Can someone explain Texas unitization in general? In Louisiana, if you're in the unit boundary, you either get leased or you will back in after payout for your proportionate part of revenue of the unit. In other states, you are subject to a payout penalty but you will still get something, assuming the well does good.
I don't understand Texas... they can draw these units anyway they care to, leaving you out, I do know that. So, why do they care if I lease or not? Why should they cave in and meet my provisional demands or demand for more money or more royalty? Assume I have 200 acres. That's a nice chunk, and I know they want reserves and if the geology is narrowly focused, my 200 acres might be crucial. But if it's not, why cater to me? If there is a lot of competition, I can understand why they would, but often, there is no competition.
I understand there is some kind of difference whether or not your tract is the drillsite or not but I don't know what it is.
If I feel a certain something is got-to-have-it, I don't want to lose out but I want what I want! I have been ripped off before. I know it's business but a fella needs to know what he's up against and Texas is really confusing. In fact, does anyone know of a mineral law book that covers many states general provisions?
But I wish someone could take a stab at addressing my concerns about Texas... what leverage do I have?