Is forced pooling allowed in the State of Texas?

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And if so, under which circumstances is it allowed?

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Asked on April 6, 2016 12:58 PM
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Technically yes. See http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/NR/htm/NR.102.htm. However, one should note that MIPA has only been applied in limited circumstances and, thus, does not quite amount to forced pooling in all the ways that other states may have adopted forced poolling laws.

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Posted by Austin W. Brister
Answered on May 6, 2016 7:47 AM
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I found this. Compulsory pooling occurs most often in areas with high levels of hydraulic fracturing. In such circumstances, often one landowner, (Farmer A) is approached by an extraction company and asked to lease or sell his mineral rights. If Farmer A agrees, the extraction company will likely still need to obtain the mineral rights of his neighbors in order to form a drilling unit big enough to drill a wellhead. Now, let’s say Farmer C wants to similarly lease his land. Farmer B, however, is worried about the effects of extraction on his land and does not want to lease his mineral rights to the extraction company. In cases where Farmer B’s land is positioned so that, in order for the extraction company to include Farmer C and other landowners in the drilling unit, they must have access underneath Farmer B’s land, Farmer B’s land may be forcibly included in the drilling unit by the state

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Posted by Lori Gaskill
Answered on April 11, 2016 8:45 AM
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