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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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