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Surprise! You Get a Calendar!

(If you are an AAPL member!)   Today I got a huge, flat envelope in the mail from the AAPL, and I couldn’t imagine what they could be sending me.  After I got into it I found a sweet calendar and the always anticipated November / December edition of Landman magazine!  They did a great […]

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Promotes, Carries, and Bears…Oh My!

During my time as a field landman I never really got the opportunity to see how deals work and how the economics of a deal play out with regards to the party who develops it.  In hindsight, that’s unfortunate because it’s some pretty interesting stuff. I’ve been told that many of the readers of this […]

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Experience: Our Way of Evaluating Landmen is Hurting our Industry

A demon that has always been lurking in the corner in our business is how we decide how much someone is worth.  Think about the last time you recommended someone to your supervisor.  The first question they asked was probably “How many years of experience does he/she have?”.  Occasionally you’ll get the “send me their […]

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