Increased drilling activity boosts Oklahoma royalties



By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.comNORMAN — New drilling techniques and changing regulations can make already complicated mineral lease and payment processes even more challenging, mineral manager Patti West said Thursday. Speaking at the Oklahoma chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners annual convention, West said horizontal wells and extended wells up to two miles long have led to some confusion for mineral owners who may own interest in multiple sections. "When a unit encompasses two sections, they don't always know what their division order should be," said West, a land and mineral manager at West Land Management Inc.Read more on
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