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Beware of a quid pro quo opportunity. Often, the mineral tenant requires the surface owner to do something that is not allowed in the rental agreement. For example, the oil and gas company may try to facilitate pipelines or facilitate the route through the property in order to obtain another leasing package. This is the ideal time to find a possible agreement on the use of the surface and look for favorable conditions. Recorded: Volume 1372, Page 134, Deed Records of Taylor County, Texas SURFACE LEASE AGREEMENT – CURB TANK BATTERY, TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS As the current surface site of the Curb tank battery facility, Subdivision 7, Grimes County School Lands #147, A-73, Taylor County, Texas, the following land lease agreement is described in more detail: Date: July 1, 2006 Before that, it is a good idea to meet with the mineral tenant and have a meeting to discuss operational issues. These are things like access to the door, closed doors, work schedules, etc. Some oil and gas companies believe that surface use agreements benefit both parties and are happy to negotiate with the surface owner to avoid confrontations in the future. Setting up a meeting will allow the surface owner to determine the tenant`s willingness to cooperate. At least a surface owner can get maps and details on the extent of future operations on his land. The agreements apply to mines operating on Crown land in the Northern Saskatchewan Administrative District (NSAD), home to more than 40,000 people. The agreements apply at all stages of the life of a mine, from the first construction to the operation through the definitive recapture of the country. MSLA`s primary goal is to provide long-term land leases and contribute to economic prosperity for northern And all of Saskatchewan.

The departments of government relations and the environment cooperate in the management of these agreements. Respect legal restrictions when using. Although there are few legal restrictions on a mineral tenant`s right to use land, some protections should be known to the landowner. First, the purchaser has the right to use only the amount of „reasonably necessary“ surface land to produce oil and gas from that specific lease (or pool if pooling has occurred). If the use is greater than reasonably necessary (i.e. the owner uses water from your land to produce oil and gas on another unsurnated land), this is not permitted. Second, the hosting doctrine protects a surface owner with use of the existing surface in certain situations. More information can be found on this blog. Finally, the oil company has no right to be negligent, which means that it is subject to an appropriate operator standard. If any of these restrictions are violated, this may be a good opportunity for the surface owner to engage in a conversation about a surface-use agreement with the lessor, who would probably prefer to sign an agreement rather than face a dispute. You signed your oil and gas lease, and the company paid you your bonus.

It`s great! All that remains to be done is to sit down and wait for the company to drill, so you can start getting royalties, right? For most people, that`s the way it is. But it`s not for you. Years later, a fellow oil and gas company knocks on your door and asks you to sign a land use contract that will allow them to build well padding on your farm.