Tryon, OK asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma

Q: my wifes sister wont sign a oil lease allowing the inherited oil to go to waist what can we do we are in oklahoma?

my wife and her sister have a oil lease and her sister is fighting us on signing the oil lease and letting it go to waste.

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James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Unless the interest is held in a trust, corporation, LLC, or other entity requiring both of their signatures, your wife can sign the lease for her interest without her sister's signature. If her sister doesn't sign, the oil company can force pool the sister's interest in a force pooling proceeding before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Sign the lease, take the bonus money and let the oil company worry about getting the sister's interest under lease.

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