My issue is what I really own. I have a 3/16 share of two or maybe more, producing wells in Sec. 1, 5N, 5W in Grady County, OK. One is the Mainka Ring C-1, #109090 and it has been producing for many years. The one in question is the England well and all I know is that it began producing 11/1/2018. I didn’t know where to go on the OCC website to get more info for it.
Complicating this is that my sister and I inherited this interest from our mother who died intestate and since she owned so little her estate was never probated. We did obtain, though, an affidavit of heirship and we sent that along with a copy of our mom’s death certificate to the operator, Red Rocks Oil and Gas. I want to sell my interest for several reasons and hope to get the title resolved. I know summary probate can do this and recently a Grady County attorney told me that’s done better by “quiet title” work, whatever that is.
OK, now to the problem. No DO’s or royalty checks from the England well nor for another, the Bogey 1-12X1H which also began producing 11/1/2018. The Red Rocks owner liaison told me it’s because of two reasons: 1. my title’s still not clear. This despite me having sent the affidavit of heirship and death cert. now TWICE by postal mail. They are “looking into it” , or trying to find what I sent them and they are to report back to me by this Friday.
- Here’s where RR may be trying to pull a fast one on me. They applied for a multiunit horizontal well, cause cd no. 201-805245, filed 7/3/2018, and they sent me a copy. It is for Sections 12 and 1, 5N, 5W. This document includes a photocopy of a map on Red Rocks letterhead. It shows a vertical line, N & S, running from Sec. 1 to the Section immediately below, Section 12. This line is marked to represent the then proposed Bogey well. OK, I see that confirms my ownership in that Bogey well.
But … in Section 12 there is an E-W horizontal line identified as the then proposed England well. So, if I have a legitimate interest in the Bogey well because it now goes from Section 1 (the original interest property as inherited) into Section 12, doesn’t that extend to the England well also in Section 12? (All of England is solely in Section 12.) Or, does a multiunit well expand your ownership property?
Red Rocks has also applied for a Bogey 2-12X1H and a Bogey 3-12X wells, both marked by vertical lines very close together and, like the above example, running N-S from Section 1 to Sec. 12. So I see another reason to believe that I have an interest in the England well, with all of it shown to be only in Section 12. This is found in interim order # 694448 dated 4/10/2019.
But still no DO’s on Bogeys 1, 2, or 3. To my knowledge no spud yet on Bogeys 2 and 3.
And last year RR did send me a royalty check for the original well, the Mainka Ring C-1 so I’m in their system about which I reminded the owner liaison.
She says all they need to confirm my title is the affidavit and the death certificate.
I hope I’ve told you all that’s needed to understand this and any help anyone can give would be mucho appreciated!