Pipeline Right Away

We have property leased and a well has been drilled which is producing gas & oil. We have been paid damages for laying the pipeline should we be paid money for the pipeling right a way?

Dear Mr. Brooks,

If all of your lands are in the unit for the producing well, then the Operator is not required you to pay for pipelines, in all likelihood. Unless you modified it, the lease form would give them that right.

If part of your lands are in the unit and part out and the pipeline crosses the unpooled acreage, then you should be able to get a ROW on that portion.

It all depends on what the lease form or whatever other agreement you might have signed provides.