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The Permian Basin Royalty Trust’s (the “Trust”) principal assets are comprised of a 75% net overriding royalty interest carved out by Southland Royalty Company (“Southland”) from its fee mineral interest in the Waddell Ranch properties in Crane County, Texas (“Waddell Ranch properties”), and a 95% net overriding royalty interest carved out by Southland from its major producing royalty properties in Texas (“Texas Royalty properties”). The interests out of which the Trust’s net overriding royalty interests were carved were in all cases less than 100%. The Trust’s net overriding royalty interests represent burdens against the properties in favor of the Trust without regard to ownership of the properties from which the overriding royalty interests were carved. The net overriding royalties above are collectively referred to as the “Royalties.” The properties and interests from which the Royalties were carved and which the Royalties now burden are collectively referred to as the “Underlying Properties.”

The Trust has been advised that effective January 1, 1996, Southland was merged with and into Meridian Oil Inc. (“Meridian”), a Delaware corporation, with Meridian being the surviving corporation. Meridian succeeded to the ownership of all the assets, has the rights, powers, and privileges, and assumed all of the liabilities and obligations of Southland. Effective July 11, 1996, Meridian changed its name to Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company, now Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP (“BROG”). Any reference to BROG hereafter for periods prior to the occurrence of the aforementioned name change or merger should, as applicable, be construed to be a reference to Meridian or Southland. Further, BROG notified the Trust that, on February 14, 1997, the Texas Royalty properties that are subject to the Net Overriding Royalty Conveyance dated November 1, 1980 (“Texas Royalty Conveyance”), were sold to Riverhill Energy Corporation (“Riverhill Energy”) of Midland, Texas. Effective March 31, 2006, ConocoPhillips acquired BRI pursuant to a merger between BRI and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips. As a result of this acquisition, BRI and BROG are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of ConocoPhillips.

Description of Properties

Original Prospectus – September 26, 1980 (16.2M .pdf file)