Seeking Clarity and Accountability For Royalty Interests
Seeking clarity and accountability for American royalty interests can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Mineral titles, leaseholds, and royalty interests in a developed oil & gas play must contend with decades if not centuries of land title transfers of all kinds, both intentional and unintentional, voluntary and involuntary, and that's only the beginning. Pooling and allocation agreements further complicate the matter, and the circumstandes giving rise to a duty to pay royalties change on a monthly basis. Regardless of the type of energy being produced, energy leases have several things in common: they always involve land; they tend to be complicated; and they tend to last over an extended period of time. Both mineral and surface leases may involve multiple tracts, multiple owners, different types of estates, different types of energy production, different royalty calculations, different payment obligations, and different cleanup and restoration obligations when energy operations are terminated. Under these circumstances, calculating royalties and other amounts due under particular leases and division orders can become exceedingly complex, and the risk of underpayment or nonpayment can be substantial.
Each situation is different and requires a unique combination of talents and skillsets to manage successfully. The approach of Bauer Law Firm, P.C. involves supplementing the client's existing knowledge-base and professional support team with whatever it takes to resolve the matter expeditiously and effectively in accordance with Texas law and the contracts of the parties in question. Under the Texas Natural Resources Code, jurisdiction is proper in actions for unpaid royalties in the county where the energy lease is located. We are headquartered in Alpine, Texas, near the heart of the Permian Basin, and well-positioned to protect our clients' royalty interests throughout the Midland and Delaware sub-basins. To these ends, Bauer Law Firm, P.C. places the highest importance on providing undiluted and uncompromised loyalty and commitment in our representation of royalty owners, and to that end it is our firm policy to avoid any actual or potential conflicts of interest with energy production companies and/or energy transportation companies. Our fees are flexible and negotiable according to the requirements of the particular situation, and we look forward to working with you on a mutually satisfactory basis as your needs may require.
Therefore, if you question whether you are receiving all royalties and other amounts that you are entitled to under your particular lease or division order, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org schedule a complimentary visit or zoom conference to discuss your situation.