We received a lease for our Reeves County,TX. mineral rights and the landman wants to record only the memorandum page. The memorandum(mem.) states both parties agree to: 1) "record the mem. only and not the whole lease", 2) "this is a lease for exploring,drilling for oil and gas" ,
and 3) 3 year w/ 2year option. All these items are expressed in the full lease, including optional bonus $$. We only have a small % of a 400 acre family mineral interest. My question is , is it normal now NOT to record the whole lease no matter the size of mineral interest if at least one of the owners lease is recorded?? I thought I read here from a valued source that all leases NEED to be recorded for any size owners protection and security (if there is any security in a lease)?