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 […]
This Month’s Topic: Why I Started the PLM & DO Certificate Programs My sincerest hope that this new year has started off well for you. I spent part of the holidays reflecting on my journey from lawyer and landman to speaker and educator. I remember my first day at work as a landman. (Yes, that’s me in a […]
This summer is different from all the past to say the least. Instead of beach reading, most of us are enjoying staycations and work-from-home realities. So, instead of a summer reading list, I’m sharing some free downloads to make life as a Division Order Analyst easier: Spreadsheet WITH Formulas (.xlsx): An amazing tool, this is an […]
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 […]
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.