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PIPELINE

the newsletter of Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association • Vol. XCV • No. 10

What does $14.50 A Month Buy? Whether or not there are great oil prices or bad oil prices the fact remains that the show must go on! I want you to know how important your support has been this past year. We managed in a down turn to hold on to membership and despite a loss in sponsorships understand the groups we are “up against” do not stop or become stagnant just because the price of oil is down. In fact it becomes worse because they feel like we are in a “place of weakness”. I’m not sure how we will win the battle but we have to keep our troops on the ground and let them know we have not thrown up the white flag of surrender. We are in an election year and we can only hope something positive is on the horizon. I am not always sure everyone understands how involved (daily) PPROA’s staff is not only supporting but actually defending our member oil & gas operators, producers, royalty owners and, yes, even our vendor members. Livelihoods and jobs are on the line! Our industry struggles to ward off unnecessary regulations by federal and state agencies that are always in front of us with their agendas. So what happened this year?            

Started drafting bills with peer associations for the 2015 Texas Legislature in October 2014 Attended the swearing in of Governor Greg Abbott January 2015 January 13 - 84th Legislature convened March 13 - Deadline for filing bills and joint resolutions, emergency appropriations, and bills that have been declared an emergency by the governor April 15 - First day that a senator may place five bills or resolutions on the Senate Intent Calendar May 11, 2015 Last day for house committees to report house bills and house joint resolutions May 12, 2015 Deadline for house to distribute last House Daily Calendar with house bills and joint resolutions May 13, 2015 Deadline for house to distribute last House Local and Consent Calendar with consent house bills May 14, 2015 Last day for house to consider house bills and joint resolutions on second reading on House Daily or Supplemental Calendar May 15, 2015 Last day for house to consider consent house bills on second and third reading and all third reading house bills or joint resolutions on House Supplemental Calendar May 20, 2015 Deadline for house to distribute last House Local and Consent Calendar with local house bills May 22, 2015 Last day for house to consider local house bills on second and third reading

PPROA and other peer associations work rigorously with Texas legislators and the good news is that industry supporters generally believe the 2015 Legislature was their friend. Here are some of the bills the associations were intricately involved in: 

House Bill 2: Set aside $4,471,800 to the University of Texas at Austin Bureau for Economic Geology and appointed a technical advisory committee to study the effects of hydraulic fracturing and disposal wells on earthquakes. The Bill authorized seismic equipment, maintenance of seismic networks, and modeling of reservoir behavior in the vicinity of faults. The committee will have nine members appointed by the governor. Two members will represent higher education institutions and have seismic or reservoir modeling experience, two will be experts in the oil and gas industry, and at least one must be a RRC seismologist. The committee will advise the governor and the House Committee on Energy Resources. House Bill 40: Preempts local jurisdiction over subsurface operations. This is the legislative response to the “Denton’s antifracking ordinance”. This one was a big victory. Buy cont’d p. 4

What Does $14.50 buy............................... 1 President’s letter......................................... 2 Meet the Board of Directors ....................... 3 Markets ....................................................... 5

Range-wide CCAA...................................... 6 On Climate Change .................................... 8 Casenote................................................... 10

New and Renewing Members .................. 12 Locations & Permits ................................. 14 Christmas Party ........................................ 14 Monthly stats ............................................ 16


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The Forum Panel at our Annual Convention was exceptional. We heard from State Representatives Four Price and Ken King, State Senator Kel Seliger, Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, Attorney and Consultant Gloria Leal, and Texas Energy Advocate Luke Legate. The only “complaint” I heard was that it didn’t last long enough! I can’t quit thinking about how fortunate we are to have access to their expertise and experience. Their leadership bodes well for our industry’s representation not only in Texas, but also in pushing back against Federal overreach and overregulation. A recurring theme emerged from the panel discussion. The need for each and every one involved in the oil and gas industry to take the initiative to personally educate our friends, family, neighbors, students… everyone in our sphere of influence… about what we do, its importance, and how it affects them. It’s easy to assume that someone else, our elected officials, trade organizations, and major producers will fill that role. While they actively work to promote a positive image of our industry, it will take all of us, to combat the often negative and ill-informed ideas plaguing our industry. If not you, WHO? Join me in taking the opportunity to promote good will and serve as an industry ambassador by proactively engaging in one-on-one conversations. Here are a few conversation starters and facts to consider.          

