HCS can provide oil and gas appraisals for our clients many needs that include tax support, valuations for trusts, wills and estate plans and litigation support. Appraisals of investments for Roth IRA transfers, private portfolio investments and whether to lease or sell property are also commonly done by our firm. With our employees 10+ years of experience completing over 100 mineral valuations, HCS is confident that we can meet the needs of the client. Both Jessica and Josh are associate members of the International Institute of Mineral Appraisers.
HCS has valued properties (in no particular order) in the Marcellus, Utica, Haynesville, Bakken, Antrim, Eagleford, Woodford, Barnett, Motney and Niobrara. We have valued properties (in no particular order) in the following states: Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Maryland and New York.
With over 30 years of combined field experience, HCS can provide quality geotechnical investigation, geological consulting and reporting for a multitude of projects such as soil investigations for: new commercial and private builds, landslide identification, monitoring and remediation, sinkholes, new construction and pool installations. We currently serve clients such as development authorities (townships, HOA's), private developers and individual landowners. HCS also can guide your company through grading and permitting processes with local and county governments.
The smart thing to do is to always get a soil investigation prior to the purchase of a property or prior to spending any funds on planning on an owned property to ensure that you can build there.
Mr. Hickman has been previously qualified as an expert witness in oil & gas appraisal, leasing matters and geotechnical issues. Please contact us for a list of previous experience.
At the request of our estate and legal clients, HCS has created a vetted market of buyers for the sales of oil and gas properties. These vetted buyers make offers for the property and the buyer with the highest offer is selected to buy the property. This brings competition and benefits to the seller in what is often a market that favors the buyers. In HCS's process, the seller has no out of pocket expenses and all fees that are paid to HCS are based on the sales price. Please contact HCS for detailed information and an engagement if you or your clients could benefit from this service.
Receiving royalties from your oil and gas properties but are not sure if the production company is taking out the correct amounts for deducts? HCS can provide a complete review of your royalty statements for a fixed hourly cost.