Energy, Oil and Gas Questions & Answers by State

Energy, Oil and Gas Questions & Answers

Q: Is it legal for an individual to sell a portion of their non-participating royalty interest then distribute the revenue?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
Richard Winblad's answer
Buyers should contact the operators directly with the documentation, request Division Orders and provide W-9s.

Q: What do I do? I'm pregnant the landlord is not doing their job to fix things.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
Realistically, you may not be able to get anything fixed within the time necessary. Your best bet may be to move out of your apartment.

If you can't afford to move out now, here is, I think, your best option: Write a letter to your landlord. In your letter, list all the problems with your apartment. Tell your landlord that you are pregnant and need these fixed. Tell your landlord that he has violated the "implied warranty of habitability." Tell your landlord that if these problems are...

Q: My husband thinks he needs a lawyer regarding oil larceny charges. He’s been used and fired in all this. We need help

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Your husband is correct. He needs to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Q: received settlement check from Computershare/KCC--- reference Plummer/Pyles vsNicor settlement is this a valid check?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas on
Answered on Feb 24, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Contact the issuer to confirm; it sounds like it might be a settlement check from the Nicor Energy Services Company class action lawsuit.

Tim Akpinar

Q: My apartment company called me saying they paid a utility bill from an electric company that I don't use. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
David Soble's answer
Sounds strange. I would want to see the invoices first before paying for the alleged invoices. I am not sure how two different utility companies can service your one residence unless one provides the gas and the other provides electric. Trust but verify.

Q: I own mineral rights in West Virginia doddridge county should I be collecting money

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Is someone mining the minerals?

Q: If I post the bond for someone. And they do not sppear, may, I apprehend them myself but and hand them over to jail

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You should ask this in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Mississippi › Criminal Law ›.

Q: I own mineral rights in West Texas we least are mineral rights to oxy oil 2017 we still have not received any royalties

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Aimee Hess' answer
First, you will need to be sure that the production is actually production from your mineral interests. Your lease may have been limited to certain depths and so the fact that there is a well in your area or even on your land that is producing is not necessarily determinative. Secondly, if your mineral interests are actually being produced and you still aren't getting any royalties, it is likely that there is a problem with your mineral title. Contact the division order department of the oil...

Q: Do I have to give right a way for a pipeline for a oil company

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Richard Winblad's answer
This all depends on whether or not the property is being taken for eminent domain. If the company is a common carrier they may have this power. Eminent domain is often a condemnation for those who do not agree the the company's offer. Often companies offer a very low value.

If this is for a pipeline for production from below your property they may also have a right but must pay damages.

If the company does not fit into either of these categories, then they are seeking a...

Q: A oil company has broken the contract that we all signed. how can i get them to hold up to the agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Aimee Hess' answer
If an oil company has violated its agreement with you, it is possible that you can get a court order requiring them to fulfill their obligations under the contract. They may also be liable to you for damages. You will first need to have an oil and gas attorney review the contract and the facts that you believe show the oil company has violated the contract. The oil and gas attorney can then review with you your options to enforce the contract.

Q: If judgement was in dads step brother cam we take him back to court

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
Your question is confusing. This appears to be a question concerning heirship and whether you can prove you were an heir of the deceased. You stated they wanted DNA evidence which a test can be taken but your facts don't address whether it was ordered or not and the results. You should make an appointment with an attorney and see that attorney and explain all the facts of the case. The attorney can better advise you then. If there was a judgment, you must see that attorney within 30 days in...

Q: I was involved in truck wreck on Halloween evening 2018.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You need to get right on it and begin investigation on the details of this accident. But, your delay in seeking medical treatment may devalue your case. We do handle these cases and can get you to a doctor asap. It does not matter that you do not have health insurance if the other responsible driver is at fault. What type of "truck" hit you? Feel free to reach out to us for help at 888-343-4529 #1.

Q: My grandmother with property and mineral rights in Oklahoma dies in Missouri without a will. My father (her son) is

2 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
This is a fact relevant issue. Current Oklahoma law states: Section 215 - Inheritance by and from Illegitimate Child

For inheritance purposes, a child born out of wedlock stands in the same relation to his mother and her kindred, and she and her kindred to the child, as if that child had been born in wedlock. For like purposes, every such child stands in identical relation to his father and his kindred, and the latter and his kindred to the child, whenever: (a) the father, in writing,...

Q: Hi i get 1 million dollars,1 million to oil company.my lawyer say i back the money from oil comp.never get.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It isn't fully clear what the question is here.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How do I find a lawyer to represent a land owner selling or leasing to a utility grade solar company?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Ashley Dean Powell's answer
You may find attorneys advertising this particular expertise. Otherwise, you should look for real estate attorneys in your area. You could be proactive by finding the attorney now, or you can wait until you believe you have an offer/proposal from the solar company to then take with you to an attorney for review and advice. By getting an attorney involved early, you may be able to prevent yourself from tentatively committing to what you think is just the "business deal" or the letter of intent...

Q: Oklahoma will not recognize "will" because it was never probated in Oklahoma.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
If funds are with the unclaimed property division & the total value is under $10k you may be able to use their affidavit process. But keep in mind that once production begins there oil company will probably make probate a title requirement before they release royalty payments.

Q: I am a court appointed guardian. Can I lease mineral rights for oil n gas without getting a judge to sign off on it?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
First:

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized

Title 30. Guardian and Ward

Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act

Sale of Property

Article Article IV - Miscellaneous Provisions

Section 4-759 - Personal Representatives May Sell Oil, Gas and Mining Leases

Cite as: O.S. §, __ __

Personal representatives including but not limited to guardians of the property, guardians of minors or of incapacitated or partially incapacitated persons are...

Q: I am pretty sure a nearby company is polluting my well water. What are my next steps?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Texas on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Aimee Hess' answer
This is not something you can do on your own. You will need to contact an attorney who specializes in these kinds of claims. They will retain engineering experts to investigate the causal connection between the nearby company and your water well. The experts will test your water and attempt to determine if there is "correspondence" between the company's activities and any pollutants found in your well, in other words, whether any pollutants created by this company are actually migrating to your...

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