Is anybody here owed royalties from Chesapeake and can't collect from them? A year ago I discovered I was owed substantial money from Chesapeake, going back over several years. I have 100% rock solid proof/evidence that Chesapeake owes me the money, yet last week I received their "final answer" that they have no money for me.
For almost a year, Chesapeake kept stalling me, and would not reply to calls, email, or snail mail. Then when Covey Park took over, I was informed by Chesapeake that Covey Park was responsible for my money, and of course Covey Park tells me they are only responsible for any royalties since they assumed ownership last spring.
Is anybody else here in a similar situation with Chesapeake?
Randy Davidson @ Davidson, Summers APLC, Shreveport, LA 318.424.4342
Also, does anyone know where can I obtain past Division Orders for myself from Chesapeake?Are they filed at the courthouse ?
No. Division Orders are not public record documents. A DO is issued only once for unit wells, those that produce only from perforations within the unit boundary. Depending on the operator, you may get additional DOs for Cross Unit Lateral wells where production is split between two or three separate units.
I have copy of DO for 2012 that doesn’t have a signature.
In Louisiana we tell mineral lessors not to sign a DO. Some DO language may conflict with the terms of the underlying lease or impose additional conditions. Operators are required to pay royalties without the signature but the mineral lessor must provide personal information related to tax accounting such as a SS number. I am not familiar with Texas requirements in regard to executing a DO.
Thank you for this information. Going to Desoto Parish Courthouse for copies of recorded leases.
FYI, the DeSoto Parish Clerk of Court offers a 24 hour online remote access account that would allow you to search for and download copies of O&G leases and any other conveyance instrument filed in the public record. The cost is minimal.
Do you have to have an account to access this
Yes but you can get a 24 hour account online for something like $20.
Yeah, but you're close. I like, C. The execution of a division order is not a condition precedent to receiving payment from a lessee. The lessee shall not withhold royalty payments because his lessor has not executed a division order. Thanks, Dion.