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edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #60 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
             

edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #61 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.







pyro-1955

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2013, 05:05:39 AM »
It will be interesting to see who Terracore flips to, or manages a Junior Partnership with.  Based on the fact that there is very little anyone can find on them, Similar to Beacon, expecting a flip with a ORI to them.  Since they are getting them assigned to them now, they must be working a deal with someone.

edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #63 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)

                             

                         

wilsontownship

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #64 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
Charlevoix county:  mineral owner, 40 acres, no lease.  pro-drill.  Live in AZ.

edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #65 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 



                         

hobojo

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #66 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.

wilsontownship

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #67 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

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
Charlevoix county:  mineral owner, 40 acres, no lease.  pro-drill.  Live in AZ.

edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #68 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.
                                   

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                     


                                                                               

pyro-1955

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2013, 04:49:49 AM »
Phillips Petroleum did alot of exploration in Michigan in the 60's, I'm guessing their current geologists have access to that data.  I have looked at their well data here, all have shows or indications in the A-1.  Likely most have elsewhere in the State as well.  Conoco coming back into Michigan is not a surprise.  I'm sure that Terracore would be more than happy to sell their holdings to them, or whomever is the highest bidder.  Seeing current movement on the Terracore leases, being that they are transferring them means a deal on them is likely close.  Would be nice to see some movement in the right direction here for once.

edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #70 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.

                         
                                                             

edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #71 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.
                           
           
 
       

pyro-1955

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #72 on: August 13, 2013, 08:25:33 AM »
As usual, Very interesting report.  Some day when I grow up, I want to know how you find all this. 

I am a little surprised to see that GFL, which has direct family ties to Beacon, is assigning leases and ORII's to other small E&P's.  Guessing that their current holdings are outside what Whiting sees as valuable?  Time will tell.  No activity as of yet at the Walker site, guessing actual permit will show up in a few weeks, not sure exactly how long it will take the State on that.

Again, Thanks Edwards!

Pyro

hobojo

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #73 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.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 04:35:06 PM by hobojo »

edwards

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Re: Oil and Gas Recordings by County
« Reply #74 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.   

                             
                             
                   


 


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