Re: Chesapeake gas lease amendment
Not just an attorney, one that specializes in the gas industry. Many a landowner hired a lawyer, but the gas lawyers have decades of specialized experience and every word is there for them.
Yes, they can doughnut hole you from a royalty perspective. They can work to establish the unit in a configuration that works around you. The 1280 acre units allow them to HBP more acres with less actual development. Allows them to work inexpensively to their schedule.
You should be aware of what your neighbors are being asked to do. If they all agree you have limited leverage. If you all disagree then there isn't much they can do. You need to act as a group and respond accordingly.
Also, do you have a pugh clause?
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