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Why Should Landmen Get Certified?

As a landman, it’s your professional responsibility to be as knowledgeable about your craft as possible. Landowners rely on you to interpret their mineral deeds, identify legal problems, and develop appropriate solutions. Most property ...
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The History of the Railroad Commission of Texas

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is one of the oldest regulatory agencies in the country and the oldest in Texas. Established in 1891, the RRC has a long and interesting history overseeing the activities of several different ...
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The Benefits of Knowing Current Oil and Gas Lease Information

Oil and gas leases can drastically effect how professionals handle a property. Landmen, for example, need to stay up to date on the latest oil and gas leases of a property to know how long the company has a right on the property. Leases ...
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The Biggest Oil and Gas Fields in the United States

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 ...
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Restructuring Your Company During a Downstream

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 ...
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Security Issues Oil and Gas Businesses Face

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 ...
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Oil and Gas Books Every Land Professional Should Read in 2016

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

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

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

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 ...
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