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Local Associations

AAPL currently has 41 affiliated local associations.  If you would like to learn how to become affiliated with AAPL, please contact us at aapl@landman.org.

Alaska

 

The Alaska Association of Professional Landmen provide members with opportunities to connect colleagues with landmen working in private industry, state and federal agencies, and other capacities. The AKAPL host eight catered lunches with guest speakers discussing oil and gas projects, Alaska’s petroleum history, and legal and regulatory training.

Ark-La-Tex

The purpose of the Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen is to serve as an unincorporated professional organization for men and women engaged for pecuniary gain or profit, but to inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct according to a Code of Ethics, to recognition and improved standing for the Landman in the industry and in the community, to provide and promote the furtherance of education and educational opportunities for the personal professional development of all members of the Association, as well as for selected scholarship recipients, if any, and to encourage and promote involvement in local, state, and national issues which affect the mineral and energy industries. The ALTAPL is headquartered in the City of Shreveport, Parish of Caddo, State of Louisiana.

Austin

The Austin Professional Landmen’s Association (APLA) was formed in February 2007. APLA was organized for the purposes of fostering fellowship and facilitating networking opportunities among its members and members of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and other similar professional or­ganizations and associations, providing quality educational opportunities pertinent to the land profession, promoting the land professional’s adherence to a code of ethics and standards of practice to which its members can aspire and by which they shall abide, promoting and inspiring professionalism among the membership, and impressing upon the members their roles as public relations representa­tives of the oil, gas and mineral industry.

Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Association of Professional Landmen (BAPL) is a non-profit professional association organized in 1957 designed to coordinate the work and efforts of the Land professionals serving in the industry, educating its members and promoting the growth and development of the Association.

Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen was started in 1987 by a group of independents who wanted to get together on occasion to educate, promote and to have a voice with the American Association of Professional Landmen.

Canada

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen is a non-profit voluntary professional association for landmen in Canada, which evolved from the Alberta Landman’s Association founded by 8 members in 1948. In 1956, the first Canadian landman became a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL); and, in 1957, Canada was made, and is still today, the ninth regional district of the AAPL. Although it remains closely affiliated with the AAPL, the CAPL was incorporated on May 23, 1961, as its own independent association.

Dallas

The Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen was officially founded in the fall of 1952. The shale gas boom promoted a new surplus of jobs, and consequently, the DAPL has enjoyed some of its most fruitful years yet. And so now, stronger than ever, the DAPL continues to foster new relationships among local landmen and promote advancement among the landman's profession. 

Denver

The Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL) is a non-profit organization of professional landmen and other land-related persons that gather to increase their professional development. Members of the organization can do this by attending luncheons, seminars, educational workshops and networking events. The mission of the DAPL is to advance the profession of landwork; advocate continuing education; uphold the honor and integrity of the oil, gas and minerals industry; cultivate cordial relationships among its members; perpetuate the history of the land profession and the memory of its members; and abide by, foster and uphold its code of ethics.

East Texas

The East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1951 in Tyler, Texas, for the purpose of promoting the landman profession, arranging and coordinating educational and social events for members and contributing to social needs of the East Texas area. We have approximately 700 active members located primarily in East Texas. Our members represent oil and gas businesses ranging from very large oil companies to the independent landman.

Fort Smith

The Fort Smith Association of Professional Landmen was founded in January of 1998. 

Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen (FWAPL) as we know it today was founded in 1952 as the Fort Worth Landmen’s Association (FWLA). The FWLA was organized by some of Fort Worth’s early oil pioneers to bring landmen together to exchange information and network with one another. The community of Landmen in Fort Worth is reflective of many of the characteristics Fort Worth posses; tight knit, aligned and dedicated to making things better. In it’s recent history, the FWAPL has raised and donated over $100,000.00 to local charities in a one year period. Extraordinary for a small, but growing, local Association. Extraordinary enough to be recognized by its national organization, the American Association of Professional Landmen as the leading local organization in the Nation in charity giving.

