Hey, the Williston Herald just had an article on this Thursday, July 7th...front page. There was another article quite some time back. What happened is that there is a well that the city of Williston thought they owned along with some private individuals and then the State stepped in and said those were THEIR mineral acres. Brigham had just filed a suit concerning this as well.
I didn't understand why Brigham is suing both the County and the State, or all of it, but this will be a court case that will affect many individuals. My husband has some acres under the water that we did not lease because the state is taking claim to them as well and the companies don't want to really touch those at this time.
I was led to believe that when this happens all of the funds have to be placed into a trust and cannot be paid out until the issues are resolved.