Frequently Asked Questions

How is my check calculated?

The amount of the check will equal your royalty interest multiplied by the gross proceeds of the well minus taxes and legitimate deductions.

How do I change my address?

Please refer to the following document for all situations relating to owner changes:

Change Documentation Matrix

How do I change my name?

Please refer to the following document for all situations relating to owner changes:

Change Documentation Matrix

How do I sign up for direct deposit to my bank account?

To have your royalty checks deposited directly to your bank account, which we strongly encourage, simply download and print the Direct Deposit Enrollment Form (see below)

Murphy Direct Deposit Enrollment Form

You may mail the form along with a voided check or savings account deposit slip to the address located on the bottom of the form. You may also scan the form and a voided check or savings account deposit slip and email these documents to royalty_ach@murphyoilcorp.com

When will I receive my check?

Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA ("Murphy") will pay all royalties associated with the production of hydrocarbons on the 15th day of the second month following the month of production.

This change in payment date will commence on September 15, 2014.

Can I look at my check detail online?

Yes, in fact we strongly encourage that you do so. Below is a sample of the check detail that you will receive.

Check Detail Legend

What is a 1099?

A 1099 is a form required by the IRS to report various types of income other than wages, salaries, and tips (for which a form W-2 is used instead). The payor of royalties (usually the oil company) is required to complete a 1099. Three copies are made: one for the payor, one for the payee, and one for the IRS. If the payor does not have the payee’s social security number the payor must withhold state and federal income taxes. However, if the payee provides a tax ID number, s/he may elect to collect the gross proceeds and pay the income taxes him/herself. It is important to note that certain other taxes, such as transportation taxes, will be deducted in some cases, as they are not income tax. Below is a sample of the Supplemental 1099 information that you will receive.

Sample Substitute 1099 Form

How do I change my Social Security or Tax ID number on file?

Please refer to the following document for all situations relating to owner changes:

Change Documentation Matrix

Will I receive a 1099 every year?

For royalty payments amounting to an annual payment of $10 and above, a 1099 will be provided.

What if I don’t receive my check?

Please allow 7-10 business days after the issue date to receive your royalty check. If you don’t receive a check within this time, please contact us at 1-888-289-9314 to request a replacement check; please allow 30 days for a replacement check to be issued.

Who do I contact regarding my revenue check?

Via Phone: Please call us at 1-888-289-9314

Via E-Mail: Please contact us at murphysupport@pdsei.com

Via Mail: All correspondence should be sent to the following address:

9805 Katy Freeway
Suite G-200
Houston, Texas 77024 
ATTN: Owner Relations Department

Please include your name, daytime phone number (including area code), owner number and last 4 digits of your SSN or complete tax ID for verification.

How do I report a change in ownership as a result of death?

Please refer to the following document for all situations relating to owner changes:

Change Documentation Matrix

How do I report a change of ownership other than death?

Please refer to the following document for all situations relating to owner changes:

Change Documentation Matrix