The Texas Railroad Commission is not landowner friendly so you need to be diligent in protecting your rights. CLICK HERE for information on Rule 37 and how to protect your rights.
Most people know that an operator cannot drill under their land without a lease, but do not understand what an application for Rule 37 exception is, nor what can happen if they receive notice and fail to protest. Unless a protest it timely received as a result of the notice, then the operator will be granted the Rule 37 exception. Upon the granting of the exception, the operator has the authority to drill the well and has little or no incentive at that point to lease the landowner’s property.