Mineral Rights in Washita County

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County Fun Fact

Washita County is located in western Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,629. The county seat of Washita County is Cordell, OK. The county was named for the Washita river.

Washita County Map
Washita County currently ranks #16 in Oklahoma for total gas production with 36,167,130 cubic feet of natural gas produced in 2021.

Washita County Clerk's Office

All Washita County, OK land records and data are available to the general public.

How to Search Washita County Records

It isn’t free, but with an online connection, you can access the website OKCountyRecords.com and run a limited search for Washita County Oklahoma records, such as an oil and gas lease or deed, mining leases, mineral deeds, transfer on death deeds, look for buyers of minerals, or a specific owner who recently sold mineral rights. In searching for anything filed in the Oklahoma Washita County Clerks office, the main limitation is that the online data is indexed only back to January 1900 and scanned images back to January 1902.

With respect to records filed prior in the county, as owners of properties, mineral rights, or other interests, and to view leases and deeds, you will need to visit the county seat, the fine city of Cordell located in the Sooner State to review the records and get any copies which your lands or estate may be subject to.

Residents may contact the Office of the Clerk for questions about:

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Oklahoma Washita County Oil and Gas Information

Oil and Gas History

The Granite Wash was first targeted in the 1940s with the discovery of the Elk City Field, and more than 2,000 vertical wells were drilled and produced from various intervals over the years with mixed results. The first horizontal well was drilled in 2002, and more than 900 horizontal wells have been drilled since.

Natural Gas

Washita County currently ranks #16 in Oklahoma for total gas production with 36,167,130 cubic feet of natural gas produced in 2021.

Petroleum

Washita County currently ranks #31 in Oklahoma for oil production with 495,031 BBL of oil produced in 2021.

Major Oil and Gas Fields in Washita County, Oklahoma

The Granite Wash (GW) is a liquids-rich tight sands play about 160 miles long and 30 miles wide, covering parts of Western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The Granite Wash covers parts of Hemphill, Roberts, and Wheeler Counties, TX, and Beckham, Custer, Roger Mills, and Washita Counties on the Oklahoma Mineral Rights side of the play.

Washita County 2021 Production

Mineral Rights Ownership in Washita County

Washita County, Oklahoma is rich in natural resources, including minerals. The county is home to many active and inactive mines, as well as oil and gas wells. Mineral rights ownership can be complex, with different rules applying to different types of minerals.

The majority of the minerals in Washita County are owned by the state of Oklahoma. The State of Oklahoma owns all minerals, except for coal, oil, natural gas, and helium. These minerals are known as “fossil fuels.” The State of Oklahoma also owns all minerals on Indian lands, unless the mineral rights have been granted to the tribe by the federal government.

Surface vs Subsurface Rights

There are two types of ownership for mineral rights in Oklahoma: surface rights and subsurface rights. Surface rights are the rights to use and develop the surface of the land for activities such as farming, ranching, and building homes. Subsurface rights are the rights to use and develop the minerals beneath the surface of the land.

Surface rights owners do not own the minerals beneath the surface of the land. In order to extract minerals from the land, surface rights owners must obtain a mineral lease from the owner of the subsurface rights. Subsurface rights owners have the right to use and develop the minerals beneath the surface of the land. They can grant leases to others who want to extract minerals from the land.

Buying and Selling Mineral Rights

Mineral rights in Washita County can be bought and sold like any other type of property. The owner of the surface rights may own the subsurface rights, or the owner of the subsurface rights may own the surface rights.
When a property owner wants to sell their mineral rights, one option is to do so through a mineral auction. A mineral auction is a public sale of minerals where the highest bidder wins the rights to the minerals. Mineral auctions are typically held by the county courthouse.

The owner of the minerals can also lease their minerals to another party. A mineral lease is a contract between the mineral rights owner and another party who wants to extract minerals from the land. The contract gives the lessee the right to extract minerals from the land for a certain period of time.

Mineral rights can be complex, and it is important to understand all of the rules and regulations before making any decisions. If you have any questions, you should contact an experienced consultant who specializes in mineral rights buying and selling.
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Most Active Oil Companies in Washita County, Oklahoma

BCE-Mach
Kaiser Francis
Unbridled Resources
Burlington Resources
Presidio Petroleum
JMA Energy
Tapstone Energy
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