AAPL
Professional Development

Education - In Person

AAPL offers valuable educational and networking opportunities across the country with a range of topics designed to advance the knowledge of the land professional. 

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AAPL CPL/RPL Certification Exam Review

OVERVIEW

The AAPL RPL/CPL Certification Exam Review is a fast-paced, intensive study of the topics covered by the CPL and RPL certification exams. Lectures will be interactive and enhanced with problem-solving sessions. It is highly acclaimed as a thorough land review and an excellent means of preparation for the CPL and RPL exams. This class covers the following topics: real property law and land descriptions, contract law, conveyancing, interest calculations, oil and gas lease, ethics, pooling, joint operating agreement, well trades, federal leases and units, environmental, offshore, mineral landwork and federal taxes on oil and gas income.

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS

SCHEDULE 

Day 1: CPL and RPL Review 
7:30 a.m.      Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.            Real Property Law, Land Descriptions & Contract Law
11:15 a.m.     Offshore/OCS
Noon             Lunch Break (not provided)
1 p.m.            Conveyancing, Interest Calculations and Oil & Gas Lease
4:15 p.m.      AAPL and Ethics
4:45 p.m.     RPL Exam Instructions
5 p.m.           Adjourn 

Day 2: CPL Review 
7:30 a.m.       Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.             Pooling and Joint Operating Agreements
Noon               Lunch Break (not provided)
1 p.m.             JOA continued and Well Trades
3 p.m.             Negotiations
5 p.m.             Adjourn

Day 2: RPL Exam 
8:45 a.m.      RPL Exam Prep
9 a.m.            RPL Exam Begins
11 a.m.           RPL Exam Ends 

Day 3: CPL Review
7:30 a.m.      Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.            Federal Onshore
10:15 a.m.    Environmental
11:15 a.m.     Offshore/OCS
noon              Lunch Break (not provided)
1 p.m.            Mineral Landwork
2 p.m.            Federal Taxes on Oil & Gas and GIS
3 p.m.            Adjourn

Day 4: CPL Exam 
7:45 a.m.     Exam Prep
8 a.m.           BOOK 1 Exam Begins
11:30 a.m.   BOOK 1 Ends
noon             BOOK 2 Exam Begins
3:30 p.m.     BOOK 2 Exam Ends

Day 4: RPL EXAM
7:45 a.m.    Exam Prep
8 a.m.          RPL Exam Begins
10 a.m.        RPL Exam Ends

*Note: Schedule subject to change

*If attending the RPL review/exam, you will attend the RPL review on Tuesday and have the option to test on either Wednesday or Friday.
*If attending the CPL review /exam, you will attend the CPL reviewTuesday-Thursday and test on Friday.

ADDITIONAL INFO 

Accredited for 19 continuing education credits, including 1 ethics.

AAPL Member 3-day Review Only $500
AAPL Member 1-day Review and RPL Exam* $300
AAPL Member 3-day Review and CPL Exam* $450
AAPL Member RPL Exam Only* $100
AAPL Member CPL Exam Only* $125
Non-member Review $600
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

* No study materials are included in this registration; study guide may be purchased seperately in the book store at landman.org. 
^Please note that your certification application must be approved before you may register for the CPL or RPL exam.

AAPL CPL/RPL Exam Only

OVERVIEW

This is a testing only option for Active members whose CPL/RPL application has already been approved. This class does not include a review or study guide. Please come with a hand-held calculator and pencil. AAPL will provide scratch paper.  

If you need to retest, please contact AAPL to register. 

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS

Oct 23, 2020 | Fort Worth 
Nov 13, 2020 | Tulsa
Nov 20, 2020 | Fort Worth
Dec 18, 2020 | Fort Worth 

EXAM SCHEDULE

CPL EXAM
7:45 a.m.     Exam Prep
8 a.m.           BOOK 1 Exam Begins
11:30 a.m.   BOOK 1 Ends
Noon            BOOK 2 Exam Begins
3:30 p.m.    BOOK 2 Exam Ends

RPL EXAM
7:45 a.m.    Exam Prep
8 a.m.          RPL Exam Begins
10 a.m.        RPL Exam Ends

*Note: Schedule subject to change

ADDITIONAL INFO
AAPL Member RPL Exam Only* $100
AAPL Member CPL Exam Only* $125

*No study materials are included in this registration; study guide may be purchased seperately in the book store at landman.org
^Please note that your certification application must be approved before you may register for the CPL or RPL exam

Register for Fort Worth - RPL (Oct) Register for Fort Worth - CPL (Oct) Register for Tulsa Register for Fort Worth - RPL (Nov) Register for Fort Worth - CPL (Nov) Register for Fort Worth - RPL (Dec) Register for Fort Worth - CPL (Dec)

Due Diligence Seminar

OVERVIEW

AAPL’s Due Diligence seminar is a “hands on” program designed for the land professional that has or will be involved in due diligence for producing property and/or non-producing leasehold acquisitions The material presented will build on the foundation acquired on-the-job and will solidify skills recently acquired.

