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Pooling State Leases

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The pooling of state leases or lands is for the purpose of conservation and utilization of the pooled mineral(s), to prevent waste, to facilitate orderly development and to preserve correlative rights.

The School Land Board (SLB) must approve the pooling of state leases (except leases covering highway right of ways, which give the lessee pooling authority) and the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office must find that the pooling is in the best interest of the state. The SLB may pool or bring an action to force pool unleased riverbeds and channels.

Application Information

Requirements: Pooling application and supporting data must be submitted to the Land Office at least 15 working days prior to the meeting at which the SLB is to consider the application.

Fee: $500.00

Payable To:

Texas General Land Office
ATTN: Energy Resources/Mineral Leasing
P.O. Box 12873
Austin, TX 78711-2873

Additional information: The applicant or a representative of the applicant may want to attend the School Land Board meeting in case any questions arise. View School Land Board

Links to Additional Resources


Statutes & Codes



Pooling State Leases
Mary Beth Barnstone
RRC Districts 1,2,3,4,5 and 6
Mary Beth Barnstone
Ronald Widmayer, P.G.
RCC Districts 7B, 7C,8,8A, 9 and 10
Ronald Widmayer, P.G.
Daryl Morgan
Daryl Morgan

Pooling Unleased Highways
Grant Huber
Grant Huber