Our family has received a division order for C24 Section 17 in Loving County. It is dated June 29, 2017 and states that production is "projected" to occur in September 2017. When I look at the Texas Railroad Commission site, it says that this well has not been spud, much less completed.
Is this legal?
My understanding is that companies cannot send out division orders until the well has been completed and production is under way. (I suspect this division order was sent out to protect the lease by suggesting that drilling was occurring before the lease term ends.)
Any guidance on this question would be appreciated.
John Michael Moran