We prove land ownership in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Title work

Title Ownership Research

Our landmen work to determine existing ownership interests in surface rights, mineral rights, and oil and gas leasehold rights. Our research encompasses:

  • Cursory lease checks
  • Cursory surface title examination
  • In-depth mineral title work
  • Drillsite or division order runsheets

Title Curative

Title Curative is a set of procedures used to cure defects in chain of title. The Peveto & Associates Curative Team will obtain the necessary documents to satisfy the requirements of the examining attorney. Our team delivers:

  • Correction leases
  • Ratifications of leases
  • Affidavits of
    • Non-production
    • Ownership, Use and Possession
    • Heirship
    • Identity
  • Certified Copies of Probate and other pertinent instruments filed in another county(ies)
  • Releases of Liens

Due Diligence

Due Diligence, the process of examining a seller’s property and records before committing to its purchase, is one that requires speed and accuracy. Peveto & Associates balances time and cost considerations during the Due Diligence process to review what has been done in the past and to make timely decisions during the acquisition process.

Inside Due Diligence

  • Financial Records
  • Legal Records
  • Lease Files
  • Computer Records
  • Division Orders
  • Ownership Verification
  • Title Opinion Review & Updates
  • Encumbrance Research
  • Geological Maps
  • Well Logs
  • Surveyor Notes
  • Geophysical Records
  • Well Tests
  • Production Statistics
  • Current Obligations or Necessary Actions

Outside Due Diligence

Our Outside Due Diligence process includes confirmation of Net Revenue Interests and Leasehold Working. Let our experienced professionals review letter agreements, oil and gas leases, operating agreements, farm-in and farm-out agreements, assignments, and other pertinent documents.

Outside Due Diligence can include examination of:

  • Physical Premises Being Sold
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Official County, State and Federal Records:
    • Unreleased Deeds of Trust
    • Financing Statements
    • Lien Affidavits
    • Mechanics & Materialmen's Liens
    • Federal Tax Liens
    • State Tax Liens
    • Notice of Lis Pendens
    • Abstracts of Judgment
    • Judgment Dockets - County, District, State
    • Tax Records for Unpaid Ad Valorem or Property Taxes
    • Statewide Uniform Commercial Code Records
    • Governmental Agency Records – State, Federal, and Indian Land
    • Federal Court Records
    • State Oil and Gas Regulatory
    • County and/or State Records for partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, assumed names, etc. which show the seller has properly qualified to do business in the state.
    • Uniform Commercial Code Filings