There is an art to mineral leasing. J. W. Porter and Associates understands this. With over 30 years experience our staff of professional landmen are more than capable of handling various oil and gas, lignite and coal leasing programs. From researching land and mineral rights ownership to negotiating the terms of the mineral rights to drawing up the mineral rights agreement, our expertise guarantees a positive result.

We provide the following services for the mineral exploration industry:


  • Lease Acquisition
  • Mineral and Royalty Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence
  • Seismic Permits
  • Pipeline/Right of Way Agreements
  • Title Reports/Abstracts
  • Surveying
  • Title Curative
  • Surface Use Agreements
  • Mineral and Leasehold Ownership
  • Regulatory Research


  • Lignite Leasing and Management
  • Drilling, Coring and Logging Lignite Prospects
  • Surface Mine Permitting
  • Coal and lignite prospects in the Gulf Coast Area