Scott, But every 20 years you will have to refile a mineral preservation claim unless you have production in order to keep your minerals. Otherwise surface owners can again file a claim, but they do have to try and contact you. I am always worried they will not find me or say they cannot find me so I will be proactive. My Attorney thought that if there is a Deed for the Mineral Rights that you will not have to refile a mineral preservation claim every 20 years. We have a Deed with a new parcel number with the County just to be on the safe side.
Thank you...I'll mention that when I talk with my mom next. Currently, everything is leased, but no production yet.
the 20 year rule is still in effect, I have a acre plot that I have owned for many years and the so called mineral owner has neither production or perseveration action within a twenty year period. I can now see what I have to do to remerge oil and gas rights .
They will still have 60 days from notice to file the preservation per the 2006 act.
can anybody spell this out in plain language? what exactly does this mean?
Good question stevo. Not all of us have been to law school.lol.
I read it applicable to 'severed' minerals only.
Document to prove minerals were 'severed' would be required seems to me.
Also noting no 'quiet title action' was required between 1989 to 2006.
Also important to note that the minerals were 'severed' in the Walker vs. Nau case.