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How CourthouseDirect.com Provides Value to Oil and Gas Professionals

CourthouseDirect.com is the premier resource for the oil and gas industry in Texas. Our website provides easy online document searches for real property records, grantor/grantee indexes, liens, and other documentation. We continue to build ...
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Division Orders: Protection from Double Liability

For operators and mineral rights owners, oil and gas leases are complicated at best. Adding to the Gordian knot of contractual obligations and regulations is a document called a division order. If not handled correctly, a division order ...
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Why are Land Surveys Important?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 12/11/2019
  • Surveying
Why are land surveys important? Because you can’t buy or develop land properly without one. Going in without a land survey is flying blind. You have no way of knowing what obstacles you may face or even the exact perimeter of your ...
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Unpacking the Drill Site Runsheet

When it comes time to drill the well, the oil and gas company must be absolutely sure that it has every right to do so. There should be no surprise owners. There should be nobody waiting in the wings to grab part of the production that ...
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What Is a Production Sharing Agreement?

Of all the legal contracts in the oil and gas industry, one of the most significant is the production sharing agreement. It’s used as an instrument by all parties to realize a quick return on their investments and increase revenue as much ...
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How to Sell Your Property When You've Leased the Mineral Rights

You have a piece of land that has been pretty good to you. Maybe it was good pastureland or grew terrific crops. Plus, it came with a bonus - you got a lucrative mineral lease from an oil or gas company that developed a productive well. ...
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The Difference Between Pooling and Unitization

While pooling and unitization are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Oil and gas operators (lessees) look for the most cost-effective way to get the most mineral out of the ground. Mineral owners (lessors) look for ...
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How to Become an Abstractor

In the world of real property, an abstractor is someone who compiles data about specific tracts of land (real property) to determine ownership. The reason the job is called abstracting is that you not only bring together and analyze ...
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What is Leasehold Interest?

The array of ownership and leasing agreements surrounding mineral interests can be a bit dazzling. There are so many ways mineral interests can be bought, leased, shared, and otherwise contracted, it can cause confusion even among ...
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2019 Women Surveyors Summit Q&A

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/16/2019
  • Surveying
The Texas Society of Professional Surveyors held a Women Surveyors Summit in Austin, TX this past August 23rd and 24th. Women from across the country were invited to attend. 
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