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PROJECT BACKGROUNDER                       

We've been pleased to work over the years for some of the largest, as well as many of the smallest, companies in the industry.

Specific references and client list can be provided upon request.


1994-1999  
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.

2000-2004 
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

2005-2006
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

 2006
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

 2006-2010 
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”.

2009-Present
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

2006-2013
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

 2009-2010
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

2009-2010
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 .

 2010-2014
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

May-September 2011
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

 2012 -2013
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

 2011- 2013
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

 2012-2013
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.