The information in the table below is meant to serve as a guide for documents needed to facilitate ownership updates or changes for various situations. Should additional information be required due to particular state laws or changes, notification will be provided in writing. Please allow 60 business days for the transfer to be completed or additional information requested. For your convenience, you may also find links included below for common forms for completion to assist in updating or changing ownership.
For questions or information regarding any of the forms or ownership changes, please feel free to contact an Owner Relations Representative.
All changes and updates must be submitted in writing.
|Name change due to marriage, divorce or other||Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree or other document providing recognition of the change|
|Name change for a company||Certificate recognizing name change and new tax identification number, if applicable|
|Power of Attorney or Attorney in Fact addition or change||Copy of Power of Attorney or Attorney in Fact, or copy of document affecting the change in current status|
|Address Change||A written request with the owner number, last four digits of the tax identification number, address, owner signature and date. Change of Address Form|
|Bank Change or Direct Deposit Request/Change||If payment is mailed to a bank or lock box, send the request in writing with the same information for an address change. For direct deposit or to change current account information, complete the EFT Request Form|
|Purchase or Sale of Interest||Copy of recorded conveyance from the county or counties in which the property(s) are located|
|Ownership change due to divorce||Divorce Decree and Settlement Agreement or judgment and recorded conveyance from the county or counties in which the property(s) are located, if applicable|
|Ownership change due to gifting of minerals||Copy of recorded conveyance from the county or counties in which the property(s) are located|
|Ownership is transferred to a trust||Copy of the trust, specifically the pages creating the trust, naming the trustee(s) and successor trustee(s) and the signature page
Copy of recorded conveyance from the county or counties in which the property(s) are located, if applicable
|Ownership is transferred from a trust||Copy of documents dissolving the trust, if applicable; copy of recorded conveyance to beneficiaries from the county or counties in which the property(s) are located|
|Trustee(s) change||Documents facilitating the change(s) and appointing the new trustee(s)|
|Death of one Joint Tenant||Death Certificate of Joint Tenant|
|Death of owner – a will is being probated||Copy of each of the following documents:
– Death Certificate
– Order Admitting Will to Probate
– Letters Testamentary
– Final Decree or Judgment of Possession signed by the court, if applicable
– Estate Inheritance Tax Release, if applicable
– If the probate is in a state other than where the property is located, a copy of the ancillary probate filed in the county or counties in which the property(s) are located
|Death of owner – no will or will is not being probated||Copy of each of the following documents:
– Death Certificate
– Notarized copy of the Affidavit of Heirship Form. The form must be recorded in the county or counties in which the property(s) are located
– Copy of Letters of Personal Administration from the court, if applicable
|Transfer of ownership from an Estate||Copy of recorded conveyance from the county or counties in which the property(s) are located|
Royalty owners paid by Samson Resources may apply for their royalty payments to be deposited directly into their designated bank account. If you want to apply for payment by direct deposit, please take the following steps:
- Click on the following link: Application and Authorization for Automatic Direct Deposit
- Print the Application Form.
- Complete and sign the Application Form.
- Mail the completed and signed Application Form AND a voided check to Samson Resources at the following address:Samson Resources Owner Relations
PO Box 21035
Tulsa, OK 74121
Please allow up to 60 days for your application to be processed and for your account to be changed to Direct Deposit. If your application is not granted Samson Resources will notify you by mail and return your Application Form and voided check to you.
You must include a valid email address in the space provided on the Application Form in order to be approved for Direct Deposit. Once your account is set up on Direct Deposit, you will still receive a copy of your check detail via mail through the postal service.