No. A operator will propose a unit and once finalized, the operator will file a DPU (declaration of pooling and unit) in the county courthouse. If you’re not leased and they pulled you in, that’s trespassing. Unless you’re in West Virginia and you only own a percentage of minerals in that tract of land. The operator has to have 50% leased in the tract, then the co tenancy kicks in.
Thanks. Since ORC 1509.022 says that a rig for directional drilling can be placed on a parcel of land not included in the drilling unit, I wondered how far away from the drilling unit the rig could be placed.