I am not going to be very specific on all these details until we determine our course of action to resolve this issue.
Family estate owns some 540 of 640 acres (undivided interest) in NE Reeves County. We have discovered that a pipeline company laid 12" flat water pipeline across the corner of our property covering approximately 2,000 ft (121 rods) back in June, 2017, without permission from the surface owners. Several attempts were made to contact the company, but no success. Finally phone contact was made the later part of June with the company stating it was an oversight and they would like to resolve the issue--still nothing. Then a face-to-face meeting was held in their office the first of August with same statements by the company--still nothing.
My question is: What options do the surface owners have? (I have some that have come to mind, but not sure how legal they are.)
In my opinion, they have been trespassing for the past 3 months.