I just happened to find this web site when I googled "Continental Resources NOT paying mineral rights". I am glad I found it and hopefully can be of some help to you. I googled this because I was too pissed off to sleep! It is 3:00 AM in the morning here in Scottsdale Arizona and I am trying to sleep and can't because of the stress caused by these people. That aside, let me try to help you as best as I can. I also have a well in the neighboring County McKenzie County.
1.) Continental Resources is THE MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY IN AMERICA! Don't take my word for it, verify this yourself.
2.) Continental Resources doesn't like to pay because they make their money on hedging oil and gold!
3.) Continental Resources is corrupt, they have a MASSIVE lobbying budget for Republicans in nearly every State.
4.) Continental Resources more or less owns the State of North Dakota and its State and Federal Representatives.
5.) Continental Resources MUST pay by law 150 days AFTER they start selling YOUR oil or gas.....
6.) IF Continental Resources does not pay after 150 days, then by State Law (ND anyway), they MUST pay you 18% Interest on any unpaid balance.
7.) Continental Resources NEVER pays anyone after 150 days.....
8.) To legally get your 18% interest you MUST FIRST send them a Notarized Letter demanding your 18% interest. They will not just send it to you....
9.) To get paid anything you must FIRST sign your Division Order and send it in.
10.) Continental Resources WILL NOT RETURN CALLS OR PAY YOU UNLESS YOU RAISE THE ROOF.
I am sorry to come of so strong, but I actually feel sorry for you. These people owe me money and I have done everything I am supposed to legally, but the LATEST EXCUSE is that they are behind because they are under staffed!!!!!!!!!!!
They are behind because they are using your money and mine to hedge on Oil and Gold. The DAILY return they can get doing this if they have large sums of money are astounding!!! It is worth it for them to NOT PAY YOU AND I and pay any fines, interest, or attorneys (They have A LOT) to hold you at bay as long as they can to use as much money of their mineral holders as possible. The daily return they get on hedging these items is so monumentally greater than all of the fees and interest that they MIGHT have to pay us, that it is WELL WORTH the hassle. THIS IS WHY THEY ARE THE MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY IN AMERICA!
They are bad, bad, bad, people, and unfortunately there is nothing you can LEGALLY really do about it. Your only prayer is if you happen to be an Attorney or very wealthy yourself and can make their plans difficult. If you raise enough hell you MIGHT have a 50/50 chance. Depending on where you live I would contact your local Congressman and hire an Attorney in North Dakota. You might as well file suit now if you ever want to see what is rightfully owed to you and file a complaint with your local congressional rep and pray, pray, pray that they are not already on the take. If you have a Democrat in your area then your odds just got SLIGHTLY better. You will learn if you hire an attorney that you are certainly not alone....
I truly wish you the very best and wish that I had better news for both of us.
All the best,