interest in other counties.

Oceana like  Saginaw, Sanilac, Bay, Mecosta, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Gladwin, Clare,  maybe many others, shows a steady, large accumulation of mineral rights over a multiyear time period by many parties using hundreds of companies involved in the process.

edwards, awesome investigative work.  but what does it all mean?  what are they up to?  exploration off the radar?  investors looking for flip or JV?  or legit O/G planning on E&P?

Are the transactions you are identifying "business as usual" or is something afoot?

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on May 13, 2013, 06:34:16 AM
Oceana County

The following information, to date, has been the hardest and most confusing to figure out. Multiple names, plays on names... not 100% sure info tracked to the right place, but pretty  close.

Griffith Land Services:   356 leases collected from 2008-2012  (267 leases-2011)
Coughlin Land Services:  56 leases 2009-2012.
Roadrunner Oil and Gas Inc  40 leases 2008-2009.
Roadrunner Oil and Gas USA Inc  39 leases 2008-2009. (Also a Roadrunner Oil & Gas Inc., but all they did was assign royalties, 3 times.

Griffith Land Services, 72nd. Ave. Properties, and landowners assigned 374 leases from 2011-2012 to Alta Resources Michigan LLC on 5/31/2012

DNR, Griffith Land, State of Mich. assigned 47 leases to Alta Resources Michigan LLC on 6/22/2012 (from 2011)

Pooling agreement between 18 landowners, Griffith Land Services and Alta Resources Michigan LLC recorded on 9/15/2012.(all grantors)

Royalty assignment from 72nd Ave. Properties, Alta Resources Michigan LLC and landowners of 374 leases to Henry H. Woods III  on 12/14/2012.

Example of assignment of o/g leases from Coughlin Land Services and landowners  on 6/14/2012 to 13  grantees. Four of those grantees: D. Porter Petroleum LLC, Porter D. Petroleum LLC, John Jordan Energy LLC, Jordan John Energy LLC.

Peace River Group was assigned 79 leases from Roadrunner Oil and Gas inc and Roadrunner Oil and Gas USA Inc  8 times in 2008-2009. Possible they have royalties also.

Peace River Group formed in 2007. Got a financial backer and came to Michigan to look at A-1. 3 top guys lots of experience in Geology and seismic interpretation. Interest in other counties.

Oceana like  Saginaw, Sanilac, Bay, Mecosta, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Gladwin, Clare,  maybe many others, shows a steady, large accumulation of mineral rights over a multiyear time period by many parties using hundreds of companies involved in the process.

edwards, awesome investigative work.  but what does it all mean?  what are they up to?  exploration off the radar?  investors looking for flip or JV?  or legit O/G planning on E&P?

Are the transactions you are identifying "business as usual" or is something afoot?

wilson

Well, clearly Alta is legit - they're currently testing an A-1 well in Oceana County.  And, Roadrunner drilled a couple of well to test the A-1 in other counties in 2008 (before they ran out of money).  Peace River brought Roadrunner into the play and Roadrunner gave Peace River an overriding royalty interest.  Roadrunner sold their Oceana County acreage to Alta (again, after they ran out of money).  Don't recognize the others.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on May 13, 2013, 07:18:47 AM

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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 30, 2013, 08:14:04 PM
Mecosta County.   14 landowner leases recorded on 5/30/13. 16N-7W by Western Land Services
                           40 landowner leases assigned to W B Osborn from Western Land Services
                           on 5/21/13.

Newaygo County.   52 landowner leases recorded by Paradise Land Services. 33 in 2013 and
                            19 on 12/31/12.  15N-14W 15N-13W 14N-14W.

Oceana County.   5 landowner leases recorded by Paradise Land Services from 11/16/12 to
                          4/23/13.

Roscommon County.   3 landowner leases recorded 5/21/13 by Sendero Resources.  21N-1W, 
                                21N-2W (all sections)

Huron County.   Total count of all DNR leases not counting 76 pending leases from May 2013
                        auction is 400.

Saginaw, Clinton, Shiawassee, Sanilac.  Counties where Sun Valley Energy active.

Newaygo, Kent, Montcalm, Ionia, Saginaw, Sanilac.  Counties where Peace River Group active.

Terracore LLC has not recorded any landowner leases.
                       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on May 31, 2013, 04:48:14 AM
Good work Edwards.....Last week I found a pile of State of Mich Leases that have been released as in (relinquished) by O.I.L. and Meridian, in Clare Co. Have you seen any in your travels?

If not , you will. 149,548 acres leased in spring sale of 2008 will expire in August, unless they have been extended by production or by lease terms. But wait there is more. another 223,218 acres leased in the 2008 fall sale will expire in December, unless extended. Just a side note...In Kalkaska co alone EnCana has 17,523 acres set to expire in august and another 38,691 in December, unless hbp or extended by lease terms.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: ranchland on June 02, 2013, 09:44:56 PM
I doubt that any of the high dollar leases are going to get another round of bonus payments. There are other properties that could be "picked" at much lower rates... Soon we'll know however how badly the gascos want to retain these properties.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on June 02, 2013, 09:50:34 PM
Good work Edwards.....Last week I found a pile of State of Mich Leases that have been released as in (relinquished) by O.I.L. and Meridian, in Clare Co. Have you seen any in your travels?

If not , you will. 149,548 acres leased in spring sale of 2008 will expire in August, unless they have been extended by production or by lease terms. But wait there is more. another 223,218 acres leased in the 2008 fall sale will expire in December, unless extended. Just a side note...In Kalkaska co alone EnCana has 17,523 acres set to expire in august and another 38,691 in December, unless hbp or extended by lease terms.


The 2008 lease prices (MI auction) were low.  So they will now carefully look over their holdings and select strategic properties.  The MI auction permits two 1 year term extensions; however, I wasn't able to find what the cost do extend was.  Traditionally, it is to repay again the original sign bonuses, but not sure that is what the state requires.

Nonetheless, it is going to be very important for us to watch the lease expirations.  However, I do agree with Ranch that the 2010 leases are not likely to be renewed when they expire in 2015.  However, it is possible for things to change by then reversing my prediction. 

Anyway, what we would want to watch is lease renewals (which will tell us what areas they feel are worth keeping) - I wonder what the easiest way to get this kind of information would be?

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on June 03, 2013, 06:10:02 AM


MI State Lease Extensions:

Hobojo has pointed me to this single page MI state document defining the extension terms:

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/IC4224_OG_ExtensionRequirements_198146_7.pdf (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/IC4224_OG_ExtensionRequirements_198146_7.pdf)

excerpt of interest:

5. The subsequent review determines the extension bonus
consideration, which is based upon bonuses paid for private
leases, state, and federal oil and gas lease auction data, known
fields, and production activity within the immediate area of the
request. Extension bonus consideration is a minimum of $12
per acre extended, with no maximum.



So this clause (#5) indicates the "cost for extension" is an "unknown" that is based on market prices in the area to be renewed (extended) at the time of expiration.  This clause is also very important (and new information to me) and indicates that it may not necessary for the lease holders to repeat the large sign bonuses paid in 2010, they will only have to pay the market value at expiration.  Interestingly, the sign bonus (state lease price) is actually less than they were in 2008.  Currently it will be inexpensive for a gasco (namely Encana) to hold leases that are expiring this year. 

Based on hobo's post which states Encana has about 150,000 acres expiring this year - the renewal costs could be $2.5 million (assuming the $12/ac min + $250/lease).  Nonetheless, this is very low cost relatively speaking and especially for a company the size of Encana.  However the issue might not be the price to extend but the length of the extension (they would have the burden of drilling in the next 12 months).  Or they could plan on having 24 months left at a cost of perhaps $5 million (2 extensions).   hmmmm...


interesting stuff to watch.

wilson

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 11, 2013, 07:49:23 PM
Montcalm County. 167 landowner leases to Western Land Services in 2013. Last recorded on 5/3/2013.

Mecosta County.  14 previously recorded Western Land Services leases assigned to W B Osborn,
5/30/2013.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 20, 2013, 06:53:28 PM
Roscommon County.   4 leases recorded in June by Sendero Resources. 2 on 6/7, signed on
                                 8/6/2012 (21N-2W 14 sections) and 11/8/2012 (21N-1W 2 sections
                                 and 21N-2W  5 sections)

                                2 leases recorded on 6/14. One signed 8/6/2012 (21N-2W 14 sections)
                                One signed on 4/29/2013 (21N-2W 6 sections) This lease is interesting
                                because of signing date. Sendero sent out Withdrawal of Oil and Gas
                                Lease Offer letters dated December 31, 2012. Understood they left area
                                and that Meridian Energy had taken over for them.

                                Sendero Resources now has recorded 22 leases and 1 amendment to one
                                of those leases in 2013. Majority in 21N-2W, some in 21N-1W and one in
                                23N-2W. Devon State Richfield well in 22N-1W.
                                 
                                 
                                 
                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 21, 2013, 01:45:01 PM
Sanilac County.    Recorded 6/10/2013, signed 5/16/2013. Assignment of oil and gas leases
                          from Beacon E & P Company LLC to Whiting Oil & Gas Company, 1,723 +/-
                          leases from: 2012-1,005 leases, 2011-557 leases, 2009- 21 leases,
                          2008- 140 leases.  Over $5,000.00 in recording fees.

                          Assignment history.
                          Western Land Service - Beacon E & P - Peace River(ORRI) - Whiting Oil/Gas.

                          Sun Valley - 2 new leases recorded on 5/28/2013,  9N-15E  Sec. 27

                          Smetzer Land Service - 4 leases recorded in 2013, 10N-12E and 10N-13E.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on June 21, 2013, 03:30:19 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 11, 2013, 08:25:17 PM
Sanilac County.  7/9/2013  Landowner lease with Western Land Services, 13N-15E
                         Sec. 26

                     
Antrim County.   6/28/2013  Jordan Development assigns to Northern Michigan
                         Exploration  one of 250 leases from 2005-2006.

Mecosta County.  7/8/2013  Landowner lease to W B Osborn  16N-7W Sec.2

                          6/25/2013 Agreement between Devon and Tiptop. 2 leases (mineral
                          owners of Devon Wynalda well, 13N-8W Sec. 20)   

Saginaw County.  151 landowner leases with Halcyon Resources 2011-2012.         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: realman on July 12, 2013, 05:46:21 AM
 Western land services is usually a ghost leaser,I wonder who there leasing for?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: KAVE on July 13, 2013, 09:43:01 AM
Sanilac County.  7/9/2013  Landowner lease with Western Land Services, 13N-15E
                         Sec. 26

                     
Antrim County.   6/28/2013  Jordan Development assigns to Northern Michigan
                         Exploration  one of 250 leases from 2005-2006.

Mecosta County.  7/8/2013  Landowner lease to W B Osborn  16N-7W Sec.2

                          6/25/2013 Agreement between Devon and Tiptop. 2 leases (mineral
                          owners of Devon Wynalda well, 13N-8W Sec. 20)   

Saginaw County.  151 landowner leases with Halcyon Resources 2011-2012.         

Sorry this reply was meant for realman,

Whiting
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on July 16, 2013, 11:16:13 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 17, 2013, 01:17:38 PM
Oceana Co.  2 more leases for Paradise Land Services, 6/13.

Newaygo Co.  5 more leases for Paradise Land Services, 7/10, 6/13, 6/10.

Lapeer Co.   12 leases in 2013 for GFL, 5/21-7/8.  9N-12E, 10N-12E.

                   6/4/13, Beacon to Whiting 3 leases assigned. 2012 leases.

                   Smetzer Land Services. 94 leases in 2013. 10N-12E, 9N-12E, no assignment yet

Otsego Co.  21 leases in 2013, 30N-1W, 30N-2W.  12 pooling agreements, 3 right of ways,
                  9 o/g assignments to Ward Lake Drilling.

Sanilac Co. Timeline of Whiting Oil and Gas leases.

                  2008-12  Landowner and DNR leases to Western Land Services and Roadrunner.
                  2009  ORRI from Roadrunner to Peace River
                  2012  ASSIGN.  Roadrunner/Bowood to Beacon E & P
                  2012  ORRI from Beacon E & P to Peace River
                  2012  ORRI from Beacon E & P to Beacon Royalty.
                  2012  ASSIGN.  Western Land Services to Beacon E & P
                  2012  ORRI from Beacon E & P to Peace River
                  2012  ORRI from Beacon E & P to Leaseholders
                  2013  ASSIGN.  Beacon E & P to Whiting Oil and Gas.

Beacon E & P started in 2009 in Denver. Three principals. One investment banking guy and two
o/g guys that came from Tom Brown Inc. The CEO, James Lightner, was the Chairman, Chief
Executive Officer, and President until 2004 when EnCana bought Tom Brown Inc. Prior to that
he was V.P. and General Manager of EOG Resources. Tom Brown Inc had some leases in Sanilac that they granted to Cities Services Co. in 1982.

Beacon has had a Completion Manager working on completion technology for two emerging
unconventional oil plays: One in Wyoming Powder River basin/Niobrara and Turner formations.
The other is the overpressured A1 carbonate play in the Michigan basin. He specializes in:
Production Decline Analysis, Production Enhancement, Reservoir Optimization, Project mgmt.,
Fracture stimulation, Carbonate reservoirs, Naturally fractured formations, Coalbed methane,
Shale gas, Unconventional oil, and Multi-stage horizontal completions.

With the recent assignment of their Sanilac leases to Whiting, all they may have left is the ORRI
that was granted to Beacon Royalty back in 2012. This seemed interesting due to the number of
parties with an interest in these leases and the parties themselves.
 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on July 18, 2013, 09:03:49 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 23, 2013, 10:47:02 AM
Montcalm County.     80 new leases to Western Land Services since last post. (247 total 2013)

Livingston County.    80 new leases in 2013 to Sun Valley Energy LLC. Last one 7/11/13.
                               (Sun Valley lease extensions in 2013: 108  Last one 6/24/13, all 2008
                                 leases)

Sanilac County.       Western Land Services leases that were recently assigned to Whiting Oil
                              and Gas came from all 26 townships in the county.
                                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on July 23, 2013, 01:57:38 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 23, 2013, 06:17:32 PM
Sanilac County.   Figured 1700+/- leases assigned from Beacon to Whiting.

                         Western leases collected:        2012 -     2000 +/-
                                                                      2011 -     625 +/-

                         Roadrunner leases collected     2008-09  200 +/-
                          (Assigned to Beacon)
                                                             Total Leases:    2825 +/-

                         2825 - 1700 = 1125 leases not assigned by Beacon and/or Western Land Serv.
                                               ( seems like a lot of leases hanging around... could be way off)

Livingston County.    Sun Valley Energy LLC has recorded 741 leases since 2007.
                               Yearly breakdown: 2013- 80  2012- 100  2011- 31  2010- 15  2009- 18
                                                           2008- 426  2007- 71
                               
                               Sun Valley Energy has also recorded  442 leases in Sanilac and 306
                               leases in Saginaw the same way as in Livingston, over a 7 year period.
                               Now, they are starting to extend some of the early leases.
                               
                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on July 23, 2013, 07:26:17 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 27, 2013, 10:45:58 AM
Sanilac Co.    402 leases (394-2011/8-2012) to Land Services Inc. Traverse City.
                    Most in 9N - 13,14,15,16E. Then all leases assigned (1-30-2012) to
                    El Paso E & P Company LP, Houston, Tx.

                    On 3-1-2012 Oil and Gas Lease between El Paso E & P Company LP,
                    and Robert D. Lopiccolo et al and 4 others covering these leases. It is actually an
                    ORRI and the document was returned to: Robert D Lopiccolo, Peace River Group
                    LLC, 1800 S. Dairy Ashford, Houston Tx.

                    12 leases assigned to El Paso E & P on 1-30-2012 from Manchester Exploration
                     Company LLC. (2011 leases)

                     Land Services Inc. out of Traverse City also collected the 2008-09 leases that got
                     assigned to Whiting Oil and Gas. Western Land Services got the leases from
                     2011-12 that were assigned to Whiting.

                     Land Services Inc. used two different addresses in T.C. for leases to El Paso E & P,
                     and those assigned to Whiting.

                     7-9-2013 Warranty Deed recorded. Content unknown.

                     Don't see a connection to Sun Valley Energy, Beacon E & P, Sinclair Oil, Whiting
                     Oil and Gas, Tier Hydrocarbon or GFL.
               
                     Leases moving up the food chain and 2 companies; Tier Hydrocarbon and Peace
                     River Group willing to be paid by ORRI for their services. Sanilac the place to be?

Shiawassee Co.   7-19-2013   Landowner lease to Sun Valley Energy. 8N-3E Sec. 25

Huron Co.      7-18-2013    Landowner lease to GFL.   15N-14E  Sec. 35

Otsego Co.     7-16-2013   Core Energy  7 new leases. 2 new rights of way.
                     

                   


Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 28, 2013, 05:00:33 PM
Sanilac County.    Manchester Exploration Company, is a Traverse City company with a P. O.
                           Box for an address. Their 12 leases that were assigned to El Paso E P Co.
                           were all in 9N-16E Sections  2, 3, 29, 32.

Midland County.    Land Services Inc. got 115 leases in 2011. 99 leases were assigned to
                           El Paso E & P Co. LP,
                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on July 28, 2013, 05:55:32 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 28, 2013, 08:49:46 PM
Midland County. 99 Leases assigned in 2012 to El Paso.

Bay County.   Land Services Inc. got 263 leases in 2011.Then assigned leases to El Paso
                    in 2012. Lots of leases in 15N-4E.

Roscommon County.   Land Services Inc. assigned 4 leases to Continental Resources
                                 in 2010

Land Services Inc.     Has recorded leases in the state going back to 1997 (Antrim County).

El Paso Energy.     Was acquired by Kinder Morgan in early 2012. They only wanted the pipeline
                           business so they sold El Paso E & P Company to Apollo Global Management
                           (private equity firm) later in 2012. El Paso E & P assets include Eagle
                           Ford field of Texas, oil program in Utah, a Wolfcamp shale program, and
                           a natural gas program in the Haynesville shale. Now we know some acreage
                           in Sanilac, Bay and Midland, possibly others, are part of their asset base.

Kinder Morgan.      Pipeline people. Oil, gas and CO2. They have a gas storage facility and a
                            terminal in Michigan. They are the largest transporter of CO2 in North
                            America. Bring CO2 from Colorado to west Texas -CO2 flooding in mature
                            oil fields. Believe long term growth driven by expansion of CO2 source
                            fields and pipeline for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery)

Apollo Global Management LLC.        Global alternative investment manager. Other
                                                companies owning a piece of El Paso E & P are Riverstone
                                                Holdings, Access Industries, Korea National Oil Corp.(KNOC)
                           
                           
                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on July 29, 2013, 06:34:52 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 29, 2013, 07:31:42 AM
Land Services Inc.         Joseph M. Holt, Owner and President. Founded in 1994. Development
                                   and Marketing for Oil and Gas and Right-of-Way Divisions. In 1983
                                   he assisted the startup of Petrostar Energy. Petrostar became H. & H.
                                   Star Energy Inc., then Howard Energy.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 29, 2013, 07:21:33 PM
Lapeer County.    Smetzer Land Services. Update on 95 previously reported 2013 leases.
                         
                         7-16-2013.   88 of Smetzer leases assigned to TERRACORE LLC.
                                            Paperwork sent to: 1422 Delgany St. Denver CO.
                                            First time Terracore has gotten leases other than State
                                            Auctions.

                        Land Services Inc.    Sitting on 177 leases collected from 9/11/12 to
                                                      11/21/12. No assignment yet. 9N-11E 10N-11E.

                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on July 29, 2013, 07:31:03 PM
edwards - I really don't have anything to add here, but again I wanted to thank you for all the effort you put in to keeping the group informed. 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on July 29, 2013, 07:59:08 PM
yes, thanks pyro and edwards.  good work.  you have a lot of followers and we are watching.

I wish I had something to add, but the only thing that comes to my mind is something negative about CHK....haha

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on July 30, 2013, 04:56:49 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 30, 2013, 06:05:11 AM
Huron County.   17 leases to Land Services Inc. 9/7/2012. 15N-15E,15N-16E, no assgn. yet.

                        3/13/2013.  Western Land Service assigned leases to Trendwell Energy.(6 pg).


Bay County.    Land Services Inc. 263 total leases, 258/2011, 5/2012.
                     ALL assigned to El Paso E & P Production Co. LP (now EP Energy E & P Co. LP)
                     on 2/13/2012 (assignment of oil and gas interest).

                     Devon Energy from 2011/2012 assignments has 315+/- total leases of which
                     295+/- are in the Sinopac JV with Tiptop and 266+/- are in the ORRI to
                     Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration.


Midland County.   7/12/2013    Land Services Inc. assigns 1 lease to EP Energy E & P Co. LP.

                          2/13/2012    Land Services Inc. assigns 98 leases to El Paso E & P Co. LP.

                                             All leases from 2011 and 2012
             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 02, 2013, 09:14:46 PM
Sanilac County.    TERRACORE LLC assigned 4 leases from Smetzer Land Services. (Previously
                          posted leases from 2/13, 3/13, 4/13, 5/13. All in 10N-12E, Sec. 7,9,16,17)
                         Paperwork went to: Jay McCormick, Terracore LLC, 1422 Delgany St.Denver Co

Lapeer County.   87 leases that were assigned to TERRACORE LLC covered 15,465 acres in
                         9N-11E, 9N-12E, 10N-12E, 10N-11E.

                          82 leases of Land Services 487 leases remain unassigned.

Mecosta County.    6 new leases recorded to Western Land Services.  16N-7W Sec. 8,9



Devon Energy Leases as of 8/2/2013. All numbers +/-.
1st line: County
2nd line: total number of Devon leases.
3rd line: number of leases assigned to Tiptop (Sinopac Joint Venture Partner)
4th line: (if applicable) number of leases assigned to Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration in ORRI.


Oscoda County
80 leases
80 leases

Arenac County
82 leases
82 leases

Clinton County
11 leases
11 leases

Roscommon County
96 leases
46 leases
46 leases

Shiawassee County
30 leases
30 leases

Saginaw County
70 leases
56 leases

Montcalm County
115 leases
44 leases

Huron County
27 leases
27 leases

Sanilac County
2 leases
2 leases

Tuscola County
616 leases
558 leases
279 leases

Bay County
290 leases
283 leases
283 leases

Midland County
214 leases
180 leases

Mecosta County
554 leases
360 leases

Lake County
198 leases
194 leases


Devon in 2013:

Last recording in July. Change of address from Texas to Oklahoma for Tiptop in Roscommon,
                                 Saginaw, Bay, Arenac, Lake, Montcalm, Newaygo, Grand Traverse,
                                 Shiawassee, Jackson, Huron, Sanilac, Mecosta and Midland counties.

No change of address for Tuscola, Oscoda and Clinton counties.

A few additional leases to Devon from landowners and some additional lease assignments to
 Tiptop from Devon. Also an agreement or two between Devon and Tiptop.

Tier Hydrocarbons does not have an ORRI with Devon in every county Devon has leases. ORRI'S
were all recorded in February.

There are additional counties Devon might have leases in that are not listed here.

No additional assignments in any counties from Clayton Energy, Bayside Energy, Bay City
Energy, Sasquatch, Saginaw Oil, Pine Energy, Manhattan EnergyOne, Northern Lakes
Land Services or Smetzer Land Services. Devon's leases came from these companies
except for the landowner leases in 2012 that Devon signed as Lessee.






Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 05, 2013, 05:05:39 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 07, 2013, 12:50:09 PM
Roscommon County.      Sendero Resources assigns all 21 leases collected in 2012 to
                                    ConocoPhillips Co. on 7/31/13. Deal was signed on 12/31/2012.

                                    Leases mainly in 21N-1W, 21N-2W, and a couple parcels in 23N-2W.   
                                    Background on Sendero in previous posts, but they were working
                                    on leases in Ogemaw, Roscommon, Iosco, Arenac, possibly others.
                                   
                                    This puts 2 big players in the central basin, Devon Energy and
                                    ConocoPhillips Co. Also points to Meridian Energy working for
                                    ConocoPhilips in counties named above.

Arenac County.        One Sendero lease in the county assigned to ConocoPhilips Co. on
                              7/31/2013. 19N-6E Sec. 17 (Lease signed 12/31/2012)

                             

                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on August 07, 2013, 04:32:09 PM
Roscommon County.      Sendero Resources assigns all 21 leases collected in 2012 to
                                    ConocoPhillips Co. on 7/31/13. Deal was signed on 12/31/2012.

                                    Leases mainly in 21N-1W, 21N-2W, and a couple parcels in 23N-2W.   
                                    Background on Sendero in previous posts, but they were working
                                    on leases in Ogemaw, Roscommon, Iosco, Arenac, possibly others.
                                   
                                    This puts 2 big players in the central basin, Devon Energy and
                                    ConocoPhillips Co. Also points to Meridian Energy working for
                                    ConocoPhilips in counties named above.

Arenac County.        One Sendero lease in the county assigned to ConocoPhilips Co. on
                              7/31/2013. 19N-6E Sec. 17 (Lease signed 12/31/2012)

                             

                       

Edwards,  ConocoPhillips is a big deal and new info to us.  How many acres would you estimate they hold in MI at the moment?  any speculation?

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 08, 2013, 04:25:09 PM
Gladwin County.     Meridian Energy assigned 1 lease to ConocoPhillips Co. on 7/31/2013.
                             Lease was signed on 12/28/2012. Parcels in 20N-1E, 20N-2E.

                             Westgrove Energy Holdings LLC. 82 DNR leases signed on 8/14/2012
                             and recorded on 3/27/2013. All in 18N-2E. 25 Sections. Paperwork
                              to Maritz Land Services, T.C.
 
                             Coughlin Land Services.  124 leases in 2012. No assignment yet.

                             Kosco Energy. 62 lease and extension records from 2009-2012.


                             Devon Energy.    995 total leases. 964 leases assigned to Tiptop USA in
                                                      Joint Venture (2012-13) and 805 leases assigned to Tier
                                                      Hydrocarbon Exploration (2013).
                   
                                                      Leases in 19N-1W, 20N-2W, 18N-2W,, 19N-1E, 19N-2E,
                                                      17N-1E, 17N-2E, 20N-1W, 18N-1E.

                                                      Most of the leases came from 2010 and 2011.

                                                      Found a parcel of land on Ridge Road that Devon Energy
                                                      Production Co. LP is paying the taxes on. Was told by
                                                      Registrars office they own it. Believe it is location of one
                                                      of Devon's wells.
                                                   


           
ConocoPhillips.      So far, 1 lease in Gladwin, 1 lease in Arenac, 21 leases in Roscommon found.
                           Does not add up to much acreage (1-2,000), but like Devon, they work the
                           unconventionals in the Permian Basin in Texas and the Bakken in North
                           Dakota. Aggressively expanding oil production. Also like Devon, they have
                           significant technical capability. Check out the "Company Overview Summer
                           2013" on their investor relations page at ConocoPhillips.com 



                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 08, 2013, 05:19:47 PM
Excellent report Edwards.... Devon's Cronk well surface location was on Ridge rd. Actually 40 acres  at the corner of Kern rd. and Ridge rd. Verrrry interesting.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on August 09, 2013, 08:12:21 AM

           
ConocoPhillips.      So far, 1 lease in Gladwin, 1 lease in Arenac, 21 leases in Roscommon found.
                           Does not add up to much acreage (1-2,000), but like Devon, they work the
                           unconventionals in the Permian Basin in Texas and the Bakken in North
                           Dakota. Aggressively expanding oil production. Also like Devon, they have
                           significant technical capability. Check out the "Company Overview Summer
                           2013" on their investor relations page at ConocoPhillips.com 


                   

Here is the Investor Relations presentation that Edwards referenced above:

http://www.conocophillips.com/investor-relations/investor-presentations/Documents/Summer%202013%20IR%20Roadshow-FINAL%208-1-2013.pdf (http://www.conocophillips.com/investor-relations/investor-presentations/Documents/Summer%202013%20IR%20Roadshow-FINAL%208-1-2013.pdf)

A few points of interest:

1.  page 14 suggests that new unconventional play growth will account for 20% of their portfolio by 2017, ramping from nearly zero now (excluding their activity in Permian, Bakken, Eagle Ford). 

2.  page 25 however indicates their unconventional exploration activity will focus on Niobrara, Wolfcamp, Avalon.  Of course they wouldn't list unknown plays such as MI at this early stage.

3.  page 37 shows the most growth in the 48 states and Latin America over next several years.

 
It would make a lot of sense for them to come in and begin scouting MI for some early E&P work.  We can expect them to be very low profile as some of the others have attempted to be.  The have the finances and expertise obviously and will be an important player for us to watch.  The fact they now have a presence in MI is important.

If CP wanted large acreage holdings, they could buy CHK leases, they could acquire Terracore holdings, so they can have a large presence quickly if and when they decide to do so.


wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 09, 2013, 02:00:51 PM
Gladwin County.      Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. got 174 of their own leases from 2003 to
                              2012. Most in 17N-1W, 17N-1E, 18N-1W, 18N-2W.

                              Whiting was assigned leases as well over the years:
 
                              2010 - From BP America Production Co. and Amoco Production Co.
                                        279 leases from 1962-1985.

                              2008 - From Jordan Energy Exploration Co. 86 leases 1972-1987.
                                         17N-1E, 17N-1W.

                              2006 - From Hunt Energy Co. 28 leases 1953-1997.

                              2002 - From RSEC LLC. 282 leases 17N-1W, 18N-1W.

                             
                              Brammer Engineering. 234 DNR leases from 2008. 18N-1E. Paperwork
                              sent to Shreveport, LA. Lease history as follows:

                             10/2008  DNR Leases to Brammer Engineering.

                              5/2010   ORRI assigned from Marquette Exploration/Brammer Eng.
                                           to Marquette ORRI Holdings LLC. Paperwork to Mika, Meyers,
                                           Beckett and Jones, Grand Rapids MI. 207 leases from 2008.

                              6/2010   Oil and Gas leases assigned from Marquette Exploration/Brammer
                                            Eng. to Marquette Property Holdings LLC. Paperwork to Mika,
                                            Meyers.

                             11/2011   Oil and Gas leases assigned from Marquette Property Holdings
                                            LLC to Northern Michigan Exploration Co. LLC. Paperwork to
                                            Mika, Meyers.

                             12/2011   Oil and gas leases assigned from Marquette Property Holdings LLC
                                            to Northern Michigan Exploration Co. LLC. Paperwork sent to
                                            Continental Land Resources LLC, Edmond, OK. 207 leases.


                              Petro-Vest Operation LLC.   3 mineral deeds in 2013. 18N-1W.

                                                                      Received an ORRI from 3 people on 6/24/2013.
                                                                      Property located in 18N-2W Sec. 27. Petro-
                                                                      Vest in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

                              Clarification:  805 leases involved in the ORRI assigned to Tier Hydrocarbon
                                                  Exploration.
                                   

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                     


                                                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 10, 2013, 04:49:49 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 11, 2013, 08:08:14 PM
Lapeer County.   GFL assigns 8 leases from 5/2013 to 7/2013, to Bayswater Blenheim
                         Holdings LLC on 8/7/2013. On the same date, GFL assigns ORRI to
                         the same 8 leases to  P.L. investments and Rebecca Egan. 9N-12E, 10N-12E.

Oceana County.   T. S. Dudley Land Services.  From 2012 to 2013 had 11 assignments
                          covering 197 leases (of 215 leases collected) to Exok Inc.

                          Previous post had 937 leases collected by AMI Land Services assigned to
                          Exok Inc. then assigned to Extex Energy Partners. Royalties then assigned to
                          TK Royalty.

                          T. S. Dudley and AMI leases add up to over 1,150 leases. Leases and ORRI
                          assigned to Entex Energy Partners.
                         
                         Paradise Land Services.  5 new leases  8/1/2013. 14N-15W, 13 leases 2013,
                                                             no assignments recorded.

Arenac County.   Coughlin Land Services.  129 leases from 2012. No assignment recorded.
                         20N-5W, 20N-6W, 20N-7W, 19N-5W, 19N-6W.

                         Devon Energy leases. 150 landowner leases from 7/19/2012 to 10/31/2012.
                                                         19N-6W to 20N-5W. Paperwork sent to Clayton Energy
                                                          P.O. Box 301, Jackson, MI.

                         
                                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 13, 2013, 07:13:47 AM
Huron County.   9 new leases to GFL and Associates, 8/7/13. 15N-12E, 16N-14E,
                        15N-14E, 16N-13E. 84 total leases to GFL.

                        7/31/2013 GFL assigned most if not all of leases to Bayswater
                        Blenheim Holdings II LLC.

                        GFL's first lease recorded 12/2012. Last lease recorded 8/2013.


Sanilac County.  7-30-2013.  Assignment of ORRI (on 1 lease signed 11/5/2012,
                         14N-14E Sec. 10) Grantor is GFL and Associates. Grantees:
                         Bayswater Blenheim Holdings LLC
                         Bayswater Exploration & Production LLC
                         Savageau LLC
                         Gene F. Lang & Company
                         Lang Gene F., Company
                         Aspen Energy LLC
                         Fox Park Resources LLC
                         Lang Family Trust

                       
                         7/31/2013  Assignment of ORRI (on parcel above) Grantors: Gene F.
                         Lang & Company and Lang Gene F., & Company. Grantees:
                         Egan Rebeca K. et al.
                         PL Investments et al.
                         Lang Heidi A. et al.
                         Paperwork to Gene F. Lang & Co. Parker,CO.

                     
                         7/31/2013  New oil and gas lease to GFL. 14N-13E  Sec. 5. Lease
                         signed 10/8/2012. Paperwork to Smetzer Land Service, Gaylord,MI


                         7/29/2013   Pooling Agreement. Whiting Oil and Gas and Beacon
                                           E & P. Involves three 2012 leases - 13N-14E Sec.7
                                           Signed on 6/18/2013. Paperwork to Whiting. 
                 

Mecosta County.   Cimarex Energy Co. From 2005 to 2011 they got 691 landowner
                           leases and 61 Michigan DNR leases. The DNR leases appear to have
                           been assigned to Coughlin Land Service and others. They could
                           have been assigned back to Cimarex and others. Don't believe the
                           other 691 leases have been assigned. Also no ORRI recorded.

                           Leases cover 8 townships. A lot from 14N-10W, 16N-10W .

                           Cimarex a Denver based independent E & P company. Projects in
                           Permian Basin and Cana Woodford Shale in Western Oklahoma.
                           
           
 
       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 13, 2013, 08:25:33 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 14, 2013, 10:23:44 AM
I may have been wrong about the Mecosta co. acreage being part of the QR Energy deal. Will do some more searching.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 16, 2013, 01:56:57 PM
Saginaw County       Halcyon Resources assigned 140 leases to Silver Oak Energy on 2/1/2013.
                              Halcyon assigned 3 leases to Silver Oak in 2012.
                             
                              Halcyon Resources assigned 2 leases to Sun Valley Energy in 2012.
 
                              Silver Oak Energy from Ft. Worth, TX.  Founded 2010 by a group
                              from the former Encore Acquisition Co. 65,000 acres (2011) of leases
                              in Williston Basin (N.D.), East Texas, and Michigan. Primary focus is
                              horizontal drilling. Have drilled 800 wells in Texas, North Dakota,
                              Louisiana, Mississippi.

                              Money partner is Encap Energy Fund VIII ($200 million) and working
                              interest partner is Chase Oil Corp.

                              Signed agreement with American Midstream Partners (Denver, CO) to
                              provide midstream services throughout Silver Oak's acreage holdings
                              in the Woodbine formation in Texas. They will construct and operate
                              additional gathering, compression, treating, and processing facilities
                              to support Silver Oak's production.

Shiawassee County      Halcyon Resources assigned 2 leases to Silver Oak Energy on
                                  8/3/2012. Halcyon's only leases in county.


Livingston County     2013 YTD.  86 new leases and 136 lease extensions for Sun Valley.
                               Total leases from 2006 to present is 767. They have been involved
                               in 3 working interest or royalty interest assignments along with
                               Liverpool Products, Priam Energy, Tier Hydrocarbons, Sinclair Oil, and
                               Great Lakes LLC.


Silver Oak Energy has no direct deals with Sun Valley but Halcyon Resources does and
Halcyon assigned leases to Silver Oak. Sun Valley has piled up a lot of leases since 2006,
307-Saginaw, 442-Sanilac, 767-Livingston, could be more. Sun Valley or someone who
hired them started picking up leases in these counties 7 years ago and they are still
picking them up today. They have been patiently paying out a lot of bonus/title work/
landman money over the years and now they are starting to make lease extension
payments. Will be interesting to see where these leases end up.   

                             
                             
                   

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 16, 2013, 04:55:31 PM
Speaking of Silver Oak energy.....Last week they received TA status on the Skaryd 1-23 HD1 P# 60504 Elba Twp. Sec. 23, Gratiot Co. Still setting on their Laux 1-19HD1 P# 60505 Maple Grove Twp. Saginaw Co. Status of this well is "evaluate" Both of these wells were TD in spring of 2012.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 20, 2013, 08:09:23 PM
Lapeer County.   4 new Smetzer leases. 8/15/2013. 9N-12E, 10N-12E.

Oceana County.   Omimex.  2004-2013, 500+/- leases. 35 assignments.

                          Union Gas Operating Co. Houston, TX.  Mertin 1-24P and Mertin 1-24HD1.
                          A-1/Niagaran. 15N-17W. Sec. 24.

Sanilac County.   8-12-2013.   Pooling agreement between Whiting Oil and Gas and
                         Beacon E & P.   Nine, 2008 Roadrunner leases from 2008.  12N-15E, Sec 25.

Mecosta County.   8/13/2013.  Lease assignments from W. B Osborn to 11
                          individuals. Same lease: 16N-7W Sec. 9, same 11 people that were
                          assigned leases on previous post.

