A landman can provide a brief summary of the ownership of the land, based on public records and documents.
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When a landowner has land that touches directly touches another landowner’s land.
Our legal experts will help you draft, review, negotiate and sign a business contract to make it all legal.
This is when a person or corporation uses a name that is not their legal name, but is usually associated with them anyways.
When a producer files for bankruptcy, we will find out how the debts will be paid and what this means for mineral owners.
We will go through the records in the courts to find the information we need.
After examining a title, it is the agreement between the operator and net revenue interest owner in which the parties specify fractional type of interest attributed to the owner.
We will file and/or retrieve and deliver a specific document or record instruments in the appropriate places of record..
This is to ensure that there are no title flaws and that the proper people have been leased. This will run the title all the way back to the sovereign, and list copies of every instrument found. The runsheet will include current tax information, plats, and ownership flowcharts.
Examine the seller’s property and records before a potential buyer commits to purchasing it. This may include examining financial records, geological maps, surveyor notes, well logs, geophysical records, production statistics, well tests, legal records and other data that pertains to a lease or a well.
We will help you determine the extent of an owner’s rights to exploit, mine, or produce any minerals within their property, as well as the market value in a particular area.
We can assist in determining the chain of title within families and how ownership is transferred when the owners die without a will.
We can verify if tracts of land are held by production or under contract. A lease is an agreement between the oil and gas production crew and the landowner to lease out the mineral rights for expedition.
We can research the working interests and override royalty interests tied to an existing lease and determine who has the leasehold rights.
We will assist in establishing a contractual agreement, between mineral owners and the producers; where the producers get to explore, drill and produce the mineral as long as it is produced in paying quantities, and the company gets a property interest in the mineral(s).
Upon contract failure, and by a court’s ruling, a creditor may have the right to take ownership of a debtors real property. We can determine if a subject parcel has such encumbrances.
We will calculate the true boundaries of the property based on the deed, and determine if the shape on the tax assessors map is correct.
We can search marriage records and determine ownership. In most cases, once someone is married, the land that they own together requires their spouse’s signature on the lease.
A landman can determine who owns the minerals and what percentage of it. Mineral ownership and royalty ownership could be different parties.
We will connect you to a notary who will witness signatures on legal documents, or has witnessed signatures already and can attest if signatures are authentic.
We will help you make a map of the area of land proposed for the drilling site.
We can search the public records to find probated wills. Probates are the legal process of transferring both real and personal property upon the owner’s death.
Includes surface negotiations. Since most of the drilling will be involved with real property, oil and gas companies will need to lease the space and work out a deal with the real estate company.
Real property is land and whatever is permanently attached to it (trees, minerals, buildings, roads, etc) or what has been improved by legal human actions. A landman can determine who owns this property.
An easement is a created interest in the land which allows usage for a stated purpose. In petroleum, this is commonly for installing and operating pipelines. A Landman can determine the location for right of ways and easements, and negotiate contracts.
Roads, similar to right-of-ways should be researched to determine if the adjacent landowners have mineral interests under the roads.
We will help you figure out the best and most efficient area to drill or lay pipeline while avoiding private land. Surveyors also determine the legal boundaries of tracts.
We will take the necessary steps to fix any defects in the chain of title (ownership history), which includes correcting instruments and reconciling title with the use and possession of land.
We will connect you with a qualified legal professional Title Attorney who will produce a guaranteed opinion of ownership and any encumbrances.
We can determine if a drilled well is holding a single lease (or other acreage) and if the different depths will affect the minerals being researched.