Royalty Owners

Contact Information

Division Order:

For any inquiries, please send an email to DOInquiry@sequiturenergy.com

Joint Interest Billings:

For any inquiries, please send an email to JIBinquiry@sequiturenergy.com

Revenue Distribution:

For any inquiries, please send an email to Revinquiry@sequiturenergy.com

Frequently Asked Questions:

I have a question about my royalty check. Whom do I contact?
Royalty Check – Michele Owens
SEM OPERATING COMPANY LLC
909 ESE Loop 323, Suite 777
Tyler, Texas 75701
mowens@sequiturenergy.com
fax: 903-526-5477
phone: 903-705-0835 (direct)
Division Order Form – Jyll Richburg
SEM OPERATING COMPANY LLC
909 ESE Loop 323, Suite 777
Tyler, Texas 75701
jrichburg@sequiturenergy.com
fax: 903-526-5477
phone: 903-705-0833 (direct)
What is a Division Order?

A division order is a directive signed by the royalty owner verifying the purchaser or operator of a well and the decimal interest of production owned by the royalty owner.  Also, it provides the owner’s address and tax identification number (TIN).

What happens if I change my address or marital status?

It is extremely important that we are notified when an interest or property owner changes their address.  Failure to do so can result in a suspension of revenue.  Address changes must be received in writing and must include the signature of the mineral owner. Please send changes to SEM Operating Company LLC, Attention: Land Department. Include, as applicable, your old/new name, old/new address, and signature. Please include your social security number for verification.  We must have a certified copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree in order to confirm the change and to update our records.

Does the Division Order have to be notarized?

No. The Division Order does NOT have to be notarized. The signature(s) must be witnessed by two persons NOT RELATED to the party signing. We must have two witnessing signatures in total. These signatures are to verify that you are, in fact, the person who is signing the Division Order.

What happens when the interest owner of a property dies?

It is imperative that we are notified when an interest or property owner dies. Once notified, the deceased owner’s revenue will be held in suspense until receipt of the proper probate documents or affidavit of heirship is received. Upon notifying SEM Operating, you will receive directions describing what must be received to transfer the interest of the deceased owner to the appropriate parties.

What documentation is necessary in order to make an ownership change?

We will need RECORDED copies of the documentation, such as a Deed or Assignment, etc., from the County in which the property is located PRIOR to it being sent to our office. Copy of such document(s) must have evidence of the recording (e.g. the recording stamp) on it.

Where can I research unclaimed funds?

Each state makes an effort to locate rightful owners of production revenues through a single organization, holding the funds forever until the owner is found. To locate and collect unclaimed funds, please visit the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) website at www.unclaimed.org.

What type of annual statements will I receive?

Royalty interest owners receiving more than $10, and working-interest owners receiving more than $600 annually, receive IRS Form 1099. This summarizes your total payments and tax withholdings for the previous year.

What do I do if my check is lost or stolen?

If your check is lost or stolen, call Kristi Gordon, Accounting Manager, at 903-705-0845.

When are royalty payments suspended?

For your protection, royalty payments are suspended upon a title dispute, the assignment of interest, notice of death, transfer of property, or in the event of no known address. Keeping your information current can prevent this inconvenience.

What state regulatory agency can I contact regarding my property?

Texas Railroad Commission
Phone: 512-463-7200
Web: www.RRC.state.TX.US/

When will I be paid?

See the “Payments” section of the “Instructions to All Interest Owners” page for a full explanation of the revenue payout schedule. Most royalty owners will receive a monthly check. Small amounts are accumulated and paid as stated in your division order, usually $50. Most states also have laws that affect this policy.

How do I complete the Division Order?

THE DIVISION ORDER SHOULD NOT BE ALTERED IN ANY WAY UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE CHANGE. ALTERATION OF THIS DIVISION ORDER MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION OF YOUR FUNDS. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE ANY ATTACHMENTS TO THE DIVISION ORDER.

EXAMINE the document for correctness of spelling and net revenue interest. If your name and address are correctly shown:

AFFIX SIGNATURE:

INDIVIDUALS: Sign your name as shown on the instrument (because it reflects record title) on the line above “Owner Signature #1.” If your name has changed, please alter the division order when executing and attach a copy of the Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree or Judicial Document, Change of Name or supporting document.

CORPORATIONS: If signing for a corporation, sign your name on the line above “Owner Signature #1 and print the name of your corporate title and corporation on the line immediately below.

PARTNERSHIPS: If signing for a partnership, sign your name on the line above “Owner Signature #1 and print the name of the partnership on the line immediately below. All partners must sign unless signed by an authorized partner, in which case the supporting evidence of authority must be attached.

SIGNATURE BY SECOND PARTY: If the instrument is being signed by more than one party (such as a husband and wife, trustee, partnership, etc.), sign your name as shown on the instrument (because it reflects record title) on the two “Owner Signature” lines. If the instrument is being signed by an agent, attorney-in-fact, guardian, estate representative, or trustee of any party other than the named interest owner, attach the supporting evidence of the right vested in the signatory party.

WITNESS/ATTEST:

THE SIGNATURE(S) MUST BE WITNESSED BY TWO PERSONS NOT RELATED TO THE PARTY SIGNING. We must have two witnessing signatures in total. These signatures are to verify that you are, in fact, the person who is signing the Division Order.

NOTE: CORPORATION SIGNATURES MUST BE ATTESTED, CORPORATE SEAL AFFIXED, AND TITLE OF SIGNATORY PARTY SHOWN. IF NOT PREVIOUSLY FURNISHED, A CERTIFIED COPY OF AUTHORITY OF EXECUTING OFFICER MUST BE SUBMITTED.

TAXPAYER ID OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

Please complete and return the enclosed W-9 form. It MUST be completed and returned to us per IRS rules. Federal regulations require that we report payments of this nature to the Internal Revenue Service. Failure to provide this information may result in backup withholding.

MAILING ADDRESS:

Indicate in the space provided the address to which checks are to be mailed (if incorrect on the division order). PRINT OR TYPE. DO NOT ABBREVIATE. If you are already receiving checks from this company, be sure to show the same address for all documents.

FOR FUTURE REFERENCE:

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: You should notify us promptly, in writing, of any change to your mailing address. You must sign your address correction request and include your social security number or tax identification number (TIN).

AFTER COMPLETE EXECUTION OF THE DIVISION ORDER: Please return one (1) copy to the address below and keep the other copy marked “For Your Records.”

PAYMENTS:

SEM Operating Company LLC must receive the signed Division Order by the 20th of the month in order for your account to be placed in a “pay” status for the current accounting distribution cycle. If we receive the Division Order after the 20th of the month, your account may be held in suspense until the next month’s accounting cycle. Our policy is to remit payments monthly when your account reaches $50. Accounting cycles are processed at the end of each month. Royalty checks are mailed out and direct deposits are processed on the 25th of the month following a cycle.

PLEASE KEEP THIS INFORMATION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

SEM Operating Company LLC

909 ESE Loop 323, Suite 777

Tyler, Texas 75701

MAIN: 903-526-5800

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