Cana Shale Play Drives Up Royalty Lease Bonus Figures in Washita County Oklahoma

Ever wonder what makes the lease bonus offered by Devon Energy and Chesapeake Energy go Up, Up, Up, into the wild blue yonder?  Take a look at the latest story found in the Journal Record.  My clients are experiencing excellent results on my lease negotiation.

Washita in the Cana shale play

By Dave Rhea
Managing Editor, Online Products at The Journal Record – dave.rhea@journalrecord; 405-278-2880; @jdaverhea; +Dave Rhea.
Posted: 11:01 AM Monday, July 11, 2011


Washita County in western Oklahoma has seen the greatest increase in oil production over the past 10 years. Thanks to advances in drilling technology, Washita County saw annual production leap from about 500,000 barrels in 1999 to about 3.7 million barrels in 2009, according to a new OERB-commissioned study.


It looks like nothing but good for the community, investors, royalty owners and Oklahoma. Here come the Sooners!


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