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What happens if a company drills a well on my land without leasing my mineral rights?

If an oil company drills a well on your land without having a lease from a mineral interest owner, it is usually considered a trespass. In such circumstances, the unleased mineral interest owner would generally be entitled to his or her share of production from the well. Depending upon the type of trespass, the oil company may be entitled to a credit for some of its expenses incurred in obtaining production from the well.

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