If you own a piece of property—anything from a large tract of open land to a regular house that sits on a small plot—you also own the rights to whatever lies under the surface. Whether it’s metals, minerals, oil, or another natural asset, it belongs to you.
Of course, extracting that value is something most regular property owners can’t do on their own. As a result, when valuable minerals, oil or gas are located underneath the property, large companies seeking to extract the materials show up at the property owner’s door ready to purchase or lease the mineral rights.
When oil or gas is pulled from the ground, various types of ownership interests are legally formed, which are complex and technical. Any Illinois property owner unsure whether their oil and gas rights were formally severed from the surface, or not, should determine whether or not interest to the oil and gas formations being extracted from under the surface are theirs by right.
Salyer Law Offices represents Illinois oil and gas owners whose rights have been ignored or abused by oil and gas companies. Our attorneys are not intimidated by major corporations and their high-priced legal teams. We have taken them on before and won; we will do everything we can to do it again for you.