Cash now – Rather than waiting for your revenue checks sent monthly, quarterly or once a year selling will give you a lump sum of cash.  You could use that cash to pay off high rate credit card or medical bills, avoid foreclosure, do away with tax problems etc. 

Simplify - Record keeping and tax returns

Fractionalization – Each time minerals and royalties are passed from one generation to the next, they become fragmented. 

Uncertainty - All oil and gas properties are depleting natural resources.  Rather than wait for the day the well stops producing and has no value, fund from a sale will give you the ability to invest in something that will appreciate over time.   The future of oil and natural gas prices is no longer predictable. 

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