I have recently inherited mineral rights in Tyler County, WV and there are vertical gas producing wells on the property for which I now receive checks.
I cannot find any copies of the lease in my families paperwork and I suspect the original leases were signed many years ago.
What is the best way to find the lease(s) so I will know when they renew or auto renew etc… Would it be the county courthouse or from the companies sending me checks? Or hire a lawyer?
I am being approached by companies wanting to purchase and/or lease my mineral rights but before I do anything I want to find out exactly what I own.