Innovative New Way for Landowners to Attract Lease Offers

ShaleNavigator is a web-based natural gas mapping system MDN has highlighted before (see this MDN story). The ShaleNavigator website allows users to display various “layers” of information on a map, including where wells have been permitted, who the driller is, where pipelines are located, and more. Users can zoom in or out and turn layers on or off. A cool service.

ShaleNavigator has just added an important new layer to their mapping system called the “Available Property” layer (see image below). This new layer shows properties from landowners that are available for lease, with the actual property boundaries. Here’s the neat thing: users can turn on the other layers, like recent permits, pipelines, etc. so those interested in leasing property for drilling, like drilling companies and landmen, can visually see the “context” of the offered property. Now that’s really cool.

Ed Camp, the owner and developer of ShaleNavigator, says there are now more than 30 properties totaling over 3,000 acres displayed in the Available Property layer with more landowners signing up. It is an innovative way for landowners to market their properties. The new layer and lookup table makes it easy for interested parties to find and zoom right to each listing.

How much does it cost? For landowners who want to list their property on the new Available Properties layer the price is a very low $49 for three months.

For those interested in subscribing to the ShaleNavigator service, the price is $29 per month or $319 for a full year. A seven-day free trial is available—just click on the Free Signup button in the upper right corner of the ShaleNavigator website. Landowners who want to list their properties on ShaleNavigator must be subscribers for at least one month ($29).


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Full disclosure: ShaleNavigator’s Ed Camp is a partner and collaborator with MDN’s Jim Willis on the Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 series. The high-quality maps in the Databook come from ShaleNavigator.