PROFIT AS AN OWNER PRODUCING WELLS...
By owning interest in existing properties, the risks associated with exploration are minimized. Producing oil and natural gas properties generate income for investors (owners) by selling the produced oil to refineries and natural gas to pipeline companies.
Looking For Oil & Gas
Several geologic elements are necessary for oil and gas to accumulate in sufficient quantities to create a pool large enough to be worth producing. These elements include an organic-rich source rock to generate the oil or gas, a porous reservoir rock to store the petroleum in, and some sort of trap to prevent the oil and gas from leaking away. Traps generally exist in predictable places - such as at the tops of anticlines, next to faults, in the updip pinchouts of sandstone beds, or beneath unconformities.