I received my first royalty payments/statements recently and I have some questions.
1. The decimal interest is not the same as on the division orders (DO) I received. Months 1 & 2 of production the decimal interest was less than what is on the D.O, months 3-6 the decimal interest was more than the D.O.
2. I received a different royalty statement for a well I never received DO's (or really anything other than a lease) on. I believe this statement is referring to the lease I signed for the Marcellus only. However, if I look on marcellusgas.org, it is showing production from Marcellus/Utica. If the gas is coming from the unleased Utica will they just abide by the Marcellus only lease terms or do they pay out the minimum of 12.5% for unleased?
I have contacted the company but it usually takes a few days for answers and I was hoping someone on here may know :).
I am in PA.
Thanks in advance!