Houston

The Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1946 for the purpose of: promoting the landman profession, arranging and coordinating educational and social events for members and contributing to social needs of the Houston community. We number approximately 2000 active members located primarily in the Houston, Texas area. Our members represent oil and gas businesses ranging from very large oil companies to the independent landmen.

Lafayette

The Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen is a non-profit professional association organized to further the knowledge and interest of professional landmen, and to better acquaint the public with the industry and with the scope of the landman's work. 

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen is dedicated to cultivating an educational and social environment for Los Angeles energy professionals. The purpose of the Association is to cultivate cordial relations among members through meetings and social events. The LAAPL serves to further the education and broaden the scope of the professional landman and to promote effective communication between its members and government, community and industry on energy-related issues. 

Michael Late Benedum

The Michael Late Benedum Chapter holds eight (8) regular business/dinner meetings each year in various cities. Such meetings afford the members the time and opportunity for socializing and making important business contacts. Guest speakers address a variety of related interesting topics related to the oil, gas and mineral industry. Chapter committees continually work to provide members with education, industry news and aid in obtaining employment. The Benedum Chapter of the AAPL is a dynamic organization with scores of members from all over the Appalachian Basin who continue to take great pride in our strict membership qualifications and work constantly to maintain our professional status as envisioned by our founding fathers.

Michigan

The Michigan Association of Professional Landmen, or MAPL, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing education. Current MAPL members include individuals responsible for the acquisition, administration and disposition of mineral and/or surface rights for petroleum exploration and production companies, as well as related service and financial companies in the energy industry. MAPL was founded in 1965 and throughout the years continues to operate at a high level of expertise and enthusiasm. 

Mississippi

The Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen has a membership of approximately 200 members, associates and honorary members. The Association was organized for the purpose of improving the profession of petroleum landmen. Among its activities are monthly meetings with programs of interest to the industry, a continuing education series of industry seminars, and annual publication of a personnel directory. The Mississippi Association of Landmen was organized in 1944 and is America’s oldest active landmen’s association.

Montana

The Montana Association of Professional Landmen (MAPL) is a membership-based organization of professional landmen that represent the business side of oil, gas and mineral exploration in Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Nevada

The mission of the Nevada Landmen's Association is to advance the profession of landmen in the minerals industry, to promote a high level of professionalism and ethics among the membership through programs of continuing education; to cultivate cordial relations among the membership; and to foster cooperation and understanding between the minerals industry and government agencies. 

New Mexico

The New Mexico Landmen’s Association is an organization comprised of 200 members from New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. 

New Orleans

PLANO is the Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans. PLANO's mission is to promote and advance the art and science of the profession of petroleum landmen. The New Orleans Landmen's Association was formed in 1953. 

North Dakota

Landman's Association of North Dakota

North Houston

The North Houston Association of Professional Landmen (NHAPL) is headquartered in the Greater Greenspoint District of Houston, a nucleus for oil & gas corporate operations. The majority of our members are also active members in the AAPL. NHAPL hosts lunch seminars on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. The seminars are typically held in various locations spanning the Woodlands to Tomball and include lunch and a guest speaker presenting on current industry topics relevant to land professionals.

North Texas

The North Texas Association of Professional Landmen (NTAPL) was originally chartered in the early 1950’s, as the North Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen, by a group who saw the importance and need for a peer network in the area. The NTAPL’s mission is to provide members with educational opportunities and professional support. NTAPL provides its members with social and community events to promote and strengthen fellowship among members and in the community. 

Northern Appalachian

In August 2004, a group of 14 independent and company landmen and one attorney working in the northern Appalachian Basin met at The Old Library in Olean, New York, to begin laying the groundwork for what was to become the Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association (NALA). From its humble beginnings holding dinner meetings throughout the Southern Tier of New York and the northern portions of Pennsylvania through today, NALA has grown to around a membership of 500 company and independent landmen, title abstractors and attorneys whose main purpose is to assemble, network, share ideas and lobby state legislators relative to the oil and gas extraction industry.

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Landmen’s Association was formed in April 1947 and held their first meeting with 39 members in attendance.  In 1962 the name was officially changed to the Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landmen and again in April 2008 to our current name: Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen (OCAPL).  Our membership was at an all-time high in 2013 with 1840 members.  We currently have 1500 active members. 

