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New York Mineral Rights


Economic benefit from New York mineral rights date back to November 1865 when Job Moses’ Hall Farm Petroleum Company discovered oil in Carrollton Township of Cattaraugus County. The Moses No. 1 well was drilled to 1,165 feet with initial production of only seven barrels per day. Recently, the Marcellus Shale has become a natural gas play made possible by advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. This shale play is located in the southern part of New York.

Major Oil and Gas Fields in New York

  • Bradford Field
  • Caton Field
  • Cramer Hollow Field
  • Darling Creek Field
  • Five Mile Field
  • Forest Hill Field
  • Green Hill Field
  • Lakeshore Field
  • Quackenbush Hill Field
  • Rayner Field

Oil and Gas Companies Active in New York

  • Ardent Resources
  • Case Brothers
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Copper Ridge Oil
  • Fortuna Energy
  • Hydrocarbon Generation
  • Nornew Inc
  • Stedman Energy

New York Mineral Rights Links

New York State Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/205.html

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners. Start here if you’re a newbie.
  • Marcellus Shale New York – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of New York. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in NY.
  • Utica Shale – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Utica Shale. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners.