The Steptoe & Johnson DOTO Team is made up of attorneys and professional staff dedicated to drafting DOTOs for some of the industry’s largest producers nationwide. The Steptoe & Johnson DOTO Team has extensive experience encompassing several of the most active basins, including Appalachia, the Mid-Continent, and the Rockies.
“The big advantage of a DOTO is actually knowing the total working interest in a lease, well, or allocation area. I like to know all of the unleased interests, leases by third parties, and an accurate calculation of our position from a gross working interest and net revenue interest position. To me, it is money well spent!”
“Drilling title opinions with multiple production requirements are not beneficial because multiple requirements leave owners in suspense, which, in return, creates a burden on the operator who pays the production taxes. A DOTO removes the confusion and allows a well to be set up for proper payments.”