Q: Can an operator of an oil and gas lease file for partition to exclude one working interest owner (forcing him to sell)
A: Normally an action for partition can only be filed by an owner of an interest in real property. You should consult with an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction to determine whether the lease creates an interest in land for the operator. In order to answer your question your attorney will likely need additional information.
The above discussion is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Good luck. www.ruskcountylaw.com
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