This is all the info. I have. I don't know who the buyer is, or if it's close to any Linn properties; but Linn as everyone here should know, bought a large chunk of Kansas property from BP:
Shell pulling up stakes, selling Kansas assets
Shell is pulling out of Kansas after its exploratory wells didn’t show enough potential to stay, another in a series of departures by major exploration companies that have given up on the Kansas side of the Mississippian Lime foundation.Shell, which is selling off its 45 producing wells and 600K acres in nine Kansas counties, stopped drilling in July as it reviewed results for its exploratory wells.Chesapeake (CHK), Encana (ECA) and Apache (APA) have been gone from the state for more than a year,
Shell and Encana and Devon to some extent have walked away from huge acreage positions put together for the Mississippian Lime play. I doubt Linn bought the legacy BP Hugoton gas assets for Mississippian upside. More likely for cash flow stream at reasonable discount, plus work-over upside, plus upside to gas price rebound long-term. So my guess is not related.