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Reporting Mineral Proceeds

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Senate Bill 1589 requires those reporting mineral proceeds derived from a Texas lease or well to include the following:

  • The name of the lease, property or well
  • Any identification number used to identify the lease, property or well
  • The county in which the lease, property or well is located

In order to collect this data, changes have been made to the layout of type 4 record in a NAUPA formatted report. Any mineral payments due to an owner that are derived from a Texas well, lease or property will require two entries in your NAUPA-formatted file:

  • The normal type 2 property record
  • Followed by the new type 4 record

Any payments for non-Texas production require a type 4 record only if reporting an owner’s email address or driver’s license number.

The new layout for this record type is shown in the table below.

Field Number Field Name Digits Position
1 Transaction Code 1 1
2 PINFO-SEQUENCE-NUMBER 6 2 through 7
3 PINFO-STATE-CODE 2 8 through 9
4 County Code 3 10 through 12
5 County Name 80 13 through 92
6 Lease/Prop/Well name  40 93 through 132
7 Lease/Prop/Well # 20 133 through 152
8 Property Description 50 153 through 202
9 REP_FRST_NAME 20 203 through 222
10 REP_LST_NAME 25 223 through 247
11 REP_ADDRESS 50 248 through 297
12 REP_PO_BOX 50 298 through 347
13 REP_CITY 30 348 through 377
14 REP_STATE 2 378 through 379
15 REP_ZIP 5 380 through 384
16 REP_ZIP_PLUS 4 4 385 through 388
17 REP_EMAIL 80 389 through 468
18 FILLER 99 469 through 567
19 PINFO-OWNER-DL-NUMBER 8 568 through 575
20 PINFO-OWNER-EMAIL 50 576 through 625

Field number 2 should match the property number for the type 2 record being described.

Field number 3 should always have the value “TX”. This has not changed.

Field number 4 is the code for the county of production.  Acceptable values are 001 through 254. If a valid county code cannot be found, enter 000.

Field number 5 is only used if a valid county code cannot be found for field number 4. This is a text-only field used to report the county name.  Leave it blank if providing the appropriate code in field number 4.

Field number 6 is used to report the lease, property or well name.  The field is 40 characters long and will accept letters, numbers and special characters.

Field number 7 is used to collect the lease, property or well number.  The field is 20 characters long and will accept letters, numbers and special characters.

Field number 8 is used to collect a property description, if any.  This field is optional and will accept letters, numbers and special characters.

Fields 9 through 17 are unrelated to holders of mineral proceeds, but required by HB1454. They can contain filler data or can be left blank. More information about HB1454 and the new record layout will be provided at a future date.

Please email us with any questions about these changes or call 800-321-2274 or 512-936-6246 option 2.