I have royalties and OORI in southwestern Crockett county. There are many, many wells which are producing. I have not been paid royalties in several months. The leases are old Producer 88 leases. There is also language in the leases that say that no charges for any reason can be taken against production. There are several operators, the main one being Occidental. I have received no income for several months on this production. I can tell the wells are producing by looking at the Texas GIS program. When I have inquired I am told that their lawyers say that expenses can be taken from production. I do not believe this to be true.
I have also read some of the old leases (1957) which state the leases are in force as long as there is production in paying quantities. I have not been paid for months.
Does anyone have any ideas as to proceed with this situation? Are there attorneys that specialize in this kind of litigation. Is this criminal activity?
Thanks in advance for any information,