Change of ownership

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Change of ownership

Owner passed away

Did they have a probated will?

Yes

If there is a Probated Will, XTO will need copies of the following documents as recorded in the county where the affected property/well is located.

  • Final Decree of Distribution, Determination of Heirship, Certificate of Transfer, or Judgment of Possession (if applicable)

OR (all of the following)

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Death Certificate (copy will be sufficient)
  • Letters Testamentary
  • Order Admitting will to Probate / Final Probate Order
  • Recorded Deed to beneficiaries or trust (if applicable)

If the Will was NOT probated in the County/State where the property/well is located, please provide copies of the Ancillary Probate Proceedings as recorded in the County/State where the property is located.  Please note that many states do not accept foreign probate.  You may wish to contact an attorney to ensure adherence to the applicable standards.

Please furnish the Names, Addresses, Social Security / Federal Tax Identification Numbers for each heir or beneficiary.

When available, please forward all the necessary documents to XTO (scanned and attached as PDF) to divorder@xtoenergy.com

No

If there is no last will and testament or the will is not being probated, XTO will require the following documents as recorded in the county where the affected property/well is located:

  • Affidavit of Heirship
  • Death Certificate (copy will be sufficient)

When available, please forward all the necessary documents to XTO (scanned and attached as PDF) to divorder@xtoenergy.com

Please follow the instructions below for completing an affidavit of heirship.

Conveyance / Transfer between parties

The transfer of interest between parties, the addition of names to existing accounts, or any change in title, requires a recorded document. This document should convey the rights from the former owner to the new owner and clearly specify what rights are being conveyed. Also, the document must be filed of record in the county or counties where the well(s) are located.

Please follow the instructions below:

When available, please forward all the necessary documents to XTO (scanned and attached as PDF) to divorder@xtoenergy.com

Divorce

If a joint account needs to be split-up after a divorce, XTO will require the following documentation:

  • Copy of the signed divorce decree (if the mineral rights are not mentioned in the divorce decree, then a recorded conveyance will be needed in order to update our records)

* We may accept the first page, signature pages, and all the relevant pages that contain information in regards to the mineral rights.

When available, please forward all the necessary documents to XTO (scanned and attached as PDF) to divorder@xtoenergy.com.

Legal description

XTO regrets that we are unable to provide personal ownership research. Any information on file with XTO would be specific to XTO's operated production, which may not be an accurate representation of all your ownership in the area. To obtain the lease of the owned mineral rights, you will need to do your research via the County Clerk’s and/or Tax Accessors office in the County where the interest is owned.

Interest questions

  • Decimal Interest calculate:
    • Mineral Acres you own  ⁄ Mineral acres in the unit X Royalty rate
  • Value of Interest:
    • Due to the many variables involved in determining the estimated value of a property, we do not provide such valuations. However, you can contact an independent business or professional who offers this service for assistance.