Hello. I am up in the Midwest and have a few questions about Mineral Rights in Angelina County Texas. I along with others (my brother and sister) have had mineral rights on some property in Angelina County since 2008. However just recently I was able to find my property online and saw that there are two oil pipelines and 4 Natural Gas Wells or I think think they were called “Gathering Wells” if that makes a difference (actually I believe the wells are propane) are on the property. I have know idea how long the wells have been there or even if they are still active. Anyway, I have three questions:
Does it seem with the very little information provided that I and others should be receiving Royalties from the property IF the wells are still active or have been active in the last 12 years when I first became a Mineral Rights Owner? Who would I hire to help me “remind” or otherwise let the people using the property know that I exist? Would I hire a Landman or Lawyer or somebody else?
The final question is how do I find out who else besides myself is also a Mineral Rights owner? The only site I have found that is remotely helpful is “Texas File” and they did not answer the question. Is there a website or government agency or a private company that I could contact to get a list of the Mineral Rights owners?
I know there are others because the property has been “handed down” since around 1912 or so. If a person could answer one or all the questions it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if could list a Landman or Lawyer that I might contact that would also be Very Helpful. Thanks for any help. Eric S. Many Miles Away.
Also (again) are there any questions that I should be asking that I have not mentioned? E.S.