                          Highmount Exploration and Production Michigan, assigned 271 leases in   
                         2007 from Dominion Reserves.

Livingston County.    41 new leases to GeoSouthern Operating LLC. 6/18/2013 - 8/13/2013.
                              Company formed 6/11/2013. Current wells: Sherwood 1-22P and
                              Sherwood 1-22HD1. A-1/Trenton.

                              GeoSouthern Energy (same address). Privately owned independent
                              E & P focused in Texas. Backed by $1B of Blackstone funding. Blackstone
                              is investment and advising firm. Blackstone Private Equity Energy Corp.
                              and Blackstone Capital Partners VI.
                           

Huron County.     7 new Smetzer leases. 8/16/2013. Only recordings in county. 16N-15E.
                          Sec. 1,3,4,10,36.

Gladwin County.    Updated total leases for Devon Energy.  1150 +/- leases.
                            Devon Energy - 35
                            Clayton Energy - 725
                            Bay City Energy - 153
                            Sasquatch Exp. - 233

Alcona County.   549 total leases to Highmount E & P Michigan and Highmount Midwest Energy
                         includes 470 lease assignments from Dominion Reserves in 2007.

Antrim County.    642 total leases to Highmount E & P Michigan from 2009-2010. 591 leases
                          assigned to Highmount from Dominion Reserves. Leases from 1993-2007.

                       
                         Highmount Exploration and Production Michigan founded in 2007. Company
                         has operations in Texas (Permian Basin), Michigan (Antrim), and Alabama.
                         Subsidiary of Loew's Corporation.



                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on August 21, 2013, 07:08:21 AM
Once again, Edwards, my admiration for your ability and tenacity in digging all of this information out, and my gratitude to you for sharing it.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: atm on August 21, 2013, 08:32:12 AM
Hi Edwards,

I also commend you on the nice job of reporting.

What is your best guess on all of this activity?  Do you think that it is just consolidation of a lot of land positions and cleaning up the checkerboard of past leasing activity, or do you sense that there is a ground swell of activity in hopes of a lot of forthcoming drilling activity?

I would look forward to your thoughts.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 22, 2013, 02:05:23 PM
Ionia County.    Pteradon Energy.        54 leases (2013-12). 40 DNR.

                        Bishop Land Services.   813 leases.  318 - 2013, 495-2012.

                        Liverpool Production Co.   6 leases - 2012,  1 lease - 2011.

                        Michigan Basin Resources.   7 leases - 2013, 3 leases - 2012.

                        Peace River Oil and Gas LLC.    2013- 13 recorded "miscellaneous
                                                                     recordings" with Rosetta Resources.
                                                                     Reference to 200 +/- leases.

                       Central Michigan Exploration.  1 lease - 2013, 21 leases - 2012.


Kent County.    Bishop Land Services.   45 leases in 2013, 56 leases in 2012.

                       Pteradon Energy.   155 total leases. 2013 - 61 DNR  2012 - 94 landowner.

                       Liverpool Productin.  94 leases.  2013 - 29, 2012 - 33, 2011 - 32.

                       West Bay.   69 leases in 2013. All recorded between 7/30/2013 and
                                         8/15/2013.

Montcalm County.   Pteradon.  2 leases in 2013.

                             Bishop Land Services.  51 leases recorded on 8/16/2013. Some of
                                                             these leases were signed back in May, 2012.

                             West Bay Exploration.  17 leases signed and recorded in 2013. All
                                                               between 5/28 and 8/21.

Mecosta County.    Bishop Land Service.  22 leases between 4/17/2013 and
                            8/14/2013. All in 16N-10W.  3 mineral deeds recorded
                            8/14/2013, 13N-8W, Sec. 29.

Oceana County.   Pteradon Energy.   193 leases in 2012. 192 signed between
                                                      4/27/2012 and 10/9 /2012.

Eaton County.     Pteradon Energy.  11 leases in 2012. Between 8/16/2012 and
                         12/06/2012.

                         Bishop Land Service.   198 leases.  2013 - 54,  2012 - 127, 2011 - 17.
                                                                           
                         Liverpool Production.  47 leases.  2013 - 6, 2012 - 41

                         Jordan Development.  26 leases.

                         Conoco and Omimex.   2 assignments in 1992 between the two.


Barry County.    Bishop Land Services.   130  leases.  39 from 2013, 91 from 2012.
                     
                        Pteradon Energy.     271 leases.  28 from 2013, 243 from 2012.

                        Michigan Basin Resources.    164 leases.  70 from 2013, 94 from 2012.

                        West Bay Exploration.    125 leases from 2013. 

                        Liverpool Production.   107 leases. 2013 - 6,  2012 - 101.

                        Jordan Development.    32 leases in 2012.         


Came across a lease signed between an oil and gas company and a Michigan oil and gas
attorney as the Lessor. Will not say who or where property located. Lease calls for 1/8
Royalty on a 3 year lease. No extension of lease. No storage or new injection wells drilled. No warranting of title. Oil and Gas (paid up) lease form used. All sentences referring  to Lessor paying for post production costs had been crossed out. Entire paragraph describing
pooling or unitizing shallow formations had been X-ed out. Other reference to acreage to be pooled/unitized had the acreage totals reduced by 75%. 

Unless you're the one pushing the buttons and flipping the switches, opinions don't mean crap. Having said that, here's one. I think its "game on" in Michigan. There appears to be a lot
of well funded companies from out of state that have huge financial backing, like the
Blackstone Group funding GeoSouthern Operating LLC., a privately owned independent
E & P  formed on June 11, 2013. A handful of energy and land service companies have been in the lease gathering business here for years like Sun Valley Energy and Cimarex Energy. Others  are out right now trying to get leases like Pteradon Energy, Smetzer Land Service and
Bishop Land Service. Natural resource and energy funds, along with private eguity are moving the oil and gas industry today. If Michigan was deemed "not to be economic" then why the
continued interest and more importantly, the continued leasing. 

Something happened having to do with the Michigan Basin in the Spring of 2012 or just before.
Hopefully, someday we will find out. There was a tremendous amount of leasing activity that began about April or May and continued to the end of the year 2012. The records show a lot
of companies  involved in leasing mineral rights in Michigan were actively leasing during this
period. Even Devon Energy, after all the leases assigned to them, still went out and collected
leases on their own during the last half of 2012. Saw this firsthand as May, 2012 was first contact with landman from Texas, later to find out he was working for ConocoPhillips. Sendero Resources worked a 3 or 4 county area from April to the end of December 2012.
 
There are so many leases sitting out there, many still in the hands of the little guys, waiting for consolidation.

 The other thing that puzzles me is Devon Energy. All the leasing in 2010-2012 by 7 or more companies that assigned them to Devon. The Joint Venture between Devon and the Chinese company Sinopac that brought $1.4B to the Michigan Basin and 4 other formations
in the U.S. Then Devon comes to drill a handful of wells in the central basin.(Remember Dman)
Then there gone and next we hear 2 of the formations in the Sinopac 5 (Ohio Utica and
Tuscaloosa Shale) are up for sale. Then we find out a little company with not much history, Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration is given an ORRI in certain counties. Again, if Michigan was proven to be uneconomic to them, wouldn't Devon as they appear to have done in Ohio, cut their losses, put out the sale sign and move on.

Lastly, comparing some of the companies whose names are showing up in Michigan, especially the exploration and production ones, what they have in common besides interest in Michigan
is they have operations in the Bakken (North Dakota) and/or Permian Basin (Texas), two pretty
good areas to be grouped in with.

Done rambling. Would just say, if your leased now in Michigan, get educated. If your
not leased yet, get even more educated.
       

       
                     
 

                   



                                   
           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: atm on August 22, 2013, 02:39:28 PM
Thanks Edwards,  I appreciate your thoughts on this issue in addition to the factual lease information.  Definately getting more interesting.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 22, 2013, 06:01:52 PM
Just some more data.......These numbers are from Jan.1 thru Nov. 30 for each year. Operator
2012-183 drilling permits Issued. Lenawee Co. led with 27, Jackson second with 19.Savoy 18

2011-214 drilling permits Issued. Jackson Co. led with 31, Antrim second with 30.   Savoy 29

2010-223 drilling permits Issued. Antrim Co. led with 41, Jackson second with 40. West bay 36

2009-254 drilling permits Issued. Antrim Co. led with 54, Alcona second with 32.   Atlas 64
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 22, 2013, 08:23:07 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 23, 2013, 06:14:36 AM
Edwards...Devons aug report shows that they still have a 1.2B drill carry balance on 1.2M acres that includes 400,000 mich acres. Its my belief they intend to spend it. Right now they are back at the drawing, trying to figure this out.

as far a the lease recordings in 2013 are about average for pre 2006 years.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on August 23, 2013, 07:33:38 AM

as far a the lease recordings in 2013 are about average for pre 2006 years.

do we know the breakdown of those permits which are verticals and which are to be horizontals?

I have been wondering what level of activity is just "historic" levels of vertical well activity.  My contention is that many of the "old guard" can't afford to do the deep drill/horiz fracking E&P.  If we peel that population off the permit and leasing list then we see the picture of horizontal fracking activity.

Nonetheless, edwards observations about "the big boys" is what is relevant.  It is the big boys we need to watch, but as edwards is outlining and we've seen in the past, it is very hard to see clearly what the big boys are doing since they use MANY little guys to piece together their holdings as quietly as possible.

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on August 23, 2013, 07:52:46 AM

Came across a lease signed between an oil and gas company and a Michigan oil and gas
attorney as the Lessor. Will not say who or where property located. Lease calls for 1/8
Royalty on a 3 year lease. No extension of lease. No storage or new injection wells drilled. No warranting of title. Oil and Gas (paid up) lease form used. All sentences referring  to Lessor paying for post production costs had been crossed out. Entire paragraph describing
pooling or unitizing shallow formations had been X-ed out. Other reference to acreage to be pooled/unitized had the acreage totals reduced by 75%. 
                                   
         


edwards,

This lease would appear to be with a company that has very firm plans to drill and needed this parcel to do so (since very willing to make changes to the lease); especially the 3 year term without extension option".

can you say where or even roughly where?


By the way, do you interpret the lessor (attorney) to be the mineral owner or representative of the mineral owner?

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 23, 2013, 08:32:25 AM
Wilson...... If one were to look at a overlay of a map, you will find that 90% of all the current leases are close to existing and or abandoned o/g fields. You will also see that what formations produced in these fields are usually the target formation for the new wells. EnCana's Utica/Collingwood was a new discovery. A formation that never produced in commercial quanity's. This was a true Wildcat. In order for a new boom we need another Discovery, and at a depth less than 5,00 foot that doesn't need over 5000 foot horiz drain holes.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: steiger on August 23, 2013, 11:07:00 PM
The two Whiting wells on schedule for spudding will be a little different.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 24, 2013, 05:43:57 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 25, 2013, 10:55:23 AM
To date, this information is the most insightful, and for the region could move the ball down the field.

Lenawee County.   The following information is at an early stage of discovery and has also
                            been difficult to figure out for a number of reasons. Will start by naming
                            some of the players currently/recently active in Lenawee.

                            Bishop Land Service, Savoy Energy, West Bay Exploration, Jordan Dev.,
                            Trendwell Energy, Muskegon Dev., Paxton Resources, Kosco Energy,
                            Schmude Oil, Meridian Energy, Innova Exploration, Highmount Exploration,
                            Clayton Energy, C M Exploration, Continental Resources, K M Oilfield
                            Leasing, Nuenergy, OIL Niagaran, Southern Michigan Exp., Maverick
                            E & P, Maness Petroleum, Don Yohe Enterprises, Michigan Trenton I LLC,
                            E Tex Investment Group I LLC, Legacy Energy, Miller Energy, MITEP LLC,
                            RAD Exploration, Ferarri Energy, Eagle Investments, WJB Resources,
                            Twin Oaks Energy, Range Resources Appalacian LLC, Enervest Energy
                            Inst. Fund XI WI and XI A., Energy Quest, Rock Oil, many others and a
                             company named Master Key Energy. (More about them later).

Bishop Land Service.   2013 leases- 73, 2012 leases- 2, 2011 leases- 239. 142 leases
                                 assigned to E Tex Investments Group I. Signed on 11/7/2011 and
                                 recorded on 12/26/2012.

West Bay Exploration.    821 leases from 2009-2013. 687 in 2010.

Savoy Energy.         2,615 leases from 2010-2013.  2013-160, 2012-459, 2011-1,122
                              2010-874.

Muskegon Development.    22 assignments recently and a number of Declarations as recent as
                                       8/21/2013.

Paxton Resources.      43 leases in 2013. 2 assignments in 2012 to Miller Energy (92 leases),
                                 Master Key Energy (89 leases).

                       
   What appears to be happening is a lot of these leases are ending up in the possession of
   Master Key Energy and they did a damn good job of running them through the woods.
   Lots of current players stipulations, declarations, amendments, and ratifications going in the
   record by many of the named companies. Master Key has 50 recordings so far in 2013. All are
   assignments, stipulations, declarations, amendments, ratifications.

   Master Key Energy LLC. Recent filing ( 7/10/2013 signed/ 7/17/2013 recorded. Power of
   Attorney from Master Key to Paula K Manis (Loomis Law). Also discovered she was a promoter
   along with the owners of Master Key Energy in a 2010 offering to raise $20M.

   Go to www.masterkey.com to learn who's involved, quite a group. Again, a lot here and
   not saying all these leases are tied to Master Key, a lot more stuff to see. Maybe as their
   name implies, they will turn the key that open things up in Michigan.

   Lux in tenebris.
   
 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 25, 2013, 02:04:20 PM
Think that what you will find in Lenawee County is a play that took legs a few years back, with the power of 3D seismic. Chasing the Trenton/Black River in the Albion-Scipo Trend (which by Texas standards its Michigan's only real Oil Field) and found by a woman who had a dream. Her name was Fern Houseknecht. Anyway this play is just about the only thing that is going on in Michigan, with the exception of EnCana, and some days I wonder about that.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on August 25, 2013, 03:31:52 PM
Think that what you will find in Lenawee County is a play that took legs a few years back, with the power of 3D seismic. Chasing the Trenton/Black River in the Albion-Scipo Trend (which by Texas standards its Michigan's only real Oil Field) and found by a woman who had a dream. Her name was Fern Houseknecht. Anyway this play is just about the only thing that is going on in Michigan, with the exception of EnCana, and some days I wonder about that.

Here is a little story about Fern Houseknect.

http://aoghs.org/oil-and-natrural-gas-pioneers/michigans-golden-gulch-of-oil/ (http://aoghs.org/oil-and-natrural-gas-pioneers/michigans-golden-gulch-of-oil/)
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 25, 2013, 04:31:22 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 25, 2013, 06:08:02 PM
Wilson, thanks for the Houseknecht link. Lets hope pyro's dream is fulfilled too. However that is going to be a big order. The Savoy and West Bay well are producing 100 to 175 bpd., and not just a few but quite a few.  Savoy has a lock on Lenawee Co. at the moment with 24 active permits and 7 apps. in the hopper.
More numbers  Oil:  Yearly totals: Jackson Co. 2009 186,788 bbl  2012 1,678.970 bbl
                                            Lenawee Co.   2009  -0-bbl              2012    481,126 bbl
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 26, 2013, 07:07:14 AM
Been giving some thought as to how Tier Hydrocarbons Exp. fits in Devon's A-1 play. Very possible that Tier Generated this prospect and took it to Devon, In return received the ORRI. The areas they didn't get the override were outside of the prospect.  Edwards, do you know what percent the ORRI is?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 26, 2013, 07:51:53 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 26, 2013, 06:07:42 PM
pyro, seen the from 1/2 up to 5. sure that some have been higher. Most of the time it depends what the NRI is. Most operators want to keep the NRI at or above 80%.  Hope this helps you, and man I sure hope Whiting busts a big one.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 26, 2013, 08:39:05 PM
Some info about leasing instead of just leases.


Lenawee County.     Walking back to 2011. Savoy Energy and Master Key Energy
                              were both vying for leases in Adrian with both the City
                              of Adrian and the local school board on property they owned. Both
                              companies had a presentation with the board of education. Paula Manis
                              represented Master Key Energy. Unknown who represented Savoy.

                              Savoy got the lease(s) on a 6-1 vote by offering: $300/acre bonus,
                              18.75 Royalty, pay the districts legal fees involved with the lease.
                              Non development lease.Their reputation and the fact they had other wells
                              in the area were mentioned by board members as to why they
                              voted for Savoy to receive lease(s).

                              Same two companies competed for City of Adrian leases (500 ac.+/-),
                              in late 2010. Here is what was proposed.

                              Bonus:    Master Key-$611/acre.  Savoy-$325/acre and they will rewrite
                                            existing leases with Adrian to $325/acre from $150/acre.(732ac)

                              Royalty:   Master Key-19% then 23% after 3 years on 51st bbl/day +.
                                             Savoy Energy-20% and rewrite existing leases to 20% from
                                             16%.
   
                              Fracking:   Master Key- not to frack w/o written consent. Consent can't
                                              be "unreasonably" withheld.
                                              Savoy-no fracking.

                              Pugh Clause:  Both agreed to a Pugh Clause.

                              Surface Agreement:  Master Key- $25,000 each drilling rig in
                                                             development parcel. Separate agreement.
                                                             Savoy-separate exhibit attached to lease. $1,000
                                                             per drilling location, $5,000/acre for longer term
                                                             use of the land.

                              Savoy agreed to  do seismic survey within 6 months and drill a well on
                              city property on the Trenton Black River formation within 4 months
                              of receipt of results of 3-D survey. Additionally, Savoy agreed to pay
                              the City of Adrian $18,000 per year for upkeep of the Adrian Training
                              Center as long as that property was not included in a producing unit.
                             
                              The $18,000/ year was the deal maker and Savoy got the lease(s).

                              Note: Not sure everything above was completed.

             
                              Fast forward to 7/23/2013. Assignment from Savoy Energy to Master
                              Key Energy. 6 leases, one of which was originally signed between the
                              City of Adrian and Savoy Energy on 12/3/2010. First they competed
                              against each other for leases and then they assigned each other leases.
                                                                             
                              Both companies submitted to City of Adrian a "Request for Proposal
                              Form: Oil and Gas Lease". Basically, 12 questions about the companies,
                              their intent with regards to the lease, terms of the lease and if the
                              companies have been cited for any violations by the State of Mich.           
                              What a novel idea it would be to use this type of form to benefit ALL
                              mineral owners in the state.

                              So far in 2013:   Master Key Energy involved in 27 lease assignments.
                                                      In 21 they received leases. In 6 they gave leases.




                              Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration gets an ORRI of 3.25%. 2.16775% from
                              Devon Energy and 1.08225% from Tiptop US on 1,000 plus leases in
                            Michigan.

                               
                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: steiger on August 26, 2013, 09:08:59 PM
Savoy has an excellent track record.  Great knowledge and expertise.

The two Whiting wells to watch will be the eastern drills.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 27, 2013, 05:31:24 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on August 27, 2013, 06:05:16 AM
pyro, did the ORRI just cover the Schultz 1-36 or does in include all of Roadrunner and Beacon leases that were assigned to Whiting?

Edwards, want to thank you for the information you provide. If I had  Land Service company I would put you to work in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 27, 2013, 06:48:59 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 04, 2013, 06:43:22 PM
Sanilac County.    Smetzer Land.   32 leases on  8/16/2013.
           
                          GFL.   1 lease 7/31/2013.

                          Western Land.   18 leases 8/21/2013.

Lapeer County.    GFL.  2 leases 8/28/2013.  10N-12E  Sec. 24, 30.


Tuscola County.   Smetzer Land.  6 leases 8/16/2013.

                         Tuscola Energy Inc. Bay City.  Carl L. Adler; Pres. Formed: 4/24/2002.
                         74 assignments of oil and gas interest documents from 2002-2013,between
                         individuals and Tuscola Energy. Involves a number of wells in Tuscola, such as
                         Nixon, Rumble, Morgan, and others. 8 assignments in 2013. Control of wells
                         100% by Tuscola Energy.

                        2005 lease between landowner and Tuscola Energy. 14N-7E. Sec. 26.
                        Terms: 1 year primary term, 25% royalty, free of costs, from the surface
                                   to a depth of 3,750 feet. If lessor decides to lease any depth lower
                                   than 3,750 feet while lease in effect, Tuscola Energy has first right
                                   to lease. This right shall be in force for 15 years.
 
                        Check out an existing well file. Permit No. 31204. Walter Walat A-1-26 well. 
                         1973 lease. First well to test A-2 Dolomite formation at 7,000 feet. 14N-7E,
                         Sec. 26.
   

N. Sanilac - S. Huron Counties.    Word on the street. Whiting and Terracore in a turf war
                                                 over leases in area. Proxies are Smetzer and Western.
                                                 Whiting will go up to a C-note on bonus but not flexible on
                                                 other terms. Terracore under $100 but more flexible on
                                                 terms.
                                                 Positive info on A-1 out, but another formation or two out
                                                 there as well. Time will tell. Gotta hold leases till it's all figured
                                                 out. Could spill over into E. Tuscola County.
                                         





 
                                     
         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on September 05, 2013, 06:20:24 AM
Damn you Edwards, I have to get my food plots in. You keep posting this stuff, which makes me compelled to go to my old files on the Akron field, Tuscola Co. Sec 33 Akron Twp. P# 28891 and 29237. Some good reading. Anyway keep it going, I love it.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on September 05, 2013, 07:16:44 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 20, 2013, 02:36:11 PM
Sanilac County.         Smetzer Land Service.

                               9/18/2013    26 leases    14N-15E,11N-13E,11N-12E,10N-13E,11N-14E
                                                                    14N-14E,11N-15E.
                               8/29/2013     Assign to Terracore.   1 lease   10N-12E  Sec. 7,8

                               Western Land Service.

                               9/18/2013     4 leases   13N-14E,13N-13E.
               
                               9/17/2013    16 leases   12N-16E,14N-14E,13N-16E,13N-15E.

                               9/10/2013    19 leases   9N-13E,12N-16E,13N-13E,12N-15E.

                               9/09/2013    5 leases    12N-15E,13N-14E,14N-13E.

                               9/06/2013    26 leases   12N-15E,11N-14E,13N-14E,12N-16E,13N-15E
                                                                   9N-13E,14N-14E.

                               9/04/2013     2 leases     13N-13E.

                               8/21/2013    18 leases    12N-16E,12N-14E,13N-13E,14N-13E,13N-14E.

                               9/03/2013    22 leases assigned to Whiting O/G. (2013 leases.)

                               Whiting Oil and Gas.   

                               8/21/2013   161 leases extended. 2008-09 leases. Whiting OG/Beacon EP

                               8/12/2013   Pooling Agreement.  Whiting OG/Beacon E&P. 9 leases
                                                 from 2008- 12N-15E, Sec. 23,24,25,26.

Huron County.          Smetzer Land Service

                               9/17/2013   4 leases.  16N-15E,15N-15E.

                               Kosco Energy

                               9/16/2013   2 leases.  18N-14E.

                               GFL 

                               9/04/2013   2 leases.   16N-14E,15N-14E.

                               8/29/2013   14 leases. 

Lapeer County.         Smetzer Land Service.
 
                               9/17/2013    3 leases.   9N-12E,10N-12E.

                               Sun Valley Energy.

                               8/06/2013    6 leases.  7N-11E,8N-11E,7N-12E,8N-12E.

Tuscola County.        Smetzer Land Service.

                               9/17/2013    3 leases.   11N-11E.

                               Tuscola Energy

                               9/10/2013   2 - 100% "Assignment of Interest" in Rumble 1-19 well with 2
                                                 parties. Previous assignments from 2011-2013 to Tuscola
                                                 Energy on 60 +/- wells. Will list well names later.

                                                       
                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 23, 2013, 07:08:41 PM
Muskegon County.          Bishop Land Service.  256 leases from 7/2012-9/2013
                                                                       127 leases in 2013

                                      Pteradon Energy.   9 leases(3 in 2013) 26 ROW/Easements.

                                      Coughlin Land Service. 5 leases in 2012 assigned to Clayton Williams Eng.

                                      Corona Resources.  4 leases in 2013. 2 assignments from Paxton Res.
 
                                      Western Land Service.  314 leases from 2/2012-9/2012.
                                                                          11 assignments to Rosetta Res. 2012.
                                                                          11 assignments from Rosetta to Peace River 2012.

Newaygo County.            Paradise Land Service.  2 new leases 8/28/12. 61 total

                                       Pteradon Energy.        11 leases in 2013. 179 leases in 2012. 7/12-10/12.

                                       Bishop Land Service.    6 new leases 9/13/2013. 109 total for 2013.
                                                                         62 leases in 2012 from 10/12-12/12.


Ionia County.                  Bishop Land Service.   360 leases in 2013. 480 leases in 2012 from
                                                                        8/14/2012 to 12/30/2012.

                                      Western Land Service.  81 new leases on 9/17/2013. 207 leases in
                                                                         2012 from 4/12/2012 to 11/19/2012.
                                                                         15 miscellaneous recordings to Rosetta Res.
                                                                         in 2012. 14 miscellaneous recordings from
                                                                         Rosetta Res. to Peace River in 2013.
                                     
                                      Central Michigan Expl.   Assignment to Rosetta Res. in 2013, 22 leases
                                                                         from 2012.

Oscoda County.              Devon Energy and Tiptop US.   9/19/2013- 8 recordings.

                                      1 Assignment:  Devon to Tiptop/Tier Hydrocarbon.
                                      2 Assignment:  Devon to Tiptop 30 leases.
                                      3 Assignment:  Devon to Tiptop 17 leases.
                                      4 Memorandum of Development Agreement 17 leases.
                                      5 Assignment:  Devon to Tiptop 13 leases.
                                      6 Memorandum of Development Agreement 13 leases.
                                      7 Assignment & Bill of Sale. Devon to Tiptop. 2 leases. 27N-3E #20
                                      8 Memorandum of Development Agreement 2 leases 27N-3E #20

Bay County.                   Devon Energy - Tiptop US - Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration. 9/18/2013- 1
                                                              recording.
                                     
                                      1 Assignment of Oil/Gas Interest from Devon/Tiptop to Tier
                                         11 leases. 4 previous assignments of interest on 2/12/2013;
                                         284 leases. Total lease interest to Tier Hydrocarbon 295.

Oscoda and Bay the only two counties with activity recently. Most recent activity was Tiptop recording
address change from Texas to Oklahoma in most counties in JV. Last activity in counties with Tier
present was Feb. when ORRI's were recorded. Could be business as usual, a little light at the end of
the tunnel or the train starting to leave the station. 
                               
       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on September 24, 2013, 06:36:22 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: ravdog on September 24, 2013, 10:50:31 AM
Edwards, just curious about the Muskegon Rosetta tie.  Did rosetta sell off its interest to Peace River?  Not sure if that question makes any sense or not. That site is in our backyard and there is another area staked out about 10mi away from there that is waiting to get permitted from the state.  Thanks for any info.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on September 24, 2013, 10:57:28 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: ravdog on September 24, 2013, 11:13:32 AM
Western Land approached the land owners and the Muskegon site is tied to Rosetta I believe. Not sure where Peace River fits in. I have seen a lot of the paperwork for that site and never saw Peace River mentioned.  Just curious and waiting for something to happen. 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Bertram on September 24, 2013, 11:38:42 AM
Peace River LLC is not an exploration company, but a group of geologists and geophysical experts located in Texas, Bob Lopicolo is the main operator and a very good geologist who has been studying the Michigan Basin for the last several years, but has experience all over the world. He has done extensive studies of the Collingsworth and knows the geology of the A-1 Carbonate better than most.  His papers are available online with some research.  They consult and help with drilling locations, data analysis, completions and many other aspects and take a lease bonus or generally a ORRI on wells they consult on.  He mapped my minerals and indicated the potential in relation to today's plays. We share information and I highly recommend reading everything he writes about Michigan Oil and Gas.   Peace River specializes in un-conventional oil and gas exploration, and indicated that is the source rock for all the Devonian formation in the central and south Michigan Basin. 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on September 24, 2013, 11:53:14 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: ravdog on September 24, 2013, 12:07:53 PM
Thanks so much for the info and I will be reading and researching.  Again thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 25, 2013, 06:30:13 PM
Tuscola County.        The following wells were involved in 22 assignment of interest transactions
                                between individuals(assignors) and Tuscola Energy(assignee) from 2011
                                to 2013.
                         
                                "Assignor does hereby bargain, sell, transfer, and convey to Tuscola Energy
                                 100% of assignors right to title and interest in and to the following described
                                 oil and gas leases..."

Nixon 1-23, 2-23, 3-23, 4-23, 5-23, 7-24, 8-24, 4-24, 10-24, 11-24, 12-24, 14-24, 14-23,
Sylvester 2-36, Androl 1-22, Cosens Charles 1-26, Cosens G & R 1-36, Cosens Lavern 1-36,
Cosens Leon 4-26, Dewald & Wisenbaugh 1-36, Sylvester 1-25, Walat A-2-26, A-4-26, A-5-26,
A-11-26, Morgan 1-23, Baum 1-25, Beaty 1-3, Biles 1-28, Bosley 1-29, A-1-29, Boyce 1-24,
Boyce Farms B-1, B-2, Brink 1-25, Downing K 1-13, Downing M & D 1-29, 2-29, Enrich 1-20,
Foss 1-20, Hamilton A-1-29, Harvey 2-25, Latimer 1-33, McClaren 1-28, McPherson A-1-24,
Metiva 1-21, Monty Bernia 1-32, Partlow 1-28, Rayl 1-36, Roberts Faye 1-20, Sharpe A-1-30,
Streeter 1-24, Wank George 1-19, Wank Marion 1-20, Wank W 1-20, Wank WMJ.

Additional 51 assignments from 2003-2010 to Tuscola Energy. Records show for 12 years they received 100% working interest from individuals in Tuscola County. The first assignment in 2002
came from Elek Oil Inc. on May 20th. Covered 38 wells(above) and Tuscola Energy paid $424.800.00
to get the working interest.

Muskegon County.     Western Land Service assigned leases to Rosetta Resources. Rosetta then made
                                 assignments to Peace River. Believe the assignment was ORRI only, as in other
                                 counties.

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on September 26, 2013, 09:30:49 PM
Peace River LLC is not an exploration company, but a group of geologists and geophysical experts located in Texas, Bob Lopicolo is the main operator and a very good geologist who has been studying the Michigan Basin for the last several years, but has experience all over the world. ....  Peace River specializes in un-conventional oil and gas exploration, and indicated that is the source rock for all the Devonian formation in the central and south Michigan Basin.

Maybe Bob miss-spoke, but I believe the A-1 is the source for nearly all of the hydrocarbons in the Niagaran Reef fields - and, actually not a contributor at all to the Devonian fields.  Not trying to nitpick - just sayin'
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 04, 2013, 08:37:54 AM
Sanilac County        Western Land Service   17 new leases on 10/1/2013. 13-15, 13-16, 13-13,
                                                                 13-14, 14-15.
                                                                 23 new leases on 9/25/2013.  13-13, 13-14, 12-14,
                                                                 12-15, 12-16, 13-15, 14-15, 14-14.

Huron County      Kosco Energy    2 new leases on 9/16/2013.

Grand Traverse County     3 new leases to Jordan Development.

Livingston County      GeoSouthern Energy Corp.  10 new leases in September. 59 total for 2013.

                                10/2/2013 - Assignment of 31 leases from GeoSouthern Energy Corp.
                                 to GeoSouthern Michigan LLC.

                                GeoSouthern Michigan LLC  active since 6/11/2013 J/O - Mich.
                                GeoSouthern Energy Corp. active since 4/24/2013. J/O - Texas
                                GeoSouthern Operating LLC active since 7/13/2013 J/O - Texas     

Montcalm County    Western Land Service.  36 new leases on 9/16/2013

Tuscola County          Smetzer.   3 new leases on 9/17/2013.  11N-11E.

Eaton County             6 new leases to Bishop Land Service on 9/13/2013. Total Bishop
                                  leases are 227. (2011-2013)

                                Assignment of 155 leases on 9/27/2013 from Bishop Land to Interstate
                                Explorations LLC.

                                Interstate Explorations LLC, Texas company active in Michigan since 3/22/2012.
                                Co-founded /co-owned by a guy number 328 on Forbes 400 list. Started
                                Frac Tech. and sold it for 3.5B. Interstate Exploration around since 1998.
                                Production from Texas and at least one well in Montana (Red River Formation
                                Test Well - 12,000 ft. vertical well).

                                Bishop's first assignment of leases since they started working 7+ counties.
                                 
 
                                           
                                                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Bertram on October 04, 2013, 09:12:05 AM
Yeah, you are probably right about that with the Niagran  being the result of the A-1, just wishful thinking on my part as I own minerals on a old Devonian Field and want some A-1 drilling on our land :).  So I magically improved the prospect in my mind. 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 09, 2013, 09:21:17 PM
Sanilac County          Western Land Services  10/9/2013  26 new leases. 14-15, 14-14, 11-15,13-15,
                                                                          12-16, 13-13, 13-14, 14-15, 12-15, 13-16, 10-14.


                                GFL & Associates,     10/8/2013   Assignment to Terra Core, LLC. 1 lease from
                                                                1/15/2013. 14N-14E Section 10. 2 parcels. Same lease
                                                                where ORRI's were assigned on 7/30 and 7/31,  2013.
                                                               (See Aug. 13, 2013 post)
                                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 10, 2013, 03:59:59 PM
Huron County                    10/8/2013.  GFL & Associates, LLC and ETAL assigned to
                                          Terracore  LLC ., 117 +/-  leases that were recorded between
                                         12/3/2012 and 9/4/2013 in 15-15, 15-13, 15-14, 15-12,
                                         16-13, 16-14, 16-15.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 13, 2013, 06:17:43 AM
Lapeer County.          GFL &  Associates, LLC,  assigned 6 leases (from 2013) to Terracore, LLC.,
                                 on 10/8/2013. Leases in 9N-12E. Paperwork returned to: Smetzer Land           
                                 Services, Gaylord, MI.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 15, 2013, 06:45:36 PM
Sanilac County.      Land Services, Inc. 2 lease assignments to Continental Resources.

                             9/30/2013.   1 lease from 2013. 11-15, 9 parcels.

                             9/24/2013.   80 leases from 2012. 11-15, 11-16, 14-16, 12-15, 13-14,
                                                                                   14-15, 13-16, 13-15, 10-15.

                                                  Paperwork to Continental Resources, Oklahoma City, OK.

                                                  Land Services has 480 +/- leases in the county.


Huron County.       Land Services, Inc and ETAL. 4 page lease assignment to Continental Resources
                                                                         on 9/24/2013. Land Services has 17 leases in
                                                                         the county, all in 15N-15E.

Lapeer County.      Land Services Inc. has 177 +/- leases with no assignments recorded to date.


Livingston County.     Sun Valley Energy.  787 +/- leases. Besides leases they collected, Liverpool
                                 Productions Co., assigned 31 leases to Sun Valley,  Priam Energy, Tier
                                 Hydrocarbon Exploration, and Sinclair Oil and Gas. Recorded on 5/16/2013.
                                 Liverpool has 60 leases in the county.
                               
                                 Liverpool Productions Co. recorded 2 amendments to oil and gas leases on
                                 9/18/2013. Grantors were landowners: Grantees were Liverpool
                                 Productions and GeoSouthern Energy Corp in one, and Liverpool Productions
                                 and Oklahoma Corp. in the other.     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on October 16, 2013, 05:58:43 AM
 One again, great job Edwards. Just a word of warning to the folks in  Sanilac and Huron counties. A pugh clause may be very important with the leases being acquired by Continental. They have a lot of information on the formations above the Dundee. Just saying.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on October 16, 2013, 06:17:04 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: cara on October 16, 2013, 06:19:47 AM
The positive is Whiting and Continental both drill.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on October 16, 2013, 07:22:23 AM
back in the lease boom, in early 2010, Continental sold its MI holdings to Chesapeake.  I don't recall knowing if it was all of their holdings or a location.  It was a lot of acreage and it seems it was a $20M deal perhaps even more.

Well CHK didn't pay Continental like they didn't pay private land/mineral owners.  Continental sued CHK.  I only know they won, but I don't know the outcome and in particular how many acres was at stake and whether Continental retained those mineral acres or if CHK held the leases as part of that settlement.

Does anyone know?  Because if they still have all that acreage from that CHK deal, they may have a significant holding in MI that we aren't really considering.

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on October 16, 2013, 07:41:13 AM
Its my guess they still have these holdings. Most of these leases had options to extend which were exercised in the last couple of years.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 17, 2013, 06:41:19 PM
Sanilac County.        Smetzer Land Services. 5 leases on 10/16/2013.  14-14, 11-13, 14-15, 11-12.

                               Western Land Services.  19 leases on 10/15/2013. 10-15, 14-15, 14-13,
                                                                    13-15, 12-14, 13-16, 12-16, 13-13, 11-15.


                               Land Services.    81 leases, earlier post, to Continental Resources. The
                                                        rest of their leases, 400+/- were assigned to El Paso E & P
                                                        in 2012. Continental leases acquired after assignment to
                                                        El Paso.

Lapeer County.        Sun Valley Energy.  Holds 100+/- leases.


Mecosta County.     Western Land Services.    14 new leases on 10/14/2013.

                              Continental Resources records an affidavit dated 9/20/2013, relating to a
                              2005 warranty deed. Covers 13 leases in 16-10, Sec. 19. Previous two
                              recordings in county were 2001 (o/g lease) and 1992 (judgement). Earliest
                              record was 1980.

Oceana County.      Paradise Land Services. 2 new leases on 10/2/2013. 18 leases total 2013.
                   
