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Talee Redcorn: Candidate statement for 2022 Osage Minerals Council Election

Candidate statements and announcements are a free submission offered to candidates of the 2022 Osage Minerals Council Election.

By Talee Redcorn

Hello, I am Talee Redcorn and I am running again for the Osage Minerals Council and I am asking for your vote. 

First of all, I want to protect your Osage headright. Your Osage Headright is unique and requires a special relationship with Osage Headright holders and the United States of America.  This is very important to me.  I will drive to keep it that way. 

The future is exciting.  

A couple of years ago I successfully wrote a grant to assess getting more oil using carbon dioxide.  The result of the survey was very exciting – almost 100 million barrels was possible.  The survey concentrated on several legacy pools within the Osage Reservation.  I am leading the next effort, the next phase, to see if a structure can be created to launch projects in the field. 

I and others reviewed orphan wells to determine if orphan wells still had value.  Our process to review orphan wells has become more robust.  The result – I lam currently leading an effort to start a nonprofit and go after those orphan well barrels of oil, those that still have value.  We identified five Osage Headright holders with O&G experience to serve as board members.  If all goes as planned this group will identify leases and propose these to the OMC and, if approved, operate them.   So far, the Minerals Council has plugged more than 55 wells.  I went with others to Washington DC to request plugging money and we received $3 million.  These funds are nearly depleted but the effort appears to be a success.   

Of course I want to ensure we continue our competitive process that allows outside producers to continue to get oil and gas leases because, after all, this is our bread and butter.

I recently attended a Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Conference at the University of Houston in Houston Texas.  While there, I met with the Reservoir Performance Evaluation Group at Schlumberger, several universities heavily involved in carbon floods, several research labs, companies, and other entities.  The discussions hinged on strategies to get more oil out of the ground using carbon dioxide. 

I have a MS and BS in engineering and for years I was an engineer for a major oil company.  After that I was president of my company where I collaborated with others to assess areas to get more oil using carbon dioxide – commonly known as a miscible flood.  We worked on developing gels for conformance control and other technologies.  We reviewed several operations worldwide.  I would like to continue this work for the Osages.

I am fluent in the Osage Language, a member of the Pawhuska Dance Committee, and a US Army veteran. 

I will continue to work for you to increase and improve your Headright and protect the Osage Mineral Estate.  I look forward to your vote and support.   I am number #1 on your ballot. 

We-wi-na (I thank you!)

Editor’s Note: Candidate statements and announcements are not edited by the Osage News. They are a free submission offered to candidates of the 2022 Osage Minerals Council Election.

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