Darn it, Buddy! You weren’t supposed to tell me THAT! Let me see if we can explore this a little further. My grandfather owned land and minerals and years ago, he traded a sizable portion of those minerals but retained the Executive Rights and a small interest in the mineral estate. Later, he sold the land. He was sort of an expert on land and oil and gas law, so I know that what he did was all in order…anyway, as his heir, I believe that I am correct in saying that the Executive Rights have passed to me (and a few cousins). So, I look at this situation, and that is where I came up with the idea of perhaps gaining some benefit for us. I can see why the State of Texas and Exxon representatives would be in BIG trouble for what they did. But as a private individual dealing with a Lessor, would I still have that liability? I am not trying to subvert the law or do anything dishonest, just thinking of options that might benefit us. I would of course, negotiate in good faith for the majority mineral owners. Any comments or ADVISEMENT you might have would be appreciated. Also, when is it accepted practice to take an override in this business?