Of 27 million residents in Texas, only 500,000 have a working knowledge of the O&G industry. Over 400,000 people in Texas are directly employed by the O&G industry. One typical job in petroleum refining drives up to 26 additional jobs in supporting industries/sectors. O&G industry supports 40% of the State’s economy. We are able to operate safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. Fracking is not new – has been utilized for over 60 years. It is safe – discuss protection of groundwater and technology. O&G industry accounts for less than 2% of water use in Texas. O&G industry is beginning to utilize recycling & conservation in completions & production by taking brackish water & treating it for reuse. O&G industry is well regulated in Texas by Texas Railroad Commission – most Texas citizens do not think the industry is regulated. O&G industry provides billions of dollars in tax revenue annually which funds schools, roads, first responders, and more. Fossil fuels have greatly contributed to the quality of life that most Americans enjoy. Some of the many products made from natural gas and/or petroleum products: aspirin, plastic jugs, oxygen masks, hair spray, crayons, cell phones, transparent tape, antiseptics, air conditioners, rubbing alcohol, antifreeze, antibiotics, extension cords, sandwich bags, eyeglasses, soft contact lenses, trash bags, fertilizers, razors, roofing, computer keyboards Let us hear how it goes as you share your knowledge and promote the (oil) patch.

Thank you to these advertisers! Amarillo National Bank Connor McMillon Mitchell & Shennum CRL Pump & Supply Four Point Energy Happy State Bank & Trust Company Kimrad Transport, LP

Brown, Graham & Company, P.C. Contek Solutions EnergyNet Grammer Land & Exploration Corp. Kenai Drilling Unit Texas Drilling, LLC

Please let these fine businesses know you saw their ad in the PIPELINE.


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Meet the Board of Directors 2015-2016

