Until recently, Oklahoma courts have not addressed the issue of whether a multiunit horizontal well that is commenced off-unit can perpetuate a lease on the adjacent unit into its secondary term, if the lateral for the well fails to penetrate the unit in which the leased premises was located until after the primary term of the lease has expired.
by Stephanie Moser Goins
In a previous post, we discussed the Act of August 4, 1947 (61 Stat. 731) (commonly known as the Stigler Act), which governs restrictions on alienation applicable to lands allotted to members of the Five Tribes.
Expanded drilling activity in the SCOOP (South Central Oklahoma Oil Province) is providing many new economic opportunities for owners of mineral rights. These opportunities include mineral resources in South Central Oklahoma on lands