Numerous and Ever Changing Operators

In 2004, I acquired interest in Section 7-12N-26W. I was advised that the operator planned to drill many more wells and that I would be included in any additional wells drilled. I receive royalty payments on a few Davis Wells but my research indicates there are many Davis Wells and many operators. An Operating Agreement was executed but only the “Memorandum of” is available. My concern is that I’m not receiving royalties on wells that I should be and funds are possibly suspended. Any suggestions on how I can obtain this information?

For your section there is the Davis 2-7H and the Davis 3-7H. You can look them up on the OCC well records site You can also see the operator change in form 1073. Apache sold to Presidio Petroleum. Both contacts are on the form, so you can contact them for any questions about royalties.

Thank you and yes those are the ones I’m being paid on. I believe I have emailed Apache already as I have already seen the images and forms you reference. I subscibe to Shale XP and they have lots of information. I suspect a copy of the actual Operating Agreement would shed some light on the issue. Do you think one of the participating operators would provide me with a copy? I’ve never asked for something like that before.

Only the working interest owners will have the operating agreements and they are not likely to share.

There are other Davis wells in the area, but they are in a different section and unless you own minerals in that section, you will not get any royalties from them.

What exactly are you wanting to know?

I believe there was an Increased Density Order also.

I am not very familiar with operating agreements.

There was in increased density cause back in 2013… Case 201306119-T oRder 617911. Apache only asked for one more well. Hence only the two Davis wells.

Thank you for all your help.