I have an ORI on State Leases in New Mexico. For years the operator was Paldin Energy out of Dallas and for the most part they did as they should have until their debt forced them into bankruptcy. We now have a fund out of Houston as the operator. They send me an email supporting the monthly check but several times now, the check has not arrived. They blame it on Covid, the USPS, the weahter, dont know what happened to it and eventually it gets reissued. Just a few months ago, it was the post offices fault even though neither me nor my two brothers, all living at different addresses, all failed to arrive.
Now its the same thing again. With the wells in NM, with the interest being an ORI, Is there a state agency that might help make sure the operator is behaving properly?