I have property in Texas near Houston which we hold the mineral rights to. We sold the property to a company who uses it for storage. There are about 9 wells on the property all of which are abandoned except 2. The company who has had the mineral lease(on adjacent tracts) is using the storage tanks for salt water and the well head of another to use as a injection well to get rid of the salt water from several other tracts (which we do not own). The oil co. have not signed a new lease with us and say we have no rights to the tanks, well head etc. that they belong to the owner of the land now and we are out of luck. Is this true that they can use our property and we no longer own it? If we lease to another company who has priority? I thought mineral rights won out over surface rights.