I have found that I can receive a 25% no bonus royalty in Payne County. If you would rather have the bonus money, then you should get a 3/16 or 20% royalty. If you get a decent well, the extra royalty can be worth it over time. You have to decide have much risk you want to take. You should also strike the provision in the lease allowing the operator to deduct "owner deducts", usually for gas, not oil. I thought that I did this, but discovered that I did not. The monthly deduction is more than the combined total for severance taxes and Oklahoma withholding taxes. Very maddening. I agree that you don't want to sign a five year lease. I also delete the language providing for an automatic renewal. I figure that they can come back to me in three years if they want another lease. You will also notice that the State requires the purchaser to withhold Oklahoma income tax. You can get this back the next year when filing your returns if you do not live in Oklahoma. Make sure you give them a bank account number to deposit your refund, otherwise you will receive a debit card. Huge nuisance. Charlie Hoke, Wichita, Kansas.