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Shut-In Royalties

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A shut-in royalty is a payment to the Land Office to maintain an oil and gas lease after the end of the primary term. It is applicable when there is a well that is capable of producing oil or gas in paying quantities on the lease but oil or gas is not being produced for lack of suitable production facilities or lack of a suitable market. Please refer to the specific shut-in provision in your lease. 

Please submit shut-in affidavit and payment to:

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

based on the terms in the oil & gas lease
The shut-in payment is payable to the Commissioner of the General Land Office.

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Shut-in Royalties
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