Landman 101

For course information, costs and registration go to the landman101 website.
(Please note that this is a privately offered course and is not operated or hosted by HAPL)
Late registration: The last day to register for the class at a cost of $425 per seat is Monday, Oct 29.  Late registration begins Nov 30 at a cost of $475 per seat.

Location: Quality Inn Hotel and Conference Center
2843 NW Loop 323 (this is on the North side of Tyler)
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 597-1301

Register: 8:30 to 9:00 AM Saturday

Class Session: 9:00 to 6:00 Saturday & 8:00 to 4:00 Sunday

Note: This class is subject to cancellation if circumstances warrant. You will be notified by phone, fax and/or e-mail. See our Registration Policy Page.

Late Registration: The last day to register for the class at a cost of 425.00 per seat is Monday October 29th. Late Registration begins Tuesday October 30th at a cost of 475.00 per seat.

If you are ordering more than one seat, place the orders SEPARATELY.

Price: $425.00
"Landman 101" is a seminar introducing the novice to the principals and processes of land, mineral, and royalty ownership, title search and oil and gas leasing - including preparation of leases, drafts, reports, and supporting documents. There will be a discussion of what happens to the lease from being signed by the Lessor until division orders are mailed. Also addressed, will be professional business conduct and practical information for working on the road and as an independent contractor.


Introduction - Why am I here?
Overview of the role of the Field Landman

Land and Mineral Ownership
Land Descriptions and Measurements
Types of Ownership
Mineral Ownership
Simple calculations of Mineral and Royalty Interests
Types of Conveyance and Transfer of Ownership
Probate, Administration and Intestate Succession
Discussion of Minerals vs. Royalty

The Oil, Gas & Mineral Lease
The Producer's 88 (7/69)
Basic Lease Terms and Provisions
Paid-Up vs. Rental
Common Addenda
Options to Extend Lease Term

Leasehold Interests, An Overview
Units and Pooled Tracts
HBP Lands
Simple Computations of Interest (Handout)

"Buy a Lease on this Tract"
Title Search
Making Your Title Notes
Chaining Title
Mineral Ownership Reports
Acquiring the Lease

The Lease Package and Supporting Documents
Preparing the Lease
Execution of the Lease
The Lease Package
The Lease Purchase Report

"The Journey", From Lease to Division Order - An Overview

Business Professionalism and Ethics
Your relationship with other land professionals
Workplace Courtesy
Benefits of your local Landman's Association
How to get and keep a job
What to ask your Broker

The "Road Warrior", a Survival Guide
Tools of the Trade
Dressing for the Job
Keep good records, for both clients and yourself
Save for a "rainy day"
Self-Employed = No Company Benefits
"You and the IRS"
How to survive bad motels and worse food or "This ain't no glamour job."

Organizer Patricia C. Nowak


Sat, Nov. 10 - Sun, Nov. 11, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central
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Quality Inn Conference Center
2843 NW Loop 323
Tyler, Texas 75702