Understanding mineral rights as depleting assets
Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 3:37 pm
Oil and natural gas wells are among the many natural resources that are considered depleting assets. Depleting assets generally refer to resources that are expected to decline over time. A very productive gas well today may eventually become barren and stop producing over an unspecified period of time. When this happens, mineral properties will become essentially unprofitable.
The lack of surety regarding when a mineral property would start to dwindle in resources and eventually become unproductive is the primary reason why several mineral rights owners choose to sell, rather than lease, their mineral properties. Selling their mineral rights provides them the assurance of getting the most out of their property, without the risk of depletion that might dramatically decrease the value of their mineral rights.
We at The Mineral Auction are aware of the many advantages of selling mineral rights, and are ready to help mineral rights owners enjoy the most out of these depleting interests by selling. To know more about how we can be of help, call us at (512) 698-2802 today.