Old questions, 2020 Edition.
My girlfriend owns Mineral Rights in Stephens County. Township 32-2 South, Range 4 West. She is not at all interested in Selling unless there is a strong possibility these interests will be worth nothing in the near future. Previous Leases have expired and we have no indication any entity is Leasing at this time.
She gets now only occasional solicitations to Purchase her interest (Aegis sends her about 3 such solicitations each year but very few others now).
My usual questions about whether there is known activity in this section, whether Leases are or expected to become more prevalent and (1 more!) why would any company be contacting her to Sell if there was no expectation of something good in the near or distant future?
New question: once a year the Oklahoma Mineral Rights Owner Registry reaches out to her suggesting she pay their $42.00 Annual Fee for her to receive “updated information on file”. What do they do and is that Fee (no matter how reasonable) worth it for those of us far far away from Stephens County?
Thanks in advance and please everyone stay safe.
Michael on behalf of Diana