Barnett Shale Mineral Rights Lawyer

What is the Barnett Shale?

The Barnett Shale spans 13 counties in Texas including Dallas and TarrantThe Barnett Shale is a geological formation of sedimentary rocks located from the Dallas area through the west and south of Ft Worth. It's estimated to be about 5,000 square miles.

It is believed the Barnett Shale could be the largest onshore natural gas field in the US. The Barnett Shale has approximately 2.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and is estimated to contain up to 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas resources. Oil has also been found in smaller but commercially viable quantities.

The shale is very hard which makes the natural gas and other minerals difficult to extract. Recent advances in hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling make it possible to extract the minerals cost effectively.

Horizontal drilling the Barnett ShaleMuch of the Barnett Shale is underneath residences and is continuing to be uncovered as the DFW metroplex grows. These land owners have the option to sell their mineral rights to the various energy companies in the area. However, since most people do not know the value of natural resources, the energy companies could "scam" land owners into selling their mineral rights for a fraction of what they're worth.

Contact a Barnett Shale Mineral Rights Lawyer

If you feel you have been deceived by an energy company's offering on your Barnett Shale mineral rights, contact a mineral rights lawyer in the DFW metroplex who has the expertise needed to win your case and get you the income you deserve.

Use the contact form on the left or call 1-800-ATTORNEY (1-800-288-6763) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you feel you have a case against an energy company who mislead you about the value of your mineral rights, fill out the form below and your case will be reviewed by a mineral rights lawyer free of charge.