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When you purchase an on-demand webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar video. Please login to AAPL’s website before clicking on the link then you will have access to the webinar for 1-year. You do need internet in order to watch the webinar, and you will not be able to download the webinar video to your computer. At the bottom of the webinar page there are instructions on how to enter your code to receive your recertification credits after you have watched the webinar. 

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2017 Mining and Land Resources Institute

Description

2017 Mining and Land Resources Institute
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2017 Annual Meeting Session - Running a Public Com

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2017 Annual Meeting Session - Running a Public Com
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2017 Annual Meeting Session - Geology for Landmen

Description

This session will provide an overview of the tools used by geologists to locate oil and gas, basic trapping mechanisms with emphasis placed on faulted salt dome structures, reservoir characteristics, and electric logs and their relationship with producing reservoirs. Other topics include hydraulic fracturing and its effect on fresh water sources.
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2017 Annual Meeting Session - The Big Green Radicals Project: Pushing Back Against Radical Eco Activists

Credits

1.25 CEU

Description

A project of the Environmental Policy Alliance, Big Green Radicals led a campaign in Colorado to help educate the public about environmentalists’ efforts to restrict hydraulic fracking. The Environmental Policy Alliance exists to educate the public about the real agenda of well-funded environmental activist groups. Attend this session to learn more about its education and research projects. 
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Oil and Gas Lease Fundamentals

Credits

6.00 CEU

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

Understand the essential components of any oil and gas lease | Improve ability to convey the meaning and intent of various lease terms and provisions to prospective Lessors | Enhance understanding of frequently encountered lease terms and conditions (both Lessor and Lessee friendly) | Know how to accurately complete blank sections of a lease form. 

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2017 Texas Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

2017 Texas Land Institute Video

Speakers and Topics:
Kim Mai; Haynes Boone - Distressed Assets

Ben Holliday; Mazurek & Holliday PC - Accommodation Doctrine and Water Rights

Steve Otillar; Akin Gump- Update on Mexico: Foreign Investments in PEMex

Ryan Sears; Gray Reed - Top Ten Texas Oil and Gas Cases in 2017

James Dupuis; Dupuis and Polozola - Allocation Wells and PSA Wells

George Snell III; Snell Law Firm - Conveyancing

Andrew Potts; Kirby, Mathews and Walrath, PLLC - The Unethical Landman

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Surface Use and Access

Credits

6.00 CEU

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

Understanding Ownership and Real Property Rights | Sources of Property Rights | Easement Valuation | Surface Damages and Claim Settlement | Damage Calculation and Valuation Methodology | Interfacing with Public Officials | Ethics of Dealing with Regulators and the Public

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2017 Santa Fe Land Institute

Credits

6.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

Northern Delaware Basin Panel Discussion | Overview of Oil & Gas Private Equity | Understanding Area of Mutual Interest & Preferential Rights Provisions in Joint Operating Agreements | New Mexico Oil and Gas: A Clean, Sustainable, Treasure | New Mexico Oil and Gas Association | Ethics | New Mexico State Land Office Update 

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2017 Appalachian Land Institute

Credits

11.00 CEU

Description

SEMINAR TOPICS:

West Virginia Title Issues | Utica Update | Ethics | Land Information Systems | Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub | Characteristics of Well Permits in West Virginia | Managing Complex Projects | ORRI/NPRI Burden Discussion | Interplay Among Vested Interests in Surface, Coal, Natural Gas & Gas Storage | Current Landscape for the Independent Contractor Landman | Apply the Ohio Marketable Title Act & Dormant Mineral Act to Extinguish Ancient Oil and Gas Severances

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2017 Gulf Coast Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

2017 Gulf Coast Land Institute
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2018 Annual Meeting Session - Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2018 Annual Meeting Session - Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers
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2018 Annual Meeting Session - AAPL 2015 JOA Panel

Credits

2.00 CEU

Description

2018 Annual Meeting Session - AAPL 2015 JOA Panel
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2018 Annual Meeting Session - Tempest at Teapot Dome

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2018 Annual Meeting Session - Tempest at Teapot Dome
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2018 Annual Meeting Session - Participation Agreements

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2018 Annual Meeting Session - Participation Agreements
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2018 Annual Meeting Session - Allocation Wells Panel

Credits

2.00 CEU

Description

2018 Annual Meeting Session - Allocation Wells Panel
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Independent Contractor Workshop

Credits

3.50 CEU

Description

Independent Contractor Workshop

The AAPL Independent Contractor Workshop presents landmen with a comprehensive source of important tax, legislative and regulatory information for brokers and independent landmen. The Workshop offers guidance on how to model your business to comply with tax regulations, how to prepare if you’re facing an audit, and serves as a guide on tax and independent contractor laws throughout the U.S. that may affect your business practices. The Workshop also provides vital information on how to avoid pitfalls, offers case studies, and best practices in operating as, and working with, independent landmen.

