Oil Gas and Minerals Legal Questions and Answers

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Who is responsible for the death of a subcontractor when he was performing prescribed tasks?

if a subcontractor is hired by larger corporation to provide a specific task and while working on this specific task the subcontractors employee dies, who's responsible? who is the subcontractor an employee of? the statutory employment law is being used as well, what is this law? and what situations does this apply? thank you

09/01/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Louisiana   |   #25444

Can an Oil Company Sever My Property from a Lease if I Don't Sign a Pooling Agreement?

I own a 12 acre tract, surface and oil and gas the tract is a divided portion of a 194 acre tract that has an existing lease in WV. There are two wells existing on the 194 acres that are not on my tract. I don't receive royalty from these wells. There are no pooling agreements in the original lease. The gas company wants me to sign a pooling agreement that states that all tract...

08/20/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: West Virginia   |   #25369

What Happens to a Mineral, Gas, and Oil Lease When the Lessor Dies?

When my husband passed away he named me as sole beneficiary to all of his property. I was told that. Since my name was not on the house (purchased before we married) or on the mineral rights lease, which he signed years after we were married, (and my name is NOT on, he said he was a SINGLE PERSON when he signed the lease and the document has that printed on it that he signed) ...

08/18/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Texas   |   #25359

How are Mineral Rights Transfered With the Surface Land?

This is an oil and gas question. Two brothers each have 1/2 mineral interests in the same real estate. The older brother 'conveys and quit claims to the following described real estate to wit' ...'Subject to all easements, restrictions, rights of way and covenants of record or in possession.' Does the the grantee now have all minerals and real estate?

06/23/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Illinois   |   #25087

Does a Mineral Lease Automatically Transfer With the Sale of the Property?

According to the Register Of Deeds Office, located in the County Bldg of Howell, MI, I was told in person, (while watching the Registrar locate the huge books of Records and go through two of them that were completely handwritten and considered to be the most recent and up-to-date records regarding Deeds and ownership otherwise.) that because there are no records of an oil leas...

06/23/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: North Carolina   |   #25086

Can a Surface Owner Prevent Assignment of Oil and Gas Rights?

Can an owner of the surface rights of real property prevent a different owner of the oil and gas rights from leasing the oil and gas rights? I am asking the above question relevant to oil and gas interests in Noble county, Ohio

04/14/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Florida   |   #24640

What are the Penalties for Illegal Prospecting?

What is the fine and jail term for illegally prospecting on Federal Parks Land that is prohibited.

02/16/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Wisconsin   |   #24237

How Do I Sell Land Without Selling the Mineral Rights?

My question is on Property rights, mineral rights, and interest. The previous deeds to our properties dates back to the year of January 9, 1866. In the deeds from then on to this day have the paragraph reading of: Together with all and singular buildings and right-of-ways, water, water courses, right, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereu...

01/06/2011   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #23946

It is legal to backdate on lease for petroleum?

A 1 year oil and gas lease with Mission River Systems terminates on July 27, 2004. Mission Rivers assigns the lease to Dewbre Petroleum and was executed on November 16, 2004, 'however effective as of August 1, 2004'. Is this legal to backdate ? An over-riding Royalty was given on August 1, 2003, which was 4 days after the lease was signed on July 27, 2003 and said lease e...

10/14/2010   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Texas   |   #23395

What Type of Deed is Used to Transfer Mineral Rights?

I want to transfer mineral rights which I inherited over to my aunt. This is in Jack County, Texas. It involves two properties which have been divided up into small pieces and given to many family memebers. Do I use a Quitclaim or an Oil, Gas, and Mineral deed?

10/13/2010   |   Category: Oil Gas and Minerals   |   State: Texas   |   #23383
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