Congratulations on finding us! If you’re like most of the people who find this website, you didn’t know you owned oil and gas rights until just a few days ago. You probably didn’t even know what oil and gas rights were.
Then someone either called you out of the blue or sent you a letter explaining that your great-great grandpa owned minerals in West Virginia. West Virginia? Where’s that? you probably asked yourself.
That someone (called a landman, as I’m sure they explained to you) went on to explain that your great-great grandpa (or some other ancestor) lived in West Virginia at one point and owned West Virginia mineral rights when he passed away. Those mineral rights passed down to his heirs, and you are one of his heirs. You are now the proud, if a little confused, owner of mineral rights in West wherever-that-is Virginia.
To complicate things, the landman is asking you to sign a lease, and maybe an Affidavit of Heirship, and probably a couple other documents related to the lease.
What does this lease say? you’re wondering to yourself. Am I getting myself into a liability issue? Are they paying me what it’s worth? Is fracking OK or am I messing up some poor West Virginian’s life? Am I the new Jed Clampett?!?
So many questions….so few answers! Until you found this web site…..
We’re here to help you understand what’s going on. We’ll answer all those questions and quite a few you didn’t even know you had.
We’ll help you understand what a lease is and how it’s going to affect you.
We’ll help you fell confident that you are doing the right thing, whether that’s ignoring the landman completely or working with the landman to sign a lease and get the rest of your family to sign up, too.
We’ll help you have peace of mind, knowing that you haven’t taken too low a price or gotten yourself into a bad liability situation.
We’ll help you look into the future and predict whether you’re going to be able to retire on your new income or…just be able to buy a burger at McDonalds every once in a while.
We’ll help you decide whether the environmental issues are something for you to consider or not.
We’ll help you know whether to put your mineral rights into a family trust for protection.
We’ll give you some practical advice on how to negotiate with the landman if that’s all you need.
For that matter, we can do all the negotiating for you. All you’ll ever have to do is sign the final document and mail it back to us.
Whatever it is you need help with, we will do. We have the experience, the knowledge, the expertise, and the training to take care of all your oil and gas issues.
By the way, we don’t work for the oil and gas companies. We keep ourselves out of that kind of work so that we don’t have conflicts of interest.