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The Biggest Oil and Gas Fields in the United States

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

The oil and gas industry has grown notorious for its booms and busts in the past few decades, but it is experiencing the largest downturn since the 1990s. This is due, in large part, to the record oil production rates around the globe and within the United States, which have increased considerably in recent years due to improved drilling technologies, hydraulic fracking, and tight oil plays in oil-rich states.

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Restructuring Your Company During a Downstream

Posted on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Crude oil prices have been stagnant at historic lows in recent months, with prices averaging around $45 a barrel. With the industry in the middle of a flux, upstream and downstream operations are considering financial restructuring to head off any ill effects. Restructuring downstream operations can be a tricky business, but when done effectively, it can save your company valuable resources.

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Security Issues Oil and Gas Businesses Face

Posted on Wed, May 11, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

In today’s technology driven world, cybersecurity is a term we hear with increasing frequency.  The possibility of a cyberattack threatens virtually every industry, and each in their unique ways. What kinds of threats affect oil and gas companies, and how can you handle them if they arise?

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The Title Industry from an Oil and Gas Perspective: How it Operates and Delivers

Posted on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

CourthouseDirect.com will hold the 2016 Texas Title Expo on May 19th at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow. It will bring together all aspects of the industry including landmen, title examiners, title attorneys, abstractors, and real estate professionals for a day of networking and education. To learn more, or register, visit www.TexasTitleExpo.com.  

The oil and gas industry relies on many people to provide the chain of title for a piece of land, examine the title’s history for any existing claims, and release the title legally into the hands of the right professionals. Without a properly acquired title, none of what landmen do would be possible.

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Oil and Gas Books Every Land Professional Should Read in 2016

Posted on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

In the oil and gas industry, new innovations and technological breakthroughs are constantly changing the way business is conducted. Landmen are charged with the responsibility of understanding tried-and-true methods of oil and gas extraction along with the additional burden of following trends and learning brand-new methods – such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

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What is a Land Management System and Does Your Team Need One?

Posted on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

In the Modern Age, technological improvements to land management systems (LMS) have taken huge strides toward simplifying, streamlining, and bringing the oil and gas industry up-to-date in today’s data-driven environment.

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The Importance of a Chain of Title

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

A chain of title is a document that traces the history of a property’s transfers – it runs from the current owner back to the original owner of the property. For any dispute of property ownership, or other situations requiring documentation of property ownership, a chain of title may need to be created to establish the history of the property in question.

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What Do Grantor/Grantee Records Mean for the Oil and Gas Industries?

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

To consider what grantor and grantee records mean for oil and gas companies, it is important to first understand the differences between them. A grantor is essentially the party “giving” a property. The grantee, on the other hand, is the party receiving the property. Typically, the grantor in oil and gas industry ventures is the owner of a resource deposit and the land it occupies. The grantee is the gas or oil company that wishes to explore and develop the land.

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Surviving a Downturn with Strong Relationships in the Oil and Gas Industries

Posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Uncertainty is no stranger to the oil and gas industries, especially in recent years as international tensions have disrupted supply chains, the public has become increasingly aware and vocal about the environmental impact of drilling operations, and as the economic downturn has caused oil and gas prices to fluctuate dramatically. In the wake of these recent changes, intensified regulatory pressures, and vastly increased public scrutiny following events such as the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil and gas companies are making big changes to accommodate the varying landscapes of their industries.

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The Best Places to Keep Up with Oil and Gas News

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

The oil and gas industries have changed significantly due to the economic downturn of 2008 and will continue to do so. Thanks to OPEC’s new approach to supply and demand, oil prices have dropped considerably – good news for the average consumer, but leading to downsizing and closure for many oil and gas companies. Additionally, companies that remain open are streamlining and collaborating more, as well as cutting costs in a variety of areas. Keeping up with all these changes can be difficult. That's why we have outlined a few of the best places to obtain trustworthy news concerning the industry that can help you learn how to manage your company, cut costs, and keep your employees working during this slow economic period.

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