Aimee Hess: Beware of these unsolicited offers. They are usually mass mailings to all mineral owners in the area.
What’s worse, in my experience for a number of clients, many of these offers are not genuine. They ask you to sign a deed and send it to them and they file the deed in the deed records. Then they send you a check for substantially less than the original offer and tell you they found some ambiguous “problem” with your mineral title.
Finally, I agree with the prior post: there may be something going on where your minerals are located that you may not know about and that will make your mineral interests much more valuable.
Before you accept an offer like this, consult with an oil and gas attorney to see if the company is legitimate and to determine if the price is appropriate.