(765 ILCS 520/5)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 4905)
During the pendency of any such suit, any person claiming to be
interested in the right to drill for and remove oil and gas from such lands
may appear and answer the complaint, and assert his or her rights, by way
of interpleas; and the court shall determine the rights of all persons so
appearing as though they had been made parties in the first instance.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 1163.)