I received a sample of Continentals “standard” OGL and I have a problem with 2 (so far) and wondered what the community thought.
the 1st deals with what sounds like a forever easement: Lessee shall retain a continuing right-of-way and easement over, upon and across all of the leased premises to the extent necessary for Lessee and/or its gas purchaser to conduct its operations on the leased premises or lands spaced therewith, regardless if part of the leased premises revert or be released to Lessor.
The 2nd sounds like a give-away of production for lease use: Lessee shall have the right to use, free of cost, gas, oil and water produced from said land for its operations thereon, except water from wells of Lessor.
I don’t know how much gas/oil could be used for ongoing operations of dehy’s, compressors etc but I do know companies have pulled loads of oil for use workovers. Any thoughts?