Should I Sell My Minerals?

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Whether you are just thinking about selling your minerals, or you’re ready to pull the trigger, Patriot Reserves is here to help.

Not sure? You know a good way to decide. Let’s weigh some pros and cons and go from there.

We’ve done our homework, so we’re ready when you are. We can buy today if you want. Or we can just begin the process of helping you decide what to do. Our ultimate goal is to build a name you can count on.

Pros and cons of minerals

cash flow, value and liquidity

Cash flow from a well depends on the market and the success of production. Minerals are a good long-term investment, but cannot be easily sold for cash.

oil & gas production

Oil in the ground is hard to find, and even when you do, there’s no guarantee. Oil & gas production is an unreliable source of income, with unpredictable results, both good and bad. It can definitely be a feast. But famine can strike just as easily.

high risk high reward

Owning minerals is a gamble. The ideal candidate for mineral ownership is one who can tolerate a big loss if and when things go bust.

Con: unpredictable production

Oil & gas wells are notoriously unpredictable. Mother Nature rules below just as much as she does above. Conditions underground in any given place is as unpredictable as the weather. Wells can fail at any point, and many new wells never produce a drop after a lot of hard work. Oil and gas wells don’t replenish like water wells. Once the minerals are pulled out, the value of your mineral rights fall substantially.

Explorers go by the rule of ‘once bitten, twice shy’. A dry hole usually spells the end of any future attempts to produce from that location.


  • Hard to Find
  • Unpredictable Cash Flow
  • Dry Holes Are Dead Holes


Pro: monthly royalties when producing

Owning minerals means having the opportunity to participate in oil and gas production. If your well produces, you can get a royalty check for a percentage of the production value every month. Annual bonus payments are also paid to hold the lease.


  • Being a part of American Energy Production
  • Receiving Royalty Checks
  • Enjoying Annual Bonus Payments

Con: supply and demand

Market forces are at work, whether it’s events around the world, or the ability to reach minerals from your well. The price of oil and gas is highly susceptible to changes in the market. Your rights are only as valuable as the quantity of oil & gas that can be extracted and sent to market. So that value will always be uncertain to a degree.


  • Unpredictable Market
  • Unknown Quantity of Usable Minerals


Peace of Mind Under the Right Conditions

Pro: long-term investment

Mineral interests can be a good long term investment if you know how much oil & gas is stored in your land. This must be confirmed through 3-D seismic survey and other geological and engineering study. Owning minerals can be a smart way to balance a diverse portfolio of investments.


  • Diversification
  • Long Term Investment

Con: high risk and non-liquid

Minerals are considered to be a high risk asset, especially if they are your only asset besides your home. What’s more, they’re not easy to sell for quick cash. So they’re considered a non-liquid asset.


  • Danger of “Eggs in One-Basket”
  • Hard to Sell for Quick Cash
  • Uncertain Value


Oil is a Crop That Can Be Productive

Play it Smart

Pro: financial gains

Most mineral rights in this country will never produce oil. But when a good source is found and the price is right, a mineral owner can harvest a significant crop of revenue.


  • Big Payout if Lucky
  • Passive Income

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