                           
                                                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 20, 2013, 07:41:55 PM
Newaygo County.     10/2/2013.  T. S. Dudley Land Company, Inc. assigned 500+/- leases
                                                   from 2010-2011 to Exok Inc. 16N-12W, 14N-12W, 16N-11W,
                                                  14N-11W, 15N-12W, 15N-11W. Paperwork to Oklahoma City, OK

                                  8/2/2010.   T. S. Dudley Land Company, Inc. assigned Exok Inc. 49 leases
                                                     from 2010.

                                  Exok Inc.     Had leases assigned to them dating back to 1983.


Sanilac County.          Smetzer Land Service.   6 leases on 10/16/2013. 14-14, 11-13, 11-12.

                                 Western Land Service.   19 leases on 10/15/2013. 13-15, 12-14, 11-16,
                                                                     14-13, 13-16, 11-15, 13-13, 12-16.


Tuscola County.         Smetzer Land Service.   2 leases on 10/17/2013. 11N-11E, Sec. 19,24,27.

                                                                      Lease dated 5/8/2013.  11N-11E, Sec. 19,25,29,30.
                                                                      5 year primary term/5 year option.
 
                                                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on October 21, 2013, 04:56:50 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 23, 2013, 10:09:46 AM
Lapeer County.    10/22/2013.  Land Services assigns 177 leases from 2012 to
                                                Continental Resources. Leases cover 18,405 +/-
                                                acres in 3 townships, North Branch, Deerfield,
                                                Burlington. 9N-10E, 9N-11E.

Huron County.      10/17/2013   6 leases to Smetzer Land Services. 16-15, 16-16, 15-15.

Ionia County.        10/3/2013.    30 leases to Bishop Land Service. 17 leases in Sept.,  860 total.
                                                      First lease signed 3/28/2012

                            10/11/2013     12 leases to Western Land Services. 98 leases in Sept.,
                                                      126 leases in 2013.

                             9/20/2013      Continental Resources records an affidavit with 4 individuals.
                   
                       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 27, 2013, 05:29:00 PM
Oceana County.   Signed  4/30/2013   Clayton Energy assigns 18 leases to both OIL Energy and
                                                           O I L Energy. 2013 leases from 14N-15W, 13N-16W.
                                                           Recorded on 9/27/2013. Total of 24 leases collected in
                                                           2013. ( first lease signed: 10/8/2012-recorded: 1/17/2013.

Sanilac County          Western Land Services. 18 leases 10/23/2013. 13-15, 11-16, 12-12, 12-14,
                                                                                    14-13, 13-14, 14-15, 9-13, 14-14
                                                                    75 leases in October, 175 in 2013.
 
Ionia County.            Bishop Land Services.  10/24/2013. 18 new leases. 81 in October. 380 in 2013.

                                Western Land Services.  10/24/2013. 6 new leases. 24 in Oct.
                                                                                         133 in 2013.                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 04, 2013, 08:15:28 PM
Lake County.       T. S. Dudley     Assigned 167 leases to Exok Inc. on 10/2/2013. Leases from
                                                  2010-11-12.  (17-11, 18-11.)

                           Devon Energy      8 landowner leases in 2013 (Jan/Feb). Paperwork to
                                                      Clayton Energy, Jackson, MI. 17N-11W. One of few
                                                      counties Devon picked up leases in 2013.

Newaygo County.    Bishop Land Services.  10 new leases 10/24/2013.
             
                               Paradise Land Services.  3 new leases 10/24/2013. 75 total leases.

                               T.S. Dudley.     Assigned to Exok Inc  10/2/2013,  206 leases not 500, as
                                                      was earlier reported.

Barry County.          Bishop Land Services.  4 new leases on 10/24/2013.
                                                                 Assigned 25 leases (2012-13) to Interstate Exploration
                                                                 on 9/30/2013. Total leases 141.

                              Pteradon Energy.   271 leases. First signed 3/5/2012. Last signed 4/11/2013.

                              Meridian Energy. 342 recordings. 2008-2013.

Ionia County.          Western Land Services.   7 new leases on 10/31/2013, 6 on 10/24/2013.
                                                                    139 total leases in 2013.

                              Bishop Land Services.    Total leases 380-2013, 497-2012.

Livingston County.   Sun Valley Energy. 3 new leases 10/23/2013.

Otsego County.       Core Energy gets oil & gas mortgage from F & M Bank & Trust Company 9/30/13.
                                                   90 leases from 1968-2007 involved. Paperwork to Gary
                                                   McSpadden, Tulsa, OK.


Sanilac County.        Western Land Services.  20 new leases on 10/28/13. 14-14, 13-14, 14-15,
                                                                    9-13, 13-13, 11-12.

Lapeer County.        Terracore lease count.   6 leases from GFL. 87 leases from Smetzer. Still 12
                                                                   Smetzer leases not assigned yet.

Sanilac & Lapeer Counties.    Recorded in Lapeer on 10/25/2013 as Assignment Oil/Gas Lease,
                                           and Sanilac on 10/28/2013 as Amendment of Assignment of ORRI.
                   
                                           Both read as follows:

                                           Grantor:   GFL & Associates LLC
                                           Grantor:   Lang, Gene F. & Company
                                           Grantor:   Gene F. Lang & Company
                                           Grantee:  Bayswater Blenheim Holdings II LLC
                                           Grantee:  Bayswater Exploration & Production LLC
                                           Grantee:  Sauaqeau, LLC
                                           Grantee:  Gene F. Lang & Company
                                           Grantee:  Lang, Gene F. & Company
                                           Grantee:  Aspen Energy, LLC
                                           Grantee:  Fox Park Resources
                                           Grantee:  Lang Family Trust
                                           Grantee:  PL Investments
                                           Grantee:  Lang, Heidi A.
                                           Grantee:  Egan, Rebecca K.

                                           Paperwork from Sanilac filing was returned to; Jay McCormick,
                                                                    Terracore LLC, 1422 Delgany St. Denver CO.

                                           Paperwork from Lapeer filing was returned to: Terracore LLC,
                                                                    1422 Delgany St. Denver, CO.
 
Bay County.      Only county in Michigan found, with the possible exception of Livingston, where Tier 
                        Hydrocarbon Exploration and Peace River Group both have Overriding Royalty
                        Interest documents recorded.
                   

                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 07, 2013, 12:30:12 PM
Sanilac County             Continental Resources assigns 77 leases to Whiting O/G Corp.
                                   on 8/1/2013. Recorded on 11/4/2013. Same leases that Land Services
                                   assigned to Continental on 11/30/2012. Recorded on 9/24/2013.

                                   Mineral Rights Timeline:

                                   4/2012    Landowners to Land Services

                                   11/2012  Land Services to Continental Resources

                                    8/2013   Continental Resources to Whiting O/G Corp.

                                 
                                    Western Land Services    24 new leases on 11/5/2013. 13-14, 13-15, 12-15,
                                                                          14-14, 13-16, 14-15, 12-14.


Lapeer and Huron Counties      Leases that Land Services assigned to Continental in September;
                                              177-Lapeer and 17-Huron - do not have an assignment to Whiting
                                              recorded.
                                                                                           



Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 10, 2013, 08:52:29 AM
Sanilac County.      Smetzer Land Services.   37 new leases on 11/6/2013. 11-13, 13-16, 14-15,
                                                                   10-13, 11-15, 10-12.

Huron County.       Smetzer Land Services.    8 new leases 11/7/2013.


Bay County.      Townships where Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration (Devon Energy) and Robert
                         LoPiccolo (Peace River Group/El Paso E & P via Land Services) have overlapping     
                         ORRI'S.   15N-4E, 16N-4E.       Both have lots of Devon and El Paso leases.

                         Tier- 294 leases in ORRI         Robert LoPiccolo- 260 leases in ORRI   


Oceana County.    10/31/2013.   Exok Inc. assigned 18 leases to Extex Energy.
                                                  2013 leases from T S Dudley Land Company.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 15, 2013, 02:37:34 PM
Tuscola County.      Tuscola Energy   10 assignments of 100% working interest to Tuscola, signed
                                                        on 10/25/2013. Recorded 11/12/2013. Wells included:
                                                        Rumble 1-19
                                                        Nixon 1-23, 3-23, 6-23, 7-24, 2-23, 14-23, 11-24,
                                                                 14-23, 8-24, 9-24, 11-24.


Sanilac County.       Western Land Services.    23 new leases 11-12-2013.  13N-15E, 13N-14E,
                                                                    10N-13E, 12N-15E, 14N-14E, 13N-13E, 14N-15E.

 
                              Bayswater E & P and Bayswater Blenheim Holdings II. Colorado companies
                              with projects from Texas to Montana. Show up on pooling orders as
                              interested parties along with these folks; Anadarko E & P, Kerr-McGee
                              Oil and Gas, Chesapeake, Marathon.
                             
                              Blenheim Natural Resources Fund. Think Bayswater is an advisor. Fund states
                              it is centered around the strategy of "new opportunities in old fields".

                              The two companies were also Grantees on an assignment of leases in 2011
                              in Colorado along with WyoTex Oil Company.


Grand Traverse County.        WyoTex Drilling Ventures.  Nothing recorded but chatter they were
                                            around last summer in Green Lake Twp. offering $100 per acre
                                            with a 3-4 year primary term. Run by a guy named Louis Oswald III.
                                            WyoTex a well capitalized exploration group seeking conventional
                                            and resource oriented prospects in the Rocky Mountains.

                                            Colorado company, formed in Michigan on 3/22/2013.

                                            WyoTex part of a study with Univ. of Wyoming: "Treatment and
                                            Beneficial Reuse of Produced Waters Using a Novel Pervaporation-
                                            Based Irrigation Technique". RPSEA project. WyoTex contributed
                                            expertise in and access to coalbed methane (CBA) production
                                            wells and produced water.

                                            WyoTex has been a named interested party in Colorado pooling
                                            orders along with EnCana, Noble Energy, Merit Energy Partners,
                                            Chesapeake Energy.

                                           
                                           
                                       

                                           

                                                                                                                               
                                                       
                                                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on November 15, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 17, 2013, 09:23:01 AM
Grand Traverse County.    WyoTex Drilling Ventures.  Update: 54 leases recorded on 11/13/2013.
                                                                                               1 lease recorded on 10/21/2013.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: moleman on November 18, 2013, 02:17:57 PM
Encana records 16 leases in Crawford County since 11/01/2013 ....


       http://recording.crawfordco.org/recorder/eagleweb/docSearchResults.jsp?searchId=0
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 19, 2013, 10:28:41 PM
Livingston County.     GeoSouthern Energy.  10 new leases recorded on 11/18/2013
                                                                   10 new leases recorded on 11/19/2013
                                                                   15 in name of GeoSouthern Energy Corp.(MI:4/24/13)
                                                                     5 in name of GeoSouthern Michigan, LLC (MI:6/11/13)

                                                                    63 total leases, all in 2013.


                                Sun Valley Energy.        95 leases in 2013.  147 lease extensions in 2013
                                                                    775+/- total leases over the years.
                                                       
                                                                    Involved with Sinclair Oil, Priam Energy, Great Lakes, LLC
                                                                    and Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration on lease and royalty
                                                                    assignments. Appear to still have most leases.

                                Pteradon Energy.          132 total leases. 92-DNR, 40-Landowner. All from
                                                                    9/20/2012 to 1/23/2013.
                                                                    No assignments yet.

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 20, 2013, 12:37:34 PM
Ionia and Gratiot Counties.      Some new names in the area.

                        Gratiot Co.     Amplify Energy LLC collects 29 leases from 9-5-13 to 11-19-13.
                                             10/21/2013  Western Land Services. 15 pg. lease assignment to
                                             Amplify Energy, LLC.
                                             11/5/2013  Amplfy Energy LLC assigns the leases to AM Michigan LLC
                                             
                                             WLS had collected 125 leases. Number of leases assigned unknown.
   
                                             Ampify Development reported to be operator of permitted Dundee well
                                             in Sumner Twp., near Sumner Field, which is an abandoned
                                             Traverse Formation oil reservoir, which produced 1M BBL. oil from 35
                                             wells.

                         Ionia Co.      10/9/2013. Western Land Service, Amplify Energy and AM Michigan
                                             recorded miscellaneous oil/gas document, maybe ORRI or lease
                                             assignment covering 81 leases.


Amplify Energy, LLC    Formed in Michigan 4/12/2013. Tampa, Florida company formed on   
                                 12/14/2012. Deborah/Tony Ferguson look to be in charge. Byron Dyson:
                                 Director of Business Development.
                                 Deborah Ferguson a registered agent for Great Lakes Geophysical LLLP.,
                                 out of Williamsburg, MI.  website: www.gl.geo.com

Amplify Development, LLC      Formed in Michigan on 7/11/2013. Florida company with MI.
                                             location in Mt. Pleasant.

AM Michigan, LLC        Formed in Michigan on 9/12/2013. Texas, state of origin. Not much
                                  known about them.


8/13/2013   United States Securities Exchange Commission- Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities.

                   Amplify Group I, LLC wants to issue $7,000,000 (total offering) of equity securities
                   relating to the oil and gas industry group. Use of proceeds: $2,450,000(est) of the
                   offering is proposed  for payments to officers, directors, or promoters.
             
                   AMPLIFY GROUP I LLC IS PURCHASING A 20 WELL LEASEHOLD FROM ITS MANAGER,
                   AMPLIFY ENERGY LLC.

                   Minimum investment accepted from any outside investor $100,000.

Name of Issuer:  Amplify Group I LLC
Related Persons: Byron Dyson;  Director of Business Development of Amplify Energy LLC, the
                                                 Manager of Amplify Group I LLC.
                          Tony Ferguson;  Manager of Operations for Amplify Energy LLC, Manager of
                                                   Amplify Group I LLC.
                          James Overton; Manager of Operations for Amplify Energy LLC, Manager of
                                                   Ampify Group I LLC.
                          Deborah Ferguson; Manager of Amp Up LLC, a Manager of Amplify Energy LLC,
                                                        the Manager of Amplify Group I LLC.
                          Amplify Energy LLC; Manager of Issuer


Sanilac County.           Western Land Services.
                                  16 leases recorded on 11/19/2013.  10N-15E, 11N-15E, 10N-13E, 11N-16E,
                                                          12N-14E, 11N-12E, 13N-15E, 12N-15E, 14N-14E, 14N-13E,
                                                          9N-13E.  16 leases from 11 townships.
                 

         
                                 
                                               
                                       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 21, 2013, 08:28:49 PM
Huron County.     Smetzer Land Services.  4 new leases 11/20/2013.


Sanilac County.    Smetzer Land Services.   29 new leases on 11/20/2013.  13-16, 14-12, 10-13,
                                                                 11-13, 10-14, 12-15.

                           A couple questions you gotta ask now. How many parcels left to lease and
                           what are Lessors now getting per acre for their mineral rights?

                           GFL & Associates cut Bayswater E & P  into their deal in the Thumb.
                           Find out a little more about Bayswater  on their homepage at: www.bayswater.us

Ionia/Gratiot Co.    CEO of Great Lakes Geophysical also a managing partner of Amplify Energy, LLC.
                             Could be a first in Michigan: An oil/gas energy company and a company that does
                             3-D seismic and other geophysical work run by the same person.
                             Great Lakes Geophysical did some work for American Energy Development in
                             the past. Range Michigan LLC and LJM Energy Corp. involved. Work also done in
                             the Huron Manistee National Forest-2009- Oceana and Mason counties.












                             Huron Manistee National Forest- 2009- Oceana and Mason counties.

 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on November 22, 2013, 05:56:58 AM
Edwards, you are a true font of knowledge.  And, I personally appreciate the calm and even tone you use when sharing this information with us.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on November 22, 2013, 06:12:02 AM
Rumor.... Amplify Energy's Cary D1-2 Sumner Twp., Gratiot Co. Dry. However they are running more seismic in the area.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on November 22, 2013, 07:54:56 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 27, 2013, 12:53:44 PM
Mecosta County.            Michigan Potash Co.  69 O/G leases total. 58-2013, 11-2012.

                                    Maritz Land Company.  310 leases.  146-2012, 164-2013. 14-7,14-8.



Oceana County.             Exok Inc.-landowners-TK Royalty-Steven D. Bryant(Pres. of Exok)
                                    assign a royalty interest to James W. Wallis (CEO of Exok).
                                    Signed 11/8/2013. 135 pages. Lots of 2011-2012 leases.

Mason County.               8/17/2012-11/15/2013.  24 recordings.
                                    T S Dudley assigned leases to Exok  11 times
                                    Exok assigned royalty interest to TK Royalty, J Wallis, S Bryant. 7 times
                                    Exok assigned leases to Extex. 5 times     
                                 
                                    Very similar to the process that occurred in Oceana county
                                    with the same players.               


Huron County.               Maritz Land Company.    102 leases. 11/18/2013-57, 10/1/2013-37
                                                                                                                  8/13/2013-8

 
Sanilac County.             Maritz Land Company.      152 leases. from 10/2013 to 11/2013.
                                   74 recorded on 11/18/2013. Evergreen, Elmer, Austin, LaMotte,
                                   Marlow, Greenleaf, Argyle, Moore, Custer Townships.   

                                   Western Land Services.   28 new leases on 11/26/2013.
                                                                       12-14, 13-14, 12-15, 14-15, 13-15, 14-16,
                                                                       11-14, 14-14.

                                   Sun Valley Energy.   Sitting on 400 +/-  leases from 2006 to 2013
                                                                 Majority of leases in 9N-15E, Fremont Twp.
                                                                 First lease(2006) and last lease(2013) from
                                                                 9N-15E. All lease extensions in 2013 (11)
                                                                 located in 9N-15E.
                                                 
                                                                 One assignment to Sinclair Oil in 2012.( Small
                                                                 number of leases)
                 

GFL & Associates.           Last lease recorded in Sanilac: 7/31/2013, Huron: 9/4/2013
                                     Lapeer: 7/18/2013. Assignments to Terracore in these counties
                                     on 10/8/2013. Amendment of Assignment of ORRI recorded
                                     on 10/28/2013 with Bayswater and others. Appears they are done
                                     unless they are reincarted through someone else.
         


                                   

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on December 05, 2013, 10:25:58 PM
Mecosta County.     Maritz Land Company assigns 300+/- leases, 50 pages, to Terracore LLC.
                             Signed 12/2/2013, recorded 12/5/2013. First lease signed 7/25/2012.

                             Still believe:  Terracore is a gateway to something in Michigan O/G
                                                 future and also some industry discovery occurred
                                                  in 2011 or early 2012 that set off intense
                                                 leasing in many Michigan counties in the latter part
                                                 of 2012.   

Sanilac County.        Western Land Services.  16 new leases on 12/3/2013.  13-14, 13-16,
                                                                 13-14, 14-16, 14-15, 14-14, 10-13.

                              Whiting Oil/Gas     11/12/2013.  2 new leases.  13-14.
                                                         11/19/2013. 3 new leases. 13-14, 12-15.

Montcalm County      Western Land Services. (290 records) 35 2013 leases assigned to
                               AM Michigan. Signed 9/15/2013. Recorded 10/24/2013. First lease
                               signed 8/8/2012.

                                Amplify Energy assigned 35 leases to AM Michigan LLC.
                                Signed on 9/15/2013, recorded on 10/24/2013.

                                Amplify Energy explained on previous post.

                                Amplify Development LLC formed in Michigan on 7/11/2013. Home
                                state Florida (same as Amplify Energy)
                         
                                AM Michigan LLC formed in Michigan on 9/12/2013. Home state Texas.
                                Grantee of lease assignment from Amplify Energy on 9/15/2013.

                                   
                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on December 06, 2013, 06:50:52 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on December 06, 2013, 07:35:55 AM
My guess........Continental
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on December 12, 2013, 08:20:36 PM
Sanilac County        Western Land Services  14 new leases. 12-11-2013.  10N-14E,
                                                                 13N-14E, 14N-14E, 14N-15E, 13N-15E,
                                                                 12N-14E.


Mecosta County      Western Land Services   12 new leases 12-3-2013.  16-7, 16-8.


Newaygo County     Bishop Land Services    11 new leases on 12-9-2013. 11N-12W.



Oceana County       2 assignments of royalty interest on 11-11-2013 to James W. Wallis
                            and the James W. Wallis Living Trust. 194 pages covering 1,043 leases
                            from 2013-70, 2012-884, 2011-89. One assignment as Grantor, one as
                            Grantee. T S Dudley Land Co. and AMI Land Services collected leases.
                            Assignors were landowners, W B Osborn O/G Properties, Richmond
                            Osborn O/G Properties and James W. Wallis. Most leases in 16-16, 16-17,
                            14-16, 15-17, 14-17, 15-16.

                           James W. Wallis is chairman/founder of Exok Inc in 1979 in Oklahoma.
                           He graduated Univ. of Tulsa BA 62' and JD 65'. He is on board of directors
                           of Bancinsure Inc., Tulsa, and University of Tulsa. He served as president
                           of the Oklahoma City Assoc. of Professional Landmen (OCAPL) IN 1993.

                           He is a long time independent oil and gas operator from Oklahoma with a
                           vested interest in Oceana and Mason counties along with T S Dudley (OK)
                           TK Royalty (OK) AMI Land Services (MI) and Extex Energy (TX).

                           January 2012, Oceana County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve
                           leasing county land to AMI Land Services for $100.00 per acre 5yr. primary/
                           5 yr extension. Money to be used to fix up Oceana County Airport.

                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on December 18, 2013, 06:36:45 AM
edwards, just curious if the Continental to Whiting assignments reserved any formations/zones. I appreciate all the research you do. I have spent untold hours inside court house vaults, and developed a bad case of "Vault Sour". "All pre computer age".
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on December 19, 2013, 10:47:58 AM
Oceana County     12/16/2013 recorded, 8/1/2013 signed. 2 assignments of royalty from
                           TK Royalty and Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration to:

                           1)  Birchfield Consulting
                           
                           2)  Kyle and Megan Williams

                           Royalty assignments for Merten 1-24 HD1 well. 15N-17W Sec. 24.

                           Similar royalty assignments from Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration to
                           Birchfield Consulting and the Williams in Sanilac County, signed 6/1/2011
                           recorded 2/13/2012. 2% of Assignors proportionately reduced ORRI. These
                           assignments were well specific also. Noll 1-13 HD1 well.  9N-15E  Sec.14

                           Birchfield Consulting LLC, Edmond, Oklahoma. Address is a three bedroom
                           brick ranch on Birchfield Road. Thought Kyle and Megan were landowners
                           from the Sanilac recordings, but evidently they did something relating to
                           O/G in Oceana and Sanilac.

                           Recordings in Oceana tie Tier and TK Royalty together, as suspected.
 

Sanilac County     Western Land Services   22 new leases recorded 12/17/2013. 13-15 (7),
                                                    13-14 (9), 11-15 (1), 12-16 (1), 14-15 (1), 14-13 (1),
                                                    14-14 (1), 9-13 (1).
                                           
                                                    2013 lease total.  373 leases. First lease signed 6/14/2013.
                                                    2012 lease total. 1,054 leases.

Following are examples of Michigan O/G lease language regarding formations/horizons.

Gas/Oil produced from formations below the top of the Glenwood Member of the Black River
 Group.Tuscola Co.

Gas/Oil produced from formations located below the top of the Ordovician period.
Ingham Co.

Gas/Oil produced from formation below the top of the Salina Formations Group.
Gladwin, Roscommon, Ogemaw Counties.

Specific language that defines "shallow formations" - Formations between the surface of
the earth and top of the Traverse Limestone Formation. Also stated as, formations between
the surface of the earth and a depth of 2,500 feet.(shallow formation language appears in
leases throughout Michigan and usually follows the paragraph stating pooling and
unitizing rights.)

Lessee shall have the right and power as to all or any part or formation or strata of the land
herein leased. Also appears as, "any formation" and "any or all minerals and horizons.

These are excerpts only, taken from leases.





                         
                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on December 19, 2013, 06:48:52 PM
Once again, thanks Edwards for the information. I have seen similar language used in both Land owner Leases and Lease assignments between companies. Just trying to figure out what Continental might be up to.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on December 27, 2013, 06:54:15 PM
Livingston County      12/18/2013.  TK Royalty made 2 assignments of royalty interest. One to
                                Birchfield Consulting, one to Kyle/Megan Williams. Just like in Sanilac
                                and Oceana counties. From Lake Michigan to Lake Huron to a point in
                                southeast Michigan.(Who are these guys and what are they doing?)

                                GeoSouthern Michigan LLC   10 new leases recorded 12/26/2013. 101
                                 leases in 2013 from 6/18 to 12/26.

                                Sun Valley Energy.    7 new leases 12/26/2013.


Lenawee County       Savoy Energy    20 new leases recorded on 12/11/2013. Leases signed
                                                      in Oct.
                                                      39 leases assigned to Master Key Energy 12/11/2013.
                                                      Signed on 10/30/2013. Leases collected in 2013.

                               Bishop Land Services.   10 new leases on 12/20/2013.


Huron County        Maritz Land Co.  5 new leases on 12/18/2013. 15N-12E Sec. 15,26,27,28,29
                                                                                                 

Tuscola County      Maritz Land Co.  2 new leases (first 2) 12/18/2013. Signed 8/8 and 8/13
                                                     14N-11E Sec. 2, and 13N-11E Sec. 25,26.

Mecosta County    Western Land Services.  14 new leases on 12/20/2013. Signed Oct/Nov.
                                                               16N-7W Sec. 6,7.

Bay County          Jordan Development. Pooling Agreement on 12/23/2013. 16 leases from 2010
                                                          assigned from West Bay Exp.  17N-4E

                                                          107 leases collected in 2013 from May-Nov.


Montcalm County      Western Land Services   1 new lease on 12/27/2013. Signed 5/8/2013.

                               Bishop Land Services    1 new lease on 12/17/2013.

                               Meridian Energy   4 new leases on 12/10/2013.


Sanilac County         Western Land Services. 12/26/2013. Ratification of O/G lease. 13N-14E.
                                                                                                                         Sec. 20

                                                                 12/20/2013 Treasurer's Certificate of Redemption
                                                                                   13N-14E Sec.33
                                                                    3/1/2013  Treasurer's Certificate of Forfeiture


                               Whiting wells in confidential status. MDEQ has to remain quiet, but
                               continued leasing in area speaks very loud. 
     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on December 30, 2013, 05:37:02 PM
Sanilac County     Smetzer Land Services     36 new memorandum of O/G leases.Recorded 12/27
                                                                14-13,14-14,12-16,13-15,14-12,10-13,11-13,
                                                                14-15,12-15,12-14,13-14,11-14,11-15.

Lapeer County     Smetzer Land Services     2 new leases.  6N-12E, 10N-11E. Leases recorded
                                                                12/27/2013. Signed 8/1/2013 and 8/7/2013.

Tuscola County    Smetzer Land Services     1 new lease.  11N-11E Sec. 13.
                                                                Recorded 12/27/2013. Signed 8/7/2013.
                                                                5 year primary, 5 year option.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 08, 2014, 08:40:32 PM
Sanilac County           Pooling Agreement recorded between Whiting O/G and Beacon
                                E & P on 1/2/2014. Signed on 12/18/2013. Covers 13N-15E
                                Sec 33 (2 parcels) and 12N-15E Sec 4 (1 parcel) 9 Western
                                leases fro 2013(3) and 2011(6).


Livingston County      GeoSouthern Michigan LLC, recorded 10 new leases on 1/2/2014.


Monroe County         Western Land Services recorded 32 new leases on 1/8/2014. 200 leases
                               recorded from 7/11/2013 to 12/23/2013. Trendwell Energy connected.

                               Savoy Energy, 115 new leases between 11/12/2013 and 11/15/2013.

                               West Bay assigned 23 leases from Grand Traverse Properties LLC.
                               Leases go back to 2006.

Charlevoix County        Northern Michigan Exploration signed 26 leases with landowners in 2013.
                                  3 recorded on 12/27/2013. Signed on 11/13/2013. Leases in 33-7,
                                  32-6, 32-5, 33-5, 32-4, 34-7, 32-7.

                                  1 release from NME to DNR on 10/30/2013. 33-4 Sec 6. Paperwork
                                  sent to Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK.


St. Clair County        6/11/2013   Beacon E & P assigned 107 leases to Whiting Oil and Gas.

                               Western Land Services.  200 +/- leases assigned to Beacon E & P and
                                                                   Beacon Royalty on 8/2012, 12/2012, 1/2013.

                                Bishop Land Services.  11 leases from 2012. 4N-16E.

                                Pteradon Energy.    438 +/- leases from 7/3/2012 to 3/31/2013. Most
                                                             in 6N-14E, 7N-13E, 7N-15E, 7N-16E.

                                Smetzer Land Services.  1 memorandum of lease. 12/27/2013. 8N-13E
                                                                    Sec. 6.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on January 09, 2014, 06:23:10 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 10, 2014, 08:43:04 PM
Sanilac County       1/9/2014.   143 leases assigned to Whiting Oil & Gas from Western
                                              Land Services in two recordings. 2013 leases, deal signed
                                              on 1/7/2014.

                            Western Land Services.   18 new leases on 1/9/2014. 13-13,13-14,
                                                                 14-14, 12-15, 13-15, 9-13, 11-16, 13-16.

                            Smetzer Land Services.  1 new lease recorded on 1/9/2014. Signed on
                                                                8/18/2013. 14N-14E Sec. 3

Lapeer County       Smetzer Land Services.  3 leases on 1/9/2014. Signed on 9/10/2013.
                                                                9N-12E.

Huron County        Smetzer Land Services.  1 memo of O/G lease/ratification on 1/9/2014.
                                                                15N-15E. 39 total leases. All from August 2013
                                                                to present.

Newaygo County     Paradise Land.   1 new lease on 1/2/2014. Signed 10/16/2013. 14N-14W.
                                                     3 new leases on 12/30/2013. 15N-14W.
                                                     Total leases-89-all from 2013.

                              Exok Inc.     9 DNR leases signed by Exok in 2013. All in 13N-13W.


Livingston County     Sinclair Oil recorded 1 o/g lease with landowner on 12/26/2013.


St. Clair County        Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration assigned ORRI to TK Royalty on 4/9/2012.
                               Covered 4 Sun Valley Energy leases from 2007. Leases were
                               assigned to Sinclair Oil in 2008. All four in 8N-13E.

                               ORRI recorded 4/9/2012: Sun Valley to Castle Peak Energy, 4 leases 2007.
                               ORRI recorded 4/9/2009: Great Lake LLC to Great Lake Saginaw LLC
                               ORRI recorded 3/23/2011: Sinclair Oil to 1) Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration
                                                                      2) Sun Valley Energy 3) Great Lake LLC.
                                                                      (undivided 1/2 interest and 1/4 and 1/4
                                                                       interest respectively)
                             
                               1/2011:  Assignment of working interest from Sinclair Oil to 1) Tier
                               Hydrocarbon Exploration 2) Sun Valley Energy 3) Priam Energy.
                               Same companies and same transactions as in Livingston County.
                               TK Royalty shows up again.     
                                                           
         
                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: g592314 on January 11, 2014, 05:10:37 AM
Does anybody know what they're going after in livingston county?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Bertram on January 11, 2014, 08:27:35 AM
From what I have observed the activity in Livingston County is geared towards the A-1 Carbonate from operator Geosouthern and Niagrian Oil and Gas from Sinclair.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 13, 2014, 08:56:10 PM
Lenawee County      Savoy Energy  31 recordings on 1/13/2014. 19 leases, 6 lease
                             ratifications, 3 affidavits, 1 lease extension, 1 lease release, 1 declaration.


Grand Traverse County     Wyotex Drilling Ventures.  1/8/2014. 20 new leases and 5 leases
                                       ratifications. 71 total leases from 10/21/2013.

                                      Arbor Oil & Gas.    Pooling Agreement on 1/13/2014. Covers 10
                                      leases 2012-9, 2013-1. 3rd parties include landowners, Arbor,
                                      Midwest Resources 94 1 Oil & Gas, Piseco Oil & Gas, Sweetwater
                                      Resources, Tepee Petroleum.
                                       
                                      12/20/2013. 3 new leases for Arbor.


                                     Westgrove Energy Holdings. Released 48 leases on 12/17/2013.
                                                                              2013 leases.


Cheyboygan County      EnCana. 11/18/2013  36 leases released. (2008 leases from Contex)

                                                12/30/2013  22 leases released. (2010 leases)

                                   EnCana active leases on record +/- 200.


Charlevoix County     Northern Michigan Exploration.   2011-2012, lease assignments to NME
                               from O I L Energy, Western Land Service, Kosco, Jordan Dev., Continental
                               Resources, Exterra, Paxton Resources, Noram Energy, Oil Niagaran,
                               Provins Family LLC, Aurora Energy.
                               Paperwork on most of these assignments went to Continental Resources
                               in Oklahoma.

                               NME from 2011-2013 signed 52 leases as Grantee. Paperwork to Oil
                               Niagaran LLC, Traverse City. Total leases around 300 on record
                               in county.
                                                                           


Muskegon County      Pteradon Energy.  26 ROW/Easements in 2012. 8 O/G leases in 2012-13.

                               Bishop Land Services.  300 leases. First 7/13/2012 recorded. Last 
                                                                 12/9/2013 recorded (signed 6/14/2012)

                                                                Bishop to Interstate Exploration LLC on 10/2/2013
                                                                314 leases.



                               Western Land Services.  11 assignments to Rosetta in 2012.
                               
                               Rosetta Resources.    11 assignments to Peace River Oil & Gas in 2013.
                                                               Total of 241 leases.

                             
                               Marathon Oil Company. 28 Quit Claim Deeds recorded on 12/16/2013.
                                                                 Signed on 6/22/2011. From Marathon Oil Co.
                                                                 to Marathon Petroleum Co. LP. Addresses in
                                                                 City of Muskegon, Muskegon Twp., Friutport Twp.
                                                                 Consideration given for each property. Could
                                                                 just be property deals.

                               Marathon companies that filed in Michigan in the last couple years.

                                     Marathon Petroleum Logistics GP LLC   4/26/2012
                                     Marathon Petroleum Logistics Services LLC   4/26/2012
                                     Marathon Petroleum Pipeline Holdings LP  5/4/2012
                                     Marathon Petroleum Trading Canada LLC  11/17/2011
                                     Marathon Petroleum Logistics Operations LLC  4/26/2012

 
A look back in the records to the 1960's and 1970's in Muskegon County came up with the following companies with recorded documents involving oil and gas.

Texaco Exploration, Chevron USA, Gulf Oil, Conoco Inc., Marathon Oil, Phillips Petroleum,
Mobil Oil, Atlantic Richfield, Cities Service Oil Co (Citgo), Exxon, Sinclair Refining, Sun Oil,
Shell Oil.
                   



                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on January 14, 2014, 06:15:59 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 16, 2014, 04:57:42 PM
Sanilac County      Maritz Land Co.   83 new leases on 1/15/2014. 11-12,12-12,13-13,13-12,
                                                     14-13,12-13,12-14,13-15,14-14.

                           Western Land Services.  1/15/2014. 1 new lease 12N-14E, Sec 17.

                                                               1/14/2014. 32 new leases. 13-13,14-13,13-14
                                                                                12-15,14-15.

Crawford County.   1/03/2014 recorded, 11/20/2013 signed. 8 page Supplement to Operating
                            Agreement and Financial Statement between Savoy Energy(operator)
                            and EnCana. Covers 7 leases from 2011.  5-DNR  2-Landowner.
                            25N-4W Sec 4,9  25N-3W Sec 7. Original Agreement November 2011.


                            Devon Energy has 125+/- leases in county. Bayside, Sasquatch, Savoy(DNR)
                                               assigned 2010,2011. 25-4,26-3,28-4,25-3,28-1,28-3,27-3,28-2.

                                                 Leases assigned to Tiptop in 2012 JV. Then 77 leases
                                                 assigned to Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration on 2/19/2013.

                                                 Northernmost county Tier Hydrocarbon involved in
                                                 with Devon.
           


Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 22, 2014, 06:53:47 PM
Sanilac County          Western Land Services.   26 new leases filed on 1/21/2014. Most
                               signed in 10/2013.  12-14, 13-15, 13-13, 13-16, 13-14, 14-13, 12-15.


Montcalm County     Bishop Land Services.   2 leases on 1/21/2014. 12N-7W. Signed  on
                                                                7/29/2013 and 8/13/2013.


Lenawee County      Savoy Energy.   21 new leases on 1/13/2014. Also 1 lease extension
                                                     and 1 lease release.

                                                    They have recorded 3,242 times in county from 2007-2014.

                             West Bay Exploration.   2 new leases on 1/7 and 1/6,  2014.  867
                                                                recordings between 2009-2014. First lease
                                                                signed 11/25/2008.


Calhoun County     Western Land Services-Axia Energy-Liberty Energy involved in lease
                                                            assigments involving 7 leases from 2012.
                                                            Recordings 2/21/2013 and 12/12/2013.

                            Western Land Services also assigned leases in 2013 to Innova (2 leases),
                            Trendwell Energy (38 leases) and in 2012 assigned Verdure Holdings (33
                            leases).
                       


Pteradon Energy Statewide.             Barry County              271 leases  (235 DNR)   2012-13
                                                     St. Clair County          438 leases                        "
                                                     Livingston County       132 leases  (93 DNR)        "             
                                                     Newaygo County         250 leases                        "
                                                     Kent County               150 leases  (43 DNR)         "
                                                     Montcalm County           2 leases                     2012
                                                     Ionia County                54 leases  (43 DNR)      2012-13
                                                     Oceana County            195 leases
                                                     Lapeer County               30 leases                    2012
                                                     Oakland County               6 leases                    2012

                                                    Other counties with leases might not be on the list.

                                No assignments have been recorded in any counties to date. Pteradon
                                filed in Michigan on 3/27/2012 as a FLLC , out of Delaware. Leasing
                                wound down in 2013.
                                                       


                                   
                                                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 23, 2014, 06:57:55 PM
Sanilac County       Smetzer Land Services.  57 leases recorded on 1/22/2014. All signed in
                                                                Sept. 2013.  13-15, 12-15, 14-14, 14-15, 11-13,
                                                                11--15, 12-16, 13-16, 9-15, 14-13.


