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Williston Basin Royalty Owners Association

The WBROA needs your support to pass legislation in 2023 that will protect the rights of mineral owners.

Most Important Thing You Can Do

Email or write your legislator and tell them you support House Bill 1520 and Senate Bill 2374.

Ask them to pass the bill and help you as a mineral owner in North Dakota.

We Need Examples of the Following

  • Oil companies not paying you 18% interest for royalties that were unpaid within 150 days
  •  Any requests you made to oil companies for information on how they calculated your royalty
  • where they ignored your request or told you they did not have to provide information
  • You were unable to find contact information for an oil company or had mail returned as undeliverable
  • Any lawsuits you filed where the court ruled you did not exhaust administrative remedies
  • Any attempts you made to inspect production and royalty records where the oil company would not provide the information
  • Examples of excessive deductions from your royalty check, many mineral owners are seeing checks reduced by 40% or more since 2015
  • Email your examples to

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The mission of WBROA is to educate and encourage Williston Basin Royalty Owners to engage with statewide elected officials, legislators and members of the Judiciary for purpose of providing insight into the expectations of their constituency.


The purpose of WBROA is to help enable Royalty Owners to develop the skillset to comfortably communicate their frustrations and expectations when discussing the treatment of the royalty payment issues in question.

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It’s All About Numbers and People

SCR 4010 provides for an interim study of post production deductions from royalty payments. With an extremely small number of legislators receiving oil royalties we have a large job ahead of us to educate the interim committee. It will be “all” about numbers. We must show and convince the interim Energy and Natural Resources members of what we believe are the inadequacies of the treatment of our interests. How do we accomplish that task?

It's crucial that we communicate the huge financial losses to royalty owners and the taxpayers of North Dakota due to these Postproduction costs.

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Williston Basin Royalty Owners Association. P.O. Box 725, Tioga, ND 58852-0725


WBROA does not purport to offer Legal or Professional Financial advice. We will attempt to aid in developing the language needed to request the proper answers to questions relative to seeking professional legal or financial advice.

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