The Bureau of Land Management and The Bureau of Indian Affairs do not recognize assignments or other documents filed at the county courthouse. These agencies only recognize transactions filed on the correct form and approved by their office. Many operators and working interest owners overlook this fact when conducting transactions that affect BLM/BIA managed tracts. Due to the massive amount of mergers and acquisitions which take place in the oil and gas industry, units that contain BIA or BLM tracts often have title deficiencies.
Prior to purchasing BLM/BIA regulated lands, Reagan Smith will ensure that due diligence is performed with the proper agencies' records. Also, we can prepare and file all documents to clear title discrepancies and reduce liability in operations and future transactions.