PPROA President

Past President

Vice President

Vice President

Treasurer

Stacey Ladd

Greg Graham

Todd Lovett

Tom Ladd

Jeff McCarn

Secretary

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Doug Saunders

Clay Holcomb

Juanita Malecha

Scott Peeples

Bill Aikman

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Preston Boyd

Currie Smith

Jason Manning

Leon Roberts

Patrick Weir


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 House Bill 1331: Once an operator has transferred drill cuttings to a third party for subsequent beneficial use, such as recycling, the operator can no longer be held liable in tort for consequences of the subsequent use.  Senate Bill 1589: Requires holders of unclaimed mineral proceeds to include more information when reporting to the Comptroller, such as lease, property and well names, and identification numbers used to identify the lease, property or well.  House Bill 2207: An existing oil and gas lease will remain in effect upon the foreclosure of a security interest if the lease was executed and recorded before the foreclosure sale. If the leased property is sold in a foreclosure sale, the rights granted to the lessee to use the surface will be terminated. Royalty payments which become due after the foreclosure sale will pass to the purchaser of the foreclosed property. A subordination agreement would control conflicting provisions of the law.  House Bill 30: Requires regional water planning groups to include opportunities for benefits of developing large scale desalinization facilities. The point is to establish brackish groundwater production zones that would not affect industry’s use of brackish water. The Texas Water Development Board is to study the use of brackish groundwater. As passed the Bill does not create a scheme for the use of brackish groundwater.  Proposition 1 - which raises the homestead exemption for school districts from $15,000 to $25,000, drew 86 percent support. Texas will pay about $600 million annually out of state funds to cover the loss of revenue to school districts, according to the Legislative Budget Board.  Proposition 2 - addresses a quirk in state law that only allowed spouses of disabled veterans who died after Jan. 1, 2010, to be eligible for 100-percent property tax exemptions. A constitutional amendment to extend state law to the spouses of veterans, who died before 2010, as long as the surviving spouse has not remarried, was the least controversial proposition on the ballot, securing 91 percent support.  Proposition 3 - overturns a constitutional requirement that statewide officials including the comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner and attorney general live in Austin. The measure was the least popular of the statewide propositions, passing with the support of 66 percent of voters. These officials were prohibited from even living in a neighboring county to Austin.  Proposition 4 - allows charitable foundations of professional sports teams to conduct charity raffles known as “50/50” games at stadiums. Usually, fans would buy raffle tickets and the winner gets half the pot, with the other half going to charity. The measure passed with 69 percent support.  Proposition 5 - raises the population limit — to 7,500 people, from 5,000 — for counties where the government can perform road construction. The measure drew 83 percent support.  Proposition 6 - reiterates Texans’ right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife, a measures supporters said was needed to prevent future legislative attempts to limit the right. The measure passed with 81 percent of the vote.  Proposition 7 - the state will dedicate certain taxes collected on car sales to the State Highway Fund. That fund is used to maintain and construct public roadways and bridges in the state and decrease transportation-related bond debt. The measure passed with 83 percent support. The Ones That Got Away (or Euthanized, If You See It That Way)  House Bill 1552: The allocation well Bill. An operator would have been allowed with a RRC permit to drill, operate and produce from wells that traverse multiple tracts. The Bill would have removed doubts about the legality of allocation wells. Royalty and mineral owners defeated this one.  House Bill 3291: Would have established as a second degree felony the possession transporting, removing or purchasing oil and gas or condensate without a RRC permit. Passed in a version that was far different from the original, and then vetoed by the governor. I’m told the reason was because it would have criminalized what has otherwise been a RRC permitting violation. Thieves and some DA’s were pleased, operators were not.  House Bill 1392: The field wide unitization effort that has failed in every session since Davy Crockett realized there wasn’t a back door to the Alamo. Some have been in favor, some not. Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners staff and Board are actively involved, from beginning to end, in these and many other bills that were written, taken to Representatives and Senators to secure support, and ultimately on for a vote. Some made it some did not. Along with all of the above countless hours are spent in committee meetings, board meetings and conference calls to keep up on what we need to do and where we need to be. In our spare time we are trying to ascertain what else we can so to serve and provide benefits our members!! THE BIGGEST CONSIDERATION? WE WERE THERE! BUT, WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT! MORE IMPORTANTLY WE CANNOT GO ON WITHOUT YOU! The next biggest issue is DO YOU WANT SOMEONE IN THE TRENCHES WHO COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDS THE HARDSHIPS OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE AND ISNT AFRAID TO STAND UP AND SPEAK UP TO DEFEND OUR INDUSTRY AND THIS AREA? If you doubt it – get active! Serve on a committee! Attend peer association meetings! Join the Board!


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The Range-wide Oil and Gas Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) is now open for new enrollments of oil and gas leases, pipelines, and transfers of those properties from the WAFWA Conservation Agreement (WCA). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved this enrollment following the recent vacatur of the lesser prairiechicken listing decision by the Western District of the 5th Circuit Court. Enrollments in the CCAA result in conservation to support the vacatur and evidence to refute future appeals and listing proposals. CCAA agreements are only open for enrollment when the species is in candidate status, i.e. not listed as threatened or endangered. The Service has filed a motion for reconsideration of the Judge’s decision on September 29 and oral arguments are scheduled for November 12. If the motion is successful, the species could return to threatened status. Given the uncertainty related to this court case, we recommend that interested companies take advantage of this opportunity as soon as possible. The CCAA provides stronger legal assurances than the WCA because it is based on a permit under Sec. 10 of the Endangered Species Act. If the status of the species ever changes from threatened to endangered, the legal assurances and the conservation measures in the CCAA remain the same. The WCA references the 4(d) special rule for its legal assurances, and these special rules apply only to threatened species. If the species is not listed, continued participation in the WCA provides evidence to keep it off the list, but provides no legal assurances. The fee for new enrollments is $2.25 per acre, per year for three years, and those fees apply towards mitigation costs. Companies can choose from a variety of enrollment strategies to maximize their coverage under the agreement and minimize their enrollment fees.    

Companies with undeveloped leases that are unsure where future development may occur, they may choose to enroll the full lease acreage to lock in the CCAA assurances for the future. Companies that expect to drill multiple wells may benefit from enrolling full sections, because it pre-loads their account with mitigation funds and gives them more area to use those mitigation funds. Companies with seismic survey data for their leases may use that information to enroll only portions of the sections where development is likely to occur. For leases that are fully developed, a company may opt to enroll only the pad sites, roads, and gathering or flow lines that cover their activities on that parcel, thus minimizing enrollment fee commitments. Companies have enrolled parcels as small as one acre.

