My grandmother received payments from her ORRI in a well in Canadian county many decades ago. As her heir, I’ve been approached about this interest by a drilling company. Apparantly they have found a lease that they claim has been in effect since that time due to a well that has been continuously operating over that period. I’ve asked them to give me a book and page number but I’m not getting anywhere.
While that’s certainly interesting and good news, it begs the question as to why I haven’t been getting payments from that producing well. Calls to the production company have revealed that they have a title opinion that the lease has terminated. They are unable or unwilling to share.
It seems some detective work is in order. I contacted the records office in El Reno and got a lot of good help from the county folks there but they weren’t able to locate the particular lease in question. I think it is time to involve a professional researcher to get to the bottom of this.
I’d like some advise as to whom should be hired to look into this matter, for what type of work product I should be asking and what I should expect to pay for the service.