St Clair County       Smetzer Land Services.  Assignment of O/G lease and Bill of Sale to
                                                                Terracore LLC on 1/21/2014. Memo of
                                                                lease recorded by Smetzer on 12/27/2013.

                                                               W 1/2 of SE 1/4 EXC E 348' OF N 625.86'
                                                               Thereof Section 6, T8N. R13E.  75 Acres.


Pteradon Energy LLC.          Resident Agent - Charles G. Boos   Leibenguth Boos & Assoc. PC
                                                                  in T.C.
         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on January 23, 2014, 08:07:55 PM
Sanilac County       Smetzer Land Services.  57 leases recorded on 1/22/2014. All signed in
                                                                Sept. 2013.  13-15, 12-15, 14-14, 14-15, 11-13,
                                                                11--15, 12-16, 13-16, 9-15, 14-13.


St Clair County       Smetzer Land Services.  Assignment of O/G lease and Bill of Sale to
                                                                Terracore LLC on 1/21/2014. Memo of
                                                                lease recorded by Smetzer on 12/27/2013.

                                                               W 1/2 of SE 1/4 EXC E 348' OF N 625.86'
                                                               Thereof Section 6, T8N. R13E.  75 Acres.


Pteradon Energy LLC.          Resident Agent - Charles G. Boos   Leibenguth Boos & Assoc. PC
                                                                  in T.C.
       


Well that's ironic timing..................there is Mr. Boos associated with Pteradon Energy.......for what it is worth...

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Bertram on January 24, 2014, 05:39:36 AM
It is doubtful any Oil and Gas attorney can make a practice from representing mineral owners alone, at least in Michigan-perhaps Texas.
Exploration companies are the driving force for legal work involving title cures, drill site abstracts, pooling opinions, and if needed, litigation.  If your attorney has contacts in the industry, you may well be likely to benefit from those at some point.   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 27, 2014, 07:39:22 PM
Sanilac County        Clayton Energy. 39 total leases. 12 -1/24/2014, 13 -1/10/2014,
                                                     8 -12/16/2013, 6 -10/31/2013. All in 9N-15E, 10N-15E.


Oceana County       Clayton Energy.  21 leases in 2013. Signed from 10/8/2012-9/6/2013.
                                                      All in 13N-16W and 14N-15W.
                                                     18 leases assigned on 9/27/2013 to OIL Energy Corp.
                                                     and O I L Energy Corp.


Grand Traverse County     Wyotex Drilling Ventures. 1 new lease on 1/24/2014. 82 total leases.


Gratiot County         AM Michigan. 1 new lease on 1/23/2014 and 1 new lease on1/7/2014.
                                                  21 leases in county.


Mecosta County      W B Osborn Oil & Gas Operations LTD. New lease on 1/15/2014. 16N-7W.


St Clair County       Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration/ TK Royalty ORRI assignment in 2012.
                             Paperwork returned to Jim Keyes, Halcyon Resources, in East Lansing.


Kalamazoo/Calhoun Co.   Axia Energy. Sold its holdings in Utah to a wholly owned subsidiary
                                     of Ultra Petroleum Corp for $650M, Dec. 2013. Don't believe the whole
                                     company sold. Thomas Dyk, co-founder of Axia. A guy who has come
                                     to Michigan that has done a few laps around the oil patch.
                                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 30, 2014, 08:49:43 PM
Sanilac County       Western Land Services.  16 new leases on 1/28/2014. 11N-16E, 10-15
                                                                12-15, 13-14, 13-13, 13-15, 12-14, 14-13.

                             Maritz Land Co.    1/29/2014.  1 memorandum of lease, 12N-13E.
                                                                          240 leases total.


Tuscola County       Maritz Land Co.   1/27/2014. Assigned 2 leases (2013) to Terracore LLC.
                                                                       13N-11E Sec 25,36. 14N-11E Sec 2.
                                                                       Only 2 leases by Maritz in county.


Montcalm County     Bishop Land Services.   1/21/2014. 2 new leases. 12N-7W.


Newaygo County      Bishop Land Services.   1/24/2014. 8 lease ratifications.

                              Paradise Land Services.  1/24/2014.  2 new leases.
                                                                  1/2/2014.  1 new lease.


Bay County             Kosco Energy.  1/2/2014.  3 new leases. 16N-3E Sec 29.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Bertram on January 31, 2014, 09:36:17 AM
Hey for posterity's sake, they mentioned my acres in today's Michigan Oil and Gas news under 60 years ago today in the Michigan Oil Patch.  Flowing 30 barrels per hour from a well.  That easy oil sure would be nice to have today.  600 barrels a day from the Traverse Pool.  If only they would have been doing 40 acre spacing rather than 6.52 acre well pads- the field would have gone much longer.  Maybe this year I can get someone to drill a test well out there and get some answers as to deeper closure or untested formations in the Eden Field.  I would be happy with 30 a day...
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 03, 2014, 02:37:32 PM
Lapeer County         Smetzer Land Services assigns 13 leases to Terracore LLC, on 1/29/2014.
                              4 leases from 2014. 9 from 2013. 9N-12E, 6N-12E, 10N-12E, 10N-11E.
                              1,869 acres. Previous assignment to Terracore (7/22/2013) of 87 leases.
                              100 total leases.
           
                              Total acreage from Smetzer to Terracore in Lapeer, 17,334 acres.


                              Sun Valley Energy.    92 leases 2012-2013. Paperwork to Halcyon
                                                             Resources, East Lansing, MI.

                              GFL and Associates.    6 leases (2013) assigned to Terracore LLC.,
                                                              in 2013. 1,235 acres.

                              Western Land Services.  Assigned 3 leases (2012) to  Beacon/Whiting.


                              Land Services.     163 leases assigned to Continental Resources on
                                                        10/22/2013. Signed on 11/30/2012. First lease signed
                                                        on 6/27/2012. 9N-10E, 9N-11E, 10N-11E.


Huron County          Smetzer Land Services. 1/29/2014. Lease assignment to Terracore LLC,
                                                        8 pages, 33+/- leases from 8/16/2013 to 1/28/2014.
                                                        1-29-2014: 1 lease release. 1/28/2014: 1 memo
                                                        of lease, 15N-16E Sec. 30.   

                              Land Services.  17 leases recorded and assigned to Continental Resources
                                                      on 9/24/2013.

Sanilac County        Maritz Land Co.   1 new lease on 1/29/2014. 12N-13E Sec. 30.
                                                       Lease total 216. First lease 5/16/2013-12N-12E, 12N-13E.

                             Smetzer Land Services.   Lease total 198. 54 in 2014. 2 assignments in
                                                                  2013 of 5 leases to Terracore LLC.


Newaygo County     Paradise Land Services.  2 new leases on 1/24/2014. 15N-14W, 14N-14W.
                                                                 78 total.  3-2014, 56-2013, 19-2012.

Eaton County          Meridian Energy.   1-16-2014. 1 new lease 2N-6W Sec 20.
 
                             Wavelet Investments assigns 6 leases to Paxton Resources on 1/8/2014.

                             Rosetta Resources Operating assigned ORRI to Peace River for 1 lease at
                             4N-6W Sec 10. ORRI signed on 4/10/2012. Recorded on 9/16/2013.


Gratiot County        AM Michigan. 1/30/2014. 1 memo of lease. 11N-4W.





                                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 05, 2014, 06:19:54 PM
Sanilac County      Western Land Services. 30 leases recorded on 2/4/2014.

                           12N-13E  Moore Twp. Sec. 1
                     
                           12N-14E  Custer Twp. Sec. 4(2), 8(2)

                           12N-15E  Bridgehampton Twp. Sec. 2, 7(4), 15, 21

                           13N-13E  Argyle Twp. Sec. 3, 4(2), 13, 14, 15(2)

                           13N-14E  Wheatland Twp. Sec. 1, 16, 19, 30, 33(2)

                           13N-15E  Marion Twp.  Sec. 15, 20, 25

                           14N-13E  Austin Twp. Sec. 27(2)
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 09, 2014, 08:50:22 PM
Tuscola County    Smetzer Land Services.  All 12 leases assigned to Terracore LLC, on
                                                              2/3/2014. Signed on 1/28/2014.

                                                             Leases signed between May-June 2013. All in
                                                             11N-11E.  Leases total 1,416 acres.

                                                             Leases:  5 yr. primary, 5 yr. option. 100% of
                                                             Assignors (Smetzer) right, title, and interest to
                                                             Terracore.

                                                      Memorandum of lease in part reads - Said lease has been
executed and acknowledged by Lessor in favor of Lessee and provides for a Primary Term
as well as Lessee's option to extend Primary Term for additional years as stated in said lease,
and as recorded Exhibit "A" and as long thereafter as oil and gas or other minerals are produced
from the lands covered by the lease, or land with which the lands covered by said Lease is
pooled, or said lease is maintained in force in any other manner provided, subject to all of the
exceptions, reservations, terms, conditions and provisions as set forth within.


Mecosta County      W. B. Osborn.   1 new lease on 1/15/2014.  16N-7W Sec. 20


Kalamazoo County    Western Land Services.  1 lease on 2/3/2014. 3N-9W Sec. 28


Gratiot County     Bishop Land Services.  15 recordings on 1/27/2014. 1- lease 4N-5W Sec 28,33
                                                           6- amendments to lease, 8- ratifications of lease.

                          Meridian Energy.   1/16/2014- 1 new lease. 1/30/2014- ratification of same
                                                      lease. 2 leases in 2012, 2 leases in 2004.

                          Devon Energy.   7/31/2004.  Devon Energy Operating Co. merger document
                                                                    with Devon Energy Production Co.

                          Western Land Services.     Assignment to Rosetta on 9/25/2013, 1 lease.
                                                                Rosetta assigns to Peace River O/G on 10/20/2013,
                                                                1 lease.


Antrim County     Oil Energy Corp.    1 new lease on 1/23/2014. Signed 12/9/2013. 30N-7W
                                                     and 29N-7W. 1,527 recordings.

Lapeer County     Sun Valley Energy.   1 new lease signed on 5/9/2012, recorded on 2/3/2014.
                                                        7N-12E Sec. 7. Imlay Twp. 22 acres. Paperwork sent to
                                                        Halcyon Resources, East Lansing, MI.
                                     
                                                        141 leases from 2006 to 2014. 7N-11E, 7N-12E, 8N-11E,
                                                        8N-12E, 6N-11E, 6N-12E, 6N-9E.
                             
                                                       1 assignment to Sinclair Oil (13 pages) in 2012.


Barry County        Meridian Energy.  1/16/2014- 8 new leases, 5- lease ratifications. 1/27/2014-
                                                     8 lease extensions. 367 recordings. First lease: 5/21/2012.

                           Michigan Basin Resources.  217 leases. First signed 12/15/2011, last signed
                                                                   12/5/2012. Paperwork to Mich Basin Res. P.O.
                                                                   Box in Lansing,MI and to Meridian Energy,
                                                                   Haslett, MI.

                           Bishop Land Services.  148 leases between 9/2012 and 12/2013. 1/24/2014-
                                                             5 ratifications of lease.

                         
                           Pteradon Energy.    271 leases between 8/2012 and 5/2013.

 
                           Liverpool Production Co.     101 leases between 2011-2013.  Paperwork
                                                                   to Sun Valley Energy c/o Halcyon Resources,
                                                                   E. Lansing, MI.

                                                                   1/17/2014. Signed 7/3/2013, Subordination,
                                                                   Consent, Non Disturbance Agreement, Liverpool
                                                                   and landowners, 4N-7W Sec. 17.
                                                     
                                                     


                                                           
                                                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: dcdeleeuw on February 10, 2014, 01:41:45 PM
Edwards, THANK YOU for posting these recent recordings! Recently you listed some recordings near one of my non-producing properties and, after a few short phone calls, I now have a lease offer in my hand. THANKS!!!!  handclap
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on February 10, 2014, 04:40:08 PM
Edwards, THANK YOU for posting these recent recordings! Recently you listed some recordings near one of my non-producing properties and, after a few short phone calls, I now have a lease offer in my hand. THANKS!!!!  handclap

congrats dc,

to help others please post the details of your lease offer if you would.  and if you haven't signed the lease yet, then you may get some input from others who have signed in your area.  If you aren't extremely savvy on mineral leases, I hope you'll have an experienced atty look it over for you.  it isn't about the signing bonus as much as it is the concern about the generational effects of a bad lease.

thanks,
wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: dcdeleeuw on February 10, 2014, 09:15:43 PM
Lease is in Mecosta County. Had the paperwork reviewed by Chuck Boos. Things seemed to generally be in good order as offered, but Chuck suggested a Pugh clause and some verbage about unit size. Since the negotiations are not finalized yet, I will defer additional details about the lease. THANKS again Edwards!
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on February 11, 2014, 03:03:50 AM
Wilson, going to test you here. If you were faced with what dcdeleeuw has in front of him and the pugh clause and pooling verbage was a no go, what would be your decision be and why?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on February 11, 2014, 10:34:08 AM
Wilson, going to test you here. If you were faced with what dcdeleeuw has in front of him and the pugh clause and pooling verbage was a no go, what would be your decision be and why?

well, in addition to a Pugh clause I would add that all of my leased acreage must be included in the drill unit for purposes of calculating royalties.

I would have an expert OG atty review the contract.

I would post the details of the offer here

I would contact my neighbors to increase my leverage with a larger mineral acreage package.

but that is just me.  I am no expert, I would rely on experts including input from this board and similar (its partly why we are here isn't it?).  Don't get me wrong, I am all for leasing obviously, just want to be protected and have the best agreement and that doesn't necessarily mean stonewalling the gasco. 


This thread is for Edwards Recordings so lets move this topic (dc's lease or lease ideas etc.) to a new thread if there is further interest.

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 11, 2014, 05:27:44 PM
Sanilac County         Clayton Energy.     10 leases on 2/3/2014. Total 54 leases. 14-2013,
                                                           40-2014. All 9N-15E, 10N-15E. No assignments.

                                                          Clayton's previous leasing history (incomplete). 
                                                          Gathered leases in the past for the following companies:

                                                          Oil Energy -      2014        - Bay Co.
                                                          Oil Energy -      2013        - Oceana Co.
                                                          Devon Energy   2010-12   - Multiple Cos.
                                                          Paxton Res.      2009        - Lenawee Co.
                                                          Oil Niagaran     2009         - Lenawee Co.
                                                          Paxton Res.      2008         - Alcona Co.
                                                          Samson Res.    2006         - Alcona Co.


Ingham County        Petro-Vest Inc.    A couple 2013 leases. 2N-2E Sec. 15. 3 yr. primary/2 yr.
                                                       extension with $100/acre extension payment. 1/8 th
                                                       royalty, valued at the wellhead with no deductions
                                                       except Fed., State, local taxes levied. No surface
                                                       operation except possible seismic survey. 640 ac unit.

                                                       This lease and 3 others (3-2013, 1-2010) in Declaration
                                                       of Pooling, 6/13/2013. All in 2N-2E Sec. 15 White Oak
                                                       Twp. 113+/- acres.

                                                       2 mineral deed transfers from Petro-Vest Inc. to ETP
                                                       Investments LLC. in 2013. Both in 1N-2W Sec. 35.
                                                       Onondaga Twp. One parcel 80 ac., the other parcel 40 ac. 
                                                       Both companies share the same address in Mt. Pleasant.
                                                       Edward T Peters; President of Petro-Vest Inc.

                                           

                                         

                                                       
                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 12, 2014, 06:04:28 PM
Sanilac County         Western Land Services.    17 leases on 2/11/2014 and 1 lease release.
                                                                    12N-15E (7), 14N-13E (2), 13N-14E (5),
                                                                    11N-16E (1), 12N-14E (1). Signed 11/2013.


                               Maritz Land Co.              Assigned 218 leases (all) to Terracore LLC
                                                                   on 2/11/2014. Deal signed 2/7/2014 Leases
                                                                   from 2013-14. Paperwork to Maritz Land Co. T.C.


Terracore LLC.                                 Assignments (Grantee) by County (+/-)

                                                      St. Clair    1 lease from Smetzer.

                                                      Sanilac      5 leases from Smetzer.
                                                                      218 leases from Maritz.
                                                                      1 lease from GFL & Associates,

                                                      Huron       117 leases from GFL & Associates.
                                                                       31 leases from Smetzer.
                                                                       88 leases from Maritz.

                                                      Tuscola      12 leases from Smetzer.
                                                                        2 leases from Maritz.

 
                                                     Western Land Services continues to pick-up leases.



Sun Valley Energy LLC.                    444 recordings in Sanilac from 2006-2013. Activity
                                                     in 2013. 25-leases, 11-lease extensions, 14-lease
                                                     ratifications, 1-lease release, 1-order of taking (ITC)

                                                     Of the 444, majority are leases in 9N-15E, 9N-16E,
                                                     10N-15E. One assignment in 2012 of 6 leases to
                                                     Sinclair Oil. Paperwork to Sun Valley Energy, 1500
                                                     Kendale Blvd. East Lansing, MI. (Halcyon Resources).       
                           

                                   
                                                                                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on February 12, 2014, 06:17:10 PM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 16, 2014, 11:34:49 AM
Livingston County         GeoSouthern Energy Corp./GeoSouthern Michigan LLC.
                                   2/4/2014. 11 new leases, 7 lease ratifications, 1 Agreement and
                                   1 Consent (2013 lease).

                                   2/6/2014. Exploratory well at 4N-3E Sec. 23 awaiting results of
                                   rock samples that will determine whether there is enough product
                                   to justify the expense of fracking. 2-3 weeks to study samples.

                                   Conway Twp. or Howell Twp., just about every mineral owner got
                                   a lease sent to them in 2013.
                                   

                                   Sun Valley Energy LLC.    2/4/2014. 1 new lease, 2 lease ratifications.

                                   Liverpool Production Co. 2/4/2014. 1 Consent (2012 lease).


                                   Pteradon Energy LLC.   132 leases. All recorded between 9/20/2012
                                                                    and 1/23/2013.


Ingham County            12/26/2013.   1 lease with Preyde LLC.  1N-2W Sec. 23. Preyde
                                                       permit application dated 12/29/2013. Trenton
                                                       Black River/PDC @5,600'.
 
                                                       Lease items. 128 acres. 4 month lease term, 1/8
                                                       royalty, gas and oil produced from formations below
                                                       the top of the Glenwood Member of the Black River Group.
                                                       Lease covers all formations to the center of the earth.


Washtenaw County                  Savoy Energy.  1/21/2014.  13 leases. 4S-3E, 4S-5E, 3E-3S.

                                             Paxton Resources. 2/5/2014, 1 leases modification. 81 leases
                                                                         from 2011-2013. Assignments, Affidavits,
                                                                         Miscellaneous, and Modification filings.

                                                                       2011- Assignment of  350 +/- leases from
                                                                       Paxton Res. and Wavelet Investments to
                                                                       Miller Energy.

                                             Bishop Land Services.   96 leases from 2011-2013. 1 assignment
                                                                                to Range Michigan.

                                             Dakotah Oil.    408+/- leases from landowners from 2009-2013.
                                                                   Assignments from 2009-2012 from Dakotah,
                                                                   Double A Land Co. to Phillips Exploration,
                                                                   PC Exploration, Paxton Resources, Wavelet Inv.

                                                                  5/16/2013- Assignment 96 leases from Legacy
                                                                                   Energy/Miller Energy/Landowners to
                                                                                   WJB Resources and 8 other entities.

                                                                  6/19/2013- Assignment 96 leases from Paxton
                                                                                    Res. to Miller Energy.

                                                                 12/17/2013- Assignment 316 leases from WJB
                                                                                    Resources to Legacy Energy/Miller
                                                                                    Energy/Providence Corp/Miller &
                                                                                    Miller Inc.


Sanilac County                    Flatiron Energy Partners LLC ET AL.  6 recordings of mineral deeds.
                                                   
                                                                 2/11/2014            9N-14E Sec 8
                                                                 2/10/2014           13N-15E Sec 26
                                                                 1/28/2014           10N-15E Sec 3
                                                                 1/28/2014           13N-15E Sec 20
                                                                 1/28/2014           14N-14E Sec 24
                                                                 1/23/2014           13N-15E Sec 23

                                          Grantors:     Landowners

                                          Grantees:     Flatiron Energy Partners, LLC ET AL
                                                             Cornerstone Flatiron Holdings, LLC ET AL
                                                             Pickens Financial Group, LLC ET AL
                                                             Tauber, David & WF Lynda ET AL   
                                                             Tauber, Lynda & HB David ET AL
                                                             Tauber Interest, LP ET AL
                                                             Iron Mountain, LLC ET AL

                                            Cornerstone Acquisition and Management:

                                            Manages privately held producing oil and gas assets,
                                            structured into a private equity/hedge fund hybrid
                                            investment vehicle. Underlying portfolios contain thousands
                                            of  producing o/g wells as well as mineral acreage within
                                            numerous conventional basins/reservoirs.


Oceana County                      2/3/2014. 2 mineral deeds recorded by Maritz Land Co.
                                                           Both  cover the same property 15N-15W
                                                           Sec. 11,12,13,14,15,22,23,24. 1,600 acres total.

                                            2/3/2014.  Maritz (Grantor) assigns above mineral deeds to:

                                                            Grantees:  Cornerstone Flatiron Holdings LLC
                                                                             Flatiron Energy Patrners LLC
                                                                             Iron Mountain LLC
                                                                             Tauber, David
                                                                             Tauber, Lynda
                                                                             Tauber Interest LP
                                                                             
 
                                                     
                                                                                                                             
                       
                                                       
                                                     


                                 



                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 18, 2014, 10:10:57 PM
Sanilac County         Western Land Services.  2/18/2014. 19 new leases.   
   
                                                                  12N-15E-1, 11N-15E-1, 13N-15E-4, 12N-14E-4,
                                                                  13N-14E-4, 13N-13E-3, 14N-13E-2

                                                                  Leases by year:   2014 - 158
                                                                                            2013 - 358
                                                                                            2012 - 977
                           
                                                                  2/11/2014. Release of lease 13N-15E Sec. 36


                                Smetzer Land Services.    2/18/2014. 12 new leases and 2 lease
                                                                      ratifications. 12N-16E-1, 13N-15E-4,
                                                                      13N-16E-2, 11N-14E-1, 12N-15E-2,
                                                                      12N-13E-1, 14N-15E-1

                                                                      200+/- leases not assigned.                 



                                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 24, 2014, 07:44:33 PM
Sanilac County         Smetzer Land Services.   2/21/2014. 32 new leases. Signed in
                                                                   Oct.- Nov. 2013.   13N-15E, 11N-14E,
                                                                   12N-13E, 12N-15E, 13N-15E, 12N-16E,
                                                                   14N-13E.

                              Clayton Energy.  2/21/2014. 13 new leases. 9N-15E, 10N-15E. Signed
                                                                       in Dec. 2013.


                             
                              Lease totals to date:

                              462  Land Services.   2012-84    2011-378

                              348  Sun Valley Energy.  2013-26  2012-74  2010-77  2009-1 2008-06-141

                              184  Roadrunner.  2009-26    2008-158

                             2090  Western Land Services.  2014-177  2013-358   2012-977   2011-578

                               243  Smetzer Land Services. 2014-99    2013-144

                                  2  GFL & Associates.  2013-2

                               218  Maritz Land Co.  2014-88   2013-130

                                 67  Clayton Energy.  2014-40  2013-14

                             3614  Total. (Does not include assignments, and leases not recorded.
                                                 Leases come from all townships in county).


Newaygo County       Pteradon Energy.  2/20/2014. " Disclaimer of Interest" recorded for a
                                                                            parcel at 14N-14W Sec. 10.
                                                                            Paperwork sent to Oil Energy Corp.
                                                                            in Traverse City. First time another
                                                                            O/G company tied to Pteradon.


                               Bishop Land Services. 2/13/2014.  Warranty Deed to Interstate Expl.
                                                                                  for 11N-12W Sec. 10. Reference to
                                                                                  2012 lease, but was originally
                                                                                  signed 8/24/1936.


Mecosta County        Western Land Services.  2/19/2014.  2 assignments. One to Dickie
                                                                   Energy- 2 leases. The other to W B Osborn
                                                                   O/G Operating, 40 leases- 16N-7W.


Huron County         Western Land Services. 2/14/2014.  2 leases: 18N-14E Sec. 24 and
                                                                                 18N-15E Sec. 30.

Midland County       West Bay assignment to Jordan Dev.  2/18/2014.  7 leases in 15N-1W
                                                                                    Sec. 8    4-2013, 1-2012, 2-2010.
                                                                                    Declaration of Pooling Affidavit.
                                                             
                                         
                                                         
                                                                           

                   
                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on February 26, 2014, 06:12:21 PM
Sanilac County      Western Land Services.  2/25/2014.  18 new leases. Signed Nov. 2013.

                                        12N-14E    Sec. 19, 27, 28, 29(3)

                                        12N-15E   Sec.  29, 34

                                        13N-13E   Sec.  5, 14, 28

                                        13N-14E   Sec.  8(5)

                                        13N-15E   Sec.  28

                                        14N-13E   Sec. 33


                          Whiting Oil & Gas (Grantor)  -  Beacon E & P (Grantee)  2/24/2014. Signed
                                                                       1/24/2014. "Recording Supplement",
                                                                       involves 11 leases- 9-2008  2-2013.
                                                                       
                                                                      Total of 39 parcels, 6-Sanilac Twp. and
                                                                      33-Bridgehampton Twp.
                                                                      12N-15E  Sec. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34
                                                                      12N-16E  Sec. 29, 30
 
                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 03, 2014, 09:36:03 PM
Bishop Land Services Leasing by County.

Ionia Co.            730 leases.    2012-2013.

Kent Co.            141 leases.  2014 assignment to Interstate Exploration.  2011-2014.

Mecosta Co.        28 leases.   2013.

Eaton Co.          220 leases.  Assignments to Interstate 2013/2014. Leases from 2011-2013.

Barry Co.          126 leases.  (2) 2014 assignments to Interstate.

Lenawee Co.     323 leases.  2011 assignment to E Tex 2 Investment Group. Leases 2011-13.

Muskegon Co.   264 leases.  (1) 2013 assignment to Interstate. 1 new lease 2/21/2014.
 
Newaygo Co.    152 leases.  (1) 2014 assignment to Interstate.

Washtenaw Co.  96 leases.   1 assignment to Range Michigan.

St Clair Co.        11 leases.    2012.

Calhoun Co.         1 lease.  2011.

Jackson Co.        90 leases.  (2) assignments to E Tex Investment Group II   2011/2012.
                                           Leases from 2011-2013.

Midland Co.          6 leases.   2011.

Total leases:     2,188  to date.


Interstate Exploration, LLC.,  of Cisco, Texas, controls more than 350,000 net acres of
                                          leasehold in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Montana, Michigan,
                                          and Pennsylvania and currently operates wells in Texas.
                                          175,000 of those acres are in Michigan. The leases were
                                          acquired by Bishop Land Service for Interstate, which will
                                          examine the land for possible oil and gas mining.

                                          11,000 of the acres were collected in Ionia and Portland
                                          Townships, Ionia, County in a group headed by George
                                          Shattuck, who organized the collective to gain negotiating
                                          power over the lease price. Interstate agreed as part of
                                          of the contract, to donate $2 an acre ($23,075) to a
                                          charitable organization of the group's choice.

                                          Another group in Ionia Co, the Behrenwald group, leased
                                          3,900 acres to Interstate, and a group outside the county,
                                          the Haskins group, leased 61,000 acres.

                                          Interstate Exploration is headed by Dan and Farris Wilks.
                                          They sold a fracking services business they started in
                                          2002 for $3.5B to a Singapore conglomerate in 2011.
                                          Chesapeake owns 30% of Frac Tech. The Wilks control
                                          Interstate Exploration, but there could be other
                                          companies involved. Formed in Michigan:  3/2012.


E Tex 2 Investment Group LLC.    Operates at least 1 well, in Jackson Co. Sleight 1-7.
                                                 
                                                 E Tex Investment Group         Formed: 2010
                                                 E Tex Investment Group II                   2011
                                                 E Tex Investment Group III                  2011
                                                 E Tex Investment Group IV                  2011

                                                 E Tex is a Delaware corporation out of Florida.
                                                                 
     



Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 04, 2014, 07:56:50 PM
Sanilac County     Western Land Services.  3/3/2014. 1 new lease 9N-13E  Sec. 4
                                                              WLS.  177 leases in 2014 YTD.

                           Clayton Energy.    3/3/2014.  9 new leases.  10N-15E, 12N-15E, 9N-15E.
                                                                     Signed 1/2014.


                           Flatiron Energy Partners.   Mineral Deeds in Sanilac and Oceana Co.

                                                                  Pickens Financial Group not associated
                                                                  with T Boone Pickens, but instead involves
                                                                  the family of Dallas wildcatter W C Pickens Sr.

                                                                  David Tauber, also part of the Flatiron deals,
                                                                  is a second generation oil and gas guy from
                                                                  Houston. Tauber Oil Co. is the second largest
                                                                  private company in Houston and #70 on the
                                                                  list of America's largest private companies.
                           

                           Sun Valley Energy.   2/27/2014.  Ratification of O/G lease signed in 2011.
                                                                           9N-15E Sec. 21,28,34.


Lenawee County          Savoy Energy.  92 recordings in 2014 YTD. 40 leases, 3 assignments,
                                  3 agreements, 11 ratifications, 2 declarations, 10 affidavits, 1 release,
                                  2 extensions, 2 resolutions, 2 subordinating agreements,
                                  7 amendments, 8 easements, 1 partial assignment.

                                  Paxton Resources to Miller Energy. 2/26/2014. 2 assignments, total
                                  of 29 leases (2013)  5S-5E.

                                  Paxton received leases from:   Clayton(2009), Wavelet Inv.(2011),
                                                                              Double A Land (Dakotah Oil) (2011)

                                  Paxton gave leases to:  Miller Energy(2011)(2012), MasterKey(2012),
                                                                    Miller & Miller(2012), Miller Energy(2013)
                                                                    (2014)(2014).

                                  Dakotah Oil.   223 leases 2007-2010. Most with Miller Energy now.


Chesapeake Energy.      Chesapeake Northern Michigan Offering that had been listed
                                   with Meagher Energy Advisors since 2012 is now off their active
                                   listings properties and is not a part of their pending or sold listings.
                                   The A-1 Carbonate/Collingwood Shale Development covered
                                   450,000 acres in 20 central northern lower peninsula counties. Could   
                                   have something to do with Michigan Attorney General ruling which is
                                   expected soon.
 
                                                   
                                                                     



                               
                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 05, 2014, 11:39:32 AM
Sanilac County               Western Land Services.  37 leases on 3/4/2014.

                                                                        11 Agribank leases:  9-12N-15E, 2-12N-16E.
                                                                        Signed Oct. 2013.

                                                                        26 landowner leases from: 12N-15E,
                                                                        13N-14E, 14N-13E, 12N-14E, 14N-15E,
                                                                        13N-15E, 13N-13E, 9N-13E, 12N-16E.
                                                                        Signed Dec. 2013.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 06, 2014, 06:47:03 PM
Mecosta County     Devon Energy.  3/4/2014.  Discharge of Oil/Gas lease. 2 DNR leases.
                                                   7 parcels in 14N-9W, 15N-10W, 16N-9W. Signed 5/22/2013.


Montcalm County      Devon Energy. 2/21/2014. Partial Release of Oil/Gas Lease. 1 lease 2007.
                                                                      Signed 12/9/2013.
                                                                      1st. Party: Devon Energy/Tiptop USA
                                                                      2nd Party: Consumers Power, Consumers
                                                                                      Energy, Jordan Development.


Midland County         Devon Energy.  3/3/2014.  Release of Oil/Gas Lease. 12 DNR leases
                                                                       from Savoy Energy. 2-2007, 10-2008.
                                                                      13n-2w. Signed 9/17/2013.
                     



   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 12, 2014, 07:12:21 PM
Charlevoix County        Northern Michigan Exploration. 2 new leases. 2/28/2014.
                                                                33N-8W Sec. 10  Marion Township.
                                                                32N-6W Sec.  7  Wilson Township.

                                  Paperwork returned to: Oil Niagaran, TC.


Newaygo County         Bishop Land Services. 3/6/2014. 1 new lease. 11N-12W Sec 12.

                                                                  2/13/2014. Assignment of 26 leases to
                                                                  Interstate Exploration. Leases from 11N-12W.


Sanilac County           Clayton Energy.  8 new leases on 3/10/2014. 9N-15E, 10N-15E.
                                                         3 lease ratifications on 3/10/2014. 10-15E, Sec. 34,
                                                                                                            9N-15E, Sec. 29.


                                Western Land Services. 31 new leases. 3/11/2014. All signed Dec. 2013.
                                                                 
                                                                   8-13N-13E, 4-12N-15E, 2-14N-14E, 8-13N-14E,
                                                                   1-13N-15E, 1-14N-12E, 1-14N-15E, 2-9N-13E,
                                                                   1-14N-13E, 1-10N-13E, 1-11N-14E, 1-12N-14E.


Kalamazoo County       4/15/2013.  Last assignment from Axia Energy to Liberty Energy.
                                  9/23/2013.  Last Western Land Service lease. 4S-9W.
                                  2/18/2014.  Last assignment from Western Land to Axia Energy.


Mecosta County.           825+/- leases to Cimarex Energy. First lease 1/2005. Last lease
                                              12/2009. 14N-10W, 16N-10W.

                                  Cimarex Energy. No mention of any Michigan acreage in latest
                                                           publication. Concentration on Permian-80% and
                                                           Mid-Continent- 20% (2014 Capital Investment)

                                                           Cana Woodford Shale- Looking at 5 prospective
                                                           horizons ( 2 in sand/3 in shale), on 160 acre and
                                                           80 acre spacings. Claims 30% more production out
                                                           of every oil and gas well at the end of 2013 than it
                                                           did at the beginning of 2013.


                                Star Creek Energy (Houston,TX). Operator of Wellmaster 1-23A well,
                                                            Sec. 23, 14N-10W Mecosta Township. 640 acre unit
                                                            9,000' deep (multiple plays in PDC). Extends the
                                                            Stanwood Field (2011). Compulsory Pooled
                                                            for 1 acre.
                                                            Charles Sternbach-President of Star Creek Energy.
                                                            Involved with Cimarex leases. Previously worked
                                                            with Shell E & P.Has discovered new production
                                                            in Texas and Michigan.

                                                            Check it Out: You Tube video (52 minutes) by
                                                            Charles Sternbach, titled "Exploration Potential
                                                            of the Great American Carbonate Bank". Some
                                                            info relating to Michigan..

                                                            youtu.be/OCTN-MmgOCQ via@youtube
                                                             
     
                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: moleman on March 13, 2014, 07:20:36 AM
NME has filed a few leases in Cheboygan County  in the last week or so..... Western Land has released many parcels back to the State as well.....
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 16, 2014, 09:00:13 PM
Mason County        Maritz Land Co.   1/6/2014 and 2/20/2014. 4 Mineral Deeds recorded and
                                                      assignments to: Flatiron Holdings, LLC
                                                                              Cornerstone Flatiron Holdings, LLC
                                                                              Pickens Financial Group, LLC
                                                                              David Tauber
                                                                              Lynda Tauber
                                                                              Tauber Interest LP
                                                                              iron Mountain, LLC

                                                      18N-15W  Sec. 1,12,13,14   17N-16W Sec. 11,13,14
                                                                                                                23,24,25,26


Grand Traverse County         Wyotex Drilling.   40 new leases on 3/13/2014. 112 total leases
                                                                   in 2013-14.


Monroe County            2/27/2014.  4 (2011) leases assigned from Western Land Services to
                                                   Trendwell Energy.


Montcalm County        Western Land Services.   2014-3 leases. 2013-269 leases.
                                                                     
                                                                    2/14/2014. 10 assignments to Dickie Energy.
                                                                                     226 leases. 11N-7W, 12N-8W.
                                                                   10/24/2013. 1 assignment to AM Michigan.
                                                                                      35 leases. 9N-5W.


Cheboygan County      Northern Michigan Exploration.  1 lease on 3/10/2014. 34N-3W Sec 35
                                                                                 1 lease on 2/28/2014. 33N-2W Sec 30

                                   EnCana.     17 lease releases in 2014. 34N-1W, 34N-2W, 35N-1W,
                                                                                          35N-2W. (2008 leases).
                                                                                          Paperwork to:
                                                                                          Contex Energy
                                                                                          P O Box 627
                                                                                          Dickinson, North Dakota
                                                    58 lease releases in 2013.


Ionia County              Bishop Land Services.  1 new lease 3/11/2014 in 5N-6W,5N-7W,5N-8W.
                                                                  1 new lease 2/28/2014 in 6N-7W.

                                                                  2/28/2014. O/G Miscellaneous, to
                                                                  Interstate Exploration. 168 leases (2012-13)
                   
                                                                  2/28/2014 O/G Miscellaneous from Sun Energy.
                                                                  5N-5W Sec. 6.  5N-6W Sec. 20,29

                                                                  57 items recorded in 2014.



                                                   
                                                                   
                                                               
                                                 

                                                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 18, 2014, 08:49:37 PM
Sanilac County       Western Land Services.  19 new leases on 3/18/2014. Leases signed
                                                                12/2013 and 1/2014. Located in:

                                                                13N-15E 6,24, 10N-13E 33, 14N-13E 31,
                                                                11N-14E 8, 13N-14E 26, 12N-14E 19,20,21,
                                                                29,30,32.33, 9N-15E 4, 13N-13E 13.

                                                                Western has posted 16-20 new leases
                                                                every 6-7 days in 2014.


