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Landman Schools – Will They Help You?

I get emails all the time from folks that want to be landmen, and they are mostly asking what they have to do to get a shot.  Inevitably the subject of “Landman Schools’ comes up more than occasionally.  Now you should take my comments with a grain of salt, because I’ve never been to a landman school — BUT I have been around the block a few times and I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.  Want to know what my thoughts are about these companies?  Read On! Landman schools seem to pop up whenever a new play ...

AAPL – Joint Operating Agreements Class

AAPL - Joint Operating Agreements Class
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 it very informative. While the title of course might lead you to think that it only addresses joint operating agreements, Mr. Roach also broached the topic of Participation Agreements and Exploration Agreements.  He feels that these agreements are being used much more often, and in ...

Metes & Bounds Deed Plotting Software by Sandy Knoll Software

Metes & Bounds Deed Plotting Software by Sandy Knoll Software
I recently downloaded a review from LandmanBrokers.com which reviews all of the different Deed Plotting software available on the internet.  It discusses Greenbriar Graphics NetDeedPlotter and Sandy Knolls Metes & Bounds, which are the “800  pound gorillas” of the field, as well as several other players that are out there.  There are even a few free options that have limited capabilities. Deed plotting software is useful for landmen, right of way agents, real estate agents, surveyors, and anyone else that needs to quickly plot the outline of a tract of land.  I have even seen it used for make basic ...

It’s a Tough World For a Lone Landman.

It seems like no matter what time of year it is, or whether the market is good or bad, there are always landmen out there who need jobs.  One feature I’ve noticed is that if a landman is consistently having trouble finding a new contract it is because they have a poor network to draw on.  Developing your network of fellow landmen before you need to use it is the most important thing you can do for your career.  Many people do a few parts of my ‘Networking List’, but one or two things doesn’t give you results.  You need ...


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