Denny, If you are in T160 94 W Sec 6 and 7, depending on the lots you have rights to....here is what I know of to date. 2 days ago I spoke with a landman from Continental who has dealt with Diamond Resources, among others I'm certain. On or near Feb 8th, Continental was planning to touch ground as they are involved with the Points Well. Like your family, 2 siblings and myself have 195.11 acres in Sec 6 and disappointment reigned big time when the drill date was pushed up. The original lease was due to expire March 15th.
If Hunt Oil Canada has touched soil from what I can understand and those like R.W. have been helpful in my thirst for knowledge...then the lease stops. From then on, only if oil or whatever is struck do you obtain anything further from what I understand. In the case of Continental I was told drilling might not stop until the end of April or if they strike something. From then on it would be the end of the year...closer to October at least if something starts to roll in monetarily wise.
If you have 21 relatives splitting 269 acres it still isn't small change but how much I haven't a clue either. I suppose for one it depends on what arrangement you have with Hunt Oil Canada. As I had an extremely difficult time finding anyone other than Diamond to talk to in a short period of time, and the landman was less than responsive to begin with, you may well find the same difficulty. It seems odd to me that mineral rights owners aren't provided a "case worker" or something similar that can feed information on a timely basis. For those of us that are newer to the game, I've found better support through the forum than via those who the lease was signed with.
If not done so already, I'm sure I'm not telling you anything new, the division of rights within the relatives needs to be recorded.
My impression has been that a large company seeks out your rights to pool their resources and to claim a larger pool. Once acquiring those rights, they company does not go out of their way to inform you further. Again, I don't have the history behind me but from what I've gotten so far, I've found it's like pulling teeth to get support help or return phone calls. I realize they are busy people and probabably with limited staff. But when it is your mineral rights to begin with that afforded them entry you'd think information would be far easier to obtain.