How are you doing? Most everyone I speak with is struggling with some level of worry and anxiety about the current state of affairs, and even more so among oil and gas industry professionals. These are strange and challenging times, to say the least, but our industry is strong and resilient. This isn’t the first […]
As most of us are homebound at this time, I have a gift for you to watch: my hour-long online video on real property law. This is the foundational course for land professionals. It is taught in all law schools and part of every state’s bar exam. It is the information you need to understand […]
I’m pleased to announce: An In-Person, 2-Day Class at Midland College When: March 2 & 3 Where: Midland College, Midland, Texas Registration: Midland College Website Have you ever seen the drilling process up close? Have you ever toured a drilling facility? This is your chance to get up close and personal with that most basic […]
“Most of us assume that self-control is largely a character issue, and that we would follow through on our New Year’s resolutions if only we had a bit more discipline. But this research suggests that willpower itself is inherently limited, and that our January promises fail in large part because the brain wasn’t built for […]
Why does the work we do matter? I take pride in being a part of the oil and gas industry because I believe we improve the lives of people in our communities and the world at large. Case in point: The Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP), an organization based in Midland, Texas and founded in late 2018, consists […]
Family gatherings can be difficult to navigate, for all sorts of reasons and based on myriad dynamics. Family members often seem to think that being related by blood gives them the right to behave in ways that would be completely unacceptable anywhere else. Family Thanksgiving celebrations, especially for those of us who work in the […]
Division order analysts are critical to the energy industry, including acting as unofficial “ambassadors” to the mineral owners. So, what is their super power? Take a look at my suggestion, then let me know what you think!
It’s our responsibility, as ambassadors of this industry, to take the “k” out of “frac’ing,” and to promote safety practices and regular maintenance in the process of hydraulic fracturing so that the US can remain energy independent.
OXY outbids Chevron for Anadarko Petroleum, but many think they’re paying too steep a price.
As land professionals, part of our job is to be alert and aware of all the details of a given lease, and the possible things that could go wrong in assigning a lease to another party.