The potential for making money in the energy sector, with the way the energy sector market has opened up to all sorts of investors, is limitless. For the average investor to the extremely wealthy one, there are many ways in which an investor can earn a profit in the energy sector. However, sometimes, being successful takes a different approach than the standard, which is to take positions in commodities or purchase stock involved in the energy sector. Sometimes, it’s about owning equipment that is used to extract oil from the ground or negotiating land rights.
Shale oil and other types of traditional methods for harvesting crude oil offer a great deal of profitability when it comes to land rights. Energy companies looking for this type of oil will often have to pay landowners for the use of their land to extract oil. This can make a landowner extremely wealthy. Negotiating land rights with an energy company is a make-or-break opportunity for people to profit significantly from these types of business dealings. Becoming a negotiator or investing in companies that provide negotiators when hammering out land rights agreements can be extremely profitable for an investor.
Another type of investment that may be a bit off the beaten path is for an investor to purchase an oil well. Small, singular wells can provide a steady stream of crude oil for anywhere from 15 to 20 years or longer. This takes an investor away from actually investing in a particular commodity to being a provider of that commodity. Given how long an oil well can produce crude oil, this can be an excellent source of profits for many years to come.
All a person has to do is look online and see story after story about how investors make profits in the energy sector. These stories are also complete with investors that were outside of the norm when it came to investing in the energy sector. Fortunately, whether it’s owning an oil well or negotiating land rights, there are plenty of unique and profitable opportunities to be had. All you have to do as an investor is to keep your eyes and ears open and look for the opportunities for profitable investments when they present themselves.