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SCOOP/STACK (Other) (Oil)

Location: Oklahoma, United States
Operator: Continental Resources, Ovintiv Inc., Devon Energy, Others
Royalty: Various Royalty Rates

Other Royalties

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Franco-Nevada purchased royalty rights in the STACK shale play in Oklahoma’s Anadarko basin for approximately $100 million. The current focus is on the Meramec formation, although the royalties have exposure to multiple horizons at depth, including the Woodford and Osage formations.

In the second quarter of 2017, Franco-Nevada acquired additional mineral title and royalty interests for $27.6 million, which added to its existing position in the STACK and provided new exposure to the SCOOP shale play to the south. In total, the assets consist of GORRs and mineral title rights which apply to approximately 1,450 acres (net to Franco-Nevada).

The top three operators of the acreage are Ovintiv Inc. (formerly Encana), Devon Energy, and Continental Resources. Those operators reduced their drilling activity in the play in 2019. While well results from the area remain strong, a downturn in the gas and NGL prices impacted basin economics due to the significant contribution from those commodities versus more oil-rich basins. In 2019, 148 wells were drilled and completed on royalty lands. With an unrisked inventory of approximately 4,500 estimated undeveloped well locations across multiple horizons, the current drilling rate implies an inventory life of around 30 years, which will be followed by a long tail of production.


  • Royalty acreage positioned in the core of the SCOOP/STACK resource play
  • SCOOP/STACK provides exposure to both oil and gas-rich areas
  • Exposure to multiple formations at depth

2019 2018 2017
Revenue to Franco-Nevada ($ million)1,2 $ 26.2 $ 15.7 $ 3.4

1 Revenue refers only to payments made to Franco-Nevada
2 Includes revenue and production from both Continental Royalty Acquisition Venture and Other SCOOP/STACK royalties