I was contacted by a company out of Texas that said we may be heirs to mineral rights in Grady Co. Chickasha Oklahoma…upon completing the affidavit of heirship they can determine if we are the correct heirs then they will send a w-4 and a bonus check.and the information will be with the w-4. Me question is why would they be sending me a bonus check? I didn’t agree or didn’t sell anything… any ideas why ?
I believe you are an heir to the Stover interest as you set forth in the Affidavit you executed. The Stover interest was pooled last year by TPR out of Austin, TX. My guess is they are wanting to send you your share of pooling bonus $$$ as per the Order issued by the OCC.
Todd M. Baker
If they do decide that you are an heir, then ask them for a copy of the paragraph of the title opinion that pertains to you so that you will have it for your records. You will possibly need it in the future.
Todd, yes I’m a Stover heir… My problem is I did not know what a mineral interest was until last week. To say I have alot to learn is putting it mildly…This forum is a great source of information .I guess my problem is were do I begin and what needs to be done to transfer the title to the all heirs and in what order… My grandparents were married but the (m.r.) were in his name only and he died without a will in California… Do I file a petition for summary probate for minerals only in Oklahoma ? Will I need to file a title opinion with the petition. OVERWHELMED. By the way what’s happening in 06-07N06W. Please fill me in.
One of the attorneys on the site may be able to comment officially, but since he died without a will in California, you will have to file under the intestate rules of California for him. And then you will have to file for her portion next. Once you have it straightened out in California, you will have to file a copy of the probate in OK in Grady County and then any other counties. Get some legal help. That is why having that title paragraph will be of some help. They may give you the bonus based upon it, but many companies will not give you the royalties from any wells unless they have a complete probate. Depends upon the operator.
In the meantime, breathe…
TPR filed for pooling for 6-7N-6W in November a year ago. It finally got orders in February 2018. They have a horizontal well planned.
Here are all the cases that you can look up on the OCC OAP website. Check the respondents lists for relatives names. Also the attorney that is handling the case. Use the case number to get all the documents that go with each case.
The well is called the Van Schuyver #1H-06-31. Look it up on the OCC well records site.
http://imaging.occeweb.com/imaging/OGWellRecords.aspx It spud on April 22, 2018. It had first sales on July 7, 2018. They are doing the Division Orders now to figure out who gets the royalties.
You can look up a bit of the production history on the OK tax site. Gross Production Use 31 08N 06W in the legal location box. That is the bottom hole location and the information is there.
Get moving on this so you can get those royalties in a timely manner.
|201807035||Pooling||TPR MID-CONTINENT, L.L.C.||8/30/2018||10/18/2018||Grady||S:6, T:7N, R:6W||ALL||Order Issued||Yes||685208|
|201704887||Pooling||TPR MID-CONTINENT, L.L.C.||7/26/2017||11/28/2017||2/15/2018||11/28/2017||Grady||S:6, T:7N, R:6W||ALL||Order Issued||Yes||673692|
|201704886||Horizontal||TPR MID-CONTINENT, L.L.C.||7/26/2017||11/28/2017||1/17/2018||11/28/2017||Grady||S:6, T:7N, R:6W||ALL||Order Issued||Yes||672215|
|201707266||Location Exception||TPR MID-CONTINENT, L.L.C.||10/26/2017||11/28/2017||1/9/2019||11/28/2017||Grady||S:6, T:7N, R:6W||ALL||Order Issued||Yes||689359|
|201707264||Horizontal||TPR MID-CONTINENT, L.L.C.||10/26/2017||11/28/2017||1/11/2019||11/28/2017||Grady||S:6, T:7N, R:6W||ALL||Dismissed||Yes||689563|
|201707265||Horizontal||TPR MID-CONTINENT, L.L.C.||10/26/2017||11/28/2017||11/28/2017||Grady||S:6, T:7N, R:6W||ALL||Pending||Yes|
Thank you for all the information, it’s alot to digest and it looks like I have alot to do. Your time and effort is appreciated more than you know…
Actually, if somebody died without a Will, the intestacy laws of Oklahoma will apply for property located here. This applies no matter where they lived. In short, you probably will not need to probate the estate is California the only assets are in Oklahoma. Usually, this requires a summary probate which can often be completed in 60-90 days from the signing of the paperwork. Richard Winblad, Attorney
Thank you for that clarification.