Frequently asked questions
Land Leasing / Drilling oil on my land

  1. Q

    How long do oil leases last?


    How long does an oil lease last? A. Usually, a long time. Most leases have two terms that affect their duration. The primary term is a fixed period of time (e.g. five years) during which the lessee has to achieve a certain result.
  2. Q

    How deep is a oil well?


    Over the last six decades, it's only gotten deeper. In 1949, the earliest year with data available, the average depth of oil wells drilled was 3,635 feet. By 2008, the most recent data available, we were drilling an average of 5,964 feet, a slight decrease from the 2007 at 6,064 feet.
  3. Q

    At what oil price is fracking profitable?


    According to Reuters, estimates put the break-even point for fracking at around $50per barrel, but other estimates put it as low as $30 per barrel.
  4. Q

    How long does it take to frack a well?


    about two to three days It's important to understand that fracking is a small part of a much larger operation to get oil and gas from a mile below the surface into storage tanks for market. Fracking takes about two to three days in what is roughly a 10- to 14-day process of drilling and completing a well.
  5. Q

    How long do oil wells produce?


    How Long Does Fracking Last? Fracking is a temporary process that occurs after a well has been drilled and usually takes about 3-5 days per well, making it a brief and crucial part of energy extraction. Sometimes, wells are re-fracked to extend their production, but the energy they produce can last for 20 to 40 years.
  6. Q

    How long does it take to drill an oil well on land?


    How Long Does It Take to Drill an Oil Well? Drilling an oil well can take anywhere from 15 days to 12 months, sometimes longer. The amount of time it takes depends on a number of different factors, including the depth of the well and whether it's on land or offshore.
  7. Q

    How are oil royalties paid?


    A royalty is the portion of production the landowner receives. A royalty clause in theoil or gas title process will typically give a percentage of the lease that the company pays to the owner of the mineral rights, minus production costs.
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