Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Barnett Shale - Chesapeake ( CHK ) record mineral rights lease

Chesapeake Energy CHK is working on a 650 acre lease on Lake Worth and Fort Worth properties located in the Barnett Shale. If this mineral rights lease deal gets done, it will be a record! Rumor has is Chesapeake is ready to pay out a $30,000 per acre signing bouns as well.

About 1,200 property owners in Boat Club Estates, Highland Lake Estates, Jinkens Heights, Crestview, Crestridge, Triangle Estates and Lakeview Estates are involved in the lease. The land is roughly bounded by Lake Worth to the west, Azle Avenue to the south, Boat Club Road to the east and Basswood Court to the north.

XTO appears to have been one of the bidders pushing this deal to a record.

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