Royalty Owner Inquiries

BKV Corp.
Attn: Land
1200 17th Street, Suite 2100
Denver, CO 80202
Royalty Owner Hotline: 1-833-BKV-LAND (258-5263)
Email: bkvland@bkvcorp.com

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Changes to Owner's Account

My name or our company’s name has changed. How do I update it?
  • Request for individual name changes must be sent to the address below along with legal documentation supporting the changes, such as a recorded marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order. Please also send an updated W-9 form.
  • Request for company name changes must be sent to the address below along with legal documentation supporting the changes, such as a certification of merger or name change. Please also send an updated W-9 form.
  • Documentation can also be scanned and emailed to bkvland@bkvcorp.com.

    BKV Corp.
    Attn: Land
    1200 17th Street, Ste 2100
    Denver, CO 80202

    Name change requests are made by the 15th of each month, and change requests received after the 15th will be applied the following month
How do I change my address?
  • To update your address, please complete the Change of Address form and mail a signed copy to the below address along with an updated w-9 form or the equivalent W-8 form (for non-U.S. persons).
  • If there is more than one owner on the account, all owners are required to sign the form.
  • Documentation can also be scanned and emailed to bkvland@bkvcorp.com.

    BKV Corp.
    Attn: Land
    1200 17th Street, Ste 2100
    Denver, CO 80202
How do I notify BKV if I transfer my interest or acquire an interest?
  • When transferring or acquiring an interest in a property that is leased to BKV, the lessor has an obligation to make timely notifications to the lessee in writing of a transfer of ownership.
  • A copy of the recorded documentation and proof of recording, along with a W-9 form must be provided to BKV to process the transfer and update our records.
  • BKV cannot process requests for retroactive changes in ownership. If additional information is required, you will be contacted by a BKV representative.
  • Please be aware that BKV completes all ownership changes by the 15th of each month and no changes will be made after the 15 until the following month.
  • Documentation can also be scanned and emailed to bkvland@bkvcorp.com.

    BKV Corp.
    Attn: Land
    1200 17th Street, Ste 2100
    Denver, CO 8020

Royalty Information

Why does my royalty payment amount vary month to month?
  • Typical reasons for royalty payment variances include but are not limited to:
    • oil and gas volumes and/or prices may vary month to month
    • operations reasons such as routine maintenance or repairs, weather conditions that my impact the volumes produced or sold, shutting in of a well
    • natural decline in production
  • If you believe there has been in error in payment, please contact 1-833-258-5263 or bkvland@bkvcorp.com.
Can I view my royalty payment details online?
  • Owners may view payment statements and history online using EnergyLink.
Does BKV offer direct deposit?
  • Yes, BKV offers direct deposit to U.S. based individual and entities. Please use the Direct Deposit form to submit account information.
What do I do if my check is outdated, lost in the mail, or stolen?
  • Please allow 15 business days for delivery before reporting a check missing.
  • If you suspect your check is lost or stolen, please contact BKV at 1-833-258-5263 or bkvland@bkvcorp.com so a stop payment can be placed on the check.
  • Checks must be cashed within 90 days of the issue date.
  • If your check is outdated, please write VOID on the check and return it to BKV to reissue a new check. Include a letter with the voided check requesting that it be reissued.

    BKV Corp.
    Attn: Land
    1200 17th Street, Ste 2100
    Denver, CO 80202
Why have I not received my royalty payments?
  • Your account either has not reached the minimum payment requirement of $50 or your account may be in suspense.
  • Your interest may be in suspense for various reasons, such as there is reasonable doubt as to title, the owner has sold a portion or all of the interest, or there may be a question as to the identify or whereabouts of an owner.
When will I receive my royalty payment?
  • Royalty checks are typically mailed out at the end of each calendar month for payment of production occurring during the periods that are specified on the statement that is received with your check.
  • A check will typically not be issued if the royalties due are less than $50, except when required by law.
  • Please note that it may take up to 60 days after the end of the month of first sales of production from a new well before royalties are paid.
What is the purpose of my owner number?
  • BKV assigns a unique owner number to identify each interest owner.
  • When corresponding with BKV, always include your owner number.
What happens if my funds are unclaimed?
  • Funds are escheated to the state if we do not have a valid address for the owner or if we can’t locate the heirs of a deceased owner.
  • Please contact 1-833-258-5263 or email bkvland@bkvcorp.com for more information on unclaimed property. Please include information on where the property is located and the name of the party for which the unclaimed funds are held by the state.
What will I see reported with my royalty payment?
  • Per the Railroad Commission of Texas, oil and gas operators in the State of Texas must report the below information with a royalty payment.

