About AAPL

Nancy C. McCaskell, CPL

First Vice President

Nancy McCaskell, CPL, has many years of experience managing and leading acquisitions, divestitures and negotiations in the oil and gas industry. She currently is president of Masonboro Energy LLC, a consulting firm focused on energy and landwork. Previously, as executive vice president with Pitts Oil Company in Dallas, she led the land group managing properties in East Texas, North Texas and the Black Warrior Basin in Mississippi. McCaskell also served as director of land Southern Operations and technical development advisor for Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., where she managed large scale asset development and A&D activity as well as designed a program for integrating education across disciplines. She also served as regional land manager at J-W Operating Co. and vice president of land at Coda Energy Inc. 

Her experience encompasses the Barnett, Haynesville, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, San Juan Basin, Fayetteville and Anadarko Basin.    

McCaskell has acted as liaison with state oil and gas associations and regulatory bodies. Among the highlights of her career, she and her colleagues were instrumental in working with the Louisiana Office of Conservation to create new policies allowing for cross unit wells. 

Active with AAPL and local associations for many years, McCaskell was second VP of AAPL during 2020-21. She currently serves as chair of the Ethics Committee, assistant chair of the Membership Committee, a trustee of the Landman Scholarship Trust and a member of the Accreditation Committee and AAPL’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.   In 2020 she received the Blankenship Family Horizon Award. Additionally, McCaskell serves on the board of directors of the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen and is an advisory member to the University of Oklahoma College of Law MLS and LLM programs in energy and natural resources.

A member of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, she has served on several local nonprofit boards. She is a member of the Women’s Energy Network, the Fort Worth Wildcatters, and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. In her spare time, McCaskell and her spouse, the Rev. Mary Stewart Hall, enjoy traveling, art and music. They have lived in Dallas for over 25 years.