Last Summer and early Fall I received copies of (what appeared to be) Corporation Commission applications to drill in Stephens Co by 89 Energy, LLC and Eneco, LLC. The legal descriptions included S15-1S-4W, S22-1S-4W and S27-1S-4W and my late mother and grandmother were listed as interested persons along with several hundred other names.
I recently inherited my OK mineral property from my mom but, even though she kept organized records and inventories, there is no indication that she (or her parents) ever owned property in Stephens Co. Most of their property was in Carter Co.
I guess my question is how far I should investigate this. Some people have advised me to hire an attorney to comb through the Co Clerk records (I live in Tennessee) while others have told me that the list of interested persons may just be a broad sweep of OK mineral owners and not necessarily relevant to this application.
I should also mention that quite a few offers to buy my (theoretical) Stephens Co rights have been sent to me over the past few months but I have a feeling that it all stems from those applications.
Thanks for any advice or even just a mention that you have also received similar documents.