Issue: Coal bed methane

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Blog Julie Archer February 7, 2017
In Court: WV-SORO Litigation Update
Here is a brief update on some court cases we've been involved in or monitoring that affect West Virginia surface owners. Because one-third of WV-SORO members also own an interest in their underlying minerals, so we are including updates on cases that affect some mineral owners.More
Issues: Coal bed methaneEminent domainLeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesPartition suitsPipelines
Blog WVSORO December 16, 2016
West Virginia Supreme Court cites WVSORO “amicus brief” regarding ownership of coalbed methane
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled in the Moss case in 2003 that leases and deeds that granted or reserved rights to “oil and gas” or “natural gas” did not automatically give or reserve rights to coalbed methaneMore
Issues: Coal bed methane
Document WVSORO December 16, 2016
Poulos15-0907Concurring Opinion by Justice Ketchum
Justice Ketchum filed a “Concurring Opinion” but said he would prefer to overrule Moss to make title opinions more certain. More
Issues: Coal bed methane
Document WVSORO December 16, 2016
Poulos 15-0907 Court Opinion
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled in the Moss case in 2003 that leases and deeds that granted or reserved rights to “oil and gas” or “natural gas” did automatically not give or reserve rights to coalbed methane“More
Issues: Coal bed methane
DocumentMap WVSORO July 25, 2015
Plat (map) of a smaller horizontal drilling project
From a permit application in West Virgina in which the horizontal bore goes more in just two directions.More
Issues: Coal bed methaneHorizontal wells
Document WVSORO July 25, 2015
An operator just uses a form to apply for a Coal Bed Methane well to be covered by the general permit
If the water meets the parameters, the general permit is extended to that particular well.More
Issues: Coal bed methaneOil and Gas
Coal Bed Methane Advice WVSORO July 25, 2015
About “Coal Bed Methane”
Coal Bed Methane is a methane gas that is “adsorbed” into coal by the pressure of water in coal seams deeper than 100 feet or so.More
Issues: Coal bed methaneOil and Gas
Document WVSORO July 25, 2015
General permit” for the disposal of produced water from wells
The permit allows for disposal of the water by treating it and then by simply spraying it onto the surface of the land (with new surface owner consent). More
Issues: Coal bed methane
BlogDocument WVSORO October 1, 2009
Comments on the General Water Pollution Control Permit number GP-WV-1-07
In 2007, when the Office of Oil & Gas (OO&G) initially issued the permit, part of the rational given for issuing a general permit was “to allow for the collection of environmental data regarding volumes of produced water enerated from different coal-bearing strataMore
Issues: Coal bed methaneDEPPollutionWater
Document WVSORO December 9, 2008
Part of the rational given for issuing a general permit was “to allow for the collection of environmental data”
Environmental data "regarding volumes of produced water generated from different coal-bearing strata, the quality of the water generated, the types of treatment systems used, the dispersion techniques of land application of the produced water and the impacts, if any, on vegetation, soil, groundwater and surface water.” More
Issues: Coal bed methaneDEPOil and Gas
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