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Book Review: Landman’s Legal Handbook

Book Review: Landman's Legal Handbook
Over the past several weeks I’ve had the opportunity to read the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s newest edition of the Landman’s Legal Handbook. If there is one word to sum up this book, it is “encyclopedic”. I’ve had the opportunity to read and review several books that are targeted to landmen, title attorneys and other land professionals — and typically they all contain approximately the same information conveyed in different ways. I have to say that the Landman’s Legal Handbook contains information that I haven’t read in any other books, and the depth in which the material is reviewed ...

Fractions Are Not Your Friend!

Fractions Are Not Your Friend!
Fraction are not your friend.  Those of you who have taken the RL/RPL/CPL certification exams will remember a section discussing this issue, and those of you who haven’t become certified (yet) will have run into it in the field.  However, this is an issue that you might miss completely if you aren’t looking for it.  Here’s why: Tim owns a 1/4 mineral interest in Tract A.  Tim conveys to John a 1/8 mineral interest. What mineral interest do Tim and John own? Does John own 1/8 of the minerals under Tract A?  Or does John own 1/8 of Tim’s 1/4 ...

Book Review: Oil and Gas Title Examination

Book Review: Oil and Gas Title Examination
So I’ve spent the last several weeks digesting a book by George J. Morgenthaler, Oil and Gas Title Examination.  The book is designed for attorneys who prepare title opinions, but it will be very useful to the experienced title researcher.  When a title researcher understands what a title examiner is looking for, it will assuredly help them to deliver a higher quality product. When you purchase the book you will have the option of receiving an e-book version or a hard-bound copy.  I reviewed the hard-bound book, and I was particularly impressed with the quality of the printing and binding. ...


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