Hunt Oil Co., among the nation’s oldest family-owned oil companies, is offering to sell a multi-basin minerals and royalties portfolio.

Marketed by TenOaks Energy Advisors, the package includes interests in the Denver-Julesburg (D-J) Basin, the Permian and Uinta basins, the Midcontinent and East Texas, according to marketing materials.

Production attributed to the marketed assets averages approximately 700 boe/d, 49% liquids.

Hunt Oil Co. Markets DJ, Midcontinent-Heavy Minerals Package
Hunt Oil Co. is marketing around 21,000 net royalty acres across several major oil and gas basins. (Source: TenOaks Energy Advisors)

D-J Basin

The Hunt Oil package is primarily weighted toward the Rockies; about 60% of cash flow generated by the assets over the next 12 months will come from the D-J Basin.

The D-J portion includes 1,416 net royalty acres in the Wattenberg Field of Weld County, Colorado—the epicenter of oil and gas drilling activity in the D-J Basin. Chevron Corp., Occidental Petroleum, Civitas Resources and Verdad Resources are listed as operators of the D-J asset.

The D-J assets are expected to generate around $6 million in cash flow over the next year, anchored by line-of-sight wells coming online.

The position has seen 144 wells spud since the beginning of 2023, per the marketing materials.


Hunt Oil is marketing nearly 18,000 net royalty acres in the Midcontinent, including the SCOOP, STACK, Arkoma and Western Anadarko basins.

Operators for the Midcontinent assets include Exxon Mobil, Ovintiv Inc. and NextEra Energy.

East Texas

The package includes 2,036 net royalty acres across four counties in East Texas and existing development from Haynesville producers. Comstock Resources and Sabine Oil & Gas are operators on the assets.

Central Basin Platform

Hunt Oil, which traces its roots to wildcatter H.L. Hunt and the discovery of the East Texas oil field in the 1930s, is also marketing interests in the Permian’s Central Basin Platform.

The package includes non-participating royalty interests in Exxon’s Means Unit in Andrews County, Texas, where Exxon conducts EOR operations.

Exxon originally discovered the Means Field in the 1930s, and the Means unit has seen activity by the supermajor every year since 2010.

Western Uinta

The Hunt Oil package also includes 587 net royalty acres across the emerging western Uinta Basin in Utah.

Uinta operators include XCL Resources and Crescent Energy.


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