Are you a respondent with questions about the mailing you’ve received from the CharneyBrown office? Here you will find answers to the questions we most frequently receive. If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact us here.
Be sure to include the following information in your inquiry:
- Relief Sought
- Lands Covered
- Cause CD Number
WHY DID I RECEIVE MAIL FROM YOUR OFFICE?
Our firm represents oil and gas companies before the Corporation Commission. One of our clients has reason to believe you own or may own mineral rights within the lands covered by the application.
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING?
If you received a Pooling Order, you will need to make an election based on the terms provided within the Order. If you received any other type of Application, no response is required, unless you object to the relief the applicant seeks. These notices are mostly informative.
WHAT IS A “SPACING UNIT?”
If you received an application for spacing, you own or may own the right to share in production once an initial well has been drilled.
Additionally, a spacing unit does the following:
- Allows ONE well per unit
- Determines Unit Size (typically 640 acres or 1,280 acres)
- Defines the common source(s) of supply covered (the formations the applicant seeks to develop)
- Sets standard boundaries within which a well has to be drilled
WHAT IS A POOLING, AND WHAT DO I DO WHEN I RECEIVE AN ORDER?
A pooling does the following:
- Defines the unit operator
- Establishes a plan of development and communitizes royalty for the unit
If you received a pooling application, you are likely an unleased mineral owner within the unit where the Operator proposes to drill a well. After a pooling is heard, an order will be issued. This order sets forth your options for participation or non-participation in the unit. You should read through the pooling order and make an election based on the terms provided. If you have additional questions, we recommend contacting the Operator about your options.
WHAT IS A “MULTI-UNIT HORIZONTAL WELL?”
If you received a multiunit application, you own or may own the right to share in production from a well. This type of application grants an oil and gas company the authority to drill across unit boundaries. This allows them to drill a longer horizontal well, thus recovering more hydrocarbons than they could have with a shorter well. It also sets forth terms for allocating production costs and revenue between units.
WHAT DOES “INCREASED DENSITY” MEAN?
If you received an Increased Density application, you own the right to share in production from a well drilled in the lands described. This application allows an oil and gas company to drill more than one well per unit, as prescribed by the spacing unit.
WHAT IS A “LOCATION EXCEPTION?”
A location exception grants an oil and gas company the authority to drill closer to the Unit Boundaries than the spacing unit provides.
I HAVE A BETTER ADDRESS FOR MYSELF OR MY FAMILY MEMBER. HOW CAN I HAVE IT CORRECTED?
Please leave us a detailed note in the contact form here, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include the following in your message to ensure your address is updated on the Exhibit “A”:
- Relief Sought
- Lands Covered/Described
- Cause CD Number
- Your Respondent Number (What number are you listed as on the Exhibit “A”?)
- Your Corrected Address