Mineral land is one of the most basic components of the oil and gas industry, but it’s often misunderstood. If you’re a landowner, do you know which rights you have and what to do if an oil and gas company approaches you to lease or drill on your land? If you’re an oil and gas industry professional, are you lacking critical knowledge about mineral land that could enhance the work you do every day? Mineral Land Rights: What You Need to Know is a concise, jargon-free, and definitive book that simplifies a complex subject. It's an essential guide for landowners and the oil and gas industry.
In Upstream: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, industry expert Levonne Louie simplifies and demystifies this area of the oil and gas sector for readers in Canada and beyond. In her straightforward, easy-to-follow guide, Louie presents an overview of the fundamental and essential components of what is known as the upstream part of the industry and how exploration for oil and natural gas is done and how the products are produced. An experienced consultant, author and speaker, Levonne Louie addresses complex questions with ease and a penchant for the plain and simple - from how geologists decide where to focus the exploration, to the acquisition of mineral and surface rights, to how production of oil and gas occurs and the impact of global factors on the industry. Building on the success of her first book - Mineral Land Rights: What You Need to Know - Oil and Gas Exploration and Production is an indispensable guide for everyday readers and industry members alike.
A useful guide to looking for gold on public land in Utah. This guide discusses history of gold in Utah, from the first reported gold discoveries to the operations still currently in production. Information concerning placers, planning, and dredging is also discussed, and places to get additional information is included.
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2012-10-23
"The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart . . . There are few modern novels to match it."—Rolling Stone On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. In the hopes of gaining an advantage on a Martian real estate deal, powerful people force Manfred to send them into the future, where they can learn about development plans. But is Manfred sending them to the real future or one colored by his own dark and paranoid filter? As the time travelers are drawn into Manfred's dark worldview in both the future and present, the cost of doing business may drive them all insane.
Ancestry magazine focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using Ancestry.com, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe. Regular features include “Found!” by Megan Smolenyak, reader-submitted heritage recipes, Howard Wolinsky’s tech-driven “NextGen,” feature articles, a timeline, how-to tips for Family Tree Maker, and insider insight to new tools and records at Ancestry.com. Ancestry magazine is published 6 times yearly by Ancestry Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com.
Author: Vine Deloria
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science
In 1934, Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier began a series of "congresses" with American Indians to discuss his proposed federal bill for granting self-government to tribal reservations. In "The Indian Reorganization Act," Vine Deloria, Jr., compiled the actual historical records of those congresses and made available important documents of the premier years of reform in federal Indian policy as well as the bill itself.
Author: George Szanto
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
Release Date: 2014-09-30
�â��Stories of desire, chance, promise, brought from the down below. Against the rules of heaven, what hope is there?�â�� Ted tells stories. High on a cloud above Mount Washington, he peers down at the earth, listening to the memories of the mortal folk he watches. Lola, once a famous Hollywood bombshell, now a god, listens to his stories. Ted�â��s words capture her heart, just as she captured the hearts of her fans. Down on Earth, three families experience joy, tragedy, hope, and loss. Milton and Theresa are activists, conservationists, parents, lovers, fighters. Johnnie Cochan is a self-styled ecological leader, haunted by sadness and fear. And Carney is a disaster recovery specialist who can quench an oil-platform fire but finds love hard to hold onto. Through their attractions and battles, their futures become bound, as Cochan�â��s vision for a new utopia, a massive construction project, threatens to rupture everything. Whatever Lola Wants is story about stories�â��those we tell others, and those that fill us up. It is also about the stories we tell ourselves and the ways they make us who we are�â��admired artists, despised monsters, adored immortals.
Author: Russ Kick
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Social Science
This book sheds light on those things that people in power—government, religious leaders, corporations, the rich and well connected—would just as soon wish you didn't know. To them secrets are power. And they'll do whatever it takes to keep them that way—suppressing the truth and covering up facts that might make the rest of us angry enough to challenge the powerful or at least to have a good laugh at their expense. Using careful research and impeccable sources, Kick uncovers the hidden truth. For example, self-appointed censors warn constantly about the dangers of pornography, the fact is that pornography has existed since the first cave people carved dirty pictures on the walls. It's also true that two atomic bombs were dropped on North Carolina—although we managed to avoid nuking Greenland, Texas, Canada, Britain and Spain; George Washington embezzled government funds; 1 of 10 people is not fathered by the man they believe is dad; Barbie is based on a German sex doll; The American colonists practiced cannibalism, and much more. This is a combined edition of 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know Volumes 1 and 2 first published in 2003 and 2004.
When a methane gas explosion kills 151 coal miners in a small Illinois town, the residents find themselves splashed across the front page of every newspaper in the country. Three days after the fatal explosion, three miners are still missing and rescue efforts are underway amid the turmoil of reports of a failed Federal Safety Inspection, rumors of possible cover-ups and Communist espionage, and visits from heavy-hitting politicians, union labor leaders, government agents, and newspaper reporters. An award-winner in the Writer's Digest International Play Competition, the action in this two-act play captures a microcosm of small-town intrigues, lives, and loves while dealing with the problem of mine safety issues which still plague the country today. Note: This fictional play is based on the Centralia and West Frankfort, Illinois coal mine disasters in the mid 20th century which hit the headlines again with the mining disaster in Montcoal, West Virginia in April, 2010. Some things never seem to change...
Author: Angie Debo
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Social Science
In 1906 when the Creek Indian Chitto Harjo was protesting the United States government's liquidation of his tribe's lands, he began his argument with an account of Indian history from the time of Columbus, "for, of course, a thing has to have a root before it can grow." Yet even today most intelligent non-Indian Americans have little knowledge of Indian history and affairs those lessons have not taken root. This book is an in-depth historical survey of the Indians of the United States, including the Eskimos and Aleuts of Alaska, which isolates and analyzes the problems which have beset these people since their first contacts with Europeans. Only in the light of this knowledge, the author points out, can an intelligent Indian policy be formulated. In the book are described the first meetings of Indians with explorers, the dispossession of the Indians by colonial expansion, their involvement in imperial rivalries, their beginning relations with the new American republic, and the ensuing century of war and encroachment. The most recent aspects of government Indian policy are also detailed the good and bad administrative practices and measures to which the Indians have been subjected and their present situation. Miss Debo's style is objective, and throughout the book the distinct social environment of the Indians is emphasized—an environment that is foreign to the experience of most white men. Through ignorance of that culture and life style the results of non-Indian policy toward Indians have been centuries of blundering and tragedy. In response to Indian history, an enlightened policy must be formulated: protection of Indian land, vocational and educational training, voluntary relocation, encouragement of tribal organization, recognition of Indians' social groupings, and reliance on Indians' abilities to direct their own lives. The result of this new policy would be a chance for Indians to live now, whether on their own land or as adjusted members of white society. Indian history is usually highly specialized and is never recorded in books of general history. This book unifies the many specialized volumes which have been written about their history and culture. It has been written not only for persons who work with Indians or for students of Indian culture, but for all Americans of good will.
Author: Avis R. Anderson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-04-12
"The Breaks", an area of rugged hills and buttes, are the location for a man-hunt for the killers of two local ranchers. Deputy Sheriff Jess Spandler and Pastor Sic are working together again as they try to solve this double murder and protect Andi Schoonover who is also a target of the anger and greed of land developers. Jess, Sic, the citizens of Tower, Montana, and the ranchers who live in "the breaks" must cooperate to catch the killers and overcome this threat.