Division orders are documents that verify a mineral owner's interest in a producing well and authorize the operator to pay the owner their interest. These are sent out after a well has begun producing. The division orders serve as a communication between the mineral owner and operator verifying the:
- Legal description of producing property
- Mineral owner net revenue interest in the producing well
- Mineral owner Tax ID Number (usually your Social Security number)
- Legal provisions
For more information or a tutorial on division orders, visit the American Royalty Council website.
You have been assigned an exclusive owner number to distinguish you from Chesapeake's other interest owners. When communicating with Chesapeake, please be sure to always include your owner number. The owner number is located on the lower, left-hand corner of your revenue check stub. Click here to view a sample check stub with additional information at CHK.com.
Change of Address
Please notify Chesapeake promptly of any change in your mailing address. This notice must be in writing and include your signature or the signature of your appointed agent. Please include your owner number, and both your old and new addresses including the ZIP code. For your protection, address changes will not be accepted by telephone. Mail changes to our Division Order Department. (See the Owner Relations Contact Information page at CHK.com for the mailing address.)
Chesapeake offers an electronic funds transfer (EFT) option for its revenue interest owners. This service is provided for your convenience at no additional cost. EFT payments are only available for accounts drawn within the United States. If you elect to receive electronic payments, you will no longer receive your payment detail by mail. However, you can access the payment detail information online and you can even have the information emailed to you through our website. Complete the attached enrollment form with a voided check, and return to the address provided. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact our Division Order Department at 877-CHK-1GAS or doinquiryDO@chk.com.
Our revenue checks are not negotiable after 90 days. If you did not deposit your check within that time frame, we must re-issue the check. Please return the check to our Revenue Department (P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, OK 73154), and we will take the necessary steps to include this amount, with full details on your next revenue check.
A valid tax identification or Social Security number must be provided to Chesapeake for reporting and identification purposes. If it is not, the IRS requires the withholding of 28% of all revenues (30% for foreign residents) until the information is provided.
For more information regarding division orders and revenue, please visit our Well Owner Relations page at CHK.com.