Below are some common questions you might have. If you don't find the question you are looking for please contact us.
You are receiving notice from an oil company that believes you have a mineral interest in the lands covered by the Application or you are listed for Curative reasons. The name of the oil company, along with relief sought, and the legal description are found at the top of the first page.
You are receiving this Application because you are a party who has a right to share in production in the drilling and spacing unit. A Spacing Application sets forth the following:
You are receiving this Application because you are a party who has a right to share in production in the drilling and spacing unit. After the initial unit well has been drilled it is sometimes found that one well will not effectively drain the unit. When this is the case the law provides that the unit operator may seek to increase the well density in the unit by drilling one or more additional wells for a particular common source of supply.
You are receiving this Application because you are an unleased mineral owner in a unit where the operator wishes to drill a well. A hearing will be held and a pooling order will issue. The pooling order lists the estimated cost of the well proposed and the bonus offered. The owners are given 20 days from the date of the pooling order to elect in writing either to participate in the well or to take one of the fair market value alternatives. If an owner fails to elect in writing within 20 days from the date of the order they are deemed to have elected the highest cash bonus and lowest royalty option as set out in the pooling order. The pooling order also states the time within which the well must be commenced.
We apologize for the inconvenience and delay of receiving your mailings. Your address can be corrected by filling out the change of address form on our contact page. Please fill out the information and include the Cause Number which is located on the first page of your mailing and your new or correct address.
The only mailing that requires a response is a Pooling Order. You should respond to a pooling order within 20 days from the date of issuance by writing to the operator your election choice. Spacing, Location Exceptions, Increased Density, Separate Allowable, etc. are mailed just to give you notice. There is no response required.
Please contact Barnes Law or the oil company. Contact information for both is listed in the last paragraph of the Notice of Hearing.
There may be a defect or irregularity in the chain of ownership for your minerals. You may have sold the minerals and the oil company is just being extra cautious to ensure adequate notice is given to all mineral owners. Contact the oil company's land manager for more information. The landman's contact information is listed in the last paragraph of the Notice of Hearing.
If your relative's minerals were not probated or held in a trust, contact the oil company's land manager. Heirship Affidavits are sometimes used to clear up the title or ownership between family members. The landman's contact information is listed in the last paragraph of the Notice of Hearing.
WITH REGARD TO ANY APPLICATION YOU RECEIVE, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO APPEAR AT HEARING. SHOULD YOU WISH TO DO SO YOUR APPEARANCE MAY BE BY TELEPHONE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT EITHER OUR OFFICE OR THE OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION TO MAKE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS TO PARTICIPATE BY PHONE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE APPLICATION AND/OR ORDER YOU HAVE RECEIVED PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE OR THE OIL AND GAS COMPANY'S CONTACT WHOSE INFORMATION IS LISTED IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE NOTICE OF HEARING.
THE INFORMATION SET OUT ABOVE IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT A LAWYER IF YOU DESIRE LEGAL ADVICE.