Florida Mineral Rights

Florida mineral rights are wide and varied. Florida’s first producing oil well, the Sunniland No. 1, was drilled in September 1943 by the Humble Oil Co. This well site is next to the Big Cypress Preserve and is located half an hour from Naples. Most of the producing mineral rights in Florida are located north of Pensacola near the Alabama border. The other primary area in Florida with mineral rights are under production is toward the southern end of the state.

Major Oil and Gas Fields in Florida

  • Bear Island Field
  • Blackjack Creek Field
  • Corkscrew Field
  • Jay Field
  • Lake Trafford Field
  • Lehigh Park Field
  • McLellan Field
  • Mid Felda Field
  • Raccoon Point Field
  • Sunniland Field
  • Sunoco Felda field
  • West Felda Field

Oil and Gas Companies Active in Florida

  • Breitburn Energy Partners
  • Mack Oil
  • Newport Oil
  • Peninsular Oil Company
  • Petro Operating Company
  • Quantum Resources
  • U.S. Capital Energy

Florida Mineral Rights Links

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Oil and Gas Program: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/mines/oil_gas/index.htm

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners. Start here if you’re a newbie.