Panhandle

The Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen has served as a professional organization promoting fellowship of those involved in the petroleum and natural gas exploration business for over fifty years. Membership is available to all those involved in the oil and gas industry. PAPL’s membership is composed of landmen, attorneys, geologists, engineers and is open to all those involved or interested in the petroleum exploration or natural gas industries. PAPL is based in Amarillo, Texas. 

Permian Basin

Founded in 1949, the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association (PBLA) currently has approximately 1,350 members. While most of our members are located in the Permian Basin, we also have members in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, other parts of Texas, as well as Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Utah, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania. 

Rocky Mountain

The Rocky Mountain Association of Mineral Landmen (RMAML) is an amalgamation of highly skilled professionals specializing in land-related fields which actively promotes and supports the reasonable and prudent development of hard rock minerals, coal, industrial minerals, oil and gas and groundwater utilizing sound engineering practices and appropriate and environmentally sensitive extraction methods on private, state and federal lands in order to provide industry with access to the raw materials necessary to sustain and grow the national economy and to protect the security of the United States.

San Antonio

The San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen (S.A.A.P.L.) — which until 1993 was known as the San Antonio Association of Petroleum Landmen — is one of the oldest landmen associations in the nation. S.A.A.P.L. was founded during the summer of 1947, shortly after the formation of the Houston and New Orleans petroleum landmen associations. 

San Juan Basin

Formerly known as the Four Corners Association of Professional Landmen, the San Juan Basin Landman's Association was established in March of 2016. 

Southern Appalachian

The Southern Appalachian Association of Professional Landmen (formerly known as Appalachian Association of Professional Landmen until December 2015) is a group of professional men and women landmen working in the oil, gas, coal, banking, surveying, engineering and legal industries across eastern Kentucky, east Tennessee, southwestern Virginia and West Virginia and beyond. We are an affiliated charter association of the national American Association of Professional Landmen.

Southern Oklahoma

The Southern Oklahoma Association of Petroleum Landmen was founded to promote social activities, which will provide individual landmen in this area with the opportunity to become better acquainted with other landmen engaged in their profession; to better acquaint the individual landman with problems and their solutions confronting them in their immediate locale and to place at their disposal current information on industry-wide land problems and their solutions; to broaden the outlook of landmen and to further their knowledge and interest in current problems that confront the oil and gas industry, thereby making them more valuable to their companies and to the industry, with the objective of better work and more effective public relations.

Tri-State

The Tri-State Association of Professional Landmen was founded in December of 1956 for the purpose of educational, professional advancement, promotoin of legislation beneficial to the oil and gas industry and the advancement of the oil and gas industry. 

Tulsa

The Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen (TAPL) exists to provide member services, educational information and events, and social activities, to encourage community involvement and to promote ethical standards among its members. 

Utah

The Utah Association of Professional Landmen is a membership-based organization that has been promoting the responsible, ethical and efficient development of Utah’s natural resources for over 50 years. Our members include employees of large oil and gas companies as well as large and small independent exploration and production companies, self-employed independent landmen, governmental regulators, geologists, and attorneys who represent natural resource companies in all aspects of exploration, production, and transportation of produced or extracted oil, gas or other minerals.

Virginia

Virginia Association of Professional Landmen

West Houston

The West Houston Association Of Professional Landmen (WHAPL) was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization. Its primary objectives are to advance the profession of landwork, advocate continuing education, uphold the honor and integrity of the oil and gas industry, and cultivate cordial networking opportunities for its members.

Wichita

The Wichita Association of Petroleum Landmen (WAPL) is a non-profit organization and was formed in the early 1950's by a group of Wichita landmen, with a purpose to serve its membership by providing continuing industry educational opportunities, business and social networking, and to keep abreast of legal and legislative activity affecting the Kansas oil and gas industry.

Wyoming

The Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen (WAPL) is a non-profit, professional organization for the purpose of advancing the profession of land work in minerals exploration. We advocate for thorough and continuing land education and uphold the honor and integrity of the minerals industry. We cultivate cordial relations among the landmen of WAPL and perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members.