My family was recently contacted by Devon energy to lease our 110 acres.We have 142 but they say they already have 32 in production pooled with a well north of us which is true no argument yet.Heres where they get slimmy.Just as we're about to lease they come back and say they just relized they already have the whole place the lease was signed in 1957 which I went to the courthouse and found the lease and that is true. But somewhere around the early 80's the Ray Richey co. drilled two wells on the place and were duds and we have a release from Richey releasing our property. Devon says they don't know anything about it that Richey never had a clear title to the place.Anyone have any ideas where to go from here? 32 acres in production holding an additional 110 acres not in production for 54 years? Ethical I think not .Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Wise County Texas