RS 31:175     

§175. Co-owner of mineral servitude may not operate independently

            A co-owner of a mineral servitude shall not conduct operations on the property subject to the servitude without the consent of co-owners owning at least an undivided seventy-five percent interest in the servitude, provided that the co-owner has made every effort to contact the other co-owners and, if contacted, has offered to contract with them on substantially the same basis that the co-owner has contracted with another co-owner. "Operations" as used in this Article shall include geological surveys, by means of a torsion balance, seismographic explosions, mechanical device, or any other method. A co-owner of the servitude who does not consent to the operations has no liability for the costs of development and operations, except out of his share of production.

            Acts 1974, No. 50, §175, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; Acts 1986, No. 1047, §1; Acts 1988, No. 647, §1; Acts 1995, No. 479, §1, eff. June 17, 1995; Acts 2019, No. 350, §1; Acts 2023, No. 88, §1.