I have several questions...to start how do I find the location of where our mineral acres are? I have data...Townships and sections etc. but not an address. I can't figure out where to go.
Also, how best can we fix an issue with heirs? My grandfather married first cousins and it was the women whose family had the mineral rights...but somehow when my first grandma died, the step-grandma's heirs inherited her portion instead of my dad and his siblings. Also, per the Mineral Ownership Report from one of the drilling companies, they have several 'open records' for family members who have passed away but have living heirs.
Third, is it common that a family has rights to the same number of acres in two separate counties? We have 320 acres in Goshen County WY and another 320 in Converse County WY.
Fourth, there is a hearing coming up for the pooling of interests of 1280 acres of all owners and I don't know if we object or not (and I don't have 10 business days left before the hearing)...but can I still attend the hearing as a public interested person just to observe?
Fifth, is horizontal drilling the same thing as fracking?