If you own the mineral rights you should be able to drill. This action starts the process.
ACTION NAME: Drill new patch
DESC: If you own the mineral rights you should be able to drill. This action starts the process.
EFFECTS: If state is friendly then +1 drill patch (at level of shale). If state is unfriendly, then can force the drilling (+1 patch, -1 local PR), or ask permission and see what happens (+1 local PR).
CONSEQUENCES: Drill patches can cause problems (technical – not producing gas; environmental – to area or humans; geologic – not producing enough gas); or they can work like clocks. Asking permission can result in delays.