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Oil & Gas (Mineral) Management

Comprehensive oil and gas management services from an unparalleled service provider.

Oil & Gas Management Services Overview

Maximizing Mineral Wealth

Oil and gas assets are complex in nature. Like our clients, employees and shareholders of AmeriTrust own mineral, royalty and working interests, so we share the client’s perspective and desire for active management and reliable information.

AmeriTrust’s sister company, Argent Mineral Management (AMM), offers comprehensive oil and gas management which allows clients to maintain their desired level of personal involvement.

Continue reading below for more information on these services.

Why Choose AMM

With our sister company AMM as a partner, AmeriTrust clients receive the benefit of a personal relationship with an advisory team with decades of oil and gas management experience, as well as experience in accounting, forestry, banking and trusts.

The AMM team offers clients the experience, information network and negotiation leverage that comes with managing over 3,000,000 acres of mineral interests across 30 states.

AMM’s clients have also benefited from the technological edge of a state-of-the-art, proprietary well production monitoring and accounting system that has supported the recovery of over $25 million in revenue for clients to date.

Our Oil & Gas Management Services

Contract Negotiation

  • Oil, gas and mineral lease offer evaluation and negotiations
  • Pipeline right-of-ways
  • Well locations
  • Seismic permits
  • Water and/or surface rights

A lease is the most important document for a property owner in the entire mineral exploration and production process. It is the contract that determines activity and revenue for the life of the well. If specific needs and terms are not addressed in the lease, an individual or company could be at a disadvantage for as long as the well is in production.

Aside from the lease, there are other contractual agreements that landowners enter into that can affect their property. AmeriTrust’s sister company, Argent Mineral Management (AMM), combines a proactive management style with experience, research, and technology to provide contract negotiation services that are second to none. Each contract is tailored to meet the specific needs of the client, protect specific aspects of each property and secure the most profitable terms for the collection of royalties.

Asset Evaluation

  • Development of mineral inventories
  • Lease schedules
  • Property tax verification
  • GIS (mapping of properties)

Knowing what one owns is essential to managing property well. Property owners often have some understanding of the surface that is owned, but many times do not have a complete, updated or accurate listing of mineral interest ownership. Many times landowners have a claim to mineral interests for which they are not being credited. If these mineral interests are located in a producing unit, the results could be costly. 

In addition to developing mineral inventories, AMM routinely generates customized maps of client properties that detail well locations, units, open and leased acreage (including depths), operators, well serial numbers, etc. and actively monitors lease schedules to track acreage that might be available to lease. 

Oil & Gas Accounting

  • Payment audits
  • Revenue processing and distribution
  • Royalty accounting
  • Working interest and expense analysis and accounting
  • Division order verification
  • 1099 verification

AMM uses a proprietary, state-of-the-art accounting and audit system that verifies interest decimals and conducts monthly payor audits to ensure timely and accurate payment. AMM also provides specialized 1099 verification and summary reports that greatly simplify tax reporting and preparation.

Companies that distribute revenue to royalty owners issue division orders prior to payment. Division orders can be confusing. AMM analyzes and verifies all division orders to ensure accurate payment for our clients. To date, the AMM team has recovered over $25 million in revenue for clients.

Ongoing Management

  • Monitor exploration and development activity
  • Analyze production
  • Review drilling permits
  • Track shut-in/suspended production
  • Market available, unleased property
  • Coordinate with client’s other professionals (foresters, attorneys, accountants)

Managing mineral assets can be complicated. Making the best decisions involves understanding the constantly changing property market, evaluating oil and gas industry trends, managing documents and productivity reports and adjusting quickly to new market conditions—all of which is time-consuming. And since agreements executed without professional expertise and assistance often place the landowner at a disadvantage, opportunities and profits may be lost. 

Who We Serve

AMM’s expertise and resources allows for the customization of mineral leasing and management programs to fit individual needs. Our clients generally fall into one of four categories: 

  1. Landowners who have inherited a significant amount of land or mineral interests, but have neither the time, interest nor experience to manage these assets
  2. Landowners who have managed their land and minerals on their own for many years, but who are now looking for qualified experts to manage those assets for the benefit of their children and to ensure the security and productivity of the land in the future
  3. Landowners who have little, if any, experience with oil and gas production, but who have recently been approached by an exploration company and are unsure what steps to take next
  4. Managers responsible for the oil and gas assets of large companies, charities, banks or other organizations, and who have financial or accounting credentials, but lack the time and expertise to properly safeguard their clients’ interests and need professional assistance

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