Recent national headlines caused shockwaves of speculation and worry throughout the oil and gas community. As you’ve likely heard, on July 9, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling, declaring that nearly half of Oklahoma falls under the jurisdiction of Indian reservation land. The Supreme Court ruling arose from a case called McGirt v. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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