Keith, sorry I don't have anyone to refer you to at the moment. I do very little work in central Texas. I would suggest that you look at the certified schools and online courses offer through Association of Professional Landmen. I'm actually not a "landman" in the sense the term is normally used. I am a database expert who performs research and analysis for those who own large mineral interests and the legal firms that represent them. I have learned much from interacting with experienced and respected lawyers who have been among my mentors. Most independent landmen lead a vagabond existence without the benefit of continuous employment. It's a feast or famine lifestyle only suited to those who have no responsibility for the financial well being of others. The only stable land jobs are basically in the industry working directly for an operator or a company that has large land holdings. Here's a link to the APL website. Good luck. Skip
Keith, Thanks for the reply. I was at the Miller County courthouse this week and when I asked the clerk if anything was going on she said no but it had been busy earlier. I asked her what she was referring to and she said well I had to file 800 leases around the 1st of the month...Please keep me informed.
keith, I don't mean to duplicate myself, if I am, please forgive me. I am not sure if my request to share information got through to you. I have two landmen really pushing to lease some of my family's mineral interest. One likes to throw around force integration a lot. Our minerals are in Miller County just west of Ida, LA but all in Arkansas--right across the LA/AR line. I live in another state and can't get to the courthouse to see who is leasing in the area and if I'm being told the truth about how much leasehold the landmen have in our area. Thanks.
Thanks for the info. The Dominic Well sounds like it could be close to where my father's land is, I haven't figured out the whole township/coordinates thing yet, I've actually just started to research this. Thanks again and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too!
Hi there, I was wondering if you ever got an answer about the activity going on in Ida? My father owns about 100 acres about five miles east of Ida. Do you know if any O&G companies are looking to drill in that area? Thanks!
Tom, I did not know if you received my message about exploration in Cass County. So I am recending you the message. I beleive in time Cass County will be attractive to O and G companies. I think we just have to be patient. I did read on the Marion County site that there appears to be growing interest in Cass County.
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As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More