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2018 Texas Land Institute

Credits

8.00 CEU

Description

TOPICS & SPEAKERS:

AAPL Update

Mike Curry

 

Offshore Drilling

Keith Couvillion

 

Independent Contractor

Alan Morgan

 

Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions

Stephen K. Newton

 

Panel Discussion: Mergers & Acquisitions

Frank Klam

Robin Galvin

Stuart Rexrode

Joseph Williams

 

Deed Construction Issues

Robert Ballentine

 

Oil and Gas Law Update

Austin Brister

 

Ethics: “A Funny Thing Happened...”

Rand Marsh

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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Panel Discussion

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Panel Discussion
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Excel 101

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Excel 101
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Wage and Hour

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Wage and Hour
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Step by Step: Acquisitions from PSA to Closing

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Step by Step: Acquisitions from PSA to Closing
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Making Cash Flow

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Making Cash Flow
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Lease Payments

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Lease Payments
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Comingling Doctrine & Horizontal Wells: Whose Burden is it Anyway?

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Comingling Doctrine & Horizontal Wells: Whose Burden is it Anyway?
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Advanced Due Diligence

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Advanced Due Diligence
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Surface Use Issues

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Surface Use Issues
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Financing a Deal

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Financing a Deal
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Comparative Analysis

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Comparative Analysis
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Royalty Deductions

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Royalty Deductions
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Statues of Limitations and Equitable Denfenses to Lease Termination Claims

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Statues of Limitations and Equitable Denfenses to Lease Termination Claims
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - The Importance of Understanding Complexities of Petroleum Geology

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - The Importance of Understanding Complexities of Petroleum Geology
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Midstream Oil & Gas

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Midstream Oil & Gas
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Due Diligence

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Due Diligence
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Covenants

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Covenants
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Held by Production

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Held by Production
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2019 Annual Meeting Session - Federal Oil and Gas

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

2019 Annual Meeting Session - Federal Oil and Gas
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2019 Appalachian Land Institute Day 1

Credits

7.00 CEU

Description

2019 Appalachian Land Institute Day 1
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2019 Appalachian Land Institute Day 2

Credits

4.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

2019 Appalachian Land Institute Day 2
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2019 Gulf Coast Land Institute

Credits

10.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

2019 Gulf Coast Land Institute
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AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

Credits

1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
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2019 Santa Fe Land Institute

Credits

8.00 CEU

Description

2019 Santa Fe Land Institute
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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Opening Session: Awards Ceremony & Annual keynote Address

Credits

1.50 CEU

Description

Speaker: Colin Fenton |

 

The global economy of the 2020s and beyond will need American oil and gas. But a return to healthy exploration and development of US resources depends upon economic recovery. Economic recovery cannot happen in force until COVID public health risks are sufficiently mitigated or eliminated. Therefore, specifying these risks quantitatively and managing them in a safe and effective manner is crucial for plotting a positive trajectory for energy markets. We have completed a careful study of COVID mortality data by age cohort, in every US state and in a dozen other countries. Our analysis reveals bad outcomes for COVID infection are far more sensitive to age and pre-existing medical conditions than either policymakers or the general public seem to fully understand. Proving and socializing this conclusion could mark the difference between roaring back in oil, gas, and other global markets or tipping unnecessarily into a new great depression..