Gladwin County       Northern Michigan Exploration.   9/19/2013 Recorded.  9/12/2013 Signed.
                                                                             Discharge of 234 DNR leases to State
                                                                             of Mich/DNR. Brammer Engineering
                                                                             leases from 2008 that wound through
                                                                             Marquette Exploration/Marquette ORRI
                                                                             Holdings/Marquette Property Holdings/
                                                                             NME. Most in 17N-1E, 18N-1E.
                                                                             Paperwork back to Chesapeake Energy.

                             Whiting Oil and Gas.  10/23/2013. Discharge of 9 DNR leases from 2008.
                                                                               18N-1E. 


                             West Bay Exploration.   24 Discharge of O/G lease on 12/2/2013,  9
                                                                Discharge of O/G lease on 11/21/2013.

   
                             Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration/TK Royalty.  2/13/2012.  Assignments
                                                                  of ORRI to Steven Troutman (Oklahoma City),
                                                                  Birchfield Consulting (Oklahoma City),
                                                                  Kyle/Megan Williams (Oklahoma City)
                                                                  These ORRI'S were signed on 9/1/2011.

                             Counties with Tier/TK Royalty/Birchfield Consulting/Kyle & Megan
                                                  Williams ORRI'S:  Gladwin, St. Clair, Sanilac, Livingston,
                                                  Oceana.


                             ConocoPhillips     1/9/2014.  2 Mortgage Subordinations on a lease they
                                                       have in 20N-1E, 20N-2E. Subordinations signed on
                                                       10/2/2012 and 12/2/2012 with Firstbank West Branch.
                                                       Lease was assigned from Meridian Energy on 7/31/2013.

                                                                 
                                                               
           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: cara on March 19, 2014, 07:18:48 AM
Edwards:

Thanks for the great updates.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 26, 2014, 11:44:47 AM
Sanilac County              Clayton Energy.  3/24/2014. 6 leases and 1 lease ratification.
                                                             Leases signed in January 2014. All in 9N-15E,
                                                             and 10N-15E.


                                   Western Land Services.  3/25/2014. 19 leases - signed on 12/17/2013
                                                                       and 12/18/2013.

                                                                       Leases from:

                                                                       9N-13E  Sec. 5, 13         12N-14E Sec. 19,32(3)
                                                                       13N-15E Sec. 25(2),35   14N-15E Sec. 20,35
                                                                       13N-13E Sec. 3,19         12N-15E Sec.13(2)
                                                                       14N-13E Sec. 34            13N-14E Sec. 21
                                                                       12N-16E Sec. 17            11N-12E Sec. 18

                                                                       Lease 13N-14E Sec. 21, Wheatland Township
                                                                       is Lessor.

                                                                       Above leases from 10 townships:
                                                                       Delaware, Argyle, Bridgehampton, Maple Valley,
                                                                       Austin, Wheatland, Marion, Custer, Marlette,
                                                                       Forrester.

                                                                       Above townships total 360 sq.mi. +/-.
                                                                       Leases accumulated by O/G companies over
                                                                       recent years have come from all 26 townships
                                                                       in county, a total of 963 sq. mi.


Grand Traverse, Ingham, Livingston                Wyotex Drilling Ventures. DNR leases from
 and Manistee County.                                    2013 auction.
                                                                    Ingham Co.- 9 leases. Livingston Co.- 13 leases.
                                                                    Manistee Co.- 5 leases. Grand Traverse Co.- 40
                                                                    leases. (Additional 112 landowner leases from
                                                                    2014-2013).



                                                                 
                                                                         
                                                                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 27, 2014, 07:48:11 PM
Oakland County.           West Bay Exploration.  400 leases in Rochester Hills. 61.32 acres
                                   in 3 parcels lease with City of Rochester Hills. Lease signed 1/15/2013.

                                   Lease terms: 5 yr. lease, 2 yr. option @ $150.00 per acre. 1/6
                                   Royalty. $25.00 per acre/per year shut -in royalty.

                                   For more information on lease go to:  www.rochesterhills.org
                                   then go to: information links; then go to: oil & gas information.

                                  Should be able to see:

                                 1. O/G lease between Rochester Hills and Jordan Development.(6pg)
                                 2. City Attorney Opinion Letter.
                                 3. January 2014- West Bay Activity Memo to City of Rochester Hills.
 
                               

                                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on March 28, 2014, 03:24:52 AM
Oakland County          Jordan Development Company.     Lease with City of Rochester Hills is
                                                                                   a Jordan lease, not West Bay. Other
                                                                                   leases in the area are also Jordan's.
                                                                               
                                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 02, 2014, 08:31:13 PM
Sanilac County          Whiting Oil and Gas, Beacon Royalty. Both Grantors in Pooling
                               Agreement recorded 3/25/2014. Signed 3/14/2014. 8 WLS and
                               Roadrunner leases from 2008-4, 2009-1, 2011-3. All in 12N-15E,
                               Sec. 4,9.


                               Western Land Services.      16 leases on 3/31/2014. Signed from
                                              12/5-12/31/2013.  12N-14E-14, 12N-15E-1, 13N-15E-1


Charlevoix County          Northern Michigan Exploration.  3/27/2014. 1 lease in 33N-5W
                                                                                   Sec 20, Melrose Twp.Signed 2/28/2014


Crawford County            Savoy Energy.  3/26/2014. 1 landowner lease from 25N-4W Sec 9.
                                                                            Signed on 12/1/2013.

                                                           2/24/2014. 1 DNR lease from 25N-4W Sec 4. Signed
                                                                            on 2/1/2014.

                                    Encana             11/1/2013. 14 leases to EnCana from DNR. 27N-4W
                                                                             Sec 14, 15, 22, 23.

                                                            3/10/2014.  1 O/G lease release. DNR lease 25N-3W
                                                                              Sec 8.

                                    Devon Energy        78 leases in Joint Venture with Tiptop US.


Oakland County             $10,000 signing bonus paid to City of Rochester Hills for 61.32 acres of
                                    city land leased by Jordan Development. Jordan Management Co,
                                    which owns West Bay Exploration, operates 450+/- wells in Michigan.
                                    Most are gas wells. Jordan has a 2003 well on a 40 acre site that has
                                    generated $10 million in royalties. Company spokesman, " you have
                                    multiple properties that would fall in that category ($10 million) if
                                    we found oil" was previously stated. " We certainly can't promise it, but
                                    this is an example close to your community."
                               





 

                                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 09, 2014, 09:54:57 PM
Sanilac County               Western Land Services.    18 new leases recorded on 4/8/2014.
                                                                          Signed 2/23-3/10.  12N-14E-6, 12N-16E-2
                                                                          13N-13E-1, 13N-14E-5, 13N-15N-1,
                                                                         13N-16E-1, 14N-14E-2.


Lapeer County               Sun Valley Energy.     1 lease on 2/3/2014. 7N-12E Sec. 7.


                                    Pteradon Energy.    3,238 acres leased from 5/18/2012-8/8/2012.
                                                                 6N-12E, 6N-11E, 7N-12E.


Livingston County          GeoSouthern.      3/25/2014. 2 new leases, 2 lease ratifications.


                                   Sun Valley Energy.  2 new leases on 3/25/2014. Lease ratification
                                                                on 2/26/2014 with Liverpool Production on
                                                                2010 lease.


                                   Petro Vest Inc.    3 new leases on 2/27/2014. Petro Vest Operating;
                                                             Pooling Agreement on 12/20/2013- 4 leases (3-
                                                            2012, 1-2013)


                                  Enbridge Energy LP/Enbridge Energy Co.    335 recordings from
                                                            2012-present. 16 in 2014: 8 court orders, 2 affidavits,
                                                            4 amendments, 1 agreement, 1 declaration of taking.


Charlevoix County         Northern Michigan Exploration.   4 leases on 4/3/2014. Signed 2/23-
                                                                                   3/10/2014. 32N-5W, 32N-7W (2),
                                                                                   33N-6W.


                                   Magnum Land Services.  10/10/2012. 125 leases from 2010 assigned
                                                                        to Magnum from Chevron Mich. LLC and
                                                                        Atlas O/G Co.


Grand Traverse County        Wyotex Drilling.   1 new lease on 4/3/2014.
         

                                         Arbor Oil and Gas.  1 new lease on 4/1/2014.  11- 2014
                                                                     records for Arbor O/G and Arbor Operating.
                                                                     8 total leases.

                                         West Bay Exploration.  4/1/2014. Lease assignment (DNR) to
                                                                          Arbor Operating.


Lenawee County.              Master Key Energy.  19 records in 2014. 10 lease assignments
                                                                    from Kosco, Paxton Resources, Savoy Energy
                                                                    and from Master Key to Don Yohe and Savoy.


                                       West Bay Exploration. 47 records in 2014. 37 leases in 5S-2E.
                                                                       2 ROW, 7 affidavits, 1 deed warranty, 1
                                                                       agreement.


                                      Continental Resources to Countrymark.  Assignment of leases on
                                                                      1/30/2013. Leases from 6 townships.
                                                                       Leases signed 2006-2012.


Roscommon County          Northern Michigan Exploration. 3/26/2014. Signed 2/13/2014.
                                                           Assignment of leases in 7 townships to Shale
                                                           Energy Co. LLC.

             
                                                                       
                                                         


                               
                           
                                             
           
                                             
                                                                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on April 10, 2014, 04:54:57 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 14, 2014, 08:05:51 PM
Sanilac County                 Smetzer Land Services. Assigns 225 leases (2014-85, 2013-140)
                                                                         to Terracore LLC, on 4/11/2014. Signed
                                                                         on 4/7/2014. 5 leases previously
                                                                         assigned to Terracore. Paperwork to
                                                                         Smetzer.


                                      Clayton Energy.   20 leases recorded on 4/10/2014. Signed 2/4/2014.
                                                                9N-15E, 10N-15E.


                                     May 2014 Auction.    1781 acres/52 parcels from; 11N-13E, 12N-13E,
                                                                    12N-16E, 13N-12E, 13N-13E, 13N-16E, 14N-12E,
                                                                    14N-13E, 14N-14E. 324 +/- square miles.


Muskegon County.         Bishop Land Services.  29 recordings in 2014. 16 ratifications of lease,
                                                                     last on 4/4. 8 miscellaneous, 4 leases: 9N-14W,
                                                                     10N-13W (3). 1 assignment to Interstate
                                                                     Exploration, 3/5/2014 recorded, 12/27/2013
                                                                     signed. 36 leases from 10N-13W. (2012-2014
                                                                     leases)


                                   Magnum Land Services.    101 leases from July - Nov. 2012: 9N-15W.


                                  Coughlin Land Services.     4 leases assigned to Clayton Williams Energy
                                                                         on 11/29/2012. 12N-17W.


Arenac County.            Magnum Land Services.   Assigned 10 leases in 20N-6E to Coleman O/G
                                                                       on 7/23/2012.

                                  Coleman Oil and Gas.  Collected 15 landowner leases in 2012 and 2 DNR
                                                                   leases recorded on 3/18/2014. Signed 2/3/2014.
                                                                   All in 20N-6E.


Kalamazoo County.      Western Land Services.   87 recordings in 2014. 7 leases and 73
                                                                      assignments. 396 leases in 2012 and 143 leases
                                                                      in 2013. Leases assigned to Axia Energy
                                                                      individually, not in groups of leases.


Oakland County           Energex Petroleum LLC.    Reworking a group of 5 existing wells in
                                                                        Addison Township. This is an Order of
                                                                        Supervisor of Wells: Cause 11-2013 
                                  Energex wants to get secondary production by reinjecting  gas
                                  back into the formation. They expect to recover 90,000 bbls. oil.
                                  Energex took over these assets from Onco Petroleum (Canada)
                                  Wells produced 438,000 bbls. oil and 2.67B cu. ft. of n-gas over
                                  the years. Estimated 2.4M bbls. oil and 1.6B cu. ft. n-gas remaining
                                  in place. Wells: Dewey Morris 4-12, Melvin F. Lamphert 1-12, 3-12,
                                  7-12, Goodfellow 5-12.
           
                                                                     
                   
                                                                   



   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 20, 2014, 07:29:23 PM
Sanilac County          Western Land Services.  18 leases on 4/16/2014. 14N-15E, 13N-16E,
                                                                   12N-14E, 9N-13E, 11N-14E, 13N-13E, 13N-15E,
                                                                   10N-13E, 12N-15E, 14N-14E, 14N-13E.


                               Clayton Energy.   107 total leases. No assignments. 2014-44, 2013-63:
                                                         First lease signed 9/19/2013.


Barry County            Bishop Land Services.      1 new oil lease. 4/7/2014. 4N-7W, Sec.17.


                               Michigan Basin Resources.  226 leases. 2012 in 2N-9W,3N-9W, 4N-10W.


                               Meridian Energy.  8 leases in 2014. 2N-8W.


Eaton County.          Savoy Energy.  14 leases on 4/7/2014. 3N-6W, 1N-3W.


Mecosta County.     Western Land Services.  1 new lease, 4/8/2014.  16N-7W, Sec.17.


Ionia County.          Bishop Land Services. 922 recordings. 2014- 3 leases. 2013-362 leases,
                                                            2012-497 leases.


                             Michigan Basin Resources.  21 leases: O/G Misc, 4/15/2014.


Jackson County       Savoy Energy.  1070 recordings from 2007. 75 recordings in 2014. 52
                                                     leases in 2014. 4S-2E, 4S-1E.


                             West Bay.   2846 recordings from 2007-2014. 156 records in 2014. Leases
                                              and lease releases. 3S-2E, 3S-1E.


Antrim County.      Breitburn Operating. 1 new lease. 29N-6W, Sec. 18. 3/13/2014 recorded.
                                                                              Signed 12/15/2013.


                            Northern Michigan Exploration.  4/1/2014. Assignment of 2 leases (2011)
                                                                          to  Shale Energy. 29N-5W, Sec. 28,29.   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on April 29, 2014, 09:34:13 PM
Sanilac County              Western Land Services.  4/28/2014. 20 new leases, signed in Feb.2014.
                                                                       9 townships. 12N-14E, 13N-14E, 9N-13E,
                                                                       10N-13E, 11N-15E, 10N-14E, 12N-15E,
                                                                       13N-13E, 10N-15E.

                                                                       4/22/2014. 40 new leases, signed in Dec.2013
                                                                       and Jan. 2014. 10 townships. 12N-14E,
                                                                       13N-14E, 12N-15E, 9N-13E, 10N-13E,
                                                                       14N-14E, 13N-13E, 13N-15E, 13N-16E,
                                                                       10N-14E.

                                                                       Leases from additional townships.


                                   Clayton Energy.  4/21/2014. 4 Agribank leases. 9N-15E, Sec 4,22,27,34


                                   Whiting Oil and Gas.  4/21/2014.  Non Disturbance Agreement &
                                                                   Attornment of Oil, Gas, Mineral Lease. J P
                                                                   Morgan (Grantor) Whiting/Beacon (Lessee),
                                                                   Landowner (Lessor). 2013 Western Land lease:
                                                                   12N-15E, Sec. 25.


Mecosta County              Western Land Services. Mortgage Subordination: Isabella Bank.
                                                                       2012 lease: 16N-7W, Sec. 8.


Arenac County                4/28/2014.  O/G lease release. 19N-3E, Sec. 2. DNR-Clayton Energy
                                                       -Devon Energy. 2010 lease signed 9/26/2013. 


                                     4/21/2014.  Whiting Oil and Gas. Lease release. 20N-6E, Sec. 26.
                                                       DNR lease.

                                                       4 Whiting leases from 2010 in 20N-6E had paperwork
                                                       sent to Bishop Land Services. 


                                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 02, 2014, 10:50:24 AM
Sanilac County                 Clayton Energy assigned 105+/- leases to GeoSouthern Michigan
                                                             LLC, on 5/1/2014. Signed on 4/24/2014. Leases
                                                             in 9N-15E, 10N-15E. 14 leases-2013, 91 leases-2014.


                                                             GeoSouthern Michigan LLC in Mich.   6/11/2013
                                                             GeoSouthern Energy Corp. in Mich.   4/24/2013
                                                             GeoSouthern Operating LLC in Mich. 7/18/2013


Tuscola County               Tuscola Wind II Power Project. Wind powered electrical power
                                                                                  generation and transmission
                                                                                  project to be located in Tuscola Co.

                                                             270 recordings from 4/26/2013 to
                                                             4/21/2014. Tuscola Wind II LLC. Parent company:
                                                             Next Era Energy Resources, Juno Beach, Florida.
                                                             Boulevard Associates (Delaware LLC) also
                                                             involved. 13N-8E, 13N-7E, possibly others.

                                                             Boulevard Associates gathered Wind Farm Easement
                                                             and Option Agreements from landowners.
                                                             Tuscola Wind II got Non-Disturbance Agreements
                                                             from Green Stone Farm Services. Other documents
                                                             with Farm Service Agency, and Tuscola Wind II LLC,
                                                             Notices of Commercial Operator Data (COD).

                                                             12/9/2013. The wind farm has achieved the status of
                                                             a commercially operable wind powered generation
                                                             and transmission facility.

                                       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 06, 2014, 07:05:47 PM
Sanilac County             Western Land Services.  8 leases on 5/5/2014. Signed  Feb. 7,11,12,13.
                                                                      9N-13E 3, 12N-15E, 11N-14E, 10N-14E,
                                                                      10N-13E 2.


                                  Clayton Energy.  6 new leases and 3 lease ratifications on 5/2/2014.
                                                           9N-15E, Sec. 2,2,16,21,25,26.


                                  Village of Deckerville.   2 leases with Western Land Services. 11/6/2013
                                                                    and 1/15/2014. 13N-14E Sec. 1,25. 13N-15E
                                                                    Sec. 29,30,31,32.


                                  Flatiron Energy.   8 new mineral deeds. (14 total) 9N-14E Sec. 5,5,4.
                                                           12N-15E Sec. 11,14. 10N-15E Sec. 3. 13N-15E Sec. 22.
                                                            9N-15E Sec. 26

                                                          2 Subordination Agreements. 4/15/2014 and 4/10/2014.
                                                          Flagstar Bank 9N-15E Sec. 26 and Tri County Bank
                                                          9N-14E Sec. 4.


                                  Terracore LLC.   Lease count. 448+/- Smetzer Land-230, GFL-1,
                                                                                         Maritz Land-217.
                                                                                  .


Newaygo County         Devon Energy.   16 DNR leases released on 4/28/2014. Signed on
                                                         9/26/2013. 13N-13W, 14N-14W. Paperwork to Clayton
                                                         Energy. Pine Energy leases from 8/2/2010, Pine to Devon
                                                         in 2012, Devon to Tiptop in 2012, Devon to DNR in 2013.


                                 Bishop Land Services. 5 lease ratifications on 4/28/2014. 22 total for
                                                                 2014.

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 13, 2014, 04:36:37 PM
Gladwin County         Devon Energy. 4/28/2014. 8 DNR leases released (2010 leases).Signed
                                                                      9/26/2013. 17N-1E, 17N-2E. Paperwork to
                                                                      Clayton Energy. Sasquatch Exploration from
                                                                      DNR in 2010. Assigned to Devon in 2012,
                                                                      then Tiptop US IN 2012, Tier Hydrocarbon
                                                                      ORRI in 2013, and back to the DNR on 9/23/13.
                                                                      353 +/- DNR leases in Gladwin.

                                West Bay Exploration.   4/28/2014. 2 lease discharges. 19N-1E, 17N-2W.
                                                                   46 discharges since 2011.
                                                                   159 leases from 2005-2011.
                                                         


                                Jordan Development.    4/15/2014. 3 new leases 19N-2W Sec. 23,24

                                                                   5/9/2014. New oil well application. 19N-2W,
                                                                   Sec. 24. Klamer 5-24. 5,350' Richfield.

                                Bay City Energy.   102 leases from 2010-11. 17N, 18N, 19N, 20N.
                                                            Assigned to Devon.

                                Bishop Land Service.  1 mineral deed from 2012. 19N-1W Sec.23.


Roscommon County            Devon Energy. 2 DNR leases recorded on 5/2/2014. Signed on
                                                               4/26/2013. 22N-1W Sec.16.(State Richfield
                                                                22N-1W) 264 DNR leases in Roscommon.


                                        Northern Michigan Exploration. Assignment to Shale Energy LLC,
                                        3/26/2014. signed 2/13/2014. Hundreds of parcels in 22N-3W,
                                        23N-3W, 24N-3W, 23N-4W. NME HAS 371+/- DNR leases in Rosc.


Crawford County.               Northern Michigan Exploration. 4/30/2014. 2 leases assigned to
                                        Shale Energy. 25N-1W, 25N-2W, 25N-4W, 27N-4W.


                                        Core Energy.  57 records in 2013-14. 1 lease 4/24/2014. 28N-3W.
                                                             Deed Easements and O/G Easements in 2014.


                                        Muskegon Development.  2 Assignments to Inland Lakes Antrim LLC.
                                                                             in March and April. 7 leases 28N-1W and
                                                                             28N-2W. Last record for Muskegon was
                                                                             2008.


Charlevoix County             Northern Michigan Exploration. 5/6/2014. 9 leases assigned to Shale
                                                                              Energy. 32N-4W Sec. 19,21,29. 2002-05
                                                                              leases from Aurora and OIL Niagaran.


St. Clair County               Pteradon Energy. 5/6/2014. Signed 9/26/2013. 1 lease 6N-15E Sec
                                                                16 and 7N-16E, Sec 12. 45 + acres.
                                                                Pteradon 400+ leases in St. Clair.


Sanilac County              Whiting Oil and Gas. 5/7/2014. New gas well application. 9N-13E Sec.
                                                                  9, 4. Maple Valley Twp. Van Damme 41-4 HD1.
                                                                  12,150' A-1 Carbonate.
 
                                                                  VanDamme 42-9P 9N-13E, Sec. 9. 5,650' Cabot
                                                                  Head.  480 acre unit.
 
                                                                  Leases for these wells. 9N-13E Sec. 9 , signed
                                                                  2/13/2014. Recorded on 5/5/2014. 9N-13E Sec
                                                                  4 lease signed on 12/19/2013 and recorded
                                                                  3/18/2014.


Midland County                 Devon Energy. 4/28/2014. 35  DNR lease releases. 2010 Sasquatch
                                                                             leases.

Grand Traverse County        Wyotex Drilling Ventures. 25 leases on 5/6/2014. 155 total.


                                         Bishop Land Services. 3 new leases on 4/9/2014. 42 leases from
                                                                          2008-14.


Livingston County              GeoSouthern Michigan LLC.  4 new leases on 4/29/2014.


                                        Sun Valley Energy.   1 new lease on 4/29/2014.



                                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on May 13, 2014, 10:09:08 PM

I am always curious to see what Chesapeake is doing, yes Chesapeake

Northern Michigan Exploration is a Chesapeake company.  Edwards has reported that NME has transferred many leases to Shale Energy.  So who are they?

When I check the Michigan Business Registry, I find that Shale Energy is Shale Energy Company LLC and the agent is Michael N. Coy

http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcs_corp/dt_llc.asp?id_nbr=E1106C&name_entity=SHALE%20ENERGY%20COMPANY,%20LLC (http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcs_corp/dt_llc.asp?id_nbr=E1106C&name_entity=SHALE%20ENERGY%20COMPANY,%20LLC)

Then Googling the specified Agent for Shale Energy, I find that he is an executive for OIL Energy

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=27601051&privcapId=27588094&previousCapId=27588094&previousTitle=O.I.L.%20Energy%20Corp. (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=27601051&privcapId=27588094&previousCapId=27588094&previousTitle=O.I.L.%20Energy%20Corp.)

And OIL Energy is OIL Niagaran, note the same TC address for both Niagaran and Energy.

http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcs_corp/dt_llc.asp?id_nbr=LC2258&name_entity=O.I.L.%20NIAGARAN,%20L.L.C.


This is the "gang" that worked their shell game magic back in 2010.  You have to pay close attention to be able to find the marble under the nutshell.  Also, it was OIL that bid huge on Chesapeake's behalf in the May 2010 auction.

This activity may also be related to the breach-of-contract civil suits by private landowners.  I also wonder if somehow these "transfers" affect lease expiration dates (I wouldn't think so).  But a wildcard could be a civil settlement that restarted the lease start date?

anyway, there is my CHK goggle view of things....

wilson

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: moleman on May 14, 2014, 03:47:35 AM
And several leases showing up now in Cheboygan county as well....... ?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on May 14, 2014, 04:50:35 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 14, 2014, 07:02:53 AM
Sanilac County                 Western Land Services. 27 leases recorded on 5/13/2014. Signed
                                                                         Feb.-Apr. 2014. 10N-13E-11, 12N-16E-1,
                                                                         9N-13E-7, 11N-16E-1, 12N-15E-4,14N-14-1,
                                                                         10N-12E-1, 13N-15E-1.

                                                                         374 leases recorded in 2014. Leases from
                                                                         17+ townships.


                                       Clayton Energy.  3 leases on 5/13/2014. 9N-15E Sec. 34,35.
                                                                10N-15E Sec. 27. Signed in March.


Tuscola County.                Tuscola Energy. "Assignment of Interest" to Tuscola on 5/9/2014.
                                                               Signed on 3/28/2014. 100% right and title to
                                                               Rumble 1-19 well... in oil/gas leases in Wisner/
                                                               Akron Twp. w/o limitation, all: oil payments, gas
                                                               payments, production payments, pooling
                                                               payments, escheated funds or payments, revenues,
                                                               payments, accounts, suspended funds, refunds,
                                                               interest on overdue payments and other things of
                                                               value, payable to any lessee, operator or purchaser
                                                               to-wit.

                                                               79 "Assignments of Working Interest" to Tuscola
                                                               Energy from 2002-2014 on many existing wells.


Mecosta County                Devon Energy. 4/30/2014. O/G lease or agreement with Mich. DNR.
                                                             13N-8W Sec. 8. Signed 4/24/2014.

                                      Western Land Services. Mortgage Subordination on 4/22/2014.
                                                                         Isabella Bank. 16N-7W Sec. 8.(2013 lease)
                                                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Oceana Man on May 15, 2014, 06:54:11 AM
This year is almost half over I really thought  there would be more drilling underway.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on May 15, 2014, 09:20:14 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on May 27, 2014, 02:08:03 PM
Livingston County                    Sun Valley Energy. Recorded  leases on 4 dates in 2014. On the
                                                                         same dates GeoSouthern Michigan recorded
                                                                         leases. Total leases in 2014: Sun Valley-5,
                                                                         GeoSouthern Michigan-28.


Sanilac County                        Western Land Services. Recorded 15-25 leases every week
                                                                                since August 2013. Last lease recorded
                                                                                was 5/13/2014. 374+/- leases in 2014.


                                             Clayton Energy.  2 new leases on 5/19/2014. Signed 3/4 and
                                                                      3/25. 9N-15E Sec. 15,35.


                                             Michigan DNR Auction May 1, 2014.  27 leases covering 1,860
                                                                                                  acres in 8 townships.


Mecosta County                      Devon Energy. 500+/- leases from 5 companies including 92
                                                                   collected by Devon. 13N-8W,13N-7W,15N-7W,
                                                                   14N-10W,13N-10W,13N-10W,14N-7W,16N-10W,
                                                                   13N-9W.

                                                                   1 DNR lease signed on 4/26/2013. Recorded
                                                                   one year later on 4/30/2014. 13N-8W Sec. 8.

                                                                   (Wynalda 1-20 well. 13W-8N Sec.20)

                                            Maritz Land Services.  325 +/- leases assigned to Terracore LLC.


                                            Western Land Services.  390 +/- leases from 2010-2014.
                                                                                16N-8W, 16N-7W. WLS started
                                                                                assigning leases to W B Osborn
                                                                                Oil/Gas Operations LTD in small
                                                                                numbers, beginning 2010.


                                            Bishop Land Services.  28 leases in 2013. 1 mineral deed in 2012.
                                                                                                                (13N-8W Sec. 29)


                                            Coughlin Land Services.   52 leases 2009-2012. 16N-10W.
                                                                                  Also leases assigned from Cimarex
                                                                                  Energy.


       
                                            Wellmaster Exploration.  Alber 1-23A well. Began producing gas/
                                                                                condensates/NGL in June 2011 from
                                                                                multiple plays in the Prairie du Chien at
                                                                                9,000'. 640 ac. unit. Charles Sternbach
                                                                               of Star Creek Energy involved.


Iosco Energy                         ConocoPhillips.   Additional assignment from Meridian Energy
                                                                    on 12/31/2013. Signed 8/1/2013. 243 leases
                                                                    2012-150, 2013-93. 22N-5E,22N-6E,23N-5E,
                                                                    21N-6E. 300+ total leases to ConocoPhillips.


ConocoPhillips                       Leases by County/Township. Iosco Co/Sherman,Reno/Grant/
                                                                                                   Plainfield/
                                                                                     Arenac Co/Au Gres

                                                                                     Gladwin Co/Clement/Bourret.

                                                                                     Roscommon Co./Nester/Higgins.
                                                                               
                                                                                     Ogemaw Co./Hill/Logan/Churchill/
                                                                                                       Ogemaw/Mills/Horton/
                                                                                                       Edwards.


                                            Conoco Inc.    Present in many Michigan counties in the mid
                                                                 80's and 90's. Leases came from NROC LTD
                                                                 and Michigan Oil/Gas Brokerage Services.
                                                                 Leases/ORRI assigned to Toreador Royalty Corp.
                                                                 in counties around 1999. Not much from 2000 until
                                                                 2013 - leases under new name; ConocoPhillips.
                                                           





                                           
                                                                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on May 28, 2014, 04:38:36 AM
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 09, 2014, 09:54:42 PM
St Clair County                    400 leases assigned from Pteradon, LLC to Credible, LLC on
                                                                               6/6/2014. Leases from 2012-390,
                                                                               2013-9, 2014-1.

         
                                          Flatiron Energy Partners. 4 mineral deeds. 3/25/2014-3,
                                                                               4/10/2014-1.
                                                                               6N-15E Sec 4, 8N-14E Sec 5, 17N-15E
                                                                               Sec 18, 18N-13E Sec 17.


Oceana County                    117 leases assigned from Pteradon, LLC to Credible, LLC on
                                                                               6/6/2014. Signed 5/28/2014. 2013-5,
                                                                               2012-112. 187+/- Pteradon leases in
                                                                               county.


                                          Flatiron/Cornerstone/Pickens/Tauber et al. 1 mineral deed at
                                                                               15N-15W Sec 21,23. 400 acres.

                                          Flatiron count:  Sanilac-14, Oceana-3, St. Clair-4, Newaygo-3
                                                                Mason-1


Ionia County                        14 leases assigned from Pteradon, LLC to Credible, LLC on
                                                                              6/6/2014. Signed 5/15/2014. 2012
                                                                              leases from 8W-8N, 7W-8N.


Livingston County                 31 leases assigned from Pteradon, LLC to Credible,LLC on
                                                                              6/6/2014. Leases from 2012. 132 +/-
                                                                              leases in county.


Newaygo, Kent, Barry, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oakland Counties.  All have Pteradon,LLC leases
                                           without any assignments recorded yet.


                                            (Credible,LLC., Registered in Michigan 3/12/2013)


Sanilac County.             Western Land Services/Landowner/Wells Fargo Bank." Consent of
                                                                     Lienholder." 2013 lease, 2003 mortgage.
                                                                     9N-13E Sec 4. Recorded 6/4/2014. Signed
                                                                     5/27/2014.


Ogemaw County            Sale of Surplus State-Owned Land. Live auction to be held June 11,2014
                                    in West Branch at Forward's (I-75/West Branch exit). Registration at
                                    11::30 a.m. Auction begins at 12:00 p.m.

                                    Surplus land to be sold is in the Roscommon Management Unit-
                                    Ogemaw County. 6 parcels of land comprising 1110 acres of land
                                    in T21N-R2E, Horton Township, Sections 16, 17, 21, 22, 27, 28.
                                    Parcel A-244 ac. Parcel B-99 ac. Parcel C-277 ac. Parcel D-150 ac.
                                    Parcel E-300 ac. Parcel F-40 ac. All parcels abut I-75 to  the west,
                                    except Parcel D, which abuts on the east. All parcels have minimum
                                    bids. Auction is also online. Surface rights only are offered, not
                                    mineral rights.

                                    A few notes about this sale. Normally these sales are not done at
                                    public auctions like the state mineral lease auctions. Also, this is a
                                    pretty large chunk of land. But most interesting is that Horton Township
                                    is one of the areas where ConocoPhillips picked up a lot of public (DNR)
                                    and private (landowner) leases in the last 2/3 years through Meridian
                                    Energy.(October 2012 Auction- Meridian/ConocoPhillips got DNR leases
                                    in 27 out of 36 sections in Horton Township)

                                   Additionally, there is the lore of the Fortnoy State B-1 oil well in Section
                                   1 of Horton Twp. The well hit an oil and gas pay, on 9/25/1935, at
                                   1,796' in the Traverse and flowed wild for 2 days. Well then flowed
                                   500 bbls oil in 1 hr. 20 min. From Sept. 1935 to Jan. 1936 well
                                   produced 58,420 bbls. of Traverse oil, then got caught up in litigation
                                   and shut down.

                                   The process for the sale of surplus state-owned land is somewhat like
                                   the mineral lease auction process. There has to be a request for land to
                                   be sold and begin the process of review/approval. The mineral lease
                                   auctions have property nominated to be reviewed/approved for auction.

                                  The results of this auction on Wednesday will NOT be published. You will
                                  have to check Register of Deeds to find out, unless you attend auction.

                                  Would be interesting to know who requested these parcels be sold (if
                                  not by DNR) and who was the successful bidder(s).
                                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 10, 2014, 08:20:43 PM
Lenawee County                     Savoy Energy. 185+/- recordings in 2014. 3380 records
                                                                   since 2007.
                                                                   2014: O/G leases-82, O/G lease ratifications-
                                                                   29, Assignments-11, Agreements-6, Declarations-
                                                                   4, Affidavits-17, O/G releases-2, O/G Extension-
                                                                   2, Resolution-1, Subordination Agreement-4,
                                                                   Amendment-11, Easement-8, Consent-3, Deed
                                                                   Mineral-1, Deed Warranty-1, Deed Quit Claim-1,
                                                                   Resolution-1.


Ingham County                       Kosco Energy. 8 DNR leases recorded 3/24/2014. 2N-1E, Sec
                                                                   34,35. Signed 2/27/2014.


Newaygo County                     Meridian Energy lease from Bureau of Land Management/U.S.
                                                                      Dept. of Interior/U.S.A. 16N-13W Sec 17.
                                                                      Recorded 6/6/2014. Signed 5/21/2014.


Ogemaw County                     Sale of Surplus State-Owned Land, 6/11/2014@ West Branch,
                                                                       Mi. 6 parcels-1110 ac. in Horton Twp.


                                            This could be nothing or it could be something.

                                            First the nothing:

                                            1) The state could just be cleaning up the books, getting rid of
                                                some property that abuts I-75 and has some right of way issues

                                            The something:

                                             1)  Within the sections for sale tomorrow 16, 17,,21,22,27,28   
                                                   there were 21 DNR leases/6519 acres taken by Meridian
                                                  Energy at the October 2012 DNR Mineral Lease Auction.

                                             2) ConocoPhillips was assigned at least 13 of those leases in
                                                 2013. 12-Non-Developmental leases, 1-Developmental lease.

                                             3) Of the total number of parcels in the Oct. Auction (37) that
                                                  were in Sections 16,17,21,22,27,28 - 34 of the parcels had
                                                  mineral and surface rights in the state lease.

                                              4) Private landowner leases between Meridian Energy/Conoco
                                                  Phillips in these sections are not considered.

                                              5) An Enbridge crude oil line and DTE gas lines run through/
                                                  close to state-owned parcels to be sold tomorrow.

                                              6) ConocoPhillips was believed to be putting people out
                                                 in areas of their assigned leases, to get easements/
                                                 right of ways to build roads, but all plans seem to be on hold
                                                 until 2015.

                                               7) DNR Finance & Operations Division-Real Estate Services
                                                   Section seems to be pretty quiet concerning this sale.


                                               



                                                                                 
                                                 
                                                 


Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on June 12, 2014, 04:27:33 AM
Edwards, any chance you can get information as to the leasing activity in Kalamazoo County?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 12, 2014, 06:49:42 PM
Newaygo County                 205 leases assigned from Pteradon Energy to Credible LLC
                                                                       on 6/9/2014. Signed 12/31/2013. Leases
                                                                       from 2012-13.


Barry County                      26 leases (2012) assigned from Corona Resources to Credible
                                                                               LLC on 6/6/2014. Signed 5/28/2014.
                                                                              T3-R9, T4-R9. Paperwork to
                                                                              Pteradon Energy, LLC., T.C.


Gladwin County                  Jordan Development. 5 leases on 6/2/2014. Signed 5/13/2014.
                                                                        19N-2W Sec 11 (2), 13 (3) Sage Twp.
                                                                        13 leases in 2014.


                                         Kosco Energy. 1 lease 5/5/2014. 19N-2W Sec 11, 13


                                         West Bay Exploration.  46 lease discharges 2013-14. 19N-2W,
                                                                           19N-1E, 17N-2W, 18N-2W.


Lapeer County                    31 leases assigned from Pteradon Energy to Credible, LLC on
                                                                             6/9/2014. Signed 5/28/2014. 6N-10E,
                                                                             6N-12E. 2012 leases signed from 5/22-
                                                                             8/12.


Kent County                       Corona Resources. 38 leases from 2012-35 and 2013-3.

                                       
                                        Bishop Land Services. 5 leases on 6/6/2014, 5 leases on 5/29/2014.


Sanilac County                  Clayton Energy. 1 lease on 6/10/2014. Signed 6/5/2014.
                                                                                                9N-15E Sec 27


Mecosta County                 Western Land Services. 12 leases 6/9/2012. Signed Mar-May 2014.
                                                                           16N-7W Sec 7,8.

