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A Primer on Oil and Gas Leases and Surface Use Agreements for Members of the Western Landowners Alliance

A Primer on Oil and Gas Leases and Surface Use Agreements for Members of the Western Landowners Alliance

Dan C. Perry, an oil and gas attorney and Western Landowners Energy Council member, wrote A Primer for Oil and Gas Leases and Surface Use Agreements for Members of the Western Landowners Alliance specifically to help inform WLA landowner members about oil and gas leases and surface use agreements.

In the first section, the primer walks landowners through three different potential situations related to oil and gas development on their land including 1) mineral owner does not want to lease its land, 2) accepting a proposed oil and gas lease without any negotiation, and 3) negotiate an acceptable oil and gas lease for your particular land. The second section provides information on and three examples of surface use agreements. Read the primer here.

A big thank you to Dan for putting this very informative document together!

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October 13, 2016