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Inverse Condemnation Exposure and Management for the Energy Industry

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speakers:  Bradford B. Kuhn, Esq. and Willis Hon |  

This presentation will examine potential liability exposure for utilities and other energy providers, as well as recent updates on inverse condemnation law.  The presentation will also address best practices for right-of-way management and minimization of exposure to large damages claims.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Transferable Land Skills for the Professional Landman

Credits

1.25 CEU

Description

Speakers: Brent Broussard, CPL, Mike Gibson, CPL, Jeffrey Klam, CPL, and Amanda VanDeusen, CPL |

 

If you’ve been in this industry long enough, you know it’s a cycle of ups and downs, highs and lows, feast and famine.  Unfortunately, landmen are often some of the hardest hit in these downturns.  Transferable Land Skills for the Professional Landmen can help prepare you and give insight on what you can do when Oil & Gas may not be paying the bills.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Land Technology - the Future Is on Its Way

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speakers: Rakhee Das, Art Ensley, Robert Nunmaker, and Andy Steuven |

 

Future land departments will be automated, integrated via blockchain, powered by machine learning, and managed by landmen.  To prepare for the future, companies today are investing in data, adopting new technologies, developing new skills, and embodying a culture of innovation.  Our panel will discuss both this strikingly different future and what companies are doing today to create real value while charting their path to tomorrow.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Ethical Considerations for Landmen

Credits

1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

Speakers: Jamie Bryan, Katherine Gafner, and Sandra Safro |

 

Sometimes, we learn lessons the hard way. This interactive presentation will focus on legal and ethical issues that landmen face across the country, from force majeure to employment status.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Shedding Light on Solar Leasing

Credits

0.50 CEU

Description

Speakers: Sylvia Arostegui, Esq. and Eric Martin, Esq. |

 

Solar energy production has grown at an average annual rate of 50% over the past decade and is poised to continue growing.  Learn how utility scale solar leases are structured, what drives this structure, and about commonly negotiated terms.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Underground Natural Gas Storage

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Ralph Nevis, Esq.

 

The paper will survey the property rights required for development and operation of natural gas storage projects, primarily in the states in which natural gas storage operations are common and addressed by applicable law. The presentation will provide highlights of the paper’s key concepts and conclusions plus a case study based on the case of Central Valley Gas Storage v. Southam (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 686, which the author handled at trial and on appeal.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Advanced Due Diligence

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Christopher Heasley | 

 

In-depth look at the typical title and environmental defect structures in a purchase and sale agreement, together with variances across basins and assets. Examples that may constitute defects under a customary purchase and sale agreement and other important due diligence considerations..

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - EPA Region 6

Credits

0.50 CEU

Description

Speaker: Ken McQueen |

 

EPA Region 6 encompasses the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico and is unlike any other region in that it produces much of the nation’s oil and gas. Regional Administrator McQueen will discuss Region 6 priorities and updates that impact industry..

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - If I Own Mineral Rights, Can I Do a 1031 Exchange?

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Jim Miller |

 

This presentation will discuss what a 1031 exchange is, the statutory requirements and applications of 1031 exchanges to oil, gas and mineral interests..

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - This is Not Your Father's Producer 88

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker:  Brad Gibbs

 

This presentation will focus on modern provisions in the oil and gas lease that have been a rich source of litigation, including continuous development, retained acreage, depth terminations and others.



 

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Ancillary Oil & Gas Agreements: When One Agreement Isn't Enough

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Andrew Graham |

 

This presentation will review a variety of agreements that landmen might encounter in the course of an asset sale between two companies, including the definitive sales agreement, confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, conveyance documents (including deeds, assignments, subleases, and bills of sale), financing agreements (including promissory notes, mortgages, deeds of trust, financing statements, and pledge agreements), operational agreements, employment agreements, and side letter agreements.  In the course of this presentation, we will discuss the purpose of each agreement, important distinctions between them, and identify risks and challenges that landmen face when they encounter them.



 

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Covet Your Assets: How to Defend Against Title Problems

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker:  Renee Anderson |

 

This presentation will discuss common and not so common title issues—open mines doctrine, parole agreements, etc.  We will discuss how these topics are treated in court cases and who has the burden of proof. We will also discuss how and why we use curative documents to protect our assets, what evidentiary value the court places on these items and how to successfully meet all legal requirements to win in court.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Dealing with Distressed Parties Under the AAPL 610 Joint Operating Agreement

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker:  Gerald Walrath |

 

What to expect when your working interest partner goes in the tank: an overview of rights and responsibilities under the AAPL 610 Joint Operating Agreement..

