When people hear what we do, they go one way or the other. They either see the great benefit landowners enjoy when they get money for minerals, or they think anyone who sells their mineral interests is getting swindled. We’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating; there are countless situations where it makes perfect […][click to continue...]
We buy minerals. But more than buying minerals, we help people.
Helping people is our drive. It’s our passion.
Unfortunately, the oil and gas industry has a decidedly negative opinion about everyone on both sides of mineral the mineral transaction table.
The same people who complain about oil and gas opponents in the news turn around and play the role of activist making waves in their own industry.
They don’t understand how much lump sum payments can mean to landowners. As a result, they paint with broad strokes calling anyone who buys minerals a crook, and anyone who sells them greatly misled.[click to continue...]
The vast majority of people in the oil business are good and honest people. If you looked around, the lion’s share of companies who buy and sell mineral rights royalties are fine and upstanding businesses.
Unfortunately, the saying “One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch” isn’t a cliché by accident either. As much as it pains us to say it, some of the companies who purchase mineral rights royalties do not have the mineral owner’s best interest at heart.
The good news is once you know the tactics you can spot them from a mile away.
So let’s talk about some of the common pitfalls that can come up throughout the process. Because your family’s livelihood and legacy are two things you don’t want to lose over two misplaced words in an agreement.
Here are 5 tactics that we’ve seen all too often over the past 30 years.[click to continue...]