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University Lands Sealed Bid Sale No. 128, September 20, 2017

Tract 49

Ward County, TX
Gross Acres: 4,404.926; Net Acres: 4,404.926

Current status

This sale has been cancelled

Sealed Bids Due: September 20th, 2017 @ 10AM

Bid info at a glance

Minimum Bid: $750 per acre

Buyer Premium: 1.00% - 1.25% of Total Bid

University Lands Sale Fee: 1.50% of Total Bid

Total lease cost at minimum bid: $3,496,410.02 (Bonus + Agency Fees + Advance Rental + Buyer Premium)

Locator Map

Ward, TX

Tract Details

Tract Tract 49
County, State Ward, TX
Legal Description Block 16, Sec. 1: SENE (Below 10924')
Block 16, Sec. 1: S2NW & SWNE
Block 16, Sec. 3: S2NW & W2W2SWNE
Block 16, Sec. 3: SENE & E2E2SWNE
Block 16, Sec. 3: W2E2SWNE & E2W2SWNE (Below 4100')
Block 16, Sec. 4: All
Block 16, Sec. 5: All
Block 16, Sec. 7: All
Block 16, Sec. 8: S2 & NE & E2NW
Block 16, Sec. 9: E2
Block 16, Sec. 10: E2
Block 16, Sec. 11: N2 & SE
Block 16, Sec. 16: S/469.000 acres
Gross Acres 4,404.926
Net Acres 4,404.926
Delay Rental ($25/acre) $110,123.15
Royalty 25%
Depth Restrictions See Above


Tract 49 comprises 13 individual parcels of land as described above and containing 4,404.926 acres and will be bid upon as a Lot, but will consist of as many separate lease agreements as parcels of land described. The minimum consideration that will be accepted for this Tract will be a cash bonus of $750.00 per acre, plus the delay rental fee of $25 per acre and the legally required 1.5% special fee as described in the Texas Education code, Section 66.66. Each parcel of this Tract shall constitute a separate leased area and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the Oil & Gas Lease, Form 48.

Effective September 20th, 2017 with a primary term of three (3) years and a Royalty rate of 25%. Click here to view lease form.

These Leases are subject to any and all existing pipeline, road or utility easements, surface or commercial agreements, and encumbrances of any nature affecting the Premises or any part thereof, and the rights of the parties thereunder, which are evidenced by documentation filed of record in the Official Public Records of the County where the Premises are located as of the Effective Date or that a true and correct survey would reveal.



Completions from the last 365 days in Ward County, Texas

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Drilling Permits from the last 365 days in Ward County, Texas

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Drilling Rigs on location in Ward County, Texas

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Notice: A Buyer Premium will be added to the total bonus amount cost of this lease, calculated as follows:

Tract Bonus BidBuyer's Premium

Buyer Premiums are only due for tracts which are sold and computed only on the winning bonus bid amount. The schedule offers a fixed rate of 1.25% up to a bonus bid value of $50,000 and then begins to slide linearly to a rate of 1.00% for a bonus bid value of $1,000,000. Bonus bids in excess of $1,000,000 are computed at a fixed rate of 1.00%.


When the bids are accepted by the University Lands of Texas, the successful bidder will be notified via email with closing instructions, including total amount due.


University Lands

Brian Owen
Land Director
(918) 232-3958-4753

Lisa Belue
Sr. Land Associate
(432) 686-5479

David DeFelice
Geoscience Director (Technical Overview)
(713) 352-3850


John S. Munroe
VP of Engineering / Government Lease Sales
(832) 403-3122

Gus Rivero
Manager of Government Lease Sales
(806) 463-3616

Brandon Savage
Assistant Manager of Government Lease Sales
(806) 463-3621