Royalty Owner FAQs

Please visit the Change of Ownership section. There you will find information on how to make changes to your account, including address, death of payee, and sale of interest.
Checks are mailed on the final business day of each month, provided your account has reached the minimum pay status.
The most common reason is because your account has not reached the minimum pay status. Breitburn Operating remits revenue once your balance exceeds $50.00.

Occasionally, payments are held due to uncertainty as to ownership such as notice of death, assignments of interest, unknown address or legal dispute. Payments due are released when the matter affecting ownership has been resolved.
Yes. Please complete the direct deposit enrollment form and return to the address shown on the form.
Direct Deposit Enrollment Form
Form 1099s are issued on or before January 31 of the following taxable year. When January 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, Form 1099s may be issued the next business day.

The information contained herein is of a general nature and is intended only as a nonspecific service to royalty owners and working interest owners of Breitburn Operating. Our Royalty Owners webpage (Owners Webpage) does not, nor is it intended, to provide legal advice to its users. You should consult your lawyer for legal advice. The law differs in each legal jurisdiction and may be interpreted or applied differently depending on your location or situation. The information or use of any documents provided on this Owners Webpage is not a substitute for the advice of your lawyer. While we have attempted to ensure that the information contained on this Owners webpage has been obtained from reliable sources, Breitburn Operating is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.