All Mineral Rights Owners in OK are Provided the Right to Participate in Ownership with a Working Interest in a Well.
You can if you wish as a mineral rights owner invest into part ownership in any well up to the gross amount of your NMA or any amount in between. By investing into the well you buy in and get a working interest in it. A Working Interest income from a well can be anywhere from 2 to 20 times or more, that of a simple Royalty income. Probably the biggest mistake mineral or royalty rights owners make is by not investing into a well when they are able. Now most landman will not inform the mineral rights owner about their ability or right to invest into a well to participate in a WI. because they work for the oil companies and the oil companies do not want you to invest into their wells and take what they think is there profit away from them. See by investing into a WI of a well you are provided the profits of that well of the percentage that you own of it. Now you also have the cost and expense of that as well. However a WI can provide you 2 to 20 times or more that of a simple Royalty payment.
Something as a mineral rights owner you may want to think about and run it by your accountant CPA and your landman. Some of that 401K may provide you with a much more comfortable retirement or a retirement period.