Hello - I am newish here, still mostly a lurker.
My father has begun to transfer his mineral interests to me and (thankfully!) he is showing me the ropes. I have a question that I wanted to pose to the group because I am not sure what to do here.
Here goes: I sent a transfer order request to Sunoco along with a copy of my mineral deed in Caddo County because according to my father’s records they were the ones paying him for the Rigney wells, and in the same letter, I also sent them a copy of another deed in Seminole County for an ORRI, (the Maxey 1-A & 2). Sunoco sent me back a Divison Order for the ORRI in Seminole County, but included the following in the comments:
“The interest of (my dad) has been transferred to (me) per the assignment dated 5/11/2020 recorded in BK 4214 PG 182 in Seminole County, OK. CEMOIL, INC is taking over the disbursement responsibility on the Rigney Wells. Their address is 2931 CS 2773, Chickasha, OK 73018”
So, does this mean that Sunoco sold its leases to CEMOIL? Looking back at my dad’s files it looks like CEMOIL is an operator, not a lessee. But, these comments make it sound like CEMOIL is now paying on the Rigney wells.
Do I send CEMOIL a transfer request? It sounds like that is what I need to do, but my dad says they are just an operator NOT a lessee and they just get the oil out of the ground. Do I need to look up who has these wells now? The words “disbursement responsibility” is throwing us both for a loop.
I appreciate any insight! (I hope this isn’t too dumb of a question)