I have questions about a number of the provisions in the proposed leasing contract. Here is one:
15 Easement. “For the same consideration stated above, Lessor further grants, sells, conveys and warrants to Lessee a subsurface right-of-way and easement in, through and under the leased premises for the purpose of drilling oil and/or gas wells to, and producing through said wells oil, gas or other minerals from lands other than the leased premises together with the right of ingress and egress to such wells.”
Does this mean that they can drill a well on my land, claim it is producing from a neighbor's land, and not pay any royalty to me? Is this standard? It would seem that adding language requiring pooling or unitization would protect the landowner? Am I correct?