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Minerals Joint Venture (NRP/IP)


BRP LLC Joint Venture

BRP LLC is a joint venture between NRP and International Paper Company, in which NRP owns a 51% interest.  As of December 31, 2014, BRP owned approximately 10 million mineral acres in 31 states.  While the vast majority of the 10 million acres remain largely undeveloped, BRP currently has 71 mineral leases and has an active program to identify additional opportunities to lease its minerals to operating parties. 

BRP’s assets include approximately 300,000 gross acres of oil and gas mineral rights in Louisiana, of which over 54,000 acres were leased as of December 31, 2014.  In addition to the leased mineral acreage, BRP holds a 1% overriding royalty interest on approximately 28,000 mineral acres in Louisiana.  As of December 31, 2014, BRP owned nearly 95,000 net mineral acres of coal rights (primarily lignite and some bituminous coal) in the Gulf Coast region, of which approximately 5,800 acres are leased in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas.  In addition, BRP also owns copper rights in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that are subject to a development agreement with a copper development company.  BRP also holds various other mineral rights including coalbed methane, metals, aggregates, water and geothermal.

BRP has various mineral rights for lease encompassing oil and gas prospects, coal and coal bed methane rights, metals and various other minerals and water rights.  If you wish to talk to BRP about leasing any of these minerals rights or to see what we have available, please contact mineralsjv@nrplp.com.   For any surface owners that would like to purchase our mineral rights underlying their surface, please complete this form and fax the information to the number included.

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