WYOMING: CAN LESSEES POOL OVERRIDING ROYALTY INTERESTS?

WYOMING: CAN LESSEES POOL OVERRIDING ROYALTY INTERESTS?

BY: Austin Brister from OilandGasLawDigest.com

There is a debate among Wyoming oil and gas attorneys, and I wanted to weigh in.  Some (maybe even many) Wyoming lawyers believe an overriding royalty interest simply cannot be pooled in Wyoming without the owner’s direct and express consent. Of course, this is only a debate in the context of voluntary pooling.  However, I believe this issue is, at best, unsettled.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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