If a company with an existing CCAA wants transfer parcels into that agreement from a WCA, send an email requesting that transfer to wafwa.admin@wafwa.org.  Include a list of legal descriptions, shapefile or Google Earth map the parcels to be transferred.  

Include a total acreage of the properties to be transferred in the email and the CP# from each agreement. If you do not know your CP#, contact WAFWA admin for that information. There is no charge for this transfer.

To enroll new properties in an existing CCAA, send an email requesting that addition to wafwa.admin@wafwa.org.  Include a list of legal descriptions, shapefile or Google Earth map of the parcels to be enrolled.  

Include a total acreage of the properties to be enrolled in the email and the CP# from your existing CCAA agreement. If you do not know your CP#, contact WAFWA admin for that information. WAFWA will invoice your company for the enrollment fees, and those fees will be due within 30 days.

If you do not have a CCAA agreement with WAFWA and would like to initiate one, send an email requesting that new enrollment to wafwa.admin@wafwa.org.  Attach a completed and signed Certificate of Inclusion  

Include a list of legal descriptions, shapefile or Google Earth map of the parcels to be enrolled. Reference the file name in Exhibit 1 of the CCAA. Include the total acreage of the properties to be enrolled in the email.

WAFWA will execute the agreement and send your company a copy of the signature pages.

Reprinted with permission. Sean Kyle is the Industry Services Director of Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and may be contacted at 806-252-2766 or sean.kyle@wafwa.org.


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On climate change, Catholic leaders must believe in miracles For the first time, “Catholic leaders representing all regional and national bishops conferences” have come together in a “joint appeal.” According to reporting in the New York Times, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, India, called the October 26 meeting at the Vatican a “historic occasion.” What brought all these Catholic leaders together for the first time? Not the refugee crisis in Europe. Not the plight of Christians in the Middle East. Not a prayer meeting or a Bible study. It was climate change. The leaders drafted a ten-point specific policy proposal for, as the document says that “those negotiating the COP 21 [United Nations climate conference] in Paris,” November 30–December 11. Saying they are looking out for “the poorest and most vulnerable,” these church leaders want “a fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement.” They call for “a drastic reduction on the emissions of carbon dioxide.” Within the ten points of the “joint appeal,” number four demands a goal of “complete decarbonisation by mid-century.” Point five addresses bringing people out of poverty and calls for putting “an end to the fossil fuel era, phasing out fossil fuel emissions, including emissions from military aviation and shipping and providing affordable, reliable and safe renewable energy access for all.” Calling climate change a “moral issue,” Thomas G. Wenski, archbishop of Miami, acknowledged: “We’re pastors and we’re not scientists.” So, what do the “scientists” say about their proposal to phase out fossil fuel emissions and provide affordable renewable energy access for all? With a similar goal, Google launched a project in 2007 known as RE<C (Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal)—which “aimed to develop renewable energy sources that would generate electricity more cheaply than coal-fired power plants do. The two scientists responsible for Google’s effort, Ross Koningstein & David Fork, both Stanford PhDs, state: “At the start of RE<C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with steady improvements to today’s renewable technologies, our society could stave off catastrophic climate change. We now know that to be a false hope.” More recently, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, made a similar acknowledgement. In an interview with The Atlantic magazine, he said wind has “grown super-fast, on a very subsidized basis” and that solar “has been growing even faster—again on a highly subsidized basis,” yet solar photovoltaics are “still not economical.” Gates admitted: “we need energy 24 hours a day” but “the primary new zero-CO2 sources are intermittent.” He says, that due to “the self-defeating claims of some clean-energy enthusiasts” that are often “misleadingly meaningless statements” the public underestimates how difficult moving beyond fossil fuels really is— saying it will take an “energy miracle.” Surely the Catholic leaders really do care about “the poorest and most vulnerable.” If they do, rather than calling for the unrealistic “end of the fossil fuel era,” they’d call on the “climate aid” to be spent on “improved public health, education and economic development,” as recommended by noted economist Bjorn Lomborg. Lomborg, in the Wall Street Journal, states: “In a world in which malnourishment continues to claim at least 1.4 million children’s lives each year, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, and 2.6 billion lack clean drinking water and sanitation, this growing emphasis on climate aid is immoral.” Yet, the Catholic leaders call climate change “a moral issue.” Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, who advised Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, has called for church’s influence on public policy to be “grounded in realities, not ideas”—yet clearly what the church leaders are calling for will require not reality, but a miracle.

