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What are the types of federal oil and gas leases?

USA - April 4 2017 The federal government is responsible for oil and gas leasing under three different types of land: onshore public lands, offshore public lands, and...


Unitizing the Lessor’s Interest: No, It’s Not the Same as Pooling

USA - March 29 2016 The terms "pooling" and "unitization" are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. Pooling is "the bringing together of small...

Andrew J. LeMieux.


How online genealogical tools can make a landman’s life easier

USA - October 13 2014 The drilling rig is en route to your location and your land manager is breathing down your neck to lease the last remaining fee owners. The only...


Potential pitfalls of continuous drilling provisions in HBP fee leases

USA - April 10 2014 A common but often overlooked oil and gas lease provision is the "continuous drilling" or "continuous operations" provision. Generally, a continuous...