I own the mineral rights to 20 net mineral acres in Golden Valley County, ND. I just found out there is a well that has been producing since 2007 on my acreage.
I have advised the operator that I am one of the mineral owners, have provided him my claim of mineral interest a quit claim deed from my grandmother who's will was probabed in ND.
I figure my share of the oil sold would be about $10K.
If the operator continues to ignore me what steps can I take before having to go to court.
My local lawyer is not to quick in responding to my voicemails and emails.
I have no lease and was never contacted by the operator.
Is court the next step or is there a government agency that I can contact.