It’s hard to believe that we’re more than halfway through summer – at least for those of us with kids on the countdown clock to resuming school. And, even better news is that two of our big annual conferences are back and in-person. I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to see many of you in […]

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Let’s celebrate! As many of you may have attended high school and college graduations for your family or friends this past month, I too want to celebrate in our Midland College family. This month I’m honoring your peers who successfully completed one of our six-month, online certificate programs and sharing a bit about their experience. […]

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This Month’s Topic: Video Tutorials for the AAPL Certification Exam For those of you taking your AAPL certification exam this month, this set of video tutorials is for you. I’ve worked through every problem in the current edition of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) “Oil & Gas Land Reference Volume – CPL and […]

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This Month’s Topic: How to Calculate Gross vs Net Acres (explainer video) For this month, I’ve created another video tutorial on the topic of gross acres and net acres. The 6-minute video uses a handwritten style to walk you through each step. My new video tackles the the difference between gross acres and net acres. […]

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This Month’s Topic: Calculating Beneficial Interests (explainer video) Beneficial Interests is a way to calculate working interests in a JOA or pooled unit when there are unequal burdens on individual leases. That is, some leases have a lower royalty rate and others have a higher royalty rate. In a typical JOA or pooled unit, the […]

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This Month’s Topic: Calculations and Surface & Mineral Rights While it’s been challenging for us all, we’ve made it to year-end. It feels like we should be sending congratulations wishes in addition to holiday wishes this year. New Court Case Rulings Ohio Supreme Court Ruling In West v. Bode, Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5473, the Ohio Supreme […]

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