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - A Landman's Roadmap for Navigating Federal Oil and Gas Leases

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: David Hatch |

 

From sliding-scale royalties to "dead" leases to complex federal unit issues, dealing with federal oil and gas leases can be a daunting task for any landman.  This presentation will discuss federal lands and leasing generally, identify a number of issues relevant to landmen and their companies, and provide a roadmap to get through it all safely.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Evolution of Produced Water Management in the Permian Basin

Credits

0.50 CEU

Description

Speakers: Dalton DeWinne, Brendan LaVallee & Colin Kowal |

 

Case study on how water management methods in the Permian Basin have evolved with the acceleration of horizontal shale development.
 

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - Field Landman's Guide To Working Contract In-House

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speakers: Nash Bell, CPL & Jeffrey Klam, CPL | 

 

Our presentation will cover how we moved from field landmen into in-house landmen, what we learned along the way and the differences in the roles.  We will also cover how someone making that transition either on a full time or contract basis should prepare and execute.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Session - The Negotiation Before the Negotiation: Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements

Credits

0.75 CEU

Description

Speaker: Marita Morris, CPL |

 

A large percentage of NDA's are harmless and despite all the legal language, it doesn't usually include anything that will harm you.  The objective is to have a document in place to protect both parties and a business' confidential information.  Most of us sign them on a regular basis.  It's how we keep deal flow going.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't read them carefully and watch for 'sneaky' non-compete language.  This is a discussion on Confidentiality, the NDA, Non-Compete and Non-Circumvent language and things to watch for.  

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RPL/CPL Certification Exam Review Day 1

Credits

6.50 CEU 0.50 CEU Ethics

Description

RPL / CPL Certification Exam Review Day 1

Covers Chapters 1 - 7 in the Oil & Gas Land Reference Volume

 

| Chapter 1 - AAPL & the Landman 
| Chapter 2 - Real Property Law 
| Chapter 3 - Property Descriptions
| Chapter 4 - Contract Law 
| Chapter 5 - Conveyancing & Interest Calculations 
| Chapter 6 - Oil & Gas Lease 
| Chapter 7 - Ethics 

 

 

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CPL Certification Exam Review Day 2

Credits

5.00 CEU

Description

CPL Certification Exam Review Day 2

Covers Chapters 8 - 11 in the Oil & Gas Land Reference Volume

 

| Chapter 8- Pooling 
| Chapter 9- Joint Operating Agreements 
| Chapter 10- Negotiation and the Petroleum Landman 
| Chapter 11- Well Trades 
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CPL Certification Exam Review Day 3

Credits

4.00 CEU

Description

CPL Certification Exam Review Day 3

Covers Chapters 12 - 16 in the Oil & Gas Land Reference Volume

 

| Chapter 12- Federal Onshore Lease and Exploratory Units 
| Chapter 13- Environmental Law and Regulation 
| Chapter 14- Offshore (OuterContinental Shelf) 
| Chapter 15- Mineral Landwork 
| Chapter 16- Federal Taxes on Oil and Gas Income 
| Chapter 17- Geographic Information Systems 
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Complete CPL Certification Exam Review

Credits

15.50 CEU 0.50 CEU Ethics

Description

Complete CPL Certification Exam Review

Covers material in the Oil & Gas Land Reference Volume

 

| Chapter 1- AAPL & the Landman 
| Chapter 2- Real Property Law 
| Chapter 3- Property Descriptions
| Chapter 4- Contract Law 
| Chapter 5- Conveyancing & Interest Calculations 
| Chapter 6- Oil & Gas Lease 
| Chapter 7- Ethics 
| Chapter 8- Pooling 
| Chapter 9- Joint Operating Agreements 
| Chapter 10- Negotiation and the Petroleum Landman 
| Chapter 11- Well Trades 
| Chapter 12- Federal Onshore Lease and Exploratory Units 
| Chapter 13- Environmental Law and Regulation 
| Chapter 14- Offshore (OuterContinental Shelf) 
| Chapter 15- Mineral Landwork 
| Chapter 16- Federal Taxes on Oil and Gas Income 
| Chapter 17- Geographic Information Systems 

 

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2021 Annual Meeting Conference Recording Bundle

Credits

11.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

PRE-ORDER Access to recorded sessions of the diverse educational lineup being offered at the 2021 Annual Meeting with presentations by respected industry leaders and experts. This year, educational sessions offer the chance to earn up to 12 continuing education credits.

