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      RS 31:51     


§51.  Adoption when servitude under lease

The owner of a mineral servitude may adopt the operations of another even though his rights are under lease and his lessee is unwilling to share in the costs of development and operation.  If the operations have resulted in production to which the servitude owner is entitled and the servitude owner's lessee refuses to participate in the operations after production is first obtained, the lessee is not entitled to participate in production from the operations except by express agreement with the mineral servitude owner.  In the absence of agreement, the mineral lease, if otherwise maintained according to its terms, remains in force except as to the well or wells or mine or mines as to which the servitude owner has asserted his claim and in which the lessee has refused to participate.  

Acts 1974, No. 50, §51, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.  

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