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). She hosts a weekly radio program: America’s Voice for Energy—which expands on the content of her weekly column. Follow her @EnergyRabbit.


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CASENOTE Capitol Wireless, LP v. XTO Energy, Inc. held that a Participation Agreement (“PA”) was an enforceable contract to drill a test well, notwithstanding that the parties failed to include a Joint Operating Agreement (“JOA”). The PA was a package of documents sent by XTO as the Operator to Capitol Wireless as the Participant with a well election letter. It included a list of the working interest owners and their ownership shares, a detailed estimate of drilling and completion costs, an authorization for expenditure (“AFE”), a drilling plan, and a well location plat. It also included statements that a “Joint Operating Agreement will be forthcoming” and that the percentage interests of the parties were “[b]ased on initial title opinion – subject to final division order title opinion.” Capitol Wireless timely elected to participate. Operator drilled and completed the test well and sent an invoice to Participant, which refused to pay. Participant contended that the PA was unenforceable and failed because of indefiniteness, omission of material terms and because the parties failed to agree.

The elements of an enforceable contract are (1) an offer; (2) an acceptance in strict compliance with the terms of the offer; (3) a meeting of the minds, (4) a communication that each party consented to the terms of the contract; (5) execution and delivery of the contract with an intent that it become mutual and binding on both parties; and (6) consideration. Whether a contract fails for indefiniteness is a question of law. Participant argued that the PA did not include material terms identifying expenses it was responsible to pay and what Operator might charge, did not set out how expenses were to be calculated and disclosed, did not state when payment had to be made to Operator, and was indefinite as to Participant’s percentage interest in the test well. Participant also argued that, by stating that a proposed JOA would be forthcoming and that final percentage interests would depend on the division order title opinion, the PA left material terms open for future negotiation, created a fact issue as to whether there was a meeting of the minds on essential terms, and it was ambiguous as to whether the PA was intended to be a final agreement. While acknowledging that contractual obligations and liabilities must be sufficiently definite for a contract to be enforceable, the court held the PA extended to the Participant a clear and unambiguous offer to participate in the drilling and completion of the test well and stated that Participant could either participate and pay its working interest share of the costs or not participate and be subject to risk of penalty under state law. The court held that the PA provided the Participant with the necessary information to respond to the offer, and the Participant accepted the offer in strict compliance with its terms by its timely acts in executing, initialing, dating and returning and following up on its election to participate in the agreement. The court held that Participant was required to pay its share of the costs within a “reasonable time,” citing the rule that a reasonable time for performance is implied in a contract. The court was possibly influenced on the billing and payment issues by the fact that the amount billed was very close to the amount estimated in the AFE, and because Participant did not question any particular charge. In dismissing Participant’s argument that the percentage working interest was indefinite, the court found that a working interest percentage based on an initial title opinion and subject to a final division order title opinion was reasonably certain. Participant also argued that the PA language stating a “proposed Joint Operating Agreement will be forthcoming” left terms open for future negotiation, but the court held that the PA contained all material terms and was sufficiently definite. “Whether or not a joint operating agreement is often used in these circumstances, and despite the ‘forthcoming’ language, the Participation Agreement contains all of the material terms and is sufficiently definite to constitute a binding contract to drill and complete the test well.” Finally, Participant contended that the representation that a JOA would be forthcoming created a fact issue as to whether there was a meeting of the minds on the essential terms of the PA and that the PA was ambiguous as to whether it was to be a final agreement. The court held that the PA contained no language subjecting it to the JOA and that the reference thereto did not affect the finality or enforceability of the PA, nor render it ambiguous. Of course the JOA should have been included in the package of documents sent to Participant, and then there would have been nothing to dispute. The industry expects that the details of participating in a well will be included in a JOA, but the significance of the case is the holding that only the broad terms of a contract are necessary to form an enforceable agreement to participate in a well. Jeff McCarn may be contacted at (806) 345-6340 or jmccarn@bf-law.com


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NEW MEMBERS Jeff Barter Andrew Beckman Kevin Bynum John M. Byrom David Cagnolatti

