A landowner may capture oil and gas operations on his own land, assuming
he owns the mineral rights to the land and the oil and gas beneath his
land. Once he captures the oil and gas he absolutely owns it, and it is
reduced to his dominion and control. However, the right to capture and
control it is subject to the possibility of capture and control by another
acting within his own rights as landowner from a common source of supply.
The owner of the drained tract has no legal remedy but many protect his
rights by drilling his tract and capturing first.
If you have an oil and gas capture issue call us at Alex Hernandez Jr. We will be happy to explain your legal rights.