Skip to content

Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights Management

Nonprofits Should Take an Interest in Mineral Interests

The specialized nature of mineral interests requires internal and external expertise to manage these unique assets.

Help ensure the revenue opportunity is maximized for your non-financial assets.

Unique assets come with complexity – and risk. Oil, gas and mineral interest leases can contain unfamiliar language that could negatively impact financial returns and legal rights for years. Northern Trust may help you understand or manage your organization’s interests while investigating revenue opportunities. Our experts can manage day-to-day operations for you and navigate volatile pricing structures.


Size our services to your specific needs. Northern Trust can serve as an advisor to help you navigate the ever-evolving oil, gas and mineral industries or fully manage your assets for you. With expertise managing oil, gas and mineral assets in every producing state and Canada, the services below can be holistically integrated to help achieve your organization’s goals.   

  • Evaluation of an asset’s potential return and risks, including potential environmental liabilities and tax implications.
  • Negotiation of leases, farmout agreements, gas purchase contracts and related proposals, seeking attractive market terms to help increase royalties and provide flexibility and protections.
  • Engineering and geological valuation of mineral assets for sales and tax purposes.
  • Periodic monitoring of industry activity – pricing, litigation, environmental.

For more information about Northern Trust’s oil, gas and mineral rights services for nonprofits, contact Leslie Tipping at or 972 738 8461.


The Northern Trust Company. Member FDIC

© 2020 Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. 

This information is not intended to be and should not be treated as legal advice, investment advice or tax advice and is for informational purposes only. Readers, including professionals, should under no circumstances rely upon this information as a substitute for their own research or for obtaining specific legal or tax advice from their own counsel. All information discussed herein is current only as of the date appearing in this material and is subject to change at any time without notice.

Certain affiliates of Northern Trust may be utilized in providing investment management services, including Northern Trust Investments, Inc. and 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, which are registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

This information, including any information regarding specific investment products or strategies, does not take into account the reader’s individual needs and circumstances and should not be construed as an offer, solicitation or recommendation to enter into any transaction or to utilize a specific investment product or strategy. This presentation is neither an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in an investment fund.


Learn More About Our Wealth Management Services

Discover more about how we can help you manage your wealth.