RENEWED MEMBERS Bill Abraham Gary Alexander Brent Allen George W. Arrington William L. Arrington Kevin Audrain James B. Austin, IV Michael Baker Bill Barbee Tucker Barnes Joe Batson Richard Beyea Mark Bivins Beaumont Boyce Mike Brandvik Daniel Brawley Jim Brewer H. C. Brillhart Bill Britain J. Shane Brooks Brady Brown Dan Brown Gib Brown Jim Bryan Troy Burton Robert C. Callan, Jr. Alvia Calvert Donald J. Campbell Bruce Carter Mike Charbeneau George Clift David Cooper Pantaleon Cortez Bill Countiss Wayne Cummings Robert Cunningham Billie Currie Andrew Curtis

Kelsey Crist Mike Davis Al Doty Ronald Durr Etinosa J. Edenaru Gregg C. Laswell Josh Leftwich Stephen M. Loftin

Terry McBride Rob Michelotti Bin Nguyen Matthew C. Rawlinson Janice Reid Alyssa Rodriguez Jody Sheets Kimberly Snelgroves

Ralph Ellis Ryan Evans Britney Evenson Hugh W. Ferguson III Erick Fletcher Josh Flores Mike Floyd Kirk Folkner Mike Fraser Gene Gallegos Perry Graham Jonathan Grammer Jimmy Graves W. Frank Groves Brett Hall J. D. Hand Terrel Hardin John Hawley, Jr. Joe Hayes Brian Heinrich Jason Herrick Scott Herrick Edward Hesher James Hinton James Hitch Joel Hogue Jack W. Holmes Steve Holton Steve Hood Ethan House Spence Hummel John Irwin Christopher Jensen George Johnson William Keffer Ken King Kerry Knorpp Jerry Kucera Rick Leverich David Lilly

Betty Locke James Lovell John Lutz Kenneth Mackey Juanita Malecha Jason Manning Nathan Mastin Josh McAfee James McCown Lance McCown Kamron McGeHee Kyle McGraw Alan McNally Royce Mitchell Ryan Monroe Bob Moore Fay Moore Joe Morris James Morton T. Kevin Nelson Alan Nicholson Steven Ocker James O’Connell Randy O’Neal Bruce Payne Melanie Peery Harry Phillips Barrett Pierce Ed Podzemny Brad Pohlmeier Curt Pohlmeier Shawn Pohlmeier David Pond Joseph Pool Monte Price Will Price Cash Rainer Harvey Ratliff Steve Raybourn Margaret Redwine

John B. Thomas Richard Tisch Everett Tracy Jay Tracy Laura Westbrook Phil Woods

Amy Aikman Roberts Er’Ron Robinson Pam Rushing David Russell Kathleen Russell Roy Ryan Lenny Sadler Matt Sadler Doug Saunders Dennis Scott Steve Seabourn Tommie Seitz Steve Shennum Jeff Shrader Michelle Sibley Gene Sidwell Ronald Slover Currie Smith John Smithee George Snell, III Wallace Stanberry James Tabor Robert Templeton Mike Todd Gary Tubb George Vaught Robert Vincent Philip Wade P. David Walker Patrick Walker Kimberly Warminski Don A. Whitten Ben Whittenburg Barry Willis Suzanne Willis Kenneth Wischkaemper Alta Wood Wildon Woolley Cole Young Frank Young


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Active Drilling Locations By County - PPROA Service Area Texas Panhandle/western OK, SW KS - 11/6/15 RigData, Inc.

KANSAS Meade

Lipscomb Duke

O’Brien

OKLAHOMA Ellis Nomac

Le Norman

Nomac

Le Norman

Cactus

BP America

Latshaw Patterson Unit Unit

BP America Mewbourne BP America Texas American

Unit Unit

BP America Texakoma

Nomac Nomac

Le Norman Tapstone

Ochiltree

Roger Mills

Roberts

TEXAS Hemphill

Wheeler Nabors Nomac Nomac Unit

Apache Le Norman Le Norman BP America

Data provided by RigData.com

CHRISTMAS PARTY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10TH COME AND GO 5:00 PM—7:00 PM 2415 S. LIPSCOMB Drilling Permits By County - Dist. 10 10/5/15 – 11/10/15 DrillingInfo.com

