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In 2002 a division order was sent by a landsman and returned but, the Oil and Gas Company never paid or recorded.Is it to late to force the oil and gas company to pay.

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You shouldn't have to notarize or record a division order. Also a Landman isn't generally involved with the division order process. I am on the purchaser side so that may vary. If there is a lease that was signed and you have mineral interests then monies tied to this real property should still be yours.

Check with the current operator, purchaser, or unclaimed property department to see what is happening. You should be able get a duplicate division order or be able to claim funds from the state if they had escheated.  

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Jason J. Alexander

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I can answer oil and gas division order questions. I am most knowledgeable about as the purchaser side of the oil and condensate production. I can offer suggestions regarding probate and basic transfers of working, override, and royalty interests. DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer. I have seem and know what my company for instance accepts pertaining to these matters. Being from the purchasing end (and not the operator side) I do not have much experience with calculations or valuing property or minerals. I do not deal with acquisitions, exploration, or development of leases either.

Experience

I am a Division Order Analyst with a crude oil purchaser. I have worked in the division order and customer relations departments for the past 9 with a first purchaser. My company purchases and transports oil for operators and we make revenue distributions on their behalf. I analyze division order title opinions, prior purchaser pay sheets, probate, and other conveyances related to the set up and modification of pay decks (divisions of interest) in leases (wells) of oil around the county. I have been involved in the set-up of our contract pay leases in conjunction with our marketing and regulatory departments.

Organizations
HADOA: Member, 2013-2014

Education/Credentials
HADOA: March, 2014 Seminar The Land Department: Division Order Analyst Training Course, 2011 & 2007 NADOA 2010 Conference Land Focus: Fundamentals of Leases & Title Ownership, 2006 Northwestern University, BS Communications

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Eagle Scout Award

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