                                                                           Assigned to W B Osborn O/G Operating,
                                                                           1 lease 16N-7W Sec 17.


Roscommon County.          Devon Energy.  Release of Oil and Gas lease. 6/4/2014. Signed
                                                               5/7/2014. 2 2011 DNR leases from Bayside Energy.
                                                               109 parcels in 22N-1W, 21N-1W, 22N-2W.
                                                               Devon still has 95+ leases in county.


Emmet County                   EnCana.  5/27/2014. 2 DNR leases discharged. 36N-4W.
                                                                       46 landowner leases in 2010. 9 DNR
                                                                       leases 2009-10. Springvale, Maple River,
                                                                       Center, McKinley Twp.
                                                                           
                                                                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 14, 2014, 06:22:54 AM
Tuscola County                        Tuscola Energy is assigned 100% rights to 23 wells in
                                              Wisner and Akron Twps. 6/11/2014. Signed 6/2/2014.
                                              Assignor was Calhoun Energy, LLC, Bay City, MI.


Kalamazoo County                   Western Land Services - 1270 records (1257 from 2012-14)
                                              Axia Energy - 925 records
                                              Liberty Energy - 204 records

                                              Following Black Stone names appear in records:

                                              Black Stone Acquisitions Partners LP
                                              Black Stone Acquisitions Partners l LP
                                              Black Stone Acquistions Partners ll LP
                                              Black Stone Ivory Acquisitions Partners LP
                                              Black Stone Acquisitions Partners ll B lp
                                              Black Stone Natural Resources l LP
                                              Black Stone Natural Resources ll LP
                                              Ivory Acquisitions Partners LP
                                              Black Stone Natural Resources ll B LP


Emmet County                        Land Services. 22 leases from 2010 assigned to
                                                                   Strickler Resources LP on 8/23/2010. (6 in
                                                                   Bliss Twp.)


                                             Strickler Resources LP. 39 leases ( memo of interest in O/G
                                                                               leases) from 2010. 28 in Bliss Twp.
                                                                               38N-5W. Also leases in Carp Lake,
                                                                               McKinley Twps.

                                                                               William J. Strickler had leases in 1970
                                                                               from 8 townships in county.

                                                                               New 625 well in Levering at 38N-5W
                                                                               Sec 35 ?!?!


Montcalm County                     Pteradon Energy, LLC assigned 2 leases (2013) to Credible,
                                                                        LLC. 10N-8W Sec 15. Signed 5/28/2014. 
                                                                        Terence L Goodell  listed as person              L
                                                                        associated with Credible LLC. Founder
                                                                        of Magnum Land Services T.C. in 2001.
                                                                        Involved in WV and PA mineral leasing
                                                                        in the past. Leased in Wyoming County
                                                                        PA. from 2007-09, alongside Chesapeake
                                                                        Energy. Cabot O/G - Magnum Land in WV.
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Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on June 17, 2014, 03:56:19 PM
Edwards, once again thanks for the information on Kalamazoo county. Notice Black Stone appears in the records, same folks that funded Geosouthern, before they made the Devon deal.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 24, 2014, 11:54:08 AM
Sanilac County                       Western Land Services.   3 lease recorded on 6/23/2014.
                                                                                 Signed Jan-Feb. 2014. 12N-14E,
                                                                                 10N-15E, 12N-15E.

                                                                                 8 lease ratifications on 6/20/2014.
                                                                                 6 townships.2013-14 leases.


                                             Clayton Energy.      6/23/2014. 1 lease. Signed 6/5/2014.
                                                                                                        9N-15E Sec. 27.

                                                                          6/19/2014. 10 leases. Signed from Mar.-
                                                                                           May. 9N-15E Sec. 2,9,15,26,
                                                                                           27,35.


Tuscola County                       Tuscola Energy.    6/2/2014. Signed 5/30/2014
                                                                       Leasehold Mortgage with Prosperity Bank
                                                                       of Tulsa, Ok.- home is Houston, TX.
                                                                       $4,150,000.00 to not more than $10,000,
                                                                       000.00. 139 wells involved in Wisner/Akron
                                                                       townships. 14N-8E, 14N-7E. Mortgage
                                                                       signed by David Sutherland (chairperson of
                                                                       the board: Tuscola E.). Wakefield, Sutherland
                                                                       & Lubera PC - law firm in St Clair Shores MI.
                                                                       Assignments of lease/lease interest to Tuscola
                                                                       Energy began in 2002 through 2014.


Mecosta County                      Western Land Services.  8 leases recorded on 6/23/2014. Signed
                                                                                12/2013- 4/2014. 16N-7W.

                                                                                Lease assignment to W B Osborn O/G
                                                                                Operations on 6/23/2014. Signed on
                                                                                6/13/2014. 23 leases recorded from
                                                                                Feb-Jun 2014. 16N-7W, 16N-8W,
                                                                                15N-7W.

                                             Black Stone Mineral Corp. LP   9 records from 2001-2013.



Charlevoix County                   Northern Michigan Exploration assigned 358 leases to Shale
                                             Energy on 6/6/2014. Signed on 4/10/2014.
                                             32-4, 32-5, 32-6, 32-7, 33-4, 33-5, 33-6, 33-7, 33-8, 33-9.

                                             Chevron/Atlas assigned 125 leases to Magnum Land on
                                             4/2012. Recorded on 10/2012. 32-7, 33-7, 33-8, 33-9,
                                                                                           32-6, 32-5.


Ogemaw County                     Sale of Surplus State-Owned Land, 6/11/2014, West Branch, MI.
                                             Results point to a nothing +. 960 of the 1,110 acres sold. All
                                             buyers local. One buyer (577 acres) has o/g leases in 3
                                             central basin counties that were assigned to ConocoPhillips.


Roscommon County                Coleman Oil and Gas. Bought minerals at both 2013 DNR
                                                                            Auctions and May 2012 Auction.
                                                                            All their activity in 20N-6E Sec. 15, 16,
                                                                            17, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27.
                                                                            Assigned leases from Magnum Land (10)
                                                                            on 7/23/2012. 27 +/- total leases.

                                                                            A few interesting wells nearby. State
                                                                            Sims 1-7 and 2-7, both TA in 19N-7E
                                                                            and others in Au Gres Twp.

                                      Coleman Oil and Gas. Production from San Juan Basin near
                                      Farmington, NM. (Flyover sometime at 30,000 ft, wells everywhere)
                                      Everybody has production in San Juan: mostly gas. George Coleman
                                      founded company, Alan Emmendorfer their geologist, out of Denver.
                                      He has been to DNR auctions and also has articles worth reading.
                                      Company info points out;  New Mexico (130 wells in San Juan Basin
                                      NM and Colorado), 13 wells in Southern Wyoming, and undeveloped
                                      leases in Arenac County, MI, as core areas for future growth.

                                      website: www.colemanoilandgas.com
 
                                   
   
                         
                                                                               

                                                     

                                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 24, 2014, 08:16:15 PM
Gladwin County                      Devon Energy.    Discharge of DNR O/G lease on 6/3/2014.
                                                                      126 parcels in 20N-2W.

                                                                      2 DNR leases recorded on 6/16/2014.
                                                                      Signed on 5/7/2013. Both 17N-2E Sec. 26

                                                                      Pattern of DNR leases being discharged then
                                                                      selective DNR leases are recorded, a year
                                                                      after being signed. Happened in Roscommon
                                                                      and Mecosta counties as well.


Oceana County                      Landowners - Pteradon Energy - OGI, LLC.

                                            Assignment of lease 4/9/2014. Signed on 6/4/2013. 13N-18W
                                                                                     Sec 24. (2012 Pteradon lease)
                                                                                     Assigned to OGI, LLC.

                                                                6/12/2014. Signed 5/7/2014. Easement. Road
                                                                                 Agreement, Temporary Access,
                                                                                 ROW Across.  13N-18W Sec. 23.

                                                                6/12/2014. Pooling Agreement. OGI, LLC. 2
                                                                                 leases from Lucas Exploration &
                                                                                 Development. 13N-17W, 13N-18W.
                                                                                 Lombard 1-19 Unit.

                                                                6/12/2014. Pooling Agreement. OGI, LLC. 3
                                                                                 leases from Lucas Exploration &
                                                                                 Development. 13N-17W, 13N-18W.
                                                                                 Sec. 25, 30, 35.

                                                                5/12-5/15/2014. 4 OGI, LLC, well applications.
                                                                                 Lombard 1-19, Hoffman 1-30,
                                                                                 Kroll 2-30, Dowe 1-27.


                                                                Lucas Exploration & Development. 87 leases in
                                                                county. 18-2006, 11-2007, 37-2012, 12-2013,
                                                                11-2014. Mich. Corp. registered in 1996. Stephen
                                                                Lucas, registered agent.


Newaygo County                    Magnum Land Services. 6/9/2014. Signed 12/31/2013.
                                            Assignment of 55 leases to Credible, LLC. 161N-12W, 15N-11W,
                                            16N-11W, 15N-12W. 2008, 2009, 2013 leases.

                                            6/9/2014. Signed 12/31/2013. Pteradon Energy assigned 205
                                            leases to Credible, LLC. 15N-12W, 15N-14W, 12N-14W, 13N-14W
                                            14N-14W, 13N-12W, 11N-13W.

                                            Connection between Pteradon Energy, Credible, LLC, Corona
                                            Resources and Magnum Land Services. Leases from these
                                            companies might be going to Presco, Inc. Presco is an
                                            independent energy company looking for conventional and
                                            unconventional oil/gas. Home is in The Woodlands, Texas.
                                            Offices in Traverse City, Denver, OK, KY. Founded in 1991
                                            by Art Preston who has worked in Michigan Niagaran Reef
                                            Trend- 120 fields with collective reserves in hundred of billions
                                            of cu. ft. gas/ millions barrels of oil. Current production from
                                            Texas, Colorado, Montana, Louisiana, Michigan.
                                            David Wheeler (Executive VP of Presco) associated with Pteradon
                                            Energy on an assignment to Credible, LLC. Terrence Goodall
                                            of Magnum Land was associated with Credible, LLC on that
                                            same assignment. Credible, LLC now holds most of the leases
                                            Pteradon Energy collected in 8-12 counties from 2012 on.
                                            Pteradon leases yet to be assigned/recorded: 271+/- in
                                            Barry county and 150+/- in Kent county.


Umbono Investments (US) LLC, Riverside Energy Partners LLC, Riverside Petroleum Indiana LLC
                                              Riverside Operations Company LLC.

These companies look to become players in Michigan O/G. Umbono is the shareholder of the other companies. They are headquartered outside the US. Riverside Energy Partners  is
working Michigan and Riverside Operations Co. is a seismic JV company. Rob Symonds is CFO
and Dylan Morgan is Director of Operations. They have a team based in Traverse City that looks at investments in selected North American areas that present exciting resource opportunities:
Alaska-coal,coalbed methane,gas,  Michigan-oil and gas, Indiana/ILL- oil and gas, Oklahoma-
 shale gas/oil, Western Canada- oil and gas, tar sands.

Believe they have leases in Newaygo, maybe Ionia counties.

 Riverside Energy Partners and Umbono Investments registered in Michigan on 9/6/2011. Rob
Symonds resident agent for both. Offices in Traverse City, MI.


                                           






 
                                               
                                                                                 
                                                                     

                                                                       
                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 25, 2014, 06:51:26 AM
Barry County                         Pteradon Energy assigned 225 leases (2012-13) to Credible, LLC
                                                                                    on 5/28/2014. Recorded 6/20/2014
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on June 28, 2014, 06:55:15 AM
Sanilac County                       Clayton Energy. 2 lease ratifications on 6/26/2014. 9N-15E
                                                                    Sec. 27


Kent County                          Pteradon Energy assigned 99+/- leases (2012-13) to Credible, 
                                                                     LLC on 6/26/2014.

                                           Corona Resources assigned 39 leases to Credible, LLC on
                                                                     6/26/2014.


Barry County                        Pteradon Energy assigned 225 leases to Credible, LLC on
                                                                   6/20/20014. Signed on 5/28/2014.

                                           Corona Resources assigned 26 leases to Credible, LLC on
                                                                     6/6/2014. Signed on 5/28/2014.
                                                                     Paperwork to: Pteradon Energy LLC
                                                                                          3300 Wysong Rd. T.C.
                     


                                          ( 1,200+/- leases assigned to Credible, LLC from Pteradon in
                                            11+ counties. Still some leases to be assigned. Corona
                                            leases to Credible not counted. One or two more assignments
                                            till they get to the rightful owner(s)?).


Black Stone Mineral Corp.       Oil/Gas leases/Mineral acreage held by Black Stone in these
                                            counties/townships. (Information from BSMC map. List
                                            might not be complete).

                                            Arenac - 20N-5E, 20N-6E
                                            Clare - 20N-3W, 19N-5W, 18N-5W, 18N-3W, 18N-6W, 18N-2W,
                                                       20N-6W.
                                            Gladwin - 18N-2W, 18N-1W, 18N-2E, 17N-2E, 17N-3E.
                                            Missaukee - 22N-6W, 21N-6W, 21N-7W, 23N-8W.
                                            Wexford - 22N-10W
                                            Grand Traverse - 25N-10W, 25N-11W
                                            Benzie - 25N-13W
                                            Mason - 19N-17W, 19N-18W
                                            Lake - 19N-12W, 19N-11W
                                            Osceola - 20N-9W, 18N-9W, 18N-8W, 18N-7W, 17N-10W.
                                            Midland - 16N-2W, 16N-1W, 13N-1W, 13N-2W
                                            Tuscola - 14N-7E
                                            Isabella - 15N-6W, 14N-6W, 13N-5W
                                            Mecosta - 16N-10W, 15N-9W
                                            Newaygo - 14N-12W, 14N-13W
                                            Oceana - 16N-15W
                                            Montcalm - 12N-8W, 12N-6W, 11N-5W, 10N-5W, 11N-7W,
                                                             12N-10W.
                                            Kent - 8N-9W, 8N-10W
                                            Ionia - 7N-8W
                                            Alleghan - 3N-12W
                                            Calhoun - 2S-6W, 2S-4W, 3S-4W
                                            Ingham - 1N-2E
                                            Ogemaw - 24N-3E
                                            Kalkaska - 28N-7W, 28N-6W, 28N-5W, 27N-6W, 27N-5W
                                            Antrim - 29N-7W, 29N-6W, 29N-5W, 30N-5W, 31N-5W
                                            Otsego - 31N-4W, 30N-4W
                                            Montmorency - 29N-1E
                                            Cheyboygan - 38N-1E, 37N-1E, 38N-2E, 36N-1E, 34N-1E

                                   
                                            Counties with the most records:
                                                                                           Antrim-62, Calhoun-23,
                                                                                           Alcona-23, Montcalm-20
                                                                                           Bay-19, Gladwin-18

                                            Some counties have records from 2001-2014.


                                            (Haynesville Shale 2011 - Black Stone Minerals getting
                                             royalties from EnCana wells)


Ionia County                        Meridian Energy. 35 recordings of o/g miscellaneous with DNR.
                                                                    6/23/2014.  Possible they are leases.


Riverside Exploration, LLC      Holding company and partner of Riverside Energy Partners LLC
                                           Formed by William Deneau and Tom Tucker in 2009. Deneau
                                           a director of Riverside Operating Co. Acquired El Paso assets in
                                           Indiana: 26 wells/200,000 acres under lease .Those assets
                                           held by Riverside Petroleum Indiana LLC since 4/2014.

                                           More info on the Riverside's at: www.umbono.com

                                           

                                               
                                                                                                                                     
                                       



                                                                   





                                             
                                           





Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 02, 2014, 07:57:12 PM
Lenawee County                   West Bay Exploration.   13 leases and 3 lease ratifications
                                                                              on 6/30/2014. 5S-3E, 5S-2E.


Montcalm County                  Bishop Land Services. 10 leases on 6/24/2014. Signed in May.
                                                                            9N-6W Bushnell Twp. 65 total leases.
                                                                            12N-7W, 12N-10W.

                                           Western Land Services. 33 leases on 6/20/2014. 11N-6
                                                                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 06, 2014, 09:37:02 PM
Macomb County                 2014   Schmude Oil-5 leases. West Bay-4 leases. Meridian Energy-
                                                  3 leases.
                                        2013  Pteradon Energy- 1 lease. Meridian Energy-19 leases.
                                        2012  Meridian Energy-167 leases. Savoy Energy-13 leases.
                                                 Pteradon Energy-5 leases. Consumers Energy Co- 3 leases.
                                        2009  Dakotah Oil-7 leases.
                                        2008  Dakotah Oil-2 leases.
                                        2007  Dakotah Oil- 19 leases, Elexco Land Services-4 leases
                                                 Schmude Oil-2 leases.


Montcalm County               Western Land Services. 33 leases on 6/20/2014. 11N-6W, 11N-7W,
                                                                           11N-5W, 12N-8W.


Livingston County               GeoSouthern Michigan LLC, 8 new leases on 7/1/2014. 171 total.

                                        Sun Valley Energy. 2 new leases on 7/1/2014.

                                        FIFTH TIME THIS YEAR BOTH GEOSOUTHERN AND SUN VALLEY
                                        RECORDED LEASES ON THE SAME DAY.


Saginaw County                Western Land Services. 3 leases on 6/4/2014. 11N-2E Sec 2
                                                                          1 lease on 5/9/2014. 11N-2E Sec 1


Muskegon County              Bishop Land Services. 1 lease on 6/11/2014. 10N-13W. 270
                                                                        total leases from 7/2012-6/2014


Mecosta County                Western Land Services. 3 leases on 6/25/2014. Signed 6/25 and
                                                                          6/24. 16N-7W, Sec. 8, 20.


Grand Traverse County        6/30/2014. Affidavit: Wyotex-Bishop Land Services-Landowners.
                                                          2013 lease.
                                         Bishop Land Services. Leases: 2014-3, 2013-11, 2012-8, 2009-2.
                                                                                     2008-7.
                                                                         2012 Assignment-8 leases to Range Mich.
                                                                         2011 Assignment-10 leases to Range Mich.


Gladwin County                   6/30/2014. Affidavit: Jordan Dev.-West Bay Exp.-Landowners.
                                                                         19N-2W Sec. 23,24.

                                         Kosco Energy. 6/11/2014. Ratification of lease. 19N-2W Sec. 12,13
                                                                               11,14. 4/21/2014 lease.


Benzie County                    6/18/2014. Asignment of O/G leases from Bishop Land Services
                                                          to Range Michigan.


Sanilac County                   6/30/2014. 2 lease releases. 12N-14E and 12N-13E.

                                        6/27/2014. Consent of Lenholder. Landowner-Western Land
                                                         Services-Landowner. 9N-13E, Sec 4.


                                        Lease Summary +/-.

                                        Sun Valley Energy-357 leases (06-08-10-11-12)
                                        Land Services-452 leases (2011-12)
                                        Western Land Services-2,319 leases (2011-14)
                                        Whiting Oil & Gas-4 leases (2013)
                                        Smetzer Land Services-225 leases (2013)
                                        Maritz Land Services-218 leases (2013)
                                        Clayton Energy-134 leases. (2013-14)
                                        GFL-2 leases (2013)                     
                                        Roadrunner
                   






                                       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 08, 2014, 09:25:30 PM
Sanilac County                           Lease Summary  (continued)

                                                Roadrunner-188 leases. (2008-09)
                                                Manchester Exploration-12 leases. (2012)
                                                Bay City Energy-2 leases. (2010)
                                                Total leases: 3,913 +/-


                                                Lease Assignments:

                                                Whiting O/G - 2,052+/- from Western Land Services/Beacon/
                                                                     Continental Resources. 352+/- WLS leases not
                                                                     yet assigned.

                                                El Paso E & P - 387 from Land Services/Manchester Exploration

                                                Terracore LLC - 445 from Smetzer/Maritz/GFL.

                                                GeoSouthern Michigan LLC - 104 from Clayton Energy. 30
                                                                                          leases not yet assigned.

                                                Sun Valley Energy - 357

                                                Devon Energy - 2 from Bay City Energy.
                                           
                                                Sinclair Oil - 2-5 from Sun Valley Energy.


                                                ( Western Land Services leases by year: (2011)-579,
                                                   (2012)-980, (2013)-358, (2014-ytd)-402).


Arenac County                          Western Land Services. Memo of O/G lease on 7/7/2014.
                                                                                 Signed 6/20/2014. 18N-5E Sec 5,6
                                                                                 19N-5E Sec 31,32. 187 total leases.
                                                                                 163 from 2005-06 (19N-3E, 19N-4E)


                                               Kosco Energy.  6/5/2014. 3 O/G leases 19N-4E,19N-5E.

                                                                     4/14/2014. 3 mineral deeds 19N-4E, 19N-5E.

                                                                     Properties above; mineral deeds and O/G
                                                                     on same parcels 2 out of 3.


                                               West Bay Exploration. 4 discharge of O/G lease and 1
                                                                                release of Royalty in April/May 2014.
                                                                                19N-5E, 19N-3E, 18N-4E.


                                               Jordan Development. 2 leases on 6/16/2014. Signed on 5/23
                                                                               and 5/27. 18N-4E Sec 1.


Livingston County                      GeoSouthern Michigan. Conway Township well. 6/11/2014.
                                                                    Permitted for 3M gallons fracking fluid. 438,000
                                                                    gallons used. Less fracking fluid - naturally
                                                                    occurring fractures in A-1 carbonate rock
                                                                    formation. Permitted for 4,400' deep and
                                                                    1 mile horizontal. Did 14 fractures at 250'.
                                                                    Exploration phase over, test phase ending
                                                                    later in summer... from GeoSouthern.
                                                                                       
                                                                                 
                                                               
 

                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 09, 2014, 03:10:43 PM
Livingston County                       Conway Township Well.

                                                 GeoSouthern Statement:

                                                 "We have completed the testing phase for possible natural
                                                  gas production from the well in Conway Township and
                                                  determined that insufficient production makes the well
                                                  uneconomic to operate. GeoSouthern currently is in the
                                                  process of plugging the well in accordance with state
                                                  regulations, and restoring the property surrounding it for
                                                  return to the property owner's use. GeoSouthern appreciates
                                                  the opportunity to be part of Michigan's energy exploration
                                                  efforts."

                                                  7//9/2014. WHMI 93.5  MDEQ Geologist Shaun Lehman.
                                                  Well was not hydraulically fracked per se... it was a type
                                                  of completion called an acid fracture. Tests indicated it
                                                  wouldn't be economically viable to continue drilling
                                                  operations. Plugging and abandoning is in process.
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on July 10, 2014, 04:43:21 AM
Guess GeoSouthern is not one of the companies that One would call being on the "Cutting edge of Technology"
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: ranchland on July 10, 2014, 05:12:48 AM
Well, they didn't do any worse than many others. They were just trying something different I guess.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on July 10, 2014, 09:47:27 AM
Sorry to be so sarcastic, but think if "Acid" was the key to the A-1 it would have been unlocked years ago. Maybe I am just expecting too much. The Michigan Basin saga continues.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 10, 2014, 08:17:12 PM
Sanilac County                        Western Land Services.   7/9/2014. 1 new lease. Signed
                                                                                  6/11/2014. 12N-15E Sec 31.


                                              Smetzer Land Services.  Assignment to Terracore, LLC on
                                                                                  7/9/2014. Signed 7/1/2014. 7 leases
                                                                                  (2014) : 13N-14E, 14N-14E, 13N-15E,
                                                                                  12N-14E, 14N-13E, 12N-13E, 11N-14E

                                                                                  7/9/2014. O/G release 14N-13E Sec 19

                                                                                  6/30/2014. previous 2 lease releases
                                                                                  were Smetzer leases.


Washtenaw County                    Paxton Resources.  7/7/2014. 6 leases assigned to Michigan
                                                                            Exploration Partners.


                                               Michigan Exploration Partners.  7/7/2014.3 leases assigned to
                                                                                             Paxton Resources. 4S-5E Sec
                                                                                             5,8,9,16.
                                           
               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 16, 2014, 10:30:35 AM
Sanilac County                    Clayton Energy. Memo of O/G lease with DTE Energy on 7/14/2014.
                                                                 Signed on 6/16/2014. 9N-15E Sec. 27.

                                                                 Recently permitted well (McKenney 1-27P
                                                                 on 7/8/2014) in proximity to above lease.
                                                                 9N-15E Sec. 27


                                          May 2014 Auction.    Terracore, LLC  nominated all parcels in
                                                                         county. 1,780.55 acres/52 parcels. At
                                                                         auction they only picked 2 parcels. They
                                                                          were the only parcels leased. (2% leased)

                                                                         1) Lease N-56222: 40 acres in the NE/SE
                                                                             of Sec 2, 11N-13E.
                                                                         2) Lease N-56223: 1 acre in 13N-13E Sec 12.

                                                                         Appears a lot can change in the 6 months
                                                                         from nomination to the auction.


Lapeer County                      May 2014 Auction.  Most parcels (283/9,300.77ac) nominated
                                                                       and leased by Western Land Services. Used
                                                                       5 bidding numbers. (92% leased)
                                                                       Acreage leased in these counties:
                                                                       Grand Traverse-160, Kalkaska-280,
                                                                       Mecosta-206, Osceola-2711, Genesee-210,
                                                                       Lapeer-8,557

                                           Continental Resources.  Was assigned 162 leases from Land
                                                                              Services on 11/30/2012. Recorded a
                                                                              year later on 10/22/2013. First lease
                                                                              6/2012 Last lease 10/2012. 18,405
                                                                              acres in 9N-11E, 9N-10E, 10N-11E.
                                                                              Paperwork to Continental, Oklahoma City.

                                           Terracore, LLC     Holds 17,384 acres from 2013-14 leases (100)
                                                                     assigned from Smetzer Land Services.


Kent County                         Bishop Land Services.  3 leases on 6/27/2014. June total 17.


Montcalm County                  Bishop Land Services. 10 leases on 6/24/2014. 9N-6W.


Charlevoix County                Northern Michigan Exploration. 3 new leases on 6/10/2014.
                                                                                        Signed on 5/6/2014. 32N-6W
                                                                                        Sec 8, Wilson Twp.
                 
                                                                                        300+ leases assigned to Shale
                                                                                        Energy Co. this year. Do not
                                                                                        include 13 leases from 2014
                                                                                        and 19 leases from 2013 that
                                                                                        NME signed as Grantor. Leases
                                                                                        assigned to Shale from 1992-2013.

                                                                                        2014 leases from Marion, Wilson,
                                                                                        Melrose, Evangeline, Boyne Valley,
                                                                                        South Arm, Norwood.


   
                                                           

                       


                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 16, 2014, 07:31:05 PM
Sanilac County                      Western Land Services.  Recorded an assignment today of 260
                                                                               leases to Whiting Oil & Gas. Signed on 
                                                                               7/14/2014. 2014-92, 2013-178.
                                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on July 16, 2014, 08:46:33 PM


Charlevoix County                Northern Michigan Exploration. 3 new leases on 6/10/2014.
                                                                                        Signed on 5/6/2014. 32N-6W
                                                                                        Sec 8, Wilson Twp.
                 
                                                                                        300+ leases assigned to Shale
                                                                                        Energy Co. this year. Do not
                                                                                        include 13 leases from 2014
                                                                                        and 19 leases from 2013 that
                                                                                        NME signed as Grantor. Leases
                                                                                        assigned to Shale from 1992-2013.

                                                                                        2014 leases from Marion, Wilson,
                                                                                        Melrose, Evangeline, Boyne Valley,
                                                                                        South Arm, Norwood.


can anyone speak to what this activity is in Charlevoix county?  I had posted before that Northern Michigan Exploration is a Chesapeake company and that Shale Energy is an OIL Energy company which is an OIL Niagaran company that Chesapeake hired back in 2010 (probably earlier) to lease mineral rights anonymously on CHK behalf (note other companies leased for CHK too).

Now we are seeing leases transfer from NME to Shale Energy.  I suspect that this is related to civil suits against CHK for breach of lease contracts.  But is there something else going on?  Could there be something else going on here?

I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this.  My interests are piqued when I see Charlevoix county since that is where my minerals are.  I wish this was meaningful activity, but I a doubtful.

Thanks,

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 25, 2014, 02:50:55 PM
Antrim County                     Northern Michigan Exploration.  1,600+ leases assigned to Shale
                                                                 Energy, LLC on 7/16/2014. Signed on 4/10/2014.
                                                                 646-1990-99, 195-2000-05, 286-2006, 221-2007,
                                                                 270- 2008-12. 29N-5W,29N-6W, 31N-7W, 31N-8W,
                                                                 31N-9W, 32N-8W, 32N-9W.

                                                                  Leases from Oil Energy, Kosco Energy, Jordan
                                                                  Development, NME and others.


                                          6/2/2014. 2 assignments from NME to Shale Energy. 93 leases
                                                          from 1994-2011 and 3 leases from 07,08,09


                                         11/15/2010.  Agreement between NME, Shale Energy, Atlas G/O.
                                                             29N-5W, 32N-5W. (Shale Energy in Mi.- 2008)


                                         Oil Energy.  27 leases from 2006-14 assigned to Cam Energy, LLC
                                                           Lightning Energy LLC, Northern Lakes Properties LLC.
                                                           Recorded on 6/27/2014. Signed on 10/16/2013.


                                         Atlas to Chevron Mich. on 5/20/2014. Signed 4/30/2014. 2 leases
                                                                                                in 29N-5W


Arenac County                    Western Land Services.7/14/2014. Memo of lease. 19N-5E, 18N-5E


                                         Jordan Development. 7/15/2014. 7 leases in 18N-4E Sec 1. Signed
                                                                                           5/23-7/12.


Sanilac County.                   Clayton Energy.   6 leases on 7/21/2014. Signed 3/31-6/19.
                                                                     9N-15E Sec 15, 26, 27, 35.


Ohio Utica Shale                 Ohio natural gas production 2013: +680% over 2012.
                                         Ohio oil production 2013: +470% over 2012.

                                         New Utica horizontal wells, which were for all practical purposes
                                         nonexistent four years ago, produced 100B cu ft in 2013.
                                         Ohio natural gas use in homes averages about 270B cu ft per year.
                                         (Horizontal wells supplying 1/3 of Ohio's home needs)

                                         51,000 vertical only wells.  352 horizontal wells.
                                         2013 production from Horizontal wells:  58% of natural gas. 45%
                                         of oil.

        Ohio DNR - Shale Development in Ohio. 45 pg. at:
        www.joeknewsagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ODNR-Mike-McCormac

        Ohio. So near yet so far away.
                                                         

   


                                         
                                                                       


 


                                       
                                                                       



                                                                     

                                           
                                                                 
                             
                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on July 30, 2014, 03:35:49 PM
Oceana County                         7/14/2014. Paradise Land Services assigned 16 leases
                                                                to OIL Energy. Signed 6/1/2014. 14N-15W,
                                                                16N-15W, 14N-16W, 13N-17W.

                                               Clayton Energy assigned 18 leases to Oil Energy on 4/30/2013.

                                                                             OIL has 38 leases in 14N-15W, 13N-16W,
                                                                             15N-15W, 14N-16W, 16N-15W, 13N-17W.

                                               Flatiron mineral deeds in 15N-15W.

                                               TK Royalty interest in 15N-17W, 14N-17W, 16N-17W, 14N-18W,
                                                                               16N-16W, 13N-16W, 15N-16W, 14N-16W.

                                               Black Stone. 7/18/2012. Mineral deed from DNR. 16N-15W.
                                                                                   Sec 32,  25% interest in N/2 E/2.


Lenawee County                       West Bay Exploration. 6/30/2014. 16 leases. 5S-3E.
                                                                               7/12/2014. 1 lease in Canterbury Twp.
                                                                               7/14/2014. ROW 5S-2E.

                                                                             107 leases in 2014. 5S-2E, 5S-3E.


                                               Savoy Energy.  July 2014. 7 affidavits, 3 ratifications, 2 leases,
                                                                     1 consent, 2 declarations, 1 agreement,
                                                                     3 subordinations, 1 easement, 1 deed warranty,
                                                                     1 assignment, 1 extension, 1 amendment.

                                                                    3409 records from 2007-2014.

                                               Master Key Energy.  7/28/2014. 2 assignments. 18 leases from
                                                                             Savoy Energy. 3 leases from Kosco Energy.


                                               Kosco Energy. 2010-2014. 1497 records/1309+/- leases.

                                                                    7/28/2014. Mineral deed. 6S-3E Sec 27.


Sanilac County                         Western Land Services. 2 leases on 7/25/14. Signed 7/1/2014.
                                                                                 9N-13E Sec 6.


                                               Smetzer Land Services. 7/28/2014. Signed 7/24/2014.
                                                                                  O/G lease release. 11N-14E, 11N-15E,
                                                                                  12N-15E.

                                                                                 4 O/G lease releases since 6/30/2014.


Arenac County                          Western Land Services. 7/28/2014. 4 lease ratifications. Signed
                                                                                  4/29-6/3. 19N-5E, 18N-5E. Leases
                                                                                  signed  6/20-7/9/2014.

               
                                               Jordan Development. 3 new leases on 7/28/2014. 18N-5E
                                                                              Sec 6. Signed from 6/24-7/7.
                                                                       
                                                                     
                                                                     
   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 06, 2014, 08:38:31 PM
Sanilac County                Clayton Energy. 7/30/2014. Signed 6/30/2014. 9N-15E Sec
                                                                               Sec 27. New lease.


                                      Western Land Services. 8/1/2014. 3 lease ratifications.
                                                                         12N-15E, 10N-15E.


                                      Flatiron Energy Partners. 8/5/2014. Signed 7/22/2014. 2 mineral
                                                                           deeds. 13N-15E Sec 5,7.

                                                                           Last Flatiron Energy mineral deed 4/5/2014.


Arenac County                Western Land Services assignment to Jordan Development 8/4/2014.
                                                                                        Signed 7/23/2014. 2014 leases
                                                                                        from 19N-5E, 18N-5E.


Gladwin County              Declaration of Pooling. 7/28/2014, 14 leases. 12-2014, 1-2010, 1-2008.
                                                                       19N-2W Sec 11, 13, 14.


Grand Traverse County      8/4/2014. Mineral deed to Arbor O/G


Kalamazoo County            7/24/2014. 30 lease assignments (30 leases) from Axiom Energy
                                                        to Liberty Energy. 3S-9W, 4S-9W, 3S-10W.


Otsego County                  7/25/2014. Chester 16  8-16, 7-16 Unit. EOR unit. 7850/7760'
                                                         Niagaran.

                                       MDEQ approval for Chester 16 oil field, Chester Twp, Otsego Co.
                                       Miller Brothers Oil in 1971. Millers Brothers/Shell Oil Co. until 1982.
                                       Wells P/A in 1993. No Oil since then.

                                       Core Energy has done 7 fields in Otsego County, recovered 1.7
                                       million barrels of additional oil that otherwise would not have been
                                       produced.

                                       Approval process for Chester 16 field. Hearings held before experts
                                       for Offering of Oil, Gas, Minerals within DEQ.

                                       Opinion and order (MDEQ) found that the field... contains
                                       accumulation of hydrocarbons that would not be recovered
                                       by further primary production of the wells in the field, but may
                                       be recovered by CO2 pressure maintenance.

                                       Core Energy President. " All owners in abandoned or depleted
                                       Niagaran fields would be prudent to consider the feasibility of
                                       conducting CO2 enhanced oil recovery operations to increase
                                       overall recovery.

                                       Loomis Law  worked this Chester 16 project.

       
                                       U. S. Dept. of Energy. "As much as 2/3 of the nations known oil
                                       resources remains "stranded" and may not be recoverable
                                       without the development and use of advanced technologies.


                                       




                                     
 




               
                                           


                                                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 11, 2014, 07:26:04 PM
Livingston County                          GeoSouthern Michigan - one new lease on 8/5/2014.

                                                    Sun Valley Energy - 4 new leases on 8/5/2014.

                                                   
                                                    GeoSouthern: Joint Venture with Sinclair Oil who
                                                    uses Sun Valley Energy for leases.


Barry County                                 Meridian Energy. 185 State of Mich/DNR leases on
                                                                             6/30/2014. Signed 5/20-5/22. 2N-9W,
                                                                             3N-9W, 2N-10W, 3N-10W. No
                                                                             assignments filed.


Newaygo County                           7/16/2014.  Paradise Land assigned 78 leases to Oil
                                                                      Energy. 15N-13W, 15N-14W, 14N-14W.
                                                                      Leases from 2012-13-14.

                                                   6/30/2014. Last lease. 15N-14W Sec 22. Signed 9/24/2013.

                                                   Chesapeake Energy Corporation. 65 records from 2007-08.
                                                   Mergers and Affidavits with 17 Chesapeake companies.
                                                   Last record on 1/29/2009. Lease assignment from
                                                   Chesapeake Royalty LLC to Chesapeake Appalacia LLC.
                                                   12N-11W Sec 33.
                     
                                             
                                             
                                             
             
Ionia County                                Meridian Energy. 6/23/2014. 35 DNR leases. Signed
                                                                           4/25/2014. 6W-7N, 5W-5N.

                                                  Bishop Land Services. 8/4/2014. O/G Miscellaneous with
                                                                            Interstate Explorations ( multiple
                                                                            assignments). 930 records. Leases
                                                                            from 2012.


                                                  Western Land Services. 388 records from 2012-13.
                                                                           
                                                                       
         
                                                                 
Washtenaw County                       Bishop Land Services assigned 92 leases to Range Mich.
                                                                                  on 8/1/2014.

                                                   Paxton Resources. 7/22/2014. new lease at 4S-5E Sec 16.

           
                                                   Savoy Energy. 7/21/2014. 2 leases. 4S-3E Sec 5, 3S-3E
                                                                                                       Sec 32.




