My great grandfather owned mineral rights in Cass County, Texas. My grandfather passed away in 2008. Just prior to passing away he received a check to buy his mineral rights. He told us that he would not sell his rights, but this meant that there may be some activity in the area soon. Since he passed away, my parents and their siblings have heard nothing.
After digging through old records, we found the name of a well in Cass County that says it is currently producing gas (not sure if it is much, but defiantly producing). No one has received any royalty payments or heard anything about the mineral rights in well over a decade.
The oil well is called Rives Well #1. We may have other wells on the area where mineral rights are owned, but we have no way of knowing. Is there any way to figure out what is going on to see how to proceed and make sure royalty payments are distributed appropriately? We have no clue where to start with limited information.