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2021 Virtual Appalachian Land Institute

Credits

7.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

Hear from industry experts and leaders as they discuss trends, forecasts and educational topics relevant to that industry, including:

The Marcellus and Utica Shales: The Appalachians 3rd (or 4th) Bite at the Energy Apple
Dan A. Billman, P.G./C.P.G., Billman Geologic Consultants, Inc.
Practical Usage of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act and Marketable Title Act
Nikolas E. Tysiak, Esq., Babst Calland
A Comparison of Wind Power and Oil and Gas Landwork
Robert H. Wilson, III, RPL, Sustainable Power Group
An Overview of Acquiring Property for Solar Projects 
Phillip Guerra, CPL, ForeFront Power
Going From a Purchase and Sale Agreement to Closing
Andrew Graham, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
President's Panel: Dealing with the Downturn/Future of Landwork
Moderator: Anthony Romeo, CPL, Northeast Natural Energy 
PanelistsBritney Crookshanks, CPL, Infinity Natural Resources, Mark A. Acree, CPL, Independent, Aaron Yost, CPL, Percheron and Lester Zitkus, CPL, AAPL President; Gulfport Energy
Ethics
Kelly O'Bryan da Mota, Esq., Cimarron Land, Inc.
AAPL Update
Lester Zitkus, CPL, AAPL President; Gulfport Energy

Credits: 7.00 CEU, 1.00 Ethics

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2021 Virtual Mining and Land Resources Institute

Credits

9.00 CEU 1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

Hear from industry experts and leaders as they discuss trends, forecasts and educational topics relevant to that industry, including:

Water Update
Bill Price, Black Rock Resources Services LLC
Panel Discussion: Unusual Land Acquisition
David Allman, Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, David W. Donnelly, CPL, Kinross Gold USA, Inc.
Canadian Land & Environment Issues
Charles Kazaz, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Mining Law Reform Efforts: Claim Staking or Claim Taking?
Joshua Cook, Crowley Fleck LLP
The Landmen - How They Secured the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Right-of-Way
Michael D. Travis, P.E., Travis/Peterson Environmental Consulting Inc.
Nevada's Mining Sector Outlook
Mike Visher, State of Nevada, Division of Mineral
Title Due Diligence in Conservation Easement Transactions
Ben Machlis, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Alaska Update
Ramona L. Monroe, Stoel Rives LLP
AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Orson K. Tingey, CPL, Barrick Gold of North America
AAPL Update
Lester Zitkus, CPL, AAPL President & Senior Vice President of Gulfport Energy

Credits: 9.00 CEU, 1.00 Ethics

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Understanding and Researching Surface Rights

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

-How are a lease and an easement different?
-Which type of conveyance is an oil and gas lease - a lease or an easement?
-Can I lose my easement?
-We've got the acreage under lease. Do we not we have all the surface rights we need?
-What are "beneficial uses" of a tract that may require additional surface rights?
-How do I figure out what rights I have...and if I might need additional rights?
-What happens if we don't secure all the surface rights we need? 

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Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Owners...and Finding Solutions

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar offers steps for dealing with difficult, challenging and unreasonable owners. Whether they are surface owners, mineral owners, working interest owners, or company owners, when we run in to challenging issues, there are communication tools that can help. This webinar touches on:

Ways to identify the underlying situation Figuring out what tactics will be effective and Ways to turn the situation around
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Managing Your Lease When Production Ceases

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Topics in this webinar include:

Constructive Production Production in Paying Quantities  Shut-in Royalties and Minimum Royalties  Temporary Cessation of Production  Complete Cessation of Production

 

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Fast Closings and Delayed Due Diligence: Doing Oil and Gas Deals with Limited Access to County Records

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

The lengthy, cost-intensive due diligence process is often fatal to closing an oil and gas asset sale. The recent quarantine has highlighted this problem, with deals being lost or delayed due to lack of access to county records.

 

This webinar will discuss a seldom-used deal structure that closes the sale immediately and postpones the typical pre-closing price adjustments to a future date. This deal structure offers benefits and risks to both buyer and seller, but it may be the solution that both parties need. The webcast will also cover the basics of purchase price adjustments under oil and gas PSAs and related matters.

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Making Cash Flow

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Decisions pivot on cash flow analysis, and cash flow builds on all of the major drivers in the business.  Reliable cash flow analysis requires a broad understandig of the issues and methods for inputs ranging from geology to gas differentials, from decline curves to discount rates.  Mr. Purvis will survey methods, notable issues and misunderstood assumptions for creating and interpreting cash flows.

