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I had leased my property to a gas well drilling co. The land

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I had leased my property to a gas well drilling co. The land manager got mad because I told him I was going to sign with another co. He told me that he would drill a well so close to my property that he would close me out and I wouldn't get a well. He then came up with what I felt was a better deal for me, saying that I would be piped in from the line that ties all the wells together. End result was that I became part of a pool, (which I knew nothing about) and as long as they had the lease, they were free to drill within 330' of the property line (I think). Well they didn't leave enough spacing and where I was to get a well ended up at 860', the minimum being 900' so they couldn't get a varience and I ended up with no well. Then the told me about it and said the lease is up with me. My question is, now that I fall within the framework of the "unsigned" and the well is now within 330' am I intitled to some form of compensation, in the form of gas?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
You have a ground here to sue them for breach of contract for their negligence and fraud in this matter and the chances are that you can also prove bad faith to argue that you are entitled to attorney's fees. You will need a local attorney to file suit against them and also to seek an injunction to stop them from pulling oil/gas from your property based on their fraud.

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