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m.    Registration & Continental Breakfast
9 a.m.          Opening Remarks & Introductions
Noon           Lunch (not provided)
1 p.m.          Session Continues 
3 p.m.          Adjourn 

*Note: Schedule subject to change

ADDITIONAL INFO 

Accredited for 5 continuing education credits.

AAPL Member $300
Non-Member $425
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Held By Production and Royalty Issues Seminar

OVERVIEW

AAPL’s Held By Production seminar is designed to discuss the HBP status of a lease from two perspectives: 1) The state regulatory statutes and 2) The terms in the oil and gas lease. It is also designed with the in-house and title landman in mind as it pertains to putting a lease block together or making an acquisition or divestiture of production and/or oil and gas leasehold. The information is presented in a generalized fashion rather than focusing on any one state, although certain situations in individual states will be discussed from an example point of view.

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS 

ADDITIONAL INFO

Accredited for 6 continuing education credits.

AAPL Member $300
Non-Member $425
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Joint Operating Agreements 1-Day Seminar

OVERVIEW

The AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement is one of the most essential contracts employed by the oil and gas industry. Every oil and gas professional involved in the drilling of wells needs to have a basic understanding of the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement, especially the rights, duties and obligations of the operator, as well as those of the non-operators. Dorsey Roach, CPL, frequent lecturer for AAPL and nationally recognized operating agreement expert, will be the instructor for this seminar.

DATE AND LOCATION

SCHEDULE

8 a.m.         Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.   Morning Session
Noon          Lunch (not provided)
1 p.m.         Afternoon Session
4:15 p.m.   Adjourn

*Note: Schedule subject to change

ADDITIONAL INFO 

Accredited for 7 continuing education credits. 

AAPL Member $450
Non-Member $575
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Joint Operating Agreements 2-Day Seminar

OVERVIEW

The AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement is one of the most essential contracts employed by the oil and gas industry. Every oil and gas professional involved in the drilling of wells needs to have a basic understanding of the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement, especially the rights, duties and obligations of the operator, as well as those of the non-operators. Dorsey Roach, CPL, frequent lecturer for AAPL and nationally recognized operating agreement expert, will be the instructor for this seminar.

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS

SCHEDULE 

(Day 1 and Day 2)

8 a.m.         Registration & Continental Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.   Morning Session 
Noon          Lunch (not provided)
1 p.m.         Afternoon Session 
5 p.m.        Adjourn 

*Note: Schedule subject to change

ADDITIONAL INFO 

Accredited for 14 continuing education credits.

AAPL Member $450
Non-Member $575
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Petroleum Economics Seminar

OVERVIEW

In this seminar, an engineer explains the creation and use of cash flows in the oil business. The course explains both the concepts and the methods for the inputs, including: 

  • Engineering the Volume Forecast 
  • Predicting Future Prices
  • Calculating Netback Prices
  • Estimating Operating and Capital Costs 

In addition, this seminar will address the use of the cash flows for various strategies and situations, such as:

  • Determining Value
  • Making an Investment Decision 
  • Assessing Risk 
  • Building a Strategy and a Portfolio 

At the end of the day, participants should have a functional understanding of each of the dynamics that affect cash flow and an appreciation for their quantification.

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS

SCHEDULE

8 a.m.            Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.     Morning Session
Noon             Lunch (not provided)
1 p.m.            Afternoon Session
5 p.m.           Adjourn

*Note: Schedule subject to change

ADDITIONAL INFO

Accredited for 7 continuing education credits, including 1 ethics.

AAPL Member $300
Non-Member $425
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Royalty Deductions Seminar

OVERVIEW

Get the full ‘how-to’ for safely sharing costs downstream of the wellhead with royalty and ORRI owners.  Learn which costs are deductible, how to fairly calculate those costs, and how to avoid litigation.  Find out how to save your company tens of thousands monthly with this proven method.

