I'm trying to discover if there's a simple way to access the records for Texas mineral rights to determine precisely what the percentage and acreage of the rights our family owns in Panola county are. I assume the Texas RRC maintains these records? Maybe the Texas General Land Office?
I've been fiddling with the online Decimal Interest calculator at mineralweb.com, and the Decimal Interest figures it produces have been higher (two times higher) than the Decimal Interest designated on our Division Order. We were supposedly granted a 1/5 royalty rate, and I'm hoping I can determine all the correct numbers I should be plugging into the online calculator through some state agency. The Division Order refers to a 698.595 acre Property, but our rights are located on a 110 acre portion of the survey in question, and this 110 acre plot is in turn divided into quarters, one of which we are supposed to own the rights to—I thought 100% of the mineral ownership rights on this 27.5 acre parcel. I'd like to find out if this 27.5 acre figure is correct, and exactly what our % of mineral ownership is if these things can be ascertained online. I hope the question of whether the operator has kept the 1/5 royalty agreement could answered to our satisfaction if I can determine the correct figures.
Guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks,