OIL & GAS ROYALTIES,
LIKE-KIND PROPERTY, AND THE 1031 EXCHANGE
Just like traditional real estate, oil and gas mineral and royalty interests are considered like-kind replacement property for the purposes of a 1031 exchange. This means that investors have the option of investing all or a portion of the proceeds from a commercial real estate transaction into oil and gas minerals all while deferring capital gains taxes.
Investing In Oil And Gas Royalties
A 1031 exchange allows investors to diversify their portfolios while deferring capital gains taxes.
A 1031 exchange maximizes the amount of capital you have available to invest, which helps not only maximize potential personal investment returns but also helps promote the overall economic health of the nation.
Mineral/royalty ownership in unconventional shale plays provides exposure to upside potential. As continued development “proves up” additional reserves, the market value of royalty interests has the potential to increase, resulting in a better overall ROI.
A 1031 exchange into minerals/royalties provides exposure to non-market correlated cash flow potential. Unlike commercial real estate that is driven by rents, royalty cash flow is generated from a well’s monthly production sales. Additional cash flow may be added as new wells are drilled on the acreage.
A mineral lease and mineral royalties are considered real property for federal tax purposes and may be eligible for a 1031-exchange.
BENEFITS OF OWNING OIL AND GAS ROYALTIES
Royalties are paid first from a well’s pre-expensed production revenue. Royalty owners typically receive 20-25% of cash flow after production taxes have been paid.
Royalty owners enjoy a depletion allowance which waives income taxes on the first 15% of royalty income on an annual basis.
The oil and gas industry is currently in an extended pricing downturn, making the entry costs of asset acquisition lower than what has been seen in years. For investors, this equals the potential to enjoy greater upside as pricing stabilizes and/or returns to the higher numbers seen in the recent past. While pricing will continue to fluctuate, many experts agree that today’s lower commodities pricing represents an attractive opportunity to enter or expand one’s position in the energy industry.
As ‘like-kind property,’ oil and gas royalties are eligible for IRC-1031 Exchanges, which provides capital gains tax relief for real estate and energy investors.
WHY QUALIFIED INVESTORS CHOOSE OIL & GAS
A strong combination of investment advantages
Direct participation in oil and gas exploration is a tax-advantaged investment that can provide attractive long-term results while complementing a qualified and sophisticated investor’s existing portfolio.
Oil and gas investment tax preferences are among the best of any asset class – investing in real estate, stocks, and bonds simply do not provide the special and considerable tax advantages associated with direct investing in oil and gas exploration.
While oil and gas tax write-offs are great, DW focuses on financing projects that have the highest potential to deliver excellent cash returns and generate long-term passive monthly income streams for our qualified investors.
For many qualified investors, oil and gas investing is a welcome complement to low-yielding fixed-return bonds, volatile stocks, or real estate and private equity investments that involve the use of leverage to achieve a desired return on equity.
DW oil and gas investment partnerships are structured to maximize the potential benefits of direct participation in oil and gas exploration.
30 YEARS OF OIL AND GAS EXPERIENCE
DW Energy Group, LLC is a non-operating oil and gas exploration company located in the Dallas, Texas metro area.
DW’s team has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas, securities, and accounting industries.
Since 2008, DW has partnered with the world’s most successful exploration and production companies to provide high potential oil and gas investment opportunities to qualified investors.
DW INVESTMENT PRINCIPALS
President & Chief Executive Officer
Martin founded DW in 2008 to bridge the gap between qualified private capital and the most promising investment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. He has over 25 years of experience creating unique business opportunities that manage risk and provide economic benefits for both operators and DW’s investing partners.
Chief Operating Officer
Rick directs the day-to-day operations of DW and joined the firm at its inception following 20 years of service as a US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University and the TCU Energy Institute Professional Land Management Program.