My Dad's family owns the mineral rights on some acreage in the Bakken. No one has been contacted about leasing the rights and I believe the reason is that the "Land Men" have looked at it - seen how complicated it could get and stepped away.
I believe that if there was a "go-to" person that represented this group of people it would shed a completely different "light" on the subject and everyone in the family could thus benefit from some lease income. The neighboring land is all leased.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to how to get this done? Is it expensive (since I probably be the one to "flip the bill")? What is commonly done? Someone within the family be the spokesman????
I am sure an attorney has to set this up - how do you find one in the Minot area that doesn't already have retainers by the oil companies? Or doesn't that matter?
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.