I a mineral owner only, in North Dakota. I a currently unleased but have a vertical well near me appoaching the end of its confidential status.
I suspect the oil company will be contacting me real soon. lol
However I just watched on Doc called GasLand about the pollution of water supply by fracting wells. The current vertical well mentioned above is producting 282 BOD.
What lease clause could someone suggest to include in my lease to hold me harmless from the company's (Whiting) from eventually fracting the well and then I am and the company are sued by the surface owner, who currently lives and farms the land for surface or subsurface pollution. He is not very happy as he does not own the mineral rights under his land.
I would add I suspect that some or all of these wells will be going horiztonal in the future.
Thanks for any help you could give me.