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As  an additional question to my  my previous one a " dormant " oil lease . The working interest expense comes from routine maintenance: such as electrical billing , etc . The wells are  not operating currently.

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OK.  I am assuming that you are the working interest owner in this situation.  Part of the answer depends on your agreement with the operator.  Most leases automatically terminate if production ceases, and consequently, the terms that govern cessation of production from the JOA or the lease would apply.  I would suggest that you contact the operator and find out why electricity is continuing to be used if production has ceased.  

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Mark Bonner

Expertise

Interests include oil and gas leases, mineral deeds, royalty payments, interest on late royalty payments, post-production costs.

Experience

I have been an attorney for over 20 years.

Organizations
Norman & Edem, PLLC 127 N.W. 10th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73103 405-272-0200 (Tel.)

Publications
Oklahoma Bar Journal; Oklahoma Association for Justice Advocate

Education/Credentials
Highest Honors, OU College of Law, 1992 Earl Sneed Award for Oil & Gas

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