Clint has shown you how to start researching information to build personal records about your minerals. First a lease file with lease (original and recorded), correspondence (including printed emails) and copy and print answers from the forum. Watch the county deed records for lease assignments, whether 100% or partial, and add those so you know what company or companies own your lease.
Second, well files - preferably a separate folder for each well. Print permit records, completion reports, plats, division orders, etc. you have to watch the permits to see when the information box opens to let you know the well has been spudded. Note that Clint’s permit list includes wells that have been spud and others that have not been spud and one filing is field transfer. Some permitted wells are never drilled. Some companies wait months before fracking so multiple wells can be fracked at the same time. So keep watching RRC Completions filings. Look at Texas Comptroller CONG system to see volumes and sales and you can compare to your check data.
Third, unit files with copies of the Declaration of Pool Unit and amendments. If you are asked to ratify, keep a copy and add any county recording information once it is filed. Same if you ratify a production sharing agreement. Read before signing and see if the DPU or other document amending your lease terms and if that is ok. Join NARO and read the newsletters, including back issues. Attend a Texas or national convention for the seminars. Read John McFarland’s Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog, current and past postings.