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35 Reasons to Join the AAPL

35 Reasons to Join the AAPL
We are finally getting to a point where I don’t hear arguments from landmen (particuarly field landmen) against joining the AAPL on a regular basis.  However, there are still a few naysayers out there, and if you aren’t a member you might not be aware of the the AAPL Company Recognition Program.  It’s pretty important that you are aware of it, because it affects those who are not members.What is the AAPL Company Recognition Program?  The following is taken directly from the latest issue of Landman magazine:The following oil and gas companies and brokerage firms have made the commitment to ...

People Who Create Content in the Land Business

People Who Create Content in the Land Business
Earlier last year I published a post detailing websites that I often visit.  That post still gets a lot of traffic, and my original intention was to write an article detailing the people that create content that is relevant to me as a land professional in the oil & gas industry.  I quickly found out that my list wasn’t long enough to make an article out of, so I thought I just needed to look a little harder…. I went through 2 months of twitter feeds, the last month of LinkedIn, and about 6 months of emails to find people who ...

The Biggest Company You’ve Never Heard Of

The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of
What does Marquette Exploration, Oasis Petroleum, Petrohawk Energy, Plains All American Pipeline, Marlin Resources, Halcon Resources, Peregrine Oil & Gas, Phillips Energy Partners and Venado Oil & Gas have in common?  They are all funded by the same private equity company, EnCap Investments L.P.  I think it’s important for land professionals to understand the financing side of the energy business, and EnCap’s investments have a more significant effect on our industry than many realize. The Company EnCap was formed in 1988, and over the years has raised over $18 billion dollars towards funding independent oil & gas companies in the ...

Giving Back to the Land Profession

Giving Back to the Land Profession
I think giving back is a very important topic, I generally try to encourage people to do acts or donations to give back during the year.  Today, i’m going to approach it from a different angle, I’d like to talk about giving back to our own land community.  “Giving back” is kind of a silly phrase, because it doesn’t really tell you what I’m talking about.  If I ask five peoples opinions, I’m sure I’ll get five completely different answers.  What my opinion of giving back is what I’m going to talk about today, and everyone else can write their own blogs ...

My Surefire Way to Get Landman Work

My Surefire Way to Get Landman Work
So I hear your pain lately.  Work is hard to find, and it is becoming hard to set yourself apart from the competition.  I’ve talked to you about the importance of education, certifications, going to networking events, and having an online presence.  My hope is that some of you can put all of this together and develop a referral machine that will keep you working all the time — no matter the state of the economy.  However, I understand that some people need a little more direct instruction. This is a surefire way to get hired when a field landman ...

LinkedIn “Netiquette” — Part 2

LinkedIn
About 6 months ago I posted a thread on LinkedIn ranting about peoples (mis)use of the ‘Connections’ feature of LinkedIn.  It has proven to be one of the most virulent, commented on and opinionated threads in the land related groups on LinkedIn.  To date it has 78 comments and 32 ‘likes’.  Today I’m going to re-write that post, because I’ve gotten more perspective over the last few months and I’d like to clarify my thoughts.  However, don’t expect to see me radically changing my views…. You can choose to connect with people on LinkedIn from a variety of places on ...

AAPL Annual Meeting 2013 – A Quick Recap

AAPL Annual Meeting 2013 - A Quick Recap
I had the opportunity to attend the AAPL Annual Meeting last week and I wanted to share some thoughts about it.  I won’t go into too much detail on the the particular events, education or festivities — but if you’d to see more about it then you can check it out at the AAPL Annual Meeting website page. As some of you know, I don’t work as a full-time employee for an oil & gas company.  This means that I had to make the decision to pay for the cost of attending this function myself.  It was not inexpensive after ...

Social Networking 101

Social Networking 101
Most of you probably think this will be another article lambasting the improper use of LinkedIn and Facebook, or asking you not to be a bad twit(ter).  Fortunately, I think many of you are getting the point and don’t need to be lectured on how to use (and not use) social media.  What I want to talk about today is networking with your colleagues in a social way. Many landmen I know like to tell me about how they are really working on ‘networking’, or I will get an email telling me that they are ‘networking’ to get a new ...

Contest: A Year of WriteThat.name For Free! (Contest Over)

Contest: A Year of WriteThat.name For Free! (Contest Over)
If you read the article I recently wrote about WriteThat.name, you’ll be expecting this contest.  The folks over at WriteThat.name have volunteered to give away a free year of their premium service to one of our members. To enter the contest you should be using Gmail, Outlook (Desktop Version), or Google Apps Email.  You need to do two things to get in the contest: Sign Up for Email Updates from LandmanInsider.com.  You can choose to get an email whenever new articles are posted, or only once a week. Leave a comment on this page, so we know you are interested ...

My Newest Networking Tool – WriteThat.name

My Newest Networking Tool - WriteThat.name
As some of you might now, I occasionally write about companies or products that you will like, do really cool things, or meet a need that I have.  A problem I have had for a while is that through all the social networking and emails I’ve amassed a ridiculously sized contacts database in Gmail.  The size isn’t the problem though, my problem is that I couldn’t possibly take the time to update all the contacts as people move between companies, cities, and phone numbers.  Everyone knows that I think networking is important, and you can’t network too well if you ...


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