§ 570.4. Sharing of and payment of proceeds--Operator's capacity and duties--Alternative ro...
Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 52. Oil and Gas
52 Okl.St.Ann. § 570.4
§ 570.4. Sharing of and payment of proceeds--Operator's capacity and duties--Alternative royalty disbursement procedure
B. Each producing owner shall pay or cause to be paid to the operator the royalty share of its gas sales proceeds, valued according to such producing owner's lease terms or Corporation Commission forced pooling order, from all gas produced from the well by such owner during any month. The operator shall thereupon pay or cause to be paid such royalty proceeds to each royalty interest owner in the well in accordance with the proportionate royalty share owned by each royalty interest owner. The payment of such proceeds shall be accompanied by the information set out in Section 12 of this act.1
C. The operator shall act solely in a ministerial capacity when performing functions on behalf of others pursuant to this act.2 The operator shall have discharged its duties to pay royalty proceeds under this act when it remits to the royalty interest owner such royalty proceeds that the operator has received from an owner pursuant to this act. In the absence of a division order signed by a royalty interest owner, an operator in distributing or causing to be distributed the royalty proceeds on gas production to that royalty interest owner shall be entitled to rely on royalty ownership and remittance information provided by the working interest owner burdened by such royalty interest. Working interest owners shall be solely liable for mispayments caused by their errors in or omissions of royalty ownership and remittance information on the royalty interests burdening them. When collecting and disbursing royalty funds and reporting pursuant to Section 12 of this act, the operator shall be entitled to rely on information provided to it by or on behalf of another producing owner.
D. As an alternative to the royalty disbursement procedure set forth in subsection B of this section, a producing owner shall have the right to pay or cause to be paid the royalty share of its gas sales from gas produced by such owner during any month directly to all royalty interest owners according to their proportionate royalty shares in such well, contingent upon the following:
3. Such producing owner shall give to the operator not less than sixty (60) days' written notice prior to initiating or terminating this alternate royalty disbursement procedure; provided, however, any owner terminating this alternate royalty disbursement procedure may not reinitiate such procedure for twelve (12) months from the effective date of such termination;
Laws 1992, c. 190, § 4, eff. July 1, 1993.
52 Okl. St. Ann. § 570.4, OK ST T. 52 § 570.4
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 292 of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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