AAPL has developed a new seminar – Introduction to Field Land Practices. We will hold the initial presentation at AAPL Headquarters on Thursday and Friday November 16 17, 2006. After this presentation we plan to offer the seminar at various locations in the oil patch. Curtis D. Horne and S. Craig Young will teach this initial offering (and others) and we are looking for additional instructors.
The Introduction to Field Land Practices seminar is a two-day program designed for the six-month to five year landman and is well suited for both the field landman and the in-house landman wanting to learn more about field land practices. It can serve as a primer for those starting out in Field Landwork, as a refresher and general review for the more experienced landman, or as an opportunity for the company landman to learn more about field landwork. The material presented will build on the foundation acquired on-the-job and will solidify skills recently acquired. It is also suitable for those interested in learning some of the basics of Landwork and what a landman does. This is a basic but fast-paced, interactive course, designed to equip the beginner landman and others with the knowledge necessary for success. The course is NOT intended to qualify attendees to be a landman but will introduce them to the basic principals and practices of the profession.
The first day covers details about the very basics of land work – real property and contract law, land descriptions, conveyancing, the oil and gas lease, and basic interest calculations. The second day consists of discussion and examples of conducting courthouse record checks, preparing oil and gas documents (lease, draft, purchase report), conducting a title exams, submitting a lease package to a client, on-line resources for landmen, professional decorum, and ethics.
A bound book of class materials will be provided to all participants. The registration fee for AAPL members is $245, for non-members $345. Each registrant should bring a basic hand-held calculator.
More information including course outline and registration form is available from the AAPL Website. Space for this initial session is very limited so register quickly.
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