Despite the recent downturn in oil and natural gas prices, energy companies continue to drill new wells in South-Central and Western Oklahoma.
While American energy continues remain the most valuable resource to our nation, Ball Morse Lowe attorney Kimberly Wurtz has been asked to speak to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission’s 2019 Annual Business Meeting this week in Oklahoma City. The presentation, entitled, “Mixing Oil and Water: Groundwater Concerns with Oil and Gas Development” sparks a roundtable discussion on concerns and issues regarding oil and gas exploration and production.
Most folks in the United States might catch a glimpse of an oil well or two during the course of their lives.
What if I told you that you were entitled to thousands of dollars due to various mineral interests owned by a long lost relative?
In a previous post, we discussed the Act of August 4, 1947 (61 Stat. 731) (commonly known as the Stigler Act), which governs restrictions on alienation applicable to lands allotted to members of the Five Tribes.
Expanded drilling activity in the SCOOP (South Central Oklahoma Oil Province) is providing many new economic opportunities for owners of mineral rights. These opportunities include mineral resources in South Central Oklahoma on lands
When I first read Oklahoma’s Senate Bill 503 (“SB 503”) filed during the 1st Session of the 57th Legislature (2019), I would be lying if I did not say that my jaw dropped. On its face, most of the existing statute remains unchanged. In fact, very few words have been added and/or
Earlier this year, I witnessed a transaction involving minerals that could have been really bad for the seller. The lot was located within a neighborhood and the seller of the home on this particular lot happened to also own a mineral interest. However, the
Late last year, our blog discussed how you could get paid for "Grandma's Mineral Interest." This post will expand further on the Affidavit of Death and Heirship ("Affidavit") mentioned in that prior blog.
Traditionally, oil and gas development has been centered around vertical drilling. As the industry has grown, horizontal drilling is rapidly replacing the old ways. With the increase in horizontal drilling practices, the industry now finds itself in a hydraulic fracturing boom.