Sanilac County                             Non Disturbance Agreement. 8/8/2014. Western Land
                                                                            Services and Mortgage Electronic
                                                                            Registration Systems Inc. 9N-13E Sec 4.
                                                                            2013-Mortgage. 2013-lease.
                                                                           



                                                 

                     
                                   
                                   
                                                   
                                                                     
                                       
                                                           
                                                                               
                                       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 14, 2014, 05:53:43 AM
Sanilac County                      8/13/2014.  Clayton Energy assigned 39 leases to GeoSouthern
                                                              Michigan. Signed on 8/7/2014. Leases from
                                                              9N-15E, 10N-15E. Leases signed from 12/2013 to
                                                              6/2014.

                                                              Total leases assigned to GeoSouthern is 142.


Otsego County                      Core Energy. August 2014 activity. 24 lease assignmnts, 3 leases,
                                                               2 ROW, 1 assignment of ORRI, 4 affidavits,
                                                               1 warranty deed.

                                                               Don Yohe Enterprises to Core Energy. (warranty
                                                               deed). 31N-1W Sec 19.


                                           Oil Energy. Right of Way. 8/5/2014. 30N-2W Sec 12.

                                                            Quit Claim Deed. 6/27/2014. Core to Oil Energy.
                                                                                      30N-1W Sec 7.

                                                            6/27/2014. Core assigned to Oil Energy. 6 O/G leases
                                                                             from 1988-89, 11 assignments from 2013,
                                                                             1 assignment from 2014.

                                                       
                                           Northern Michigan Exploration. 5/30/2014. Assigned 1,100+/-
                                                                                leases from 1987-2010 to Shale Energy.
                                                                                Leases from DNR, Paxton, Terra Energy,
                                                                                Oil Energy, Devonian Energy, Zaremba
                                                                                Family, Northern Lakes Pet, Jordan,
                                                                                Muzyl Oil, Cimarron, and others.


                                           Breitburn Management Co.   2014 activity. 26 mineral deeds.
                                                                                     1 ORRI, 1 amended mortgage,
                                                                                     2 orders.


                                           Merit Energy.   7/31/2014. Memorandum to access private parcel.
                                                                 6/19/2014. ROW.
                                                                 Both of above at 31N-1W Sec 33.


Bay County                          Clayton Energy assigned 8 leases to Oil Energy on 2/5/2014.
                                                                               2013 leases from 15N-3E.
                                                                             
                     
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 15, 2014, 08:45:44 PM
Saginaw County                    Western Land Services. 8 leases. 7/21/2014-4 leases- 10N-6E Sec
                                                                              17, 6/4/2014-3 leases-11N-2E Sec 2,
                                                                              5/9/2014-1 lease-Sec 1.


Tuscola County                      Tuscola Energy. Assignment of Interest. 8/13/2014. Signed
                                                                   8/1/2014. Landowner to Tuscola Energy. 100%
                                                                   of Nixon 4-23, 5-23, 11-24, 12-24, 14-24 wells.
                                                                   Wisner Township.


Lenawee County                    Savoy Energy. 3 leases. 1) 7/31/2014. Adrian Township.
                                                                               2) 7/28/2014. 6S-3E Sec 26.
                                                                               3) 7/14/2014. 5S-1E Sec 1.

                                                       Savoy since 7/1/2014. 1-Deed Warranty, 2-Lease
                                                       assignments, 4-ratifications, 2-Consent, 1-Agreement,
                                                       1-Declaration, 3-O/G Lease, 4-Subordinating Agreement,
                                                       2-Lease Amendments, 1-Easement, 5-Affidavits, 1-Lease
                                                       Extension.

                                                       3,417 records:  2007-2014.

                                           West Bay Exploration    8/8/2014. 5 leases. 8S-3E, 5S-2E.

                                                 8/1/2014. 75 O/G lease releases. 5S-3E, 5S-2E, 7S-4E, 8S-3E.
                                                          2009 leases.


                                           Master Key Energy  8/4/2014.  Assignment from Kosco Energy. 9
                                                             leases:  6S-3E Sec 35, 6S-4E Sec 20. 8-2014, 1-2012.

                                                     7/28/2014. Assignment from Kosco Energy. 3 leases (2011)
                                                            6S-3E Sec 27.

                                                     7/28/2014. Assignment from Savoy Energy. 18 leases
                                                                     (2014) 6S-4E. 


Arenac County                       Jordan Development. 8/11/2014. 3 Amendments/1 Ratification:
                                                                            18N-4W Sec 1.

                                                                            8/4/2014. O/G Assignment. Western Land
                                                                            Services to Jordan Dev. 2 (2014) leases.
                                                                            18N-5W, 19N-5W.

                                                                            7/28/2014. Declaration of Pooling. 19N-2W
                                                                            12-2014 leases, 1-2010 lease, 1-2008 lease.


                                            West Bay.    7/31/2014.  16 O/G lease releases. 18N-4W, 19N-3W,
                                                                                 18N-5W, 19N-4E.

 
                                                               8/11/2014. DNR lease extension. 18N-5W Sec 5.

                                                               Some West Bay lease discharges leased by Jordan
                                                               Development.





             

                                                                             
                                                                 
                                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 26, 2014, 08:42:30 PM
Washtenaw County                       Flatirons (with an s) Resources LLC was assigned 300 leases
                                                                in 6 assignments on 8/11/2014. Leases came from
                                                                Paxton Res., Wavelet, Miller Energy, Legacy Energy
                                                                and others.

                                                   Flatirons Resources from Westchester, Colorado. Formed in
                                                                2007 by execs from Western Gas Resources,
                                                                which was bought by Anadarko Petroleum. Focuses
                                                                on conventional plays. Currently active in Utah,
                                                                North Dakota, Kansas, Pennsylvania. Past 2 years
                                                                focused primarily on oil opportunities.
                         
                                                                2013 BLM permit to do an exploratory well in Utah
                                                                for gas with high concentration of helium.


Lenawee County                             West Bay Exploration. 5 O/G lease releases on 8/18/2014.
                                                                                     5S-3E, 8S-4E.

                                                     Savoy Energy. 8/21/2014. O/G lease to Savoy from
                                                                           Michigan O/G Holdings. 7S-3E Sec 7.

                                                     Kosco Energy.  8 leases and 2 affidavits in the city of
                                                                           Adrian. 8/12/2014.


Jackson County.                              West Bay assigned a mineral deed on 8/1/2014 to OGI
                                                                            LLC and Riverbend Energy LLC. 1S-2W
                                                                            Sec. 8,14,15,22,23. 1S-3W Sec. 20.

                                                                            W.B. lease from landowner on 8/18/2014.
                                                                            Signed on 8/1/2014. 3S-1E Sec. 24.

                                                                            Since July 2014, 41 new leases. 98 lease
                                                                            releases. 3S-1E, 4S-2E.

                                                     Jordan Development. 13 leases in 2014. 3S-1E Sec 21.
                                                                                     6 assignments from West Bay. Leases
                                                                                     from 2008,2009,2010,2012.
                                                                                     2 releases 1S-3W Sec 7, 2S-3W
                                                                                     Sec 14.

                                                     Devon Energy. Release of DNR leases.19 leases (2010) on
                                                                           4/28/2014. Signed 9/26/2013. 1S-2E.
                                                                           Devon has signed DNR releases in multiple
                                                                           counties around the same time, Sept. 2013.


Grand Traverse County                  West Bay Properties granted a mineral deed on 7/31/2014
                                                                                 to OGI, LLC and Riverbend Energy LLC.


Kalamazoo County                         Western Land Services. 5 O/G leases 8/13/2014, 8/11/2014.
                                                                                      3S-9W Sec 21,29. 4S-9W Sec 19.

                                                                                      1260 records 2012- present. WLS
                                                                                      leases and assigments to Axia.


                                                    Axia Energy. 1164 records from 2013-present. Assignments
                                                                        from WLS and assignments to Liberty Energy.


                                                    Liberty Energy. 455 records from 2013-present. All are
                                                                           assignments from Axia.

                                                                           Each lease was assigned and recorded
                                                                           individually so far. About 30 leases assigned
                                                                           every 5-10 days.


                                                    ConocoPhillips Co. Notice of Commencement signed on
                                                                               9/1/2009. ConocoPhillips grantor and
                                                                               grantee. 2S-11W Sec 30.


Tuscola County                              Tuscola Energy. Assignment of Interest to Tuscola from
                                                                            landowner. 8/19/2014. Signed 8/4/2014.
                                                                            Nixon 4-23 well. .0029297 working interest.
                                                                            92 assignments of interest to Tuscola. 
                                                 

       


                   
                                                                                           
       
                                                 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 27, 2014, 07:53:23 PM
Two townships and one city recently approve moratoriums on oil and gas drilling.

Washtenaw County     Scio Township. West Bay Exploration has a well drilled at 1900' going to
                                                       5000' (oil well). Unknown how this well affected.

Macomb County         Shelby Township.  Passed a moratorium banning O/G exploration.
                                                           West Bay has finished drilling a well. Has voluntarily
                                                           halted all  future exploration activities in township.

Oakland County         Rochester Hills.  Recently passed a 6 month moratorium on oil and
                                                        gas drilling. West Bay and partner Jordan Developmet
                                                        have 400 leases in city. Some in community want to
                                                        rescind all leases. Law suit against city for O/G leasing.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 28, 2014, 04:42:21 AM
All those "city folks" that are so against this should immediately get rid of their cars, apparently they think everyone else should have to deal with drilling rigs and well pads, but not them.  Ignorance at it's best.  Apparently they do not understand that one can not choose where the oil happens to be.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Garvin on August 28, 2014, 05:07:48 AM
 crazy
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on August 28, 2014, 07:06:54 AM
Recently introduced. State Senate bill 1026, which would ban oil and gas drilling in cities
and townships of 70,000 residents or more, such as Shelby Township and the city of
Rochester Hills.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: pyro-1955 on August 28, 2014, 07:21:37 AM
Garvin, the reality is unfortunately that the ignorant have taken over the country, it is only a matter of time before it completely implodes.  If these people were really serious about their ignorant cause, they would be walking and only using solar power.....  Of course, these are the same people that live way beyond their means, have half million dollar homes, and cars, with no clue as to what reality is.  It is scary to see things like this, and unfortunately know we have no chance of stopping it.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: mohawk70 on August 28, 2014, 08:44:36 AM
Meanwhile, California has a MAJOR water shortage emergency.  In today's paper.

While they are dumping fresh water into the Pacific Ocean.

And REFUSE to use desalination [in use all over the world, including Israel].

And are shutting down / have shut down two perfectly usable nuclear power reactors [which they could use for powering the desalination plants].

And are welcoming more illegal aliens [in yesterday's paper] when they cannot supply water to the people who are already there.


Is there a disconnect from reality?

Are they all  smoking those funny cigarettes?

Have they spent so much time staring into warp drive coils on Star Trek that they actually believe that "reel life" is real life?


Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: DSWIS on August 28, 2014, 12:57:12 PM
This article will give you a sampling of this movement around the country. It will be tested in the courts and by the state legislators.

http://peakoil.com/enviroment/should-your-town-have-the-right-to-ban-fracking
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 08, 2014, 06:08:18 AM
Mecosta County                       Paradise Land Services. 9/3/2014. First lease in county.With
                                                                                 Prior-Michigan Mineral Trust. Signed
                                                                                 6/19/2014. 16N-7W Sec 16.

                                             Western Land Services. 8 new leases on 8/27/2014. Signed
                                                                                from April-June. 16N-7W Sec 4,8,9,36.


Livingston County                   Sun Valley Energy. 20 lease extensions on 8/28/2014. 3N-5E
                                                                         Sec 12. 4N-6E Sec 4.


Muskegon County                   Bishop Land Services. 15 leases assigned to Interstate Exploration
                                                                             on 8/4/2014. Signed 7/28/2014.


Newaygo County                    Bishop Land Services. 9 leases assigned to Interstate Exploration
                                                                             on 8/15/2014. Leases from 2012/13/14 in
                                                                             11N-12W.


Monroe County                      Western Land Services. 37 new leases on 8/19/2014.

                                            Savoy Energy. 28 leases in 2014.(Last 8/11/2014).

                                            Trendwell Energy. 50 leases (2013) assigned to Paxton Resources
                                                                       on 4/8/2014.


Grand Traverse County           Wyotex Drilling Ventures. 96 new leases on 8/28/2014. 251 total
                                                                                  leases 2013-2014.


Crawford County                    EnCana. 1 lease with DNR on 7/29/2014. Signed 6/30/2014.
                                                             25N-3W Sec 4,5. 26N-3W Sec 1,2,3,4,9,10,11,12.

                                                         1 O/G lease assignment from EnCana/DNR to Savoy
                                                             Energy on 7/29/2014. Signed 4/24/2014. 25N-4W
                                                             Sec 9.


Charlevoix County                 Northern Michigan Exploration. 2 leases on 8/29/2014. Signed
                                                              on 7/16 and 7/24. 1) 32N-6W Sec 22 Wilson Twp.
                                                              2) 32N-6W Sec 6 Wilson Twp. and 33N-7W Sec 1,11,
                                                              14 South Arm Twp. Paperwork to Oil Niagaran, T.C.


Kalamazoo County                Western Land Services. 2 leases on 8/27/2014. Signed 8/25/2014.
                                                                             3S-10W Sec 25,36.


Sanilac County                     Western Land Services to Whiting Oil. Total leases held by Whiting
                                                                 2,200+/-. Last leases to Western signed 7/1/2014.
                                                                 9N-13E Sec 16. Leases came from all but a few
                                                                 townships in county.

                                                                 125+/- Western leases signed in 2014. 300+/-
                                                                 signed in 2013 (most in Oct/Nov).
                                                                             
                                                             
                           
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 17, 2014, 09:40:00 PM
Mecosta County                       W B Osborn O/G Operations and W B Osborn O/G
                                              Operations LTD from landowner; new lease on 9/12/2014.
                                              Signed on 9/4/2014. 16N-7W Sec 17.

                                              2 other Osborn leases in 2014. 16N-7W Sec 17,20. 3
                                              assignments of leases from Western Land in 2014.


Antrim County                         Breitburn LP. 4 mineral deeds from 8/8/2014 to 7/10/2014.
                                                                 29N-6W Sec 22,24. 29N-6W Sec 17. 29N-5W
                                                                 Sec 7,18. 29N-6W Sec 28.


Calhoun County                       Axia Energy to Liberty Energy. 7 leases assigned on 7/25/2014.
                                                                    3S-8W. 6 leases assigned on 2/21/2013. 3S-8W
                                                                    4S-8W.
                         
                                              Jordan Development. 2014: 2 leases, 3 affidavits, 2 asignments,

                                              Savoy Energy. 24 leases recorded 4/14/2014. 1S-6W, 2S-5W.


                                              Western Land Services. 117 leases from 2008-10-11-12-13.
                                                                           4S-5W. Assignments to Axia, Trendwell,
                                                                           Innova in 2013, Verdue Holdings in 2012.


Kalamazoo County                   10 O/G assignments on 9/8/2014. Western Land to Axia Energy.
                                                                                                3S-9W, 4S-9W.

                                              29 O/G assignments on 9/8/2014. Axia Energy to Liberty Energy.
                                                                                                 3S-9W, 4S-9W.


Gladwin County                        Western Land Services. 3 leases. 1 on 9/8/2014. 19N-2W Sec
                                                                                 14. 2 on 9/2/2014. Both 19N-2W
                                                                                 Sec 23.

                                               Kosco Energy. 3 leases. 1) 9/8/2014. 19N-2W Sec 9. 2)
                                                                                   8/4/2014. 20N-2W Sec 31 3)
                                                                                   7/28/2014. 19N-2W Sec 13.


Grand Traverse County              Arbor O/G. 7 records on 9/8/2014. Mineral deed, 4 assignments
                                                                                                  pooling agreement.

                                                                 9/4/2014. 2 leases.


Newaygo County                       Paradise Land - Oil Energy. Affidavit to correct reference
                                                                                       liber and page. 79 leases from
                                                                                       2012-14 that were assigned.

                                               Bishop Land Services. 8/15/2014. 9 leases (4-2012. 4-2013,
                                                                                1-2014) assigned to Interstate
                                                                                Exploration. 11N-11W, 11N-12W.

                                               Devon Energy. 16 DNR leases (2010) released  4/28/2014.
                                                                      Signed on 9/26/2013. 13N-13W, 14N-14W.


Sanilac County                         Sun Valley Energy. 9/4/2014. O/G lease ratification. 9N-15E
                                                                          Sec 14, 15. 2012 SVE lease. Paperwork
                                                                          to: Clayton Energy, Jackson, MI.

                                              Jackford Land Inc. 3 leases 4/2011. Signed 1/17/2011.
                                                                          14N-12E Sec 3, 5. 12N-12E Sec 9.

                                                                          Amendment of O/G leases. Jackford Land
                                                                          (grantor) Exok Inc, (grantee). 4/5/2013.
                                                                          Signed 3/28/2013.

                                                                          T S Dudley Land Co. assigned 28 leases to
                                                                          Exok Inc, on 10/3/2013. Signed 9/24/2013.
                                                                          2010 leases. 12N-12E, 13N-12E, 14N-12E.

                                             Jackford Land, T S Dudley, and Exok Inc, all from Oklahoma
                                                                                                         City.


Tuscola County                        AMI Land.  1 lease assigned to Exok on 5/9/2014. 12N-7E
                                                                                          Sec 35. (Lease date: 2/25/2011)

                                             AMI Land Services Inc. 59 lease assignments to Exok on
                                                                               5/16/2014. Signed on 5/9/2014.
                                                                               12N-7E, 12N-8E, 13N-7E.
     
                                                                               61 AMI leases from 12/21/2010 to
                                                                               5/31/2011.

Tuscola and Sanilac County       Exok Inc, AMI Land Services, T S Dudley Land Co., and
                                              Jackford Land Inc, recently uncovered.

                                              Jackford Land Inc. 933 E. Bretton Rd. Okla. City, OK.

                                              Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration LLC, 937 E. Bretton Rd. Okla. City. 
                                                                               
                                                                       
                                                     

       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 21, 2014, 07:51:29 PM
Sanilac County                         Western Land Services. 9/17/2014. 1 new lease. Signed
                                                                                 11/11/2013. 13N-13E Sec 16.


Arenac County                         Kosco Energy. 9/15/2014. 3 leases. 19N-5E Sec 33 (2)
                                                                                     18N-5E Sec 6
                                                                    9/8/2014. 3 leases. 19N-5E Sec 31 (2), 30.
                                                                    9/2/2014. 1 lease. 19N-5E. Sec 19.


Mason County                         Sadie Oil Co. 14 leases, 8/20/2014. 17W-16N Sec 25.

                                                                  Sadie Oil Co. (2nd) - Flatiron (1st). O/G lease.
                                                                                                 8/20/2014. 17N-16W Sec 25.


Ionia County                           Meridian Energy. 9/19/2014. 12 new leases. Signed 7/2014.
                                                                       8W-5N, 8W-6N.


Washtenaw County                  Paxton Resources. 9/9/2014. 1 new lease. 3E-4S Sec 24.

                                             West Bay.  8/18/2014. 1 new lease. 2E-5S Sec 15.


Gratiot County                        9/9/2014. 8 extension of lease. Halcyon Resources. 2009
                                                             leases from Sun Valley Energy. 9N-1W.


Huron County                        Western Land Services. 8/19/2014. 16 leases. 18N-14E,
                                                                               18N-15E.  Sec 23,24,25,30.

                                            Jackford Land Inc. to Exok Inc. 85 leases from 2010-2011 on
                                                                          4/5/2013. Leases from 15N-9E, 15N-10E,
                                                                          15N-11E, 15N-12E, 16N-9E, 16N-10E,
                                                                          16N-11E, 17N-10E, 17N-12E
                                                                         
                                                                         

Company/County leased. DNR and/or landowner lease.

                                           Devon Energy: Oscoda, Arenac, Clinton, Roscommon, Saginaw,
                                                                  Shiawassee, Montcalm, Huron, Ogemaw, Bay,
                                                                  Tuscola, Sanilac, Midland, Mecosta, Lake,
                                                                  Newaygo, Gladwin, Iosco, Gratiot, Isabella,
                                                                  Clare, Osceola, maybe more/less.

                                           Bishop Land: (Interstate Exploration/E. Tex Investmet Group I.)
                                                               Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Eaton, Barry, Lenawee,
                                                               Muskegon, Newaygo, Washtenaw, St. Clair,
                                                               Calhoun, Jackson, Midland, maybe more/less.

                                           Pteradon Energy/Credible Energy: Barry, St. Clair, Livingston,
                                                                Newaygo, Kent, Montcalm, Ionia, Oceana,
                                                                Lapeer, Oakland, maybe more/less.

                                           Terracore LLC: Iosco, Ionia, Tuscola, Ogemaw, Wexford,
                                                                 Huron, Oceana, Oscoda, Grand Traverse, Lapeer,
                                                                 Newaygo, Midland, Kent, St. Clair, Mecosta,
                                                                 Sanilac, Isabella, maybe more/less.

                                           EnCana Energy: Crawford, Cheyboygan, Charlevoix, Kalkaska,
                                                                   Roscommon, Missaukee, Emmet, Grand Traverse,
                                                                   Presque Isle, maybe more/less.


Exok Inc.                             Assignments in 2013/2014. Alcona , Mason, Huron, Sanilac,
                                                                                   Oceana, Tuscola counties. 2010-
                                                                                   2011 leases. Other lease activity
                                                                                   in 1983-84: Mecosta, Kent,
                                                                                   Midland counties.
                                                     
                                 







                                                                   
                                                                                 


Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 22, 2014, 09:30:30 PM
Mecosta County                           Western Land Services. 20 new leases on 9/19/2014.
                                                                                    8 DNR leases signed on 8/4/2014.
                                                                                    16N-7W Sec 4,7,20.
                                                                                    12 landowner leases signed from
                                                                                    7/17/2013 to 7/22/2014.
                                                                                    15N-7W Sec 1. 16N-7W Sec 4,5,6,
                                                                                    8,9,21,36.


Sanilac County                             Maritz Land Co. 7 memorandum of O/G lease on 9/11/2014.
                                                                          Signed from 5/13/2014 to 6/9/2014.
                                                                          12N-12E Sec 12,26,27,28.
         
                                                                          Last Maritz O/G lease: Signed on 8/7/2013,
                                                                          recorded on 1/29/2014. 12N-13E Sec 29,30.

                                                   Flatiron Energy Mineral Deeds.  7/31/2014. Affidavit of
                                                                         Correction on 14 earliest mineral deeds.
                                                                         Grantor: Tauber Interests LTD. Paperwork
                                                                         to: Tauber Exploration and Production Co,
                                                                         Houston, TX. (same correction noted in
                                                                         Oceana on same date. Tauber Interests LTD
                                                                         and Tauber Asset Management LLC named
                                                                         as grantors along with landowner).

                                                   Know your players:   Maritz/Smetzer/GFL = Terracore
                                               
                                                                                  Clayton = GeoSouthern

                                                                                  Land Services = El Paso E and P

                                                                                  Western/Beacon/Roadrunner/Land
                                                                                  Services/Continental = Whiting O/G

                                                                                  Sun Valley = Sinclair Oil

                                                                                  Bay City = Devon Energy

                                                                             

                                                                         



                                                                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on September 28, 2014, 07:52:27 PM
Lapeer County                    Maritz Land Co. 15 leases on 9/11/2014. First leases in county.
                                                                 9N-12E Sec 5,7,8,9,10,17,18. Total of 51.85 ac.
                                                                 Signed from 4/19-6/18/2014.


Sanilac County                  Whiting Oil and Gas. Amendment of O/G lease. 9N-13E Sec 4.
                                                                      Lease from 9/22/2011. 41.17 ac.

                                       Maritz Land Co. 9/23/2014. 2 Affidavit of Scrivenors Error. signed
                                                               9/18/2014. (9/11/2014 lease). (Correction of legal).


Newaygo County              Paradise Land  to Oil Energy. Assignment of lease. 2012/13/14 leases.

                                      Clayton Energy/DNR to Oil Energy. Memo of lease. 15N-14W.
                                                                                         7/14/2014. signed 6/23/2014.


Monroe County                Western Land Services to Trendwell Energy. 9/10/2014. 5 leases
                                                                           (2013) assigned.

                                     Savoy Energy. 29 leases in 2014. Last lease 9/8/2014. 143 leases
                                                           since 11/12/2013.

                                     Bishop Land Services. 9/4/2014. Amendment of 2014 lease.


Ingham County               Meridian Energy. 3 leases. Aug 8, 2014. 2N-1E Sec 25. 1 yr lease/1 yr
                                                                      option, 1/8 royalty. Option payment $25/acre.

                                                               May 14, 2014. Lease at 2N-1E Sec 25. 3 yr lease.
                                                                     3 yr option. 1/8 royalty. 200% of bonus per acre
                                                                     paid during primary.

                                                               May 27, 2014. Lease at 2N-1E Sec 25. 3 yr lease.
                                                                                    1/8 royalty. 3 yr option at 200% of
                                                                                    bonus per acre during primary.


Grand Traverse County                            9/18/2014. Bishop Land Services to Range Michigan.
                                                                              3 (2014 leases) lease assignments.


Gladwin County                                      Kosco Energy. 9/15/2014. 1 new lease. 19N-2W
                                                                                  Sec 9. Signed on 8/6/2014.


Tuscola County                       What's The Rush.

                                             Bay City Energy- 312 leases (Devon) July 12/2010. 5 yr primary
                                                                      + 5 yr option. Lease expires on July 11, 2020.

                                             Devon Energy- 43 leases (Devon) Sept. 12, 2012. 5 yr primary
                                                                   + 5 yr option. $100 per acre additional for option.
                                                                    Lease expires on Sept. 11, 2022.

                                            AMI Land Services- 61 leases (Exok) Jan. 17, 2011. 5 yr primary
                                                                         + 5 yr option. $50 per acre additional for
                                                                         option. Lease expires on June 16, 2021.

                                           Clayton Energy- 51 Agribank leases (Devon) Jun. 3, 2010. 5 yr
                                                                   leases. Expire on Jun. 2, 2015.

                                           Maritz Land Co.- 2 leases.(Terracore) Aug. 13, 2013. 5 yr
                                                                    primary + 5 yr option. Lease expires on Aug.
                                                                    12, 2023.

                                           Smetzer Land Services- 12 leases (Terracore) May 6, 2013. 5 yr
                                                                    primary + 5 yr option. Lease expires on May
                                                                    5, 2023.

                                           Kosco Energy- 9 leases (Kosco) July 31, 2012. 5 yr primary +
                                                                 option of 5 yr. $25 per acre additional for option.
                                                                 Lease expires on July 30, 2022.


                                           These "10 Year" leases show up in most Michigan counties
                                           where oil and gas leases appear.
                                                               

                                           

               

                                                           

                                                                                                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on September 30, 2014, 06:59:58 PM

oh yeah, the infamous 10 year lease.  I am willing to bet this, or a derivative of this lease extension/option is common among private mineral owner leases.

This is "marketed" as a positive thing by gascos when presenting a mineral lease contract.  They often pretend not to budge either.  It is sold as a great thing "you'll get the sign bonus again if we don't drill in 5 years!".

In reality a lease extension is something we should all remove from a lease.  in addition, we need to negotiate the term down from the standard starting point of 5 years to a maximum of 3 years.

Think about the lease option....   the only way a gasco would exercise that option is if the lease/acre price has gone up during the 1st term of the lease because the play is hot.  It will either go down if the play goes bust or it will go up and perhaps skyrocket if the play is a boom.  So the extension option is only good for the gasco and gives them control and not a positive for a mineral owner in any way.

I am wiser today, but when I signed my lease in 2010, I was excited about the 5+5 and can remember thinking.........heck yeah, I'll take that sign bonus again thank you!  I have since learned to say NO to that lease option.

The fact that is appears so widespread in MI leases just illustrates how mineral owners continue to be sold on how this lease extension (potential for "sign-bonus" repayment) is a positive.

So if you ever have the chance to negotiate a lease, shoot for 3 years with no extension.  Heck if you happen to lease with a boom going on around you with well production a 1 year lease may be possible.

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: isurus on October 01, 2014, 11:36:42 AM
Wilson - it's all relative.  Take Whiting in Sanilac County for example.  They have around 300,000 acres under lease; all of that may or may not be prospective for the A-1 Carbonate Play they are pursuing.  They've taken the better part of two years to get three test wells drilled.  Assuming they get the encouragement they need from the third one, they'll have around eight years to develop their leasehold.  If they get 320-acre spacing then they'll have to drill nearly 1000 wells to develop the play on their leasehold.  Do the arithmetic - that's one well every 2 or 3 days for eight years.  This play may or may not work, but if everyone held out for 3-year leases it would be dead-on-arrival - no one would take the risk.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on October 01, 2014, 01:58:01 PM
Wilson - it's all relative.  Take Whiting in Sanilac County for example.  They have around 300,000 acres under lease; all of that may or may not be prospective for the A-1 Carbonate Play they are pursuing.  They've taken the better part of two years to get three test wells drilled.  Assuming they get the encouragement they need from the third one, they'll have around eight years to develop their leasehold.  If they get 320-acre spacing then they'll have to drill nearly 1000 wells to develop the play on their leasehold.  Do the arithmetic - that's one well every 2 or 3 days for eight years.  This play may or may not work, but if everyone held out for 3-year leases it would be dead-on-arrival - no one would take the risk.

Isurus,

granted that if the Michigan play stays as it is, then a person should be happy to get a lease almost on any terms!

However, I should have prefaced my "philosophy" on a boom environment.  A boom in MI isn't going to occur unless someone hits big.

If big production occurs, especially big oil, then a leasing boom would be big time underway.  In that environment a heck of a lot of drilling would be taking place.  In that world you don't want to lock up your minerals for a 5 + 5, in fact, in that environment (as experienced in Bakken and Marcellus etc) you don't want a lease extension option and you want to negotiate the shortest leases term possible.

You are right though, it is relative.  oh and in my opinion when boom time comes (if it comes) the DUs will quickly be expanded to 640 and very likely to 1280 acres.  I just hope the move to larger DUs are data driven.

wilson
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 09, 2014, 09:21:22 PM
Saginaw County                        Western Land Services. 16 leases on 9/12/2014. 11N-2E Sec
                                                                                  1, 2. 24 leases in 2014.

                 
                                               Sun Valley Energy. New lease 9/12/2014. 9N-1E. Sec 28,32,33.
                                                                           1 lease in 2013 (9N-1E Sec 36) and 354
                                                                           leases from 2009-2012. 9N-1E, 9N-2E,   
                                                                           9N-4E, 12N-1E.


Lenawee County                       O/G Release. 9/29/2014. Savoy Energy to DNR. Signed
                                                                                    9/26/2014. 5S-2E Sec 10.(2010 lease)

                                               9/26/2014. 7 leases. 6S-2E Sec 31,36. Signed from 8/16 to 9/3.

                                               9/26/2014. 9 leases assigned from Savoy Energy to Master Key
                                                                 Energy.

                                               Bishop Land Services. O/G Release. 9/17/2014. 6S-1E Sec 20,29
                                                                                30. 3 2011 leases.

                                               Kosco Energy. 9/29. 3 O/G Releases. 9/27. 1 O/G lease. 9/22.
                                                                     1 O/G Release. 9/15. 4 O/G leases/1 mineral
                                                                     deed, 6S-3E Sec 27. 9/8. Kosco assigned 8
                                                                     leases (2014)from Master Key.Signed 7/28/2014.
                                                                     6S-3E, 6S-4E.


Gladwin County                         9/29/2014. Western Land assigns 3 leases (2014) to Jordan.
                                                                 Signed July/Aug. 2014. 19N-2W. Sec 14,23.

                                                9/29/2014. 3 affidavits from 2010 West Bay leases. 19N-2W
                                                                 Sec. 11,14,15.

                                                Jordan Dev. 1 lease on 9/24/2014. 19N-2W. Sec 11,12.

                                                Kosco Energy. 1 new lease on 9/15/2014. 19N-2W Sec. 9.


Arenac County                           Jordan Dev. 1 new lease on 9/29/2014. Signed on 9/12/2014.
                                                                  18N-4W Sec. 1.


Washtenaw County                     10/3/2014.  Paxton Resources: 1) Easement 4S-5E Sec 16.
                                                                  2) Modification 4S-5E Sec. 4,5,8,9. 3) Affidavit
                                                                  4S-5E Sec. 9,16. Dakotah Oil: 1) Modification
                                                                  4S-5E Sec. 4,5,8,9.

                                                 West Bay. 9/30/2014. 1 lease. 2S-4E.
                                                                 9/18/2014. 34 leases. 2S-4E, 2S-5E.

                                                 Dakotah Oil. 9/16/2014. 17 leases. 1S-6E. 2009-2014: 450+/-
                                                                    leases to Dakotah.


Crawford County                        8 DNR leases to Savoy Energy on 8/26/2014. 26N-3W Sec 30,
                                                                                             31,32.

                                                9/9/2014. 5 DNR leases to Clayton Energy. 25N-4W Sec. 1,2
                                                                                        3,8. 26N-3W Sec. 29.


Kalamazoo County                     Western Land Services. 7 leases 9/25/2014. 3S-10W Sec.
                                                                                   9,25,26,36. 3S-9W Sec. 7,29.

                                                                                  9/29/2014. 9 leases assigned from
                                                                                   WLS to Axia Energy.


Montcalm County                      Deed office has been busy the last year and very, very busy
                                               the last 8 months with 3-4 companies active now. (Note:
                                               office is understaffed and underpaid)
                                               
                                               New technology aimed at reviving production in some
                                               abandoned oil fields. Horizontal drilling project in the 90's
                                               funded by the Dept. of Energy resulted in successful
                                               production of a new well in the county. The Chrystal Field,
                                               considered depleted to users of conventional well drilling
                                               technology, might be a target. "The best place to look for oil
                                               is where it's already been found".

                                             

Savoy Energy, LP and certain partners have retained E-Spectrum Advisors LLC, to sell their
properties targeting the Trenton Black River formations in southern Michigan. Current net
production : 2,492 BOEPD (95% oil and NGL). Production to reach 6,600 BOEPD in 2015.
Package contains 6,473 gross (5,197 net) acres most HBP. 47 producing wells, Central
Production Facilities, 3 SWD wells. This was announced in April, 2014. Bids were due by
April 23, 2014. Lenawee and Hillsdale counties. Don't know current status of deal.



Oceana County                          Lucas Exploration & Development. 9/18/2014. Agreement Deed
                                                - Consent to Location of Well. Signed 7/3/2014. (2014 lease:
                                                13N-17W Sec. 18,19,29. 13N-18W Sec. 36. 262 acres).

                                                Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration/TK Royalty/Birchfield Consulting
                                                hold an ORRI on Merten 1-24 HDI well. 15N-17W Sec. 24.


Mecosta County                         Schmude Oil. 17 leases in 2014. All in 16N-7W. Sec.16, 21(1).

                                                9/30/2014. 18 leases assigned from Western Land to
                                                                  W B Osborn.


Gratiot County                           A M Michigan. 9/22/2014. Memo of O/G lease. 11N-3W Sec 7.
                                                                     Paperwork to WLS, Ludington,MI.

                                                Western Land Services. 5 leases on 9/19/2014. 10N-4W
                                                                                   Sec 9,16.

                                                Halcyon Resources. Affidavit on 9/9/2014. 9N-1W Sec. 14,21,24






                                               

                                                 


     

                                             
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on October 23, 2014, 09:24:50 PM
Otsego County                       EnCana to Marathon Oil on 10/6/2014. Signed 8/28/2014.
                                                                                1 lease from 1979. 30N-2W Sec 3.

                                            9/30/2014. O/G lease to Core Energy from Belden Blake Corp
                                                             and Ward Lake Energy. Paperwork to Enervest
                                                             Operating, Hartville, Ohio.

                                            9/17/2014. Assignment of O/G leases. 142 leases from Square B
                                                            Oil Co. to Legacy Energy and Miller Energy. 29N-3W,
                                                            29N-1W,  30N-2W. Leases from 1984-1991.

                                            5/30//014. Assignment from Northern Michigan Exploration to
                                                             Shale Energy. Hundreds of leases from 1985-2010.

                                            1980 - Marathon Oil history in county goes back.


Roscommon County                10/9/2014. Assignment of DNR leases from EnCana to Marathon.
                                                          17,000 acres+/- in 21N-4W, 22N-4W, 24N-4W.
                                                           2008 Energy West leases.

                                             Marathon Oil. 275 records in county. 1987-88-89-90 (last)


Crawford County                     10/9/2014. Assignment from EnCana to Marathon Oil. 5 parcels
                                                              in 25N-4W Sec 29,30,32,33. Signed 5/1/2014.

                                              7/29/2014. DNR TO EnCana. 2 parcels in 25N-4W, 9 parcels
                                                               26N-3W.

                                              6/24/2014. O/G and Gas Easement. 25N-4W. Sec 11,14,23,26.
                                                               DNR to EnCana/DTE Gathering Holding Co. Signed
                                                               11/19/2013.


Cheyboygan County                 10/6/2014. 184 leases assigned from EnCana to Marathon Oil.
                                                               2010-2011 leases. 1 agreement assigned (2011)
                                                               Surface Damage Agreement: 35N-2W Sec 33,
                                                               EnCana-Kendall.

                                               5/19/2014. O/G release. 2011 DNR/EnCana lease. 28 parcels
                                                                in 15 townships. 37N-1W, 35N-2W, 37N-1E.


Newaygo County                       Exok Inc. 10/7/2014. One consent (2010 T S Dudley lease
                                                                               in 15N-12W Sec 28)
                                                              10/7/2014. Easement 15N-12W Sec 28
                                                              10/7/2014. Mineral Deed  15N-12W Sec 28


Sanilac County                         Whiting Oil. Partial release of 2012 O/G lease from Western)
                                                                                         12N-12E Sec 32.


