Shelly, I'm not sure what your concerns are, yet what you posted appears normal to me. Oil companies typically hire individuals or other leasing companies to contact mineral owners and secure their leases. So Chesapeake having that man, or hiring "Paschal Energy" out of Douglas, WY, to lease your minerals is normal business practice. As to the sample lease sent, the standard lease many companies offer is one of the countless variations of a "Producers 88" lease form. One of those variations is a "Rocky Mt" version. I'm guessing that is what you received. It is not a bad form but it needs to be modified with an Addendum to protect your interests.
If you own a fair amount of net mineral acres, or you're new to the process of oil & gas leasing, you should hire an attorney to represent you during this process. If you're comfortable doing it on your own then read it all very carefully and focus on the basics; A three year lease without any extension, a fair bonus rate, a 3/16th royalty, include Pugh clauses, limit their shut-in clause, don't warrant title, and most importantly don't deliver a signed lease to them until you have actual payment in hand (not just a "Draft" or "Order of Payment"). Good luck, I hope you get a great deal.
Shelley O said:
I was contacted by a man who says he works for Chesapeake "kind of as a contractor" handling their leases, yet his mailing address is Pachal Energy in Douglas, WY. The "sample lease" he sent for me to look over says "Rocky Mountain" on it. I'm worried there is some finagling going on too.