Penalty Interest in ND

How does one pursue an outstanding penalty payment. If the well is producing how can the under 100.00 rule come into the equation? Checks for production are being received but there is a 85.00 penalty that is still unpaid. If they hold on to it until there is 100.00 it could possibly never be paid. Hess’ Land dept. continues to ignore all my inquiries. There are 8 of us waiting to see this resolved, we’ve been dealing with it since May. An earlier penalty payment of 9.00 was receive from the same well, explain that! This is just 680.00 for eight people, with a 1280 acre pool how many others aren’t getting paid or even aware of that fact.