The “volume risk” associated with leasing your mineral rights

Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 4:01 pm    

With the country’s oil and natural gas boom, many mineral rights owners believe that leasing their rights would allow them to reap the most over the long term. However, leasing your mineral rights for royalties has its share of risks that could even be greater compared to the risks associated with selling your rights all together.

One known risk of leasing your mineral rights is the “volume risk.” While it is true that some wells live a long time, others might not. Over just a short time, those working on your land might find that the lease is not worth the cost of production. At this point, companies will often abandon the wells and your revenue will cease. However, if you choose to sell upfront, then you retain the larger initial payout and the risk of a low-yielding well shifts to the buyer.

To learn more about volume risks with leasing versus selling your mineral rights in Texas, our team of expert mineral rights brokers at The Mineral Auction can answer all of your queries. Contact us at (512) 698-2802 today to learn how to get the most out of your mineral rights.

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