Acquiring property and confirming title ownership are the critical first steps in developing a prospect.

As the foundation of any development program, the quality of your acquisition and title work will impact the performance of your investment. For that reason, Cinco’s work demonstrates our commitment to delivering accurate and timely results you can count on.

Cinco has the resources and experience to meet your leasing, title and mineral acquisition objectives across North America. We perform a comprehensive array of land functions to help our clients at every stage, from planning and establishing a new acreage position, to maintaining and growing existing operations. Cinco provides surface and subsurface expertise, and handles not only oil & gas prospects but other mineral prospects such as coal, lignite and sand.

Land Acquisitions

  • Oil & gas mineral lease acquisition
  • Mineral and royalty buying
  • Rights-of-way acquisition
  • Route and site selection for ROW projects
  • Bolt-on acreage identification
  • Infill acreage acquisition
  • Mineral and royalty scouting
  • Securing end-of-term lease renewal
  • Top leasing
  • Strategic acquisition planning

Impact and Value

  • Network of land professionals across the US
  • Regional expertise in all major shale basins
  • Optimized process workflows to minimize time and cost
  • Fully transferrable work product and processes
  • Transparent and shared workflows via online reporting platform
  • GIS-powered reporting
  • Rapid project start-up and wind down

Leasehold and Mineral Title

  • Leasehold title verification
  • Running mineral title
  • Title opinion updates
  • Preparation of drilling title abstracts
  • Unit title
  • Farm-in/out and trade/swap title evaluation
  • Title curative

Special Competencies

  • Federal (BLM)/State/Indian (BIA) lands
  • Federal lease surface use restrictions
  • Coal and uranium mining title
  • Coal bed methane (CBM) wells
  • Placer mining claims
  • Marketing contracts and gas balancing agreement review
  • BLM and state recording
  • Surface damage negotiations
  • Seismic options
  • Protection of non-operator lien priority

Selected Highlights

  • Represented Resolute Energy Corporation in its leasing and title efforts and provided operational support to meet their drilling program objectives in Reeves County, Texas.
  • Represented Fidelity Exploration and Production in its title and leasing efforts and provided operational support to meet their drilling program objectives targeting the Haynesville Bossier in Madison and Rusk counties in Texas.
  • Represented Stonegate Production Co. LLC, in its leasing and title efforts and provided operational support to meet their drilling program objectives targeting the Eagleford in Texas.
  • Represented a confidential client in its title and leasing efforts in East Texas and provides operational support to meet their drilling program objectives in several counties in Texas.
  • Represented EQT in its leasing and title efforts and provided operational support to meet their drilling program objectives in the Marcellus shale play.
  • Represented Chevron North America in its leasing and title efforts and provided operational support in the Marcellus shale play.
  • Represented Rice Drilling B., LLC. in its leasing and title efforts and provided operational support to meet their drilling program objectives in the Marcellus shale play.
  • Represented Petrogulf in its leasing and title efforts and provided operational support to meet their drilling program objectives in several parishes throughout Louisiana.