I was looking at the Sonris site and saw a well in my section that was completed and now producing. I haven't received a division order yet so I called to check on it. I was told that the surface location of the well was in my section but the bottom hole location was in the section to the south of me so I was not due any royalties. She said Sonris only shows the surface loaction of the well so it gets confusing. Does this mean that there could be wells in the sections to the north, south, east, and west of my section that I should be getting royalties on? How would I know to check to be sure I am not missing something? Just when I think I'm starting to understand this stuff.......
For any well on sonris, look under the topic of "Scout Info." The bottom line of information will tell you exactly where the surface location and the bottom hole location will be.
For example, "346' FNL & 2441' FEL OF SEC 33. PBHL: 250' FNL & 2640' FEL OF SEC 28." means that the surface location is 346 feet from the north line & 2441 feet from the east line of Sec 33. The Planned Bottom Hole Location is 250 feet from the north line and 2640 feet from the east line of Sec 28. So for this well, the surface is in Sec 33, but the lateral runs northward under sec 28.
If you are unsure about any well for your section, check the adjacent sections, and see if there are any wells with the lateral running under yours.
Thanks guys. I'll do some checking. There is a Chesapeake well right beside the Petrohawk well in my section. I guess the horizontal for the Chesapeake goes north and the horizontal for the Petrohawk goes South.
Don't guess. Look it up on sonris!