After geological testing and finding very favorable results, an operator has expressed drilling interest in my mineral acreage.
My question: Is the operator required by law to make its geological results/reports/findings of my acreage publicly available for review?
If so, where would the reports be filed, and how soon after results/reports/findings are obtained?
I'm asking because, if possible, I would like to utilize its reports to present to competing operators, obviously, to negotiate the best signing bonus and royalty rate possible.
Benedict Arnold, I'm Not, Even Though Both His "Coincidental" Birth and Death Dates Are, Ironically, 2 Days Before My Own :-)