Thursday, September 24, 2009

Santa Fe Opera Signs Oil/Gas Lease in Mora/San Miguel Counties

Santa Fe Opera Company, general director, Charles MacKay, signed an oil and gas lease April 20th with J Bar Cane, landman ( managed by John Michael Richardson), of Stanley, New Mexico. The 26,746 acre parcel is co-owned by four parties, of which Santa Fe Opera Company is one party. All four parties leased their mineral rights which were recorded in both San Miguel and Mora County Clerk's offices August 18th 2009.

The location of these leases is between state road 518 at Sapello and interstate I-25 at Watrous. It is in the vicinity of Los Alamos and Emplazado, near Lake Isabelle on the San Miguel and Mora County line.

In September 2008, KHL Inc. leased state trust land in the Ocate/Wagon Mound area (Mora County). Oil and gas leases on state trust land are requested by interested leasing parties by contacting Patrick Lyons, New Mexico State Land Commissioner, who then offers the land for auction. 13,000 acres of pristine state land was subsequently auctioned for oil/gas exploration in Mora County.