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Buying and selling mineral rights royalty interests can be a daunting task filled with many questions and concerns, particularly for those new to mineral rights ownership. TAS is a family run operation with 80 years of experience in the oil and gas business. Our many years of acquiring and managing royalties has yielded an extensive knowledge base, allowing us to offer owners a fair price for their producing oil and gas royalty interests, no matter where their property is located. We have hundreds of satisfied customers who often return to sell us additional royalties.

With these blog entries, my goal is to directly engage with those considering selling their royalty interests... I hope to address topics of your concern, answer your questions, and hopefully provide some useful insight.

I look forward to hearing from all of you.

Tom Sikes


Mr. Sikes, We recently inherited a partial interest in some royalties in another state (interests are in Oklahoma, we live in Texas). This is the first time we've ever had royalty interests and we're completely unfamiliar with the process. What's the best way to go about finding the real value of these interests? Thanks in advance for you help.

That's great! I hope there is some good value there. Is this producing or non producing? In other words, do you receive (or expect to reveive) checks for production? I normally recommend to people with non producing interests that they hang onto them as long as possible. People like me are trying to value and purchase cash flow. So if there is no cash flow, it is difficult to give non producing interests much value. However, if something good happens, and you get leased (and get a bonus check upon signing) and then a well drilled, you will be happy you kept it. For producing properties, if you are interested in selling, call me and/or someone who does the same thing and get some offers. You should get a good idea of the market value based on what folks are willing to pay. If you are not serious about selling, you could hire a petroleum engineer or a geologist. Or talk to neighbors who own interests in the area. Sometimes the company operating the lease might give you a general idea.. If it isn't for sale it probably doesn't much matter. Look at your current average income. Ask yourself what you would take to give that up. There are all kinds of engineering tools that are used to create an estimate of the value, but ultimately, royalty income is like any other real estate. It's worth what you think it is until some one comes along and offers you more.