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS 

SCHEDULE 

8:30 a.m.     Registration & Continental Breakfast 
9 a.m.           Course Begins 
Noon            Adjourn 

*Note: Schedule subject to change

ADDITIONAL INFO 

Accredited for 3 continuing education credits.

AAPL Member $150
Non-Member $275
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Structuring a Deal: Negotiation Strategy and Technique Seminar

OVERVIEW

AAPL’s Structuring A Deal: Negotiation Strategy and Technique Seminar is designed for land professionals involved in negotiating deals and contracts in the oil and gas industry and includes negotiations for oil and gas leases, surface agreements, rights-of-way, mineral acquisitions, farm-ins, trades, AMIs, assignments (producing and non-producing), and mergers and acquisitions.

Learn steps to prepare for effective negotiating, how to move through blocks and barriers in communication, overcoming issues that may arise, staying on target and getting more deals signed. The course includes counter tactics, knowledge and tools that are easy to use and implement.

DATE AND LOCATION

SCHEDULE

7:30 a.m.     Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.           Morning Session
                      - Assessment and Plan Development for Negotiation
                      - Group Exercise #1
                      - Setting the Tone for your Negotiation
                      - The First Steps in the Negotiation Process
12:05 p.m.   Lunch (not provided)
12:55 p.m.   Afternoon Session
                      - Breakout Exercise #2
                      - Other Negotiation Considerations
                      - What Makes a Good Deal and Contract
                      - Negotiations by Email or Text Message
                      - Personal Negotiation Styles
3 p.m.         Adjourn

ADDITIONAL INFO

Accredited for 6 continuing education credits, including 1 ethics.  

AAPL Member $300
Non-Member $425
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Surface Use and Access Seminar

OVERVIEW

Surface Use and Access is designed to familiarize Land professionals with surface rights and the myriad issues associated with acquiring, exercising and preserving those rights. It focuses on why, when and what rights may be needed, and how to research and protect existing rights. It discusses a variety of surface-related contracts and their use. There is commentary on easement valuation, damage claim investigation and resolution, and the challenges of governmental permitting. Finally, it examines the criticality of building rela-tionships with regulatory agencies and the public.

DATE AND LOCATION OPTIONS

SCHEDULE 

8 a.m.         Registration & Continental Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.   Morning Session 
                   - Module 1: The Basics: Real Property Ownership
                   - Module 2: Surface Work: Key Activities and Responsibilities 
Noon         Lunch (not provided)
1 p.m.        Afternoon Session 
                  - Module 2: Key Activities and Responsibilites (continued)
                  - Module 3: Permitting, Compliance and Dealing with the Public 
                  - Module 4: Key Surface-Related Contracts and Agreements 
                  - Bonus Section: How to Deal with Really Difficult Landowners 
4 p.m.       Adjourn 

*Note: Schedule subject to change

ADDITIONAL INFO 

Accredited for 6 continuing education credits, including 1 ethics.

AAPL Member $300
Non-Member $425
Accredited Program Student $0
Professional Development Assistance $0

Working Interest & Net Revenue Interest Seminar

OVERVIEW

This serminar is intended to equip Land Professionals with elementary skills for Working Interest [WI] and Net Revenue Interest [NRI] calculations. Instruction is limited to NRI and WI calculations which may be found in leases, assignments, operating agreements and associated documents.

In addition, AAPL offers a 2-Day Working Interest and Net Revenue Interest Seminar. Day one will consist of Basic instruction and examples. Day two will consist of Advanced instruction and examples. You may choose to take these sessions individually or together but It is strongly recommended that you take the Basic Workshop prior to taking the Advanced Workshop.

DATE AND LOCATION

SCHEDULE

DAY 1 (Basic Option):
8 a.m.             Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m.        Instruction & Examples
11:30 a.m.      Lunch (provided)
Noon               Instruction & Examples (continued)
3:30 p.m.       Adjourn

DAY 2 (Advanced Option):
8 a.m.             Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m.        Instruction & Examples
11:30 a.m.      Lunch (provided)
Noon               Instruction & Examples (continued)
3:30 p.m.       Adjourn

ADDITIONAL INFO

Accredited for 6 continuing education credits, per day. 

                                                                   Basic    Advanced        Both
AAPL Member                                           $300        $300            $450
Non-Member                                              $425        $425            $575
Accredited Program Studen                       $0             $0                $0
Professional Development Assistance    $0             $0                $0