BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (ticker:BPT)
BPT holds an overriding royalty interest constituting a non-operational interest in minerals in the Prudhoe Bay oil field on the North Slope of Alaska. The field extends approximately 12 miles by 27 miles containing approximately 150,000 productive acres.
The trust shall end when 60% of unit holders vote to end it OR when net revenue from Royalties is less than $1,000,000/year for 2 consecutive years (2012 net income was approximately $200,000,000)
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (ticker:CHKR)
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust is a Delaware statutory trust formed in June 2011 to own (a) royalty interests to be conveyed to the trust by Chesapeake in 69 existing horizontal wells in the Colony Granite Wash play located in Washita County in western Oklahoma (the Producing Wells), and (b) royalty interests in 118 horizontal development wells (calculated as described under The Development Wells beginning on page 4) to be drilled exclusively in the Colony Granite Wash (the Development Wells) on properties within an Area of Mutual Interest (as such area may be extended as described below, the AMI). The AMI is limited to only the Colony Granite Wash formation and is depicted by the area identified in the inside front cover of this prospectus, currently consisting of approximately 45,400 gross acres (28,700 net acres) held by Chesapeake. The Colony Granite Wash is a formation encountered at depths between approximately 11,500 feet and 13,000 feet that lies between the top of the Des Moines formation (or top of Colony Granite Wash) and the top of the Prue formation (or base of Colony Granite Wash). Chesapeake intends to drill, or cause to be drilled, the Development Wells from proved undeveloped (PUD) drilling locations in the AMI by June 30, 2015 and is obligated to complete such drilling by June 30, 2016.
NOTE THAT THIS TRUST END JUNE 30, 2031
In normal circumstances this trust will end on the above date and the term royalties will revert to Chesapeake Energy and the Perpetual Royalties will be sold and the proceeds paid to the unitholders
The Trust Document is Here
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (ticker:CRT)
Cross Timbers operates as a express trust in the United States. The company holds a 90% net profit interests in various producing and non producing royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. It also holds a 75% net profit interest in certain non operated working interest properties in Texas and Oklahoma. Cross Timbers was founded in 1991 and is based in Dallas, Tx.
In general the trust will terminate upon the affirmation of 80% of the unit holders. Additionally the trust will move to liquidation if gross revenue of the trust are less than 1 million dollars for 2 years in a row. The royalty interests will be sold (for cash) and the proceeds distributed to the unit holders.
For 2012 gross revenues were over $15,000,000
The Trust offering prospectus is here.
Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust (ticker:DOM)
Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust operates as a grantor trust in the U.S. It acquires and holds overriding royalty interests burdening proved natural gas properties located in the Pottsville coal formation of the Black Warrior Basin, Tuscalloosa County, and Alabama, which are owned by Dominion Black Warrior Basin Inc. As of December 31, 2006, the companys properties comprised approximately 34,212 gross acres of land that contained 532 gas producing wells. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Dallas.
The Trust is somewhat complex. The trust may be terminated by a 2/3rds vote of the unit holders . Additionally it may be terminated if the royalties received are less than 1.2 times the administrative costs of the trust for 2 consecutive quarters. There are added ways in which the trust can end so you must do a close reading of the trust document.
On May 19, 2011 the Trustee estimated 5-7 years of life left in the trust.
At trust termination the remaining assets will be sold and proceeds distributed to the unitholders.
Trust Document can be found on this site
Whiting USA Trust II (ticker:WHZ)
Whiting USA Trust II was formed in December 2011 by Whiting Petroleum Corporation to own a term net profits interest in certain long-lived, predominantly producing properties located primarily in the Rocky Mountain, Permian Basin, Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. The net profits interest will entitle the trust to receive 90% of the net proceeds from Whiting’s interests in the underlying properties.
The net profits interest will terminate on the later to occur of (1) December 31, 2021, or (2) the time when 11.79 million barrels of oil equivalent (the oil and gas reserves attributable to the trust) have been produced from the underlying properties and sold.