We've been pleased to work over the years for some of the largest, as well as many of the smallest, companies in the USA.
Specific references and client list can be provided upon request.
In the past 17 years we have been privileged to have:
-Acquired 2,000+ individual ROW and Easement agreements covering more than 500+ lineal miles for one of the largest ongoing public/private telecom/fiber optics projects in the country- KentuckyWired Project. Experienced in condemnation requirements and processes, pole sharing and partnership agreements and negotiations with public and private entities and individuals.
-Performed in-depth due diligence reviews and land management on over 5 million net leasehold acres, 15,000+ lineal miles of midstream pipeline assets, and more than 35,000+ producing oil and gas wells as part of client’s E&P and midstream acquisition projects. Clients included Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation, Nucor Steel Corporation, Carbon Natural Gas, EcoEnergy, Cimarex, Providence Energy, Chief Oil & Gas, Carrizo, Magnum Hunter Resources, Triad Hunter, Eureka Hunter Pipeline, MK Resources, Chesapeake Energy and others.
-Proud to work with The Nature Conservancy to review title, perform due diligence, and acquire acreage across their defined Critical Focus Area of Central Appalachia.
-Worked with multiple renewable energy/solar EDP firms to identify and secure reclaimed mining area acreage in KY, OH, WV, and PA for wholesale power generation sales into PJM Interconnection Service Areas and also for community solar projects in IL.
-Leased in excess of 1.5 Million Gross Acres in Appalachia (PA, OH, WV, KY) for O&G clients and Purchased in excess of 600,000 Gross Acres of Fee minerals and Royalty Interests by deeded conveyance.
-Reviewed/Audited more than 6,000 individual legacy oil and gas lease agreements and pipeline storage easements for storage and surface access provisions for client’s gas storage field expansion projects – Subcontractor to Reed Smith LP on behalf of TransCanada/TC Energy.
-Performed curative title and administration and assisted in the effective and economic transfer and recording of ORRI in more than 1,000 producing units comprised of more than 10,000 oil and gas leases in the Marcellus Shale play of NE PA.
-Worked with major private equity Stream & Wetland Credit Mitigation Bank participants and Environmental Engineering Firms in identifying and securing acreage across KY, WV, TN, PA, and VA that conforms to the US Army Corps Engineers stream /wetlands mitigation programs and the KY Dept Fish and Wildlife Resources FILO program and in support of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet programs.
-Worked with clients to identify various real property investments under IRS Sec. 1031 Exchange Guidelines in KY, WV, OH, and VA and provided due diligence related to Opportunity Zone investments as qualified under Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
-Performed certified unit and drill site title abstract and examination as a subcontractor to legal firms on some of the largest Marcellus units in SW PA and Utica units in SE OH as well as smaller shallow oil well units in KY, WV, VA, IL, OH and TN.
-Provided expert witness testimony and reports in multiple land and energy related litigation suits.
-Assisted clients providing staff support for surveying projects, GIS Mapping and ESRI services, land record administration, Trust management, Land Conservancy Programs and real property tax and assessment management.
ARCHIVED PAST PROJECTS DETAILS:
Management of east KY/southern WV coal operations and oil & gas drilling programs, coal and natural gas marketing and brokerage, and international export of mining equipment and sales.
Field Engineering Services for provider of substation transformer manufacturer and grid technical services for investor owned utilities and public power agencies across USA, ROW and site selection for substations and power transmission
Western KY and Southern IL, New Albany Shale Play
Black Warrior Basin, AL
Take-Offs, HBP research, Due Diligence and Lease Acquisitions, 250,000 Net Mineral Acres Leased in very competitive play
Complete land services for mid-size E&P company NE KY, Management of app. 65,000 Net Acre leasehold AOI, all title work including certified, drill site and leasehold, JOAs, JVs, Permitting, ROW, SUAs, legal conflicts, arbitrations, and litigation, and expert witness testimonies
Multiple Counties across OH, WV, and PA
Lease Take-Offs, HBP research, Large Mineral Ownership Title, Mapping in support of mineral acquisition and lease prospects, Acquired app. 965,000 Net Mineral Acres in Marcellus play by perpetual conveyances and leases during height of the Marcellus “Land Rush”.
Multiple counties in OH, WVA and KY
Complete Due Diligence and land services for Texas based E&P related to acquisition of Appalachian Oil & Gas E&P and pipeline via Bankruptcy Sale, Division Order Analysis, Lease Take-Offs, HBP research, Mapping Audits, Pipeline ROW and Easement Acquisition, Review of In-House Legacy Title both fee and leasehold estates
Complete land services for Texas based E&P company on wildcat project in SW WVA, Acquisition and management of app. 265,000 Net Acre leasehold AOI, all title work including certified, drill site and leasehold, JOAs, JVs, Permitting, ROW, SUAs, legal conflicts and litigation, lease and mineral acquisitions
Title Curative and Due Diligence related to acquisition of app. 60,000 net mineral acres in central PA Marcellus Play and subsequent JV partnership with foreign entities based in India and Great Britain
Multiple Counties KY and TN
All Due Diligence matters for large Pennsylvania based land-holding company related to 126,000 Net Acre mineral and land acquisition including review of In-House Legacy Title for fee simple estates, HBP research and due diligence, Complex coal and hard Mineral ownership title, Division Orders, and Mapping services .
