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Oil and Gas Events to Look Forward to in 2016

Every year, the oil and gas industry hosts expos, conferences, and other events for industry professionals who want to stay current with energy trends. They connect important professionals in the industry to one another and are a great ...
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Oil and Gas Businesses: Beating the Competition in a Downturn

To describe the current oil and gas industry as “competitive” would be an understatement. But intense competition need not be seen as a disadvantage. Learning from the mistakes of others lets a business reap all the advantages of the ...
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What Certifications Do Right of Way Agents Need?

A Right-of-Way (ROW) agent works with oil and gas companies and other industries that need to secure property right to tracts of land. They obtain rights to use property on behalf of third-party companies, like oil drillers, government ...
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Oil and Gas Leasing: Everything Landmen Need to Know

The oil and gas industry is undergoing a lot of changes to regulations and the prices of oil. It was once thought employees in the industry couldn’t make significant wages, but the truth is quite the opposite now. Landmen have the ...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Rule of Capture

The rule of capture may not sound like it should apply to underground substances like oil, gas, and water, but it does. The oil and gas industry is unique in that it combines elements of contractual law, property law, and tort law. The ...
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The Texas Railroad Commission and Oil and Gas Regulations

Oil and gas regulations change often at the federal and state level. The purpose of these regulations is to manage how the industry handles certain issues like exploration, spills, permitting, and other processes. The oil and gas ...
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5 Reason to Attend NAPE South

Every year, thousands of business people across all industries attend trade shows, conventions, and comparable events. NAPE, or North American Prospect Expo, is the biggest and most respected expo in the oil and gas industry. Business ...
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How to Build an Awesome Land Management Team

When it comes to building a great land management team, recognizing traits from successful teams in other industries can be beneficial. However, there are some differences between the land management industry and other industries. If you ...
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Surviving the Oil Crisis: Tips for Landmen

The low price of oil may have had a positive effect on most of the general public, but the effect is not so good for workers in the oil industry. The price plummet has cost many landmen their jobs. Large oil companies have been shutting ...
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Evaluating an Easement: The Basics

When a landowner enters into an easement agreement and gives up some of the rights to his land, the documentation can be confusing and filled with difficult-to-understand legalese. To help cut through some of the confusion, we’ve come up ...
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