Issue: Pooling

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Updates and Alerts Julie Archer February 14, 2017
Take Action: Zombie Bills to Aid Drillers Are Back
As we anticipated, some bad bills that aid drillers at the expense of West Virginia landowners — bills that were either soundly defeated or stalled a different points in the legislative process in 2016 — are starting to reemerge this session. Tell your Senators to oppose these shameful attempts to take away the property rights of West Virginians.More
Issues: Eminent domainLeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesPipelinesPooling
Blog Julie Archer February 6, 2017
Zombie Bills? Bad Bills to Aid Drillers Could Be Back in 2017
Several bad bills that help oil and gas drillers at the expense of West Virginia landowners could be back during the 2017 legislative session. These include efforts to take away citizens ability to bring nuisance suits, give pipeline companies the right to survey people's land without their permission, and one-sided forced pooling bills (AKA joint development).More
Issues: Eminent domainNuisance suitsPipelinesPooling
Partition Suit Advice WVSORO January 23, 2017
Partition Decision by Circuit Court Judge Favors Mineral Owner
A new decision in E[Q]T Bluegrass vs. Blaney, Johnson and others has been issued by a Ritchie (and Doddridge and Pleasants) County Circuit Court Judge Sweeney. It favors a mineral owner over a driller. More
Issues: Partition suitsPooling
Leasing / Amendment Advice WVSORO November 8, 2016
Drillers can NOT pool a mineral owner’s lease without authorization!
If a Driller or Landman Tells You They Can Pool Your Mineral Land Without a Pooling Provision in a Lease or an Amendment, Don't Believe Them!More
Issues: Horizontal wellsLeasingPooling
Leasing / Amendment Advice WVSORO November 8, 2016
Eleven reasons why a judge was wrong to imply a lease covenant to pool
Here Are the Eleven Reasons That The Tyler County Circuit Court Judge's Ruling Is Wrong, And Why No Other Circuit Court Judge nor the Supreme Court Should Agree With the Ruling. More
Issues: Horizontal wellsLeasingPooling
Updates and Alerts WVSORO February 21, 2016
Legislature Adds Insult to Injury with Bills to Aid Drillers
It was bad enough that the Legislature and Governor Tomblin included few protections for surface owners in the Horizontal Well Act when the state finally updated antiquated drilling laws in 2011. Instead, the Legislature included an arbitrary setback of 625 feet from the center of the pad in the Act.More
Issues: LegislationNuisance suitsPooling
Blog WVSORO January 12, 2016
Who is Helped and Who is Hurt by a GOOD Forced Pooling Bill
Who does a good forced pooling statute hurt or help?More
Issues: LegislationPooling
BlogDocument WVSORO January 12, 2016
What Has to Be in a Forced Pooling Bill for it to Be a GOOD Forced Pooling Bill
A forced horizontal unitization/pooling/integration bill is only a good idea if:More
Issues: LegislationPooling
Updates and Alerts WVSORO August 7, 2015
WV Landowners Win Injunction to Bar Pipeline Surveyors
Earlier this week, Monroe County Circuit Court Robert Judge Irons issued an injunction barring surveyors for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline from entering the Brian and Doris McCurdy's property without their consent.More
Issues: PipelinesPooling
Newsletter WVSORO July 6, 2015
WVSORO Surface Owners’ News – Summer 2015
WV-SORO's Take on Forced Pooling Legislation and Its Fate | WV-SORO, Other Organizations Comment on New Air General Permit | Pipeline Companies Threaten, Sue Landowners for Survey Access More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionPoolingWater
Updates and Alerts WVSORO July 6, 2015
Summer 2015 Edition of Surface Owners’ News Available
WV-SORO members should be receiving the Summer 2015 edition of our newsletter, Surface Owners' News, in the mail soon. More
Issues: LegislationNuisance suitsOil and GasPooling
Updates and Alerts WVSORO April 9, 2015
Legislative Wrap-Up and Update
WV-SORO's Take on the 2015 Forced Pooling Legislation and Its FateMore
Issues: Horizontal wellsPooling
Updates and Alerts WVSORO February 24, 2015
Drinking Water Protections, Aboveground Storage Tank Act Under Attack
There are only three weeks left in the 2015 Legislative Session and we wanted to make you aware (if you haven't heard about them already in the news or from other sources) of several bills related to oil and gas development that are working their way through the process. More
Issues: Marcellus shalePollutionPoolingWater
Leasing / Amendment Advice WVSORO October 31, 2014
If I Don’t Sign a Lease (Or Sign a Pooling Amendment to an Existing Lease) Can They Drill Next to Me and Take My Gas Without Paying Me for It?
This issue is most likely to come up when a company's landman approaches you as a mineral tract owner to either sign a lease that includes a pooling clause, or to sign an amendment to an old existing lease that would allow for pooling.More
Issues: LeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesPooling
Blog WVSORO October 7, 2010
Update on the Blue Eagle Well Spacing Suit
Ruling in Well Spacing Case Favors W. Va. Surface Owners West Virginia surface owners declared victory in a ruling in a case challenging state agency rulings on spacing for natural gas wells. The case, Blue Eagle Land Company v. West Virginia Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, was originally filed in the West Virginia Supreme Court […]More
Issues: Marcellus shalePoolingWell Spacing
Resource Gallery WVSORO December 18, 2007
Well Spacing and Royalty Sharing. (a.k.a. “Spacing, Pooling and Unitization”). What is it?
What it is, and why it should apply, instead of the Rule of Capture, to the drilling of all oil and gas wells in W.Va.More
Issues: LeasingPooling
Press Release WVSORO October 10, 2007
New State-Wide Organization Formed to Protect Landowner’s Rights
West Virginia landowners now have a new organization focused on protecting them from abuses by oil & gas drillers – the WV Surface Owner’s Rights Organization (WV-SORO).More
Issues: LeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesOil and GasPoolingWell Spacing
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