Complete land services and turnkey O&G operations management for Australian-based E&P exploring both conventional reef plays and unconventional oil prospects in Illinois Basin, complete title, JOAs, Permitting, Seismic Operations, BLM representation and EOI nominations for federally owned lands, ROW, landowner SUAs
Monroe, Noble, Belmont Counties, OH
Subcontractor for large national Land Services Broker assisting in reviews of In-House Legacy Title for leasehold estate, Third Party Lease Take-Offs, HBP research, Large Mineral Ownership Title on 85,000 Net Acre Utica Play leasehold acquisition
Multiple Counties, WV, PA
All Due Diligence matters for Texas based E&P in review of In-House Legacy Title for fee minerals estate, HBP research, Deep Mineral Ownership Title, Division Orders and Complex Title Curative on 200,000 Net Acre Marcellus Play mineral acquisition project
Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Stark, Tuscarawa, Monroe, Belmont Counties, OH
New York based private equity client conducting Third Party Lease Take-Offs, HBP research, Large Mineral Ownership Title, Mapping in support of mineral and royalty acquisition prospects in emerging Utica Play
September 2011- April 2012
Ashland, Richland, Medina, Huron, Wayne, Coschocton Counties, OH
Complete Due Diligence and land services for Idaho and Texas based private equity client related to proposed JV of OH based consortium of independent E&P's Division Order Analysis, Lease Take-Offs, HBP research, Mapping Audits, Review of In-House Legacy Title both fee and leasehold estates in excess of 85,000 net mineral acres
Central Appalachian Coal Prospects
Conducted complete due diligence and deal sourcing for Australian and European based investors evaluating more than 50+ standalone thermal and met coal production deals. Included review of permitted operations with ongoing production and existing reserve reports and evaluation of undeveloped acreage with in situ reserves and identification of newly found reserves, exploration management, and property control. Worked closely with Cardno Marshall Miller, Gates Consultants and Evergreen Development, LLC.
2009-Present Appalachian Basin Group, LLC and Appalachian Mineral Ventures LLC
Coal, Oil, Gas and Land Brokerage focused on acquisitions, prospecting, deal sourcing and marketing of Appalachian sited natural resource assets and operating entities. Managing assignments and farmouts from Appalachian Basin Operators.
January 2013- Present
Washington and Monroe Counties, OH
Complete Due Diligence and lease/mineral/royalty acquisition project for New York based private equity clients related to sub-lease Assignment of Marcellus and Utica leasehold interests in Washington and Monroe Counties, OH. Extensive abstract and examination of complex HBP Leasehold title and certified level title abstracts on app. 26,000+ acres of Utica/Marcellus interests. Includes BLM EOI nominations for federally owned lands and related reporting requirements.
June 2013- Present
Lawrence, Magoffin and Johnson County, KY and Wayne County, WV
Complete Due Diligence and lease acquisition project for Colorado/Oklahoma based E&P client related to sub-lease Assignment of deep rights and leasehold interests in emerging Rogersville Shale play. Extensive negotiations, abstracts, title examination, division order analysis and mapping of complex HBP Leasehold title on app. 60,000+ net acres of interests assigned by several local E&P companies producing from the Berea and shallow formations.
February 2014- Present
Elliott, Magoffin, Morgan Counties, KY
Complete land services and turnkey O&G operations management for startup E&P company prospecting in the Rome Trough of Appalachian Basin- work scope includes setup of land records management, mapping, lease acquisition, cursory and deep title abstracts and review, negotiation of JOAs, review of potential partners’ in house legacy data and digitization, Permitting, Seismic Acquisition, ROW, SUA’s.
June 2015- Present
Greenup County, KY
Complete land services management for startup E&P company focused on shallow oil targets, work scope includes audit and new setup of land records management, mapping, lease acquisition, cursory and drill site title abstracts and review, negotiation of JOAs, and Permitting support.
January 2015- Present
Lee County, KY
Complete due diligence, deal sourcing and land services management for Ohio based startup E&P company focused on acquisitions of shallow oil fields in mature producing areas, work scope includes mapping, cursory and drill site title abstracts and review, negotiation of Purchase Sales Agreements, Well Assignments and Bond Transfers and Permitting support.
January 2016-June 2018
Acquired 2,000+ individual ROW and Easement agreements covering more than 500+ lineal miles for one of the largest ongoing public/private telecom/fiber optics projects in the country- KentuckyWired Project. Experienced in condemnation requirements and processes, pole sharing and partnership agreements and negotiations with public and private entities and individuals.