About Us

The Trust was established in November 1980 by Trust indenture between Southland Royalty and The Fort Worth National Bank. Pursuant to the indenture, Southland Royalty conveyed to the Trust a 75% net overriding royalty interest (equivalent to a net profit interest) carved out of Southland Royalty’s oil and gas leasehold and royalty interest in the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. This net overriding royalty interest (the “Royalty”) is the principal asset of the Trust.

Under the Trust indenture, Argent Trust Company as Trustee, has the primary function of collecting monthly net proceeds (“Royalty Income”) attributable to the Royalty and making the monthly distributions to the Unit Holders after deducting administrative expenses and any amounts necessary for cash reserves.

The San Juan Basin Royalty Trust is a New York Stock Exchange-listed entity, with Units trading under the symbol “SJT”.

The Trust’s Annual Reports containing its completed audited financial statements are available in electronic form by clicking on the tab “Annual/Qtrly Reports.” The Trust will provide Holders, upon request and free of charge, a hard copy of the Trust’s most recent Annual Report.

Annual and Quarterly Report

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Who owns and operates the properties?

On July 31, 2017 Hilcorp San Juan LP ("Hilcorp") completed its purchase of San Juan Basin assets from ConocoPhillips, which included the Subject Interests owned by Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP, a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips. Therefore, Hilcorp is the current owner and operator of most of the Subject Interests and the successor, through a series of purchases, assignments and mergers, to Southland Royalty Company.

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Is this a master limited partnership?

No. The Trust is a grantor trust.

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Can the Trust acquire additional properties?

No. Unlike actively managed trusts where a management team is empowered to grow the trust's assets through new acquisitions, the Trustee is not empowered to engage in any business or commercial activity, nor can the Trustee use any portion of the Trust Estate to acquire additional properties.

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