Category Archives for "Continuing Education"
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
One of the more common complaints I hear from field landmen, particularly well experienced field landmen, is that brokers hire inexperienced people to work on and run projects. The biggest reason I see thrown around for this is inexperienced hiring managers, careless brokers, and poor supervision from in-house landmen. I’d counter that those issues are […]Continue reading
Now, I know you are all reading this because you said “of course everyone who isn’t a moron knows what a pugh clause is.” However, after an interesting discussion on LinkedIn (see here) several months back I began specifically asking my clients how they defined a vertical and horizontal pugh clause. I got more than […]Continue reading
Let’s first get on the same page. I’m not talking about attending a certificate program, I’m also not talking about getting certified by some organization other than the AAPL. I’m talking about certifications that are available from the AAPL by completing all the requirements. There are three certifications available: arrow-right RL – Registered Landman arrow-right […]Continue reading
I recently attended a seminar called Joint Operating Agreements, Exploration and Participation Agreements, hosted by the AAPL, taught by Dorsey Roach, CPL. Not having much direct experience with these type of agreements, other than reading them, I assumed that I stood to learn quite a bit. I was pleasantly surprised by the 2-day course, and found […]Continue reading