    Section 91.502 (amended effective 9/1/2002)
    1. Property Identification (Name, Number, or both; and County and State)
    2. Sales month and year
    3. Volume sold
    4. Price per barrel or Mcf
    5. Severance or other taxes deducted
    6. Windfall profit taxes (repealed 1989)
    7. Other deductions or adjustments
    8. Net value
    9. Owner decimal interest
    10. Owner gross value
    11. Owner net value
    12. Address and phone number where additional information can be obtained

Change of Ownership Information

Common Situations
Common SituationsDocuments Required
Ownership changes due to divorceSale of an interest
Complete divorce decree including settlement agreement or recorded conveyance (if appropriate)Conveyance file in the county in which the property is located
Estate Proceedings
Estate ProceedingsDocuments Required
Owner died with a Will (testate)
Probate proceedings conducted in the state where the property is located
Death Certificate
Order Admitting Will to Probate
Letters Testamentary
Last Will and Testament
Evidence of payment of debts and taxes
Final Decree of Distribution or Judgement of Possession
Owner died with a Will (testate)
Probate proceedings conducted in state other than where the property is located
All documents listed above, plus documentation of ancillary probate proceedings opened in all affected states, or Affidavit of Heirship
Owner death without a will (intestate)
Laws of Descent and Distribution will apply as relevant
Death certificate
Letters of Administration
Affidavit of Heirship
Evidence of payments of debts and taxes
Trusts / Partnerships
Trusts / PartnershipsDocuments Required
Ownership by Trusts/PartnershipsTrust or Partnership Agreement, recorded document conveying the interest in property to the Trust/Partnership
Distribution from Trusts/PartnershipDissolution of Trust or Partnership, if applicable, and recorded conveyances to beneficiaries
Change of TrusteeInstrument appointing successor trustee
Joint Tenancy and One DiesDeath certificate of joint tenant
Bankruptcies
BankruptciesDocuments Required
Chapter 7Order naming trustee of bankruptcy estate
Chapter 11Plan of Reorganization
Order confirming the Plan of Reorganization

1099 & Tax Questions

What is a 1099 form?
  • A 1099 form is required by the IRS to report various types of income other than wages, salaries and tips. The payor of royalties is required to complete a 1099 form.
  • Three copies are made: one for the payor, one for the payee, and one for the IRS. If the payor does not have the payee’s social security number or Tax ID number, the payor is legally required to withhold state and federal income taxes. If the payee provides a Tax ID number, they will collect the gross proceeds and pay the income taxes themselves.
  • It is important to note that certain other taxes, such as transportation or severance taxes (when applicable), will be deducted in any case, as they are not income.
When will my 1099 be issued?

BKV will mail all 1099 forms by January 31 of each year.

Will I receive a 1099 each year?

For royalty payments amounting to an annual payment of $10 and above, and working interest annual payments greater than $600, a 1099 will be provided.

How do I obtain a duplicate of my 1099?

Please contact 1-833-258-5263 or email bkvland@bkvcorp.com to request corrections to your 1099 or a duplicate copy.

Annual Notice to Texas Royalty Owners
  • At least once every 12 months, all royalty payors in Texas should provide the below notice to each royalty interest owner to whom the payor makes a payment.
  • Section 91.504, Texas Natural Resources Code, gives an owner of a royalty interest in oil or gas produced in Texas the right to request from a payor information about itemized deductions, the heating value of gas, and the Railroad Commission of Texas identification number for the lease, property, or well that may not have been provided to the royalty interest owner. The request must be in writing and must be made by certified mail. A payor must respond to a request regarding itemized deductions, the heating value of gas, and the Railroad Commission of Texas identification number by certified mail not later than the 60th day after the date the request is received. An owner of a royalty interest in oil or gas may obtain information regarding production that has been reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas by contacting the oil and gas division of the commission or accessing the commission's website and providing the identification number of the lease and the county in which the lease is located.

    If you have an inquiry for BKV, please submit to the below address.
    BKV Corp.
    Attn: Land
    1200 17th Street, Suite 2100
    Denver, CO 80202

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