The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


February 22, 2014

Woods Co. mineral owners to meet

ENID, Okla. — Woods County Mineral Owners Association invites all area mineral and land owners to attend Wednesday’s meeting of Woods County Mineral Owners Association.

The meeting will be 7 p.m. in the seminar room of Northwest Technology Center in Alva. This meeting is a rescheduled event due to the recent snow storms. District 3 Director Marceline Piper has organized the program.

Several members have said their property is used by members of the oilfield industry without permission, and no fees were paid. In one case, water from one of the lines laid adjoining a productive field broke, flooding the field with waste water, Piper said. In another case, a road was flooded.

Attorneys from several firms are involved in litigation concerning the problems members are experiencing, and several of the attorneys will attend Wednesday’s meeting. They will explain the law written in 1982 and its 1991 interpretation giving protection to property owners.

Anyone who would like to present their side of a specific issue or who has other questions for the guest attorneys should call Piper at (580) 327-1273 so their name can be added to the agenda.

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