Operator

Lease

Date

TD

Gray Pantera Hemphill Apache BP America BP America Jones Jones Jones Le Norman Le Norman Le Norman Le Norman Mewbourne Hutchinson Strat Land WO Operating WO Operating WO Operating Lipscomb BP America Moore Adams Adams Adams

Fields

10/21/2015 3,382

Urschel George Hoover Brainard Brainard Nix Ramp Ramp Walker Washita Isaacs

10/14/2015 10/19/2015 11/9/2015 10/8/2015 10/23/2015 10/14/2015 11/6/2015 10/23/2015 10/29/2015 10/21/2015 10/28/2015

16,000 13,000 12,700 9,000 9,000 13,234 13,000 9,000 12,000 12,000 10,500

Winegeart Pond Pond Pond

10/15/2015 10/28/2015 10/29/2015 10/30/2015

6,253 3,095 3,090 3,110

Cowan

10/27/2015 8,300

Masterson Masterson Masterson

11/9/2015 2,600 10/27/2015 2,600 11/2/2015 2,600

Operator

Lease

Date

Linn Taylor Peckenpaugh Schumann Bivins

10/12/2015 10/6/2015 10/13/2015 10/7/2015 11/3/2015

8,500 8,200 7,000 8,650 12,000

Le Norman

Bivins

11/6/2015

9,000

BP America Choice

Flowers Killebrew

10/16/2015 11,150 10/15/2015 11,000

Enervest Le Norman Le Norman Sanguine Tapstone Tapstone Tapstone

Armstrong Britt Michelle Hink Stiles Stiles Stiles

10/13/2015 10/29/2015 10/27/2015 10/23/2015 10/22/2015 11/9/2015 10/21/2015

Ochiltree BP America Mewbourne Remnant Strat Land Apache Potter

TD

Roberts Wheeler 13,500 15,000 14,000 12,450 13,500 13,500 13,500


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Permit No. 664 Amarillo, TX

Published ten times a year by the Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association

RRC District 10 Production Data October 2014 - September 2015

OFFICERS President Stacey Ladd WBD Oil & Gas, Inc. Past President Greg Graham Kismet Properties, Inc. Vice Presidents Todd Lovett Mewbourne Oil Company Thomas G. Ladd Laddex, Ltd. Secretary Doug Saunders Taylor/Herring Co. Treasurer Jeffery A. McCarn Brown & Fortunato, PC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Bill Aikman Tascosa Land Resources Preston Boyd Valero Energy Corporation D. Clay Holcomb F.G. Dragons, LLC Juanita M. Malecha Pantera Energy Company Jason Manning Manning Land, LLC Scott Peeples Fortay, Inc. Leon Roberts CRL Pump & Supply, Inc. Currie Smith ACS-ODS Oil & Gas Patrick Weir Underwood Law Firm STAFF Judy Stark - Executive V.P. Cynthia Johnson - Office Manager

County

Oil (BBL)

CH Gas(MCF)

GW Gas (MCF)

Cond. (BBL)

173,996

1,070,099

10,813,535

6,943

10,024

0

0

0

6,553

81,822

1,045,900

71

0

0

10,520

27

GRAY

895,882

2,057,244

6,619,869

81,959

HANSFORD

184,005

965,929

11,360,710

14,245

HARTLEY

399,985

186,730

1,315,531

3

1,753,266

11,661,343

125,425,411

2,085,587

CARSON CHILDRESS COLLINGSWORTH DONLEY

HEMPHILL HUTCHINSON LIPSCOMB MOORE OCHILTREE OLDHAM POTTER ROBERTS

605,701

3,313,859

5,341,515

6,646

2,586,920

18,202,745

42,160,238

1,262,758

261,353

1,663,063

25,209,392

3,830

7,523,920

29,331,367

15,352,878

441,379

453,166

929,123

70,288

0

251,598

660,880

8,176,024

16

3,250,144

21,518,096

56,308,878

1,244,414

SHERMAN

64,727

66,569

16,004,310

3,312

WHEELER

2,946,906

16,607,410

167,041,524

4,699,050

Total

21,368,146

108,316,279 492,256,523 9,850,240 source: http://webapps.rrc.state.tx.U.S./PDQ

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