I have a situation where a pooling order has come and gone a couple of months ago, but now my lease has officially expired, without renewal, and there is no evidence that drilling has yet started. An intent to drill has not yet been filed. Am I allowed to make an election under the pooling order, even though the 20-day window has passed? The Lessee did make an election under the pooling order, and the lease was still valid at that time.
Under the terms of the lease, it seems to me that it is expired, regardless of the election the Lessee made under the pooling order. Correct?