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Doing business in New Mexico, Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma

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Services We Offer

Federal Abstract Company supplies certified abstracts of title on state, federal, and Indian lands, Exhibit B reports, copies of assignments of operating rights and overriding royalty filed with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or New Mexico State Land Office, copies of state or federal leases, state and federal lease file copies, and more.

State or Federal Abstract of Title

This pertains to a full, Certified record of the chain of title and interest holders in a lease from its inception to the present date, offered on federal, state, and Indian lands. An abstract includes all pertinent communization and/or unitization information, mergers, name changes, and patents on the land.


Federal abstracts include historical index records and state abstracts include rights of way, grazing leases, business leases, mineral leases, and certificates of inclusion. Price is dependent upon the length and complexity of the abstract.

Commonly used for Division Orders or Title Opinions. 

Federal or State Supplemental Abstract of Title 

A supplemental provides all the same information as a standard abstract, except it is limited in scope to a particular period. Order a supplemental if you have previously ordered an abstract from us and want it updated, or if you are only interested in information within a certain time frame. Price is dependent upon the length and complexity of the abstract.

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Exhibit B 

(Ownership Report)


Also known as a "Take-Off" or "Run Sheet", an Exhibit B provides the complete chain of title for a lease, copies of the lease and assignments, and any miscellaneous instruments pertaining to the operating rights or overriding royalties. Name changes are noted in the chain of title, but copies are not provided. Mortgages, mergers, and wills are not included. Price is dependent upon the length and complexity of the exhibit.

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Bidding and Brokerage Services


We will bid on your behalf at the state of New Mexico or federal auctions, allowing you to maintain anonymity in the bidding process or just skip the trip into Santa Fe. State auctions occur once a month. Federal auctions occur once every quarter.

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Lease and Instrument Copies

Why drive all the way to Santa Fe just to make a few copies? We can pull, scan, and email you a copy of anything on file at the New Mexico State Land Office.

Lease and Instrument Copies


Why drive all the way to Santa Fe just to make a few copies? We can pull, scan, and email you a copy of anything on file at the New Mexico State Land Office.

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Weekly Report


Our weekly newsletter contains sale results, sale notices, available land, assignments, conveyances, land office memos, expressions of interest, news articles, and a wide variety of other useful information. The weekly report can be delivered to you through mail or email.

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Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Searches

These searches reveal any active liens against a party by the Secretary of State of New Mexico.

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In-House Research

Our office contains unparalleled records of oil and gas leases and miscellaneous instruments for the state of New Mexico. The Blue Books features a record of every miscellaneous instrument pertaining to any given lease—something you won't find at the New Mexico State Land Office.

The Black Books are a regularly updated index of State and Federal Land Status. Call for pricing for access to these research tools as well as our copier, fax, and other office tools. You will be provided with a comfortable place to work, and our friendly staff will be on hand to answer questions or help in any way you may need.

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