Mineral Rights:

What are My Minerals Worth?

If you are a mineral owner, you’ve probably wondered what your minerals are worth. Perhaps you have received an unsolicited offer to buy your minerals or you need to determine an estimate of value for…

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North Dakota Family Fights with State for Mineral Rights

For the Wilkinson family, a long fight for mineral rights beneath Lake Sakakawea is about their ancestors and what they had tried to leave behind for future generations. “It’s the right thing to do,” said…

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Increased Drilling Activity Boosts Oklahoma Royalties

New drilling techniques and changing regulations can make already complicated mineral lease and payment processes even more challenging, mineral manager Patti West said Thursday. Speaking at the Oklahoma chapter of the National Association of Royalty…

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Oil Creates Challenges, Opportunities for Okla. Landowners

A renewed drilling boom in parts of central Oklahoma promises hefty profits for struggling farmers and ranchers, but also could create challenges for land and mineral owners who sign contracts without fully understanding them, speakers…

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Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear 3 Cases of Interest to Land & Mineral Owners

Last week the Texas Supreme Court granted petitions to hear appeals of two cases that could significantly affect the rights of Texas land and mineral owners: Atmos Energy Corp v. Town of DISH, 15-0613, and…

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ROYALTY PAYMENTS

Royalty payments are the share of the production of oil and gas paid to the owner of the minerals (the lessor). Along with the signing bonus, royalty payments are the primary source of income to…

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