Memo showing that Legislature intended to require surface owner consent if the 2018 co-tenancy statute is used to drill into/develop not only the mineral tract directly under the surface tract, but to drill longer horizontal well bores into/to develop any other neighboring mineral tract. See links to appendices/supporting documents below the memo.
Appendix 1: 2018 “Enrolled” bill
Appendix 2: 2018 “Introduced”/House Energy Committee bill
Appendix 3: 2017 bill with more narrow surface owner consent language on page 10, lines 3 and 4