 

Learning objectives:

Be able to dissect a reservoir engineer's cash flow projections.

Be able to ask meaningful questions about the underlying work process that created the assumptions.

To apply appropriate concepts of uncertainty to comprehend the implications of the analysis.
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Working Interest and NRI Caluclations for the Top 10 Texas Oil and Gas Cases of 2019

Credits

1.25 CEU

Description

With a bit of creative thought, nearly every title dispute can be characterized as a battle for the ownership of WI & NRI. In this webinar, Douglas M. Potter, CPL, provides his commentary as to the contested WI & NRI for selected Lawsuits within AAPL's Landman Magazine's [March/April, 2020 Vol 65 No. 2] artileThe Top 10 Texas Oil and Gas Cases of 2019. The commentary is not to be considered to be a legal opinion, but rather general guidance for Landmen in their daily work.

To prepare you for this webinar, the commentator suggests that the webinar registrant should familiarize himself/herself with the above AAPL article. The March/April Landman Magazine can be located here: https://www.landman.org/resources/member-resources/landman-magazine
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The article can also be found further down this page, under "Additional Information".

After the webinar, AAPL’s Landnews Digest will serve as a “blog” to provide feedback and peer review of Mr. Potter’s comments.  AAPL’s Landnews Digest will also serve as a forum to exchange perspectives for similar circumstances in other oil producing states.  If you are not currently receiving AAPL’s Landnews Digest, you may visit www.landman.org to subscribe.

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JOA Disputes and Litigation

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar will focus on several of the types of disputes and potential litigation that may arise under a JOA given the current market conditions of low oil prices and COVID-19.  

Among the issues to be discussed includes an analysis of the circumstances governing removal of the operator, including concerns of whether the operator is solvent and strategies for working with an operator that has filed for bankruptcy. The webinar will address steps an operator may take to protect its interest and perfect any potential liens.  Additionally, the webinar will address potential issues involving non-operators under a JOA, including the rights of a non-operator and potential liability.  In asserting a claim under a JOA, the webinar will address the types of relief available, including injunctive relief. Finally, the webinar will address the issues and potential liability relating to assignments of interests in a JOA.

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AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice - III

Credits

1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

This presentation will utilize AAPL's newly produced vignettes while taking you through a series of scenarios that often occur to industry professionals.

Major Topics Include:

Misuse / Commingling of Funds Fraud / Breaking the Law Fraud / Forgery
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Faster, Smarter Contracting Process in the Oil & Gas Industry

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

According to IACCM's Oil and Gas Benchmark Study, over half of all Oil & Gas contracting professionals have initiatives to simplify their contracts and implement contract management tools. 

Join our experts Jerris Johnson of Lontra Energy and Peter Thomson of ContractRoom to learn how Oil & Gas companies have simplified their contracting process and improved cycle times. 

In this webinar you will learn how you can:

Increase effectiveness using remote, real-time collaboration - faster than email and safer than cutting&pasting Automate document assembly through a process of conditional drafting to speed contract creation and ensure compliance Contract smarter by capturing large sets of content and behavior during the negotiation process Quickly and easily implement a cost-effective contract solution specifically designed for Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) - subscribe to AAPL Contract Center -or- upgrade to Contract Room application to address all contract types

 

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Acquisitions of Distressed Assets

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar will cover the Acquisition of Distressed Oil and Gas Assets.  We will cover the types of distressed assets, the process for purchasing distressed assets and purchasing oil and gas leases in bankruptcy proceedings.  Additionally, we will discuss the due diligence of oil and gas lease acquisitions.

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Old and New Issues Involving Joint Operating Agreements

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar is designed to address operating agreement issues involving the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement. This includes issues that have existed for a long time as well as new issues. Several recent court cases from various jurisdictions will also be discussed.

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AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice - IV

Credits

1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

A basic level is most beneficial to an individual learning a new skill or with little to no experience in the subject. This level may be appropriate for individuals who are also looking for a refresher course.

This presentation will utilize AAPL's newly produced vignettes while taking you through a series of scenarios that often occur to industry professionals.

Major Topics Include:

Professional Conduct / Substance Abuse Felony Conviction Professional