DeSoto, TX asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas

Q: What if an oil company slant drilled on your property from another property 60 years ago in Oklahoma. Is it actionable

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Aimee Hess
Aimee Hess
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law Lawyer
  • Streetman, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: All states have statutes of limitations that prohibit bringing a claim after a certain number of years. You should contact an Oklahoma oil and gas attorney to determine what statute of limitations applies in your case. The answer will probably depend on a number of factors, such as: 1) when you discovered this; 2) whether the well is still producing; 3) whether a petroleum engineer's opinion can conclude that the wellbore is actually producing from mineral reservoirs under your property; and 4) whether there is some kind of unit designation in place.

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