So I recently discovered my family in which I inherited a part of had purchased mineral rights a long time ago from a neighbor in North Dakota who needed money at the time, but still wanted his farm land, so they bought part of their mineral rights and the deed has the following language:
A 200/640ths interest in and to:
SW4, NW4, SE4 Section 6
NE4 Section 7
It is the intent to convey 200 net mineral acres
I didn't realize they had ever purchased mineral rights, I thought it had all came with the land they owned, but now the issue is that the title opinion from the oil company states less acreage than what was in the intent, but the owner who conveyed the interest still has an interest in the other sections (or at least the heirs do), so shouldn't we get part of their interest in the other sections? When you calculate it back it appears they originally owned 100% rights in all of the parts of section 6, but not section 7. So my family really only purchased 160 net acres, but what about the intent clause? This was something a landman pointed out to me that was interested in leasing the interest and mentioned there might be something I could do if I had an attorney look at it. He had to explain it 5 times to me and mentioned a 4 corner review, but I think I get it. The section is already drilled. Is it worth an attorney review?