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Membership

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to those who are associated with landwork or supervise landwork relating to the mineral and/or energy industries. Associate membership is also available to land professionals that do not yet qualify for active membership status. Associate members include but are not limited to oil and gas attorneys, geologists, geophysicists and engineers. Beginning July 1, 2019, Associate membership does not require an active AAPL member to sign as a sponsor on the application. 

Associate members must agree to abide by AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Associate members have access to:

  • Full membership benefits with the exception of the following:
    • Voting in AAPL affairs
    • Serving as an officer or director
  • Annual associate membership dues are $150.

Code of Ethics
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Associate to Active Request

Associate to Active requests should be emailed to membership@landman.org or may be mailed to AAPL.

Membership dues are non-refundable and will be processed when payment is submitted.  Membership dues are not tax deductible as a charitable expense; however, any membership or renewal paid may be considered a business deduction.


Definitions:

A. Negotiating for the acquisition or divestiture of Mineral rights or rights associated with Other Energy Sources.

B. Negotiating business agreements that provide for the exploration for and/or development of Minerals or Other Energy Sources.

C. Determining ownership in Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources, and related real property interests through the research of public and private records.

D. Reviewing the status of title, curing title defects, providing title due diligence and otherwise reducing title risk associated with the ownership, acquisition or divestiture of Mineral rights or property associated with Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources, but shall exclude administrative, division order or lease analyst functions.

E. Managing rights and/or obligations derived from ownership of interests in Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources.

F. Unitizing or pooling of interests in Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources.

“Mineral(s)” shall be defined without limitation to include oil, gas, related hydrocarbons, coal, lignite, uranium and substances classified as base, industrial, precious or strategic minerals.

“Other Energy Sources” shall be defined without limitation to include wind energy, geothermal energy and solar energy.  

“Land Professional” shall mean a person who derives a portion of his or her income as a result of performing Landwork.