I was wondering if anybody has been in a similar situation.
My wife has rights in 2-09N-06W that are leased to Citizen Energy II. The initial lease term was due to expire this summer if drilling activity had not commenced, so she received a check last week to re-up the lease. However, the company had to stop payment because, per Citizen, Leon 1H-2-35 was spud on May 5th. That particular well is to be drilled in 11-09N-06W with spacing extending into 2-09N-06W. Seems simple enough so far.
However, there is still a pending case on the docket relating to 2-09N-06W. There is some matter on the docket to be addressed this month I believe? The drilling permit even included a note (**S/B X144013 MSSP 2-9N-6W; TO BE CORRECTED AT HEARING FOR FINAL ORDER PER OPERATOR). Is that just considered a formality, or could the status of that hearing affect whether Citizen can legally consider activity to have begun in section 2?