My grandmother and my mom were contacted in 2014 about some mineral rights in Payne County, and Devon wanted to put a horizontal drill on the property. This is shared among a group of cousins and their heirs. There has been little information given to us, so I assumed that nothing came of it, but want some clarifcation. I did some research on my own, kind fumbling around on the internet, and I think I found it, but am not sure. It is Section 23 Township 20 North Range 3 East. What I found said it was plugged and abandoned, does this mean that nothing was there at all? Also, i imagine it is expensive to drill unless you are pretty sure something was there. Lastly, do they pay a lease before they drill or after?
Any assistance would be helpful.