Kalamazoo County                   10/20/2014. 10 new leases to Western Land. 2S-9W, 2S-10W,
                                                                 3S-9W, 3S-10W.
                                              10/20/2014. Agreement and Easement. 3S-9W Sec 9, 20


Jackson County                        10/14/2014. West Bay. 16 O/G releases. 289 releases in 2014.

                                               10/6/2014. West Bay. 13 O/G leases. 190 leases in 2014.


Monroe County                          10/16/2014. 18 leases assigned to Trendwell Energy from
                                                                   Dixon Exploration.

                                                10/2/2014. 15 leases to Western Land Services.


Mecosta County                          10/15/2014. 2 leases to Western Land Services. 16N-7W
                                                                    Sec 8, 20. Signed  6/14 and 9/24.

                                                 10/13/2014  50 leases from landowners, W B Osborn O/G
                                                                    Operations, W B Osborn O/G Operations LTD
                                                                    (Grantors) to WBO III Inc. (Grantee)

                                                 10/15/2014. 3 Easements to W B Osborn 16N-7W Sec 17,20


Bay County                                10/6/2014. Jordan Dev. lease: 16N-3E Sec 19.


Lenawee County                        10/6/2014. West Bay. 3 O/G releases in 5S-2E Sec 11.
                                                                                 3 leases in Cambridge Twp.

                                               10/3/2014. Savoy Energy. 1 lease 6S-2E Sec 36. Also
                                                                                   4 ratifications, 2 declarations
                                                                                   and 1 affidavit.

                                                9/15/2014. 28 leases to Dakotah Oil in 5S-2E, 5S-3E.
                           
                                                                   
                                           

                                           
                                                                           
 
 

     

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 01, 2014, 08:38:28 AM
Crawford County                 Clayton Energy. Assigned 5 DNR leases to Niagaran LLC  on
                                                                 10/24/2014. Signed on 9/30/2014. 25N-4W,
                                                                 26N-3W.

                                                                 9/9/2014. 5 DNR leases to Clayton. 25N-4W,
                                                                                 26N-3W.Signed 8/4/2014.

                                                                 10/27/2014. OIL Niagaran assigns 5 DNR leases to
                                                                                    Shale Energy. Signed 9/9/2014.
                                                                                    25N-4W, 26N-3W.

                                                                                Clayton-Oil Niagaran-Shale

                                         OIL Energy Corp.  4/4/2014. DNR lease in 25N-3W Sec 16.

                                         Northern Michigan Exploration. 2 assignments in 2014 to Shale
                                                                                      Energy. 15 leases from 25N-1W,
                                                                                      25N-2W, 25N-4W, 27N-4W.

                                                                                  Paperwork sent to: Shale (no address,
                                                                                  no city, no state, no zip).


                                         Devon Energy. O/G releases. 4 2007 leases to Savoy Energy on
                                                               4/21/2014. Signed 3/31/2014. Paperwork to:
                                                               Hackworth.

                                                               Devon had 2 assignments to Tier Hydrocarbon
                                                               Exploration on 2/19/2013.

                                                               1) 71 Sasquatch leases (2011) in 25N-1W, 25N-4W,
                                                                   26N-2W, 26N-3W, 27N-2W.
                                                               2) 6 Savoy leases from 2007.


Grand Traverse County                             10/6/2014. Conveyance from EnCana to Marathon
                                                                                Oil. 1 lease from 2011.


Kalamazoo County                                   Western Land Services. 4 new leases on 10/24/2014
                                                                                3S-10W Sec 14, 25, 35. 3S-9W Sec 14.


Mecosta County                                      Western Land Services. 2 new leases on 10/30/2014.
                                                                                 Both in 16N-7W Sec 8. Signed 9/15
                                                                                 and 9/23.


Monroe County                                      Western Land Services. 189 new leases in 4 days.
                                                                                 
                                                                                              10/31/2014- 11 leases
                                                                                              10/30/2014- 50 leases
                                                                                              10/29/2014- 61 leases
                                                                                              10/28/2014- 67 leases

                                                           Trendwell Energy. 2 easements on 10/31/2014.

                                                                                      10/30/2014. Miscellaneous
                                                                                      agreement with WLS on 6 leases.

                                                                                      10/16/2014. 17 leases from Paxton
                                                                                      Resources to Trendwell.
                         
                                                                                      4/2/2014. 33 leases (2013) Paxton
                                                                                      to Master Key Energy.


Jackson County                                     West Bay Exploration. 10/20/2014. 3 leases. 4S-2E,
                                                                                                               4S-1E.


Arenac County                                      Western Land Services assigns 1 lease to Jordan Dev.
                                                                                            on 10/27/2014. 19N-5W Sec 32.
                                                                                            Lease signed 9/14/2014.



                                                                                 

                                             

   
                                                                                 
                     
                                                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: ranchland on November 01, 2014, 11:16:36 AM
I don't want to derail this thread as I so much appreciate the perspective it gives, but based on how much lease activity there is on a steady basis, has anyone that reads this thread been offered a lease in the past year or so? I'm trying to grasp whether the gascos are just reshuffling the deck on a regular basis or actually adding in new cards.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: dcdeleeuw on November 03, 2014, 07:26:42 PM
Ranchland, I signed a lease for land in Mecosta County on 2/18/14 and I have a lease offer that I plan to sign this week for land in Missaukee County. I am counting my blessings!
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: ranchland on November 05, 2014, 06:50:02 PM
Good to hear. I haven't heard a peep about my acreage in Kalkaska county since "the rush".
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 13, 2014, 07:58:52 PM
Emmet County                      10/17/2014. Memo of O/G lease. EnCana. Signed 6/30/2010.
                                                              37N-4W Sec 17. McKinley Twp. Paperwork to:
                                                              Marathon Oil, Houston, TX.


Livingston County                 GeoSouthern. 10/23/2014. Discharge of O/G lease. 2014 lease.


Arenac County                     Jordan Dev. 2 new leases on 11/3/2014. 18N-4W Sec 1,
                                                            18N-5W Sec 5. Signed on 10/3/2014.


Lenawee County                  Savoy Energy. 11/10/2014. 5 leases, 2 ratification, 1 sub.
                                                                                   agreement.
                                                                10/20/2014. 11 leases.

                                          West Bay. 11/10/2014. 25 O/G lease releases (Oct 2009)

                                                          10/20/2014. 2 leases, 1 ROW. 5S-2E Sec 2.


Monroe County                    Western Land Services. 4 leases on 11/4/2014.


Midland County                   Kosco Energy. 11/5/2014. Ext. of lease 16N-2W Sec 3.
                                                                                     Lease from 10/30/2011.


Kalamazoo County             Western Land Services. 11/10/2014. 4 Agribank leases. 2S-9W,
                                                                                             3S-9W.
                                                                          11/4/2014. 6 leases. 3S-10W Sec 2,9,31,33.


Mecosta County                Paradise Land Services. 7 leases on 11/3/2014.1 lease on 9/30/2014
                                                                          All in 16N-7W  Sec 10, 15, 16, 21.Signed
                                                                          3/21/2014 to 6/19/2014.

                                       Lease count:        Devon Energy - 500+ leases ( 5 companies worked
                                                                                       these leases from 2010-11) Devon
                                                                                       picked up 90 leases on their own
                                                                                       in 2012. All in 13N-8W, 13N-9W,
                                                                                       14N-10W.
                 
                                                                W B Osborn - 450 leases ( Western Land Services
                                                                                    leases from 2007-2014. Most in
                                                                                    16N-7W, 16N-8W.

                                                                Terracore, LLC. 311 leases from Maritz Land. Leases
                                                                                from mid 2012 to early 2013. Assigned
                                                                                to Terracore on 12/2/2013. Most in
                                                                                14N-7W, 15N-9W, 15N-8W,16N-8W,
                                                                                13N-7W.


Sanilac County                     Western Land Services. 11/12/2014. 334 leases assigned to
                                                                              Whiting Oil. Signed 11/10/2014. 120
                                                                              signed in 2014. 214 signed in 2013.
                                                                              Last Western lease signed: 7/1/2014,
                                                                              9N-13E.

                                                                             11/3/2014. 5 Subordination Agreements.   
                                                                             Western/Landowners/Tri County Bank.
                                                                             9N-13E Sec 3,9,10,11,16,17,34.
                                                                             Mortgages from 2011,2009,2003,2002.
                                                                             Lease from 2011. Maple Valley Twp.

                                          Whiting Oil.  Analyst Report from 12/12/2013: Whiting has acquired
                                                             500,000 stealth unidentified acres. 200,000 plus in
                                                             Michigan. If Whiting has done its homework well,
                                                             new production in Michigan would add another kicker
                                                             to output.
                                                 2014  - 3RD Qtr.Webcast. Whiting CEO: We are involved in 3
                                                             of the 5 top oil plays in U.S. We will monetize some
                                                             assets in 2015. Will not speculate where, but do have
                                                             some assets installed/developed and yet to be
                                                             developed; potential great partners/buyers of some
                                                             assets. Getting lots of calls!
                                                             Whiting Board of Directors: 5 Directors average 43
                                                             years experience each in O/G business.

                                                             Whiting O/G in Williston Basin (North Dakota)
                                                             Recent results: Tarpon Pad (3 wells off same pad)

                                    Flat Land  11-4HR IP's 7,120 BOE/D from Middle Bakken (10/10/14)

                                    Flat Land 11-4TFH IP's 7,824 BOE/D from Upper Three Forks (10/11/14)

                                    Flat Land 11-4TFHV IP's 5,930 BOE/D from LowerThree Forks(10/12/14)

                                   
                                    Michigan is never going to be North Dakota, but Whiting has proven
                                    not only they can find hydrocarbons, but the ability to find the sweet
                                    spot.     
                                                       

                                                               
                                                                 
                             


Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on November 21, 2014, 08:04:35 PM
Kalamazoo County                           10 new leases to Western Land Services. 11/19/2014.
                                                      3S-9W, 4S-9W, 2S-9W, 3S-9W.


Lenawee County                              West Bay Exploration.  11/17/2014. 5 lease releases
                                                                                       and 4 new leases.

                                                     Continental Resources. 400+ leases from 2008-10-11
                                                                                       assigned to CountryMark (2013)
                                                                                       6S-2E, 5S-2E, 5S-1E, 8S-1E,
                                                                                       8S-2E, 8S-3E, 9S-2E.


Mecosta County                             Paradise Land Services. 11/20/2014. 8 leases assigned to
                                                                                       OIL Energy. 16N-7W Sec 10,15,16
                                                                                       21.
                                                                                       11/20/2014. 2 Affidavits. Landowner
                                                                                       /Paradise/Oil Energy. 16N-7W
                                                                                       11/20/2014. O/G. Isabella Bank
                                                                                       and Paradise Land.


Grand Traverse County                 Terracore LLC. 10/20/2014. Release of O/G lease DNR. (2013
                                                                         lease) Paperwork to attention of new
                                                                         landman at Terracore: Title includes- New
                                                                         Ventures- A & D. (Acquisitions and Dismissals)


Ionia County                               Meridian Energy. 10/27/2014. 6 new leases. Signed 9/24/2014
                                                                           8N-6W Sec 1. 53 leases since 4/25/2014.


Ingham County                           Meridian Energy.  3 leases in May, 2014. 2N-1E Sec 25.
                                                                           2 leases 3 yr. term. 1/8th royalty. 3 yr
                                                                           extension @ 200% of primary $/acre.
                                                                           160/640/1280 ac terms.
                                                                           1 lease. 1 yr. @ 1/8 royalty. 3 yr extension
                                                                           @ $25 per acre. 160/640/1280 ac. terms.
                                                                           Below top of Salina Formation Group.


Bay County                              Kosco Energy.  11/12/2014. 2 new lease.s 16N-3E Sec32,33.
                                                                     

                                              Jordan Development. 10/20/2014. ratification of lease.
                                                                              10/6/2014. 1 new lease. 16N-3E Sec 19.


Tuscola Energy                        Tuscola Energy. 11/17/2014. Leasehold Mortgage. Debtors name:
                                                                      Tuscola Energy, 23100 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair
                                                                      Shores, MI.
                                                                      Secured Party's Name: Crossfire Bank. 7120
                                                                      South Lewis Ave. Tulsa, Ok.
                       
                                                                      No. 984536   L-1319  P - 82  (39)
                                     
                                                                      Collateral includes all of debtors rights,  title,
                                                                      interest in Exhibit A: 149 +/- leases in Wisner
                                                                      and Akron Townships. 14N-7E, 14N-8E. Leases
                                                                      from 1948-1985. Signed 10/29/2014.
                                                                      Mortgage dated 10/31/2014.. Mortgage is a
                                                                      future advance mortgage. Mortgagee is "FM
                                                                      Oasis Petroleum LLC", a Michigan LLC.
                                                                      "FM Oasis"
                                                                      Term Loan Agreement: $4,000,000.00 not to
                                                                      exceed $10,000,000.00. Signed by Chairman
                                                                      of Board-Tuscola Energy.

                                                                     TuscolaEnergy  (Law firm in St. Clair Shores, MI.)
                                                                     collecting lease interest/wells in Wisner and
                                                                     Akron townships starting in 2002 and ending
                                                                     in 2014.     

                                                                    Paperwork to: Crove & Dunleavy, PC
                                                                                         321 S. Boston Ave. Suite 500,
                                                                                         Tulsa, Oklahoma.
                                                                   
                                                                   

                                                                     
                                                     



           



Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on December 09, 2014, 07:07:16 PM
Livingston County                     Sinclair Oil & Gas.  12/3/2014. 1 new lease 3N-5E Sec 2. 2.9 ac.

                                               GeoSouthern Michigan. 1 new lease. 12/4/2014. 4N-3E Sec. 9
 
                                               Sun Valley Energy. 12/42014. 3 lease extensions.


Sanilac County                         Western Land Services. 12/5/2014. Signed 10/30/2014. O/G
                                                                                  lease release. 2011 lease with
                                                                                  Wadsworth II, III, IV. 59 parcels in
                                                                                  11N-14E, 12N-14E, 13N-14E, 13N-15E,
                                                                                  13N-16E.


Lenawee County                      West Bay. 12/1/2014. 7 lease releases and 9 new leases. 5S-2E.

                                              Savoy Energy. 12 new leases on 12/2/2014. 6S-2E, 6S-3E,7S-3E
                                                                                        6S-4E, 7S-3E, 7S-4E, 8S-3E, 8S-4E.

                                                                    1 DNR lease release on 12/2/2014. 7S-2E. 6S-2E
                                                                                                       6S-3E.

                                              Paxton Resources. 3 assignments on 11/25/2014. Flatirons with
                                                                         an s (Colorado) 52 leases from 2008-2012.
                                                                         5S-5E, 6S-5E. Paxton and Dakotah Oil leases.

                                             Savoy Energy-3491 records 2008-14. Kosco Energy-1525 records
                                             2010-14, Dakotah Oil-303 records, Continental Res. 465 records.

                                             Master Key, Trendwell, Miller Energy, Clayton Energy, Legacy all
                                             currently active.


Tuscola County                       Tuscola Energy. 11/21/2014. O/G assignment of royalty
                                                                     interest in Nixon 1-23, 2-23, 3-23, 6-23 working
                                                                     interest. .0058594 and .0117187 %.


Monroe County                       Western Land Services. 11/23/2014. 6 leases (2014) assigned
                                                                                to Trendwell Energy.

                                             Trendwell Energy. 3 assignments to Austin O/G Exploration,
                                                                        Polaris Energy, Terra Nova Energy. 21 leases
                                                                        from 2010-11-12-13-14.


Grand Traverse County            2007 lease between Evergreen Preservation Group, LLC (East
                                             Lansing) and Acme Township, a Michigan General Law Township.
                                             What make's this non-developmental lease interesting is that an
                                             Exhibit "A" with 26 clauses accompanys the lease with 17 items.

                                             A couple of the add-on clauses:

                                             Royalty.
                                         
                                            It is hereby agreed between the parties hereto, that whenever the
                                            term One Eighth (1/8th) appears, that the term Three Sixteenths
                                            (18.75%) shall be substituted. Furthermore it is also agreed to
                                            and understood between said parties, that upon Lessee reaching
                                            Payout, Lessor's royalty interest shall be increased from the Three
                                            Sixteenths (18.75%) to a One Fifth (20%) royalty interest.

                                            Payout.  For purposes of this lease, payout shall be that point in
                                            time when Lessee's share of sale proceeds from the sale of
                                            production from the well on the leased premises, if a single well
                                            project, or from the Unit, if a multi-well project, net of all
                                            operating and post-production costs equals Lessee's total cost of
                                            well or multi-well project acquisition, including Leases, title
                                            examination and curative, land acquisition costs, landman fees
                                           and expenses, drilling, completing and equipping the well(s), plus
                                           all of the cost of building the Central Production Facility, the gas
                                           gathering system, the water disposal system and the water
                                           disposal well(s) utilized by the well or multi-well project.

                                           The marketing of gas from wells on Lessor's lands shall be done
                                           with the knowledge of the Lessor. Lessee shall not enter into any
                                           long term gas marketing contracts which cover Lessor's royalty
                                           share of gas without first obtaining Lessor approval.

                                           This lease covered 163+/- acres and was extended in 2011.
                                           Believe Trendwell Energy assumed lease.
                                           Lease prepared by:  Derman & Turkelson  Bellaire, MI.


Breitburn Energy Partners LP.        Acquired QR Energy LP, in November 2014 for $3B. Included
                                                  oil properties in Michigan. QR has wells in Lapeer County.
                                                  Breitburn came to Michigan via Quicksilver. Currently
                                                  3655 wells, 558000 acres, 9474 BOEPD, 60.5 MM Boe est.
                                                  proven reserves, 18 year reserve life.
                                                  Breitburn/Terra Energy signed a mortgage with Wells Fargo
                                                  Bank when they assumed property in 2007 from Quicksilver.
                                                  Mortgage was for $1.5B. 27 page mortgage recorded in all
                                                  Michigan counties where Breitburn has an interest and covers
                                                  leases, easements, Deeds and wells.
                                                  Total number of counties that Breitburn has an interest is 37.
                                                  Of the 3655 production wells, 90% is Antrim Shale. But they
                                                  have Non-Antrim interests located in several reservoirs
                                                  including: Prairie du Chien Richfield, Detroit River Zone,
                                                  Niagaran pinnacle reefs.
                                                  Breitburn has production in the Permian Basin, Rockies, Mid-
                                                  Continent, Ark-La-Tex, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky.
                                                  Largest production currently from Michigan.

                                                 Counties: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Bay, Benzie,
                                                 Calhoun, Charlevoix, Cheyboygan, Clare, Crawford, Eaton
                                                 Genesee, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Iosco,
                                                 Kalkaska, Lake, Lenawee, Manistee, Mecosta, Midland,
                                                 Montcalm, Motmorency, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw,Osceola,
                                                 Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Saginaw, Sanilac, St Clair
                                                 Wexford.

                                                 Breitburn is an oil/gas partnership focused on acquisition,
                                                 exploration and development of oil/ngl/nat. gas properties
                                                 in the US. Focused on 7 producing areas in the country.
                                             
                                                 Sells on Nasdaq under BBEP. As of 12/8/2014, units sold
                                                 for $9.03 each with a $2.08 payout per share. 23% yield.
         
                                             

       


       
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Jeffrey on December 11, 2014, 10:55:07 AM
All those "city folks" that are so against this should immediately get rid of their cars, apparently they think everyone else should have to deal with drilling rigs and well pads, but not them.  Ignorance at it's best.  Apparently they do not understand that one can not choose where the oil happens to be.
What these "city folks " want is to be able to buy a home in a area zoned residential without having to worry about an oil well popping up in the backyard. Thats all. Most are all for energy exploration and the development of local resources. If I buy a house in a area zoned residential and later they find oil under my sub, does the oil and gas company have total domain to ruin my property values? They have property rights, what about mine?
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Eminence Front on December 11, 2014, 11:45:54 AM
Jeffrey,

I agree....and you will see that it was my friend Pyro that made the original comment that you responded too.

He is good at putting words in peoples mouth.See how he says "apparently they think everyone else should have to deal with drilling rigs and well pads"?

So let me ask you Jeffrey-Do you think that everyone else should have to deal with it,as Pyro says or do you think that no one should be forced to deal with industrial activity in their neighborhood?

Do you think that the people should have a say no matter what the activity is?

Thanks   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on December 14, 2014, 08:33:56 PM
Gladwin County                   West Bay Exploration. 12/1/2014. Lease extension. 19N-2W Sec 14.
                                                                          2009 lease.


Crawford County                 Mayburn Energy assigned to Miller Energy and Legacy Energy on
                                                                 12/3/2014. Signed 11/19/2014. 1994 lease
                                                                  from  28N-1W Lavelle Twp. Shupac Lake Antrim
                                                                  Unit. 28 parcels, 11 wells.


Grand Traverse County        Wyotex Drilling Ventures. 14 new leases on 12/11/2014. 26N-10W,
                                                                               26N-11W, 26N-12W.
                                                                               3 lease amendments to 2014 leases.
                                                                               25N-11W, 26N-10W, 26N-11W.
 
                                                                              Wyotex now with 263 leases from late
                                                                              2013 to present.


Lenawee County                 West Bay Exploration. 12/12/2014. 18 O/G lease releases.
                                                                                              4 new O/G leases.

                                         Kosco Energy. 12/12/2014. 2 lease ratifications.

                                         Savoy Energy. 12/8/2014. 1 lease release. 2010 lease in 8S-4E.



Midland County                  Jordan Development. 12/8/2014. Signed 11/25/2014. Discharge/
                                                                         Release 15N-1W Sec 8. 6 parcels.in
                                                                         Unitization Agreement signed 11/1/2013.


Oakland County                  Oakland County Circuit judge dismissed the charges of a citizen's
                                                                 group opposing O/G drilling leases on City of
                                                                 Rochester Hills property. Leases signed in 2013
                                                                 with Jordan Development Co. for 3 city property
                                                                 sites. Rochester Hills approved a 6 month oil and
                                                                 gas well drilling moratorium in August. Recently
                                                                 introduced state legislation; Senate Bill 1025,
                                                                 if enacted, would prohibit drilling of oil and gas
                                                                 wells in cities or townships with populations of
                                                                 70,000 or more, which would ban O/G wells in
                                                                 Rochester Hills.     
                                                               
                                           


     
                                                                                       

                                                                               
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 01, 2015, 11:07:31 PM
Roscommon County              3  Assignments to Marathon Oil Company on 12/17/2014.
                                           2 Assignments signed on 10/23/2014. 1) Oil Niagaran/DNR/Shale
                                           Energy to Marathon Oil:516 parcels in 21N-4W, 22N-4W, 22N-3W,
                                           23N-3W, 23N-4W, 24N-3W, 24N-4W. 2) Oil Niagaran/DNR/Shale
                                           Energy to Marathon Oil: 250+/- parcels in 21N-4W, 22N-4W,
                                           24N-4W. Third assignment signed on 10/24/2014. 4 leases from
                                           2010, (9 parcels in 22N-4W) 13 landowner Grantors plus Oil
                                           Niagaran and Shale Energy. Looks like Shale Energy conduit from
                                           Chesapeake leases to Marathon.


Crawford County                  12/15/2014. Oil Niagaran and Shale Energy assigned to Marathon
                                          Oil Co. 8 pages of leases in 24N-4W, 25N-4W. Follows assignments
                                          from Northern Michigan Exploration to Shale Energy on 4/30/2014
                                          and 6/2/2014.


Livingston County                12/11/2014. 27 leases to Wyotex Drilling Ventures. 1N-4E, 2N-3E.


Cheyboygan County             Northern Michigan Exploration. 12/4/2014. Signed and Ratified.
                                          1 new lease. 36N-3W Sec. 1.


Emmet County                    12/15/2014. Assignment to Marathon Oil from EnCana/Energy West/
                                          Mason Dixon/DNR. 53 leases from 2010. 34N-4W, 36N-4W,
                                          37N-4W, 37N-5W. Signed 8/28/2014.

                                          Devon Energy. 5/20/2014. Discharge of O/G lease. Signed
                                          9/26/2013. 8/11/2010 lease between DNR and Great Lakes
                                          Resources, LLC. 34N-5W Sec 35 (GLR, LLC, Grand Rapids, Mi.
                                          4/22/2010. Michigan. Oklahoma origin. Withdrawn 12/12/2012.
                                          New Articles of Organization 12/12/2014, Michigan origin.


Grand Traverse County        EnCana to Marathon Oil on 10/6/2014. Conveyance. DNR 2011
                                         Memo of Lease. 38 parcels. 26N-9W, 27N-9W, 28N-9W.

                                         10/16/2014. Range Michigan to Core Energy. 10-2013 leases
                                         assigned. 58 other leases assigned to Core from Range in Oct.
                                         2014. Leases went from Bishop Land Services to Range Michigan
                                         to Core Energy from 2012-13.
                                         Range Michigan got 42 leases from 2009-11-12.


Lenawee County                12/22/2014. 8 leases to Savoy Energy. 6S-3E, 6S-2E.
                                        12/22/2014. Kosco Energy to Master Key. 2 leases 7S-2E.
                                        12/26/2014. Kosco Energy to Master Key. 1 lease. 6S-3E Sec 26.
                                        12/17/2014. Paxton Res. to Master Key. 10 leases. 6S-5E.


Livingston County              Wyotex Drilling Ventures. 27 leases on 12/11/2014. 2N-3E Sec 9,10,
                                        17,27, 28, 33, 34. 1N-4E Sec 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.

                                       Sinclair Oil. 12/3/2014. 1 lease. 3N-5E Sec 2
                                       Sun Valley Energy 12/11/2014. 3 lease extensions. 4N-6E Sec 15, 22.
                                       GeoSouthern 12/4/2014. 1 lease 4N-3E Sec 9.


Kalamazoo County            Western Land Services. 8 leases on 12/12/2014. Signed 12/3/2014.
                                                                         2S-10W, 3S-10W, 2S-9W.


Gladwin County.               Westgrove Energy Holdings. 12/17/2014. Discharge of O/G leases.
                                                                                Signed 12/2/2014.
                                                                                82 DNR leases signed on 8/14/2012.
                                                                                17N-1E, 17N-2E, 18N-2E, 18N-2W.
                                                                                170 parcels.


Sanilac County                Pooling Agreement. 12/12/2014. Signed 7/28/2014. Whiting Oil
                                                                   and Beacon (Grantors). 17 leases 3-2014,
                                                                   7-2013, 5-2012, 2-2011. 9N-13E Sec 3,4,5,8,9,
                                                                   10,11,14,16,17,34. Maple Valley Twp.


Oscoda County                Northern Michigan Exploration to Shale Energy. 6/2/2014. 208 leases
                                                                assigned. No assignment to Marathon Oil recorded.


Cheyboygan County.         Northern Michigan Exploration to Shale Energy. 4/30/2014. 67 leases
                                                                assigned to Shale. 33N-3W, 34N-2W, 3N-3W,
                                                                36N-1E, 36N-3W. No assignment to Marathon Oil
                                                                recorded.

Charlevoix County             Northern Michigan Exploration to Shale Energy. 5/6 and 6/6, 2014.
                                                                  309 leases 1992-2013. Leases originated from
                                                                  many companies.

                                       EnCana to Marathon Oil. 11/25/2014. 4 leases from 2010-12.
                                                                           33N-4W, 33N-5W, 32N-4W.


Ingham County                Meridian Energy lease. 11/17/2014. 3 year lease/additional 3 yr   
                                                                 primary of 250% of bonus for primary. 1/8th net
                                                                 royalty. 160/640, oil from below the top of the
                                                                 Salina Formation Group. 1280 acre o/g unit
                                                                 horizontal well.
                                      Preyde One, LLC. lease. 5/10/2014. 5 yr. lease. 1/8th net royalty.
                                                                1N-2W Sec 25 Odondagon Twp. 160/640 , oil
                                                                 below the top of the Glenwood Formation Member
                                                                 of the Black River Group.


 2014                    Ended with less activity than 2013. Sanilac county pretty much done.
                            Lenawee, Monroe and Grand Traverse counties still getting some leases.
                            Western Land, Axia Energy and Liberty Energy still working Kalamazoo.

                           Shale Energy in the northern counties ends up being the conduit for
                           NME and leftover Chesapeake leases. Along with EnCana leases, all
                           moved over to Marathon. Will see what happens in 2015. After they all
                           got a haircut in the last 6 months, Marathon still a $19B company along with
                           other Michigan players: Devon $25B, Whiting $4B, Continental $14B,
                           ConocoPhillips $87B. Former players; Chesapeake at $13B and EnCana $11B.

                           Credible Energy sits on leases acquired from Pteradon Energy in the south-
                           east and soutcentral counties (Kent, Barry, Ionia, Newaygo, Montcalm,
                           Lapeer, St. Clair, Oakland, Livingston).

                           Bishop Land Services leases from Grand Traverse, Benzie, down through
                           Newaygo, Mecosta, Kent, Ionia, Barry, Calhoun, Jackson, Lenawee, St Clair
                           have gone to Interstate Exploration and Range Michigan.

                           Exok Inc. has acquired leases in Sanilac, Tuscola, Alpena, Mason, Lake,
                           Oceana and Newaygo counties. Worked Mecosta county 30 years ago.

                           The kids from Terracore  LLC still remain puzzling. They have (despite the
                           fact the CEO came out of college with a hate for all hydrocarbons)
                           accumulated leases in 17+ counties, maybe 1000+/- leases, mainly DNR.
                           Other than some in Grand Traverse that were released recently, their leases
                           remain in their possession with no assignments. They go from Oscoda, Iosco,
                           Ogemaw to Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Midland, Ionia to Huron, Sanilac,
                           Tuscola, Lapeer, St.Clair, Wexford.

                           ConocoPhillips came back to Michigan quietly in 2012-2013. Concentrated
                           leasing in Iosco, Ogemaw, and Roscommon counties. Maybe a DNR lease
                           or two in Livingston county. Big company, what are they looking for in a
                           small geographical area compared to others in the state? Rumored to be
                           acquiring ROW's and Easements in 2015.

                          Black Stone Minerals sits on property in 30+ counties. Blackstone Energy
                          has $8B of equity invested globally. CEO's reply when asked, "What investors
                          are doing now that will shape the future of energy?"  -  L . N . G 

                          Marathon, following ConocoPhillips and others, has announced a 20% cut
                          in its 2015 investment and exploration budget. Still will spend 4.3 -4.5B on
                          high return opportunities in U.S. resource plays and less on exploration
                          spending.

                          Devon Energy has released/discharged DNR leases in a number of counties
                          in 2014 but still have a lot of long term leases in 20+ counties to negotiate
                          with.

                         Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration has their ORRI in Crawford, Oscoda, Iosco,
                         Ogemaw, Roscommon, Arenac, Gladwin, Midland, Bay, Oceana, Tuscola,
                         Sanilac, Livingston counties with Devon, Exok and Sinclair Oil.
                         
                     

                           
                         


                 
                                                         


 
                                                                           
                                                                               



                   
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: Bertram on January 02, 2015, 08:29:33 AM
Edwards thank you again for your vigilance watching our State's oil and gas activity.  Your summary was helpful also. 
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on January 02, 2015, 09:17:00 AM

EXCELLENT work Edwards, you have done an incredible about of research on the Michigan activity.  It is greatly appreciated and useful information to anyone trying to monitor the movements.

There are still  a few things to watch.  Let's see what 2015 reveals.  Market will be killer this year though.

Thanks again for all your hard work and sharing it with us on this forum!

wilson

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: atm on January 02, 2015, 04:58:27 PM
Hi Edwards,

Thanks for your diligent work over the past few years.  One point I didn't understand in your last summary--Did CHK/NME/Shake Energy assign all of their leases in the play to Marathon?

Thanks
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: atm on January 02, 2015, 05:11:05 PM
Correction-shale energy, not shake energy
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: hobojo on January 03, 2015, 05:39:30 AM
Thank you once again Edwards......great posts.....As far as Terracore LLC. it appears to me they took a page out of Aubrey McClendon's Lease flipping book and got stuck.
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on January 03, 2015, 11:43:08 AM
Thank you once again Edwards......great posts.....As far as Terracore LLC. it appears to me they took a page out of Aubrey McClendon's Lease flipping book and got stuck.

Hobo, I totally agree about Terracore
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 11, 2015, 08:21:19 PM
Gladwin County                       Devon Energy assigns ORRI to Tier Hydrocarbon Exploration
                                                                  on 12/29/2014. Signed 12/18/2014. 133 parcels
                                                                  in 19N-1E (majority) 19N-1W, 20N-2W, 18N-2W,
                                                                  17N-2E.
                                                                  Leases from 2011-2 (Clayton)  and 2012-16
                                                                  (Devon). Cronk well in 19N-1W Sec 24. Wiley well
                                                                   18N-2W Sec 18, Gladwin county.
                                                                  Tiptop USA not named in this ORRI. Landowners
                                                                  and one DNR lease.
                                                                  Last Devon recordings in June, 2014. Released DNR
                                                                  leases in a handful of counties. Those releases were
                                                                  signed earlier in Sept. 2013.
                                                                  Other Devon/Tier ORRI'S assigned in various
                                                                  counties in early 2013.


Lenawee County                      West Bay Exploration. 1/6/2015. 16 lease releases. 14 new
                                                                              leases.

                                              Savoy Energy. 1/7/2015. Amendment with the city of Adrian.
                                                                    Signed 1/5/2015. 6S-3E Sec 26. 2011 lease.

                                              Petro Vest. 12/15/2014. 2 O/G lease discharges.


Sanilac County                         Sun Valley Energy. 35 affidavits of lease extension. 1/2/2015.
                                                                          Signed 10/20/2014. 9N-14E, 10N-14E,
                                                                          10N-15E, 10N-16E. Leases originally signed
                                                                          in Oct. 2009. 2013 extensions of 2008
                                                                          leases. 2012 extensions of 2006 leases.

                                               West Bay Exploration. Released O/G lease in 2008. 9N-13E.
                                                                              Current location of a Whiting Oil wellsite.


Washtenaw County.                  Paxton Resources/Intl. Transmission Co to Flatirons Resources
                                                                           LLC. 12/29/2014. O/G lease assignment.
                                                                           2011 lease. 9 O/G leases assigned to
                                                                           Flatirons Resources LLC on 12/29/2014.
     
                                                                           Paperwork to: Flatirons Resources LLC.
                                                                                                Westminister Colorado.


Monroe County                        West Bay. 12/23/2014. 1 lease, 1 lease discharge, 3 lease
                                                                                 miscellaneous..


Mason County                         Core Energy. 1/2/2015. Mortgage with Chemical Bank. 19N-17W
                                                                                Sec 20.


Saginaw County                      Western Land Services assigned 16 leases (2014) to Wolverine
                                                                               O/G on 9/29/2014.10N-6E.Birch Run Twp.


                               



                                                         
Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: wilsontownship on January 12, 2015, 05:33:49 AM
Hi Edwards,

Thanks for your diligent work over the past few years.  One point I didn't understand in your last summary--Did CHK/NME/Shake Energy assign all of their leases in the play to Marathon?

Thanks


ATM has posted an intriguing question here when  trying to understand CHK activity in MI.  According to edwards post it looks like CHK/NME has assigned leases to both Shale Energy and Marathon.

Can anyone elaborate on what CHK is doing with all their holdings?  I would expect that nearly all of chk holdings in MI would be expiring by September of this year. 

Thanks.

Title: Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
Post by: edwards on January 13, 2015, 07:35:17 PM
Roscommon County                Devon Energy. O/G assignment (ORRI) to Tier Hydrocarbon
                                                                   Exploration on 12/30/2014. Signed 12/16/2014.
                                                                   25 leases from 2012. Clayton-8/Devon-17. 22
                                                                   parcels: 22N-1W-9, 22N-2W-11, 23N-2W-1,
                                                                   23N-3W-1.Similar to Gladwin assignment from
                                                                   Devon to Tier, no Tiptop USA (JV Partner) named.
                 
                                                                   2 county assignments to Tier, at the end of the
                                                                   year in the central part of the Michigan Basin.
                                                                   Devon State Richfield well: 22N-1W Sec 27.
                                                                   Tier has been active in Michigan maybe 4-5 years.
 
                                                                  Roscommon a good spot to say something about
                                                                  Chesapeake. June, 2012 when prospectus came
                                                                  out from Meagher Advisors advertising
                                                                  Chesapeake's Michigan Basin holdings for sale.
                                                                  450,000 acres in 20 counties. Collingwood and
                                                                  A-1 Carbonate potential with prospects in proven
                                                                  oil rich formations such as Devonian Dundee and
                                                                  Detroit River. Majority of acreage lies on State of
                                                                  Michigan Lands.
                                                             
                                                                  Estimated Chesapeake spent $400M to get the
                                                                  450K acres.Some thought they could get $5K/ac.
                                                                 
                                                                  By August 2012, with poor well results, lack of
                                                                  activity in the basin, and legal woes, the sale might
                                                                  have been spoiled. Sale was delayed at least once.
                                                                  Have not seen anything from Meagher that would
                                                                  indicate acreage had been sold.

                                                                  Brammer Engineering leases (DNR) from 8/1/2008
                                                                  went from Brammer to Marquette Exploration to
                                                                  Northern Michigan Exploration in 2011. About 261
                                                                  leases in 21N-3W and 21N-4W. Probably
                                                                  Chesapeake leases that ended up being released
                                                                  back to the State of Michigan in September, 2013.

                                                                  October, 2014 O/G lease auction results.148 leases
                                                                  offered in 21N-3W and 123 leases offered in
                                                                  21N-4W,  total of 271 leases, almost the identical
                                                                  number of leases Brammer took in 2008. Leases
                                                                  were auctioned again and Marathon Oil was the
                                                                  buyer in 2014. Shale Energy was used to get the
                                                                  remaining leases from point A (NME) to point B
                                                                  (Marathon Oil) as easily as possible. A lot of the
                    &