Division Order Antics by Oil Companies

I don’t know about you, but out here in Oklahoma there are a lot of division orders being sent out to mineral owners for the recently-completed wells that have been drilled in Beckham, Roger Mills, and other nearby counties. I expect the same is true for other areas...

Understanding The Duhig Rule

The “Duhig” rule was developed to deal with the frequent problem of people accidentally drafting deeds that attempted to convey more property than they actually owned. There was actually a case called Duhig v. Peavy-Moore Lumber Company in 1940 (Texas)...

Oil and Gas Leasing Tips

THE LEASING PROCESS: An oil and gas lease is essentially a contract between you, the “lessor”, and another party, the “lessee.” In most states a lease is also considered a conveyance, since you are essentially signing over your right-to-drill for and produce your oil...

How Can I Locate Who Owns the Mineral Rights Under My Land?

If you want to know how to find out who owns the mineral rights under your land, or find out if you do, then the first stop in your quest should probably be the county clerk’s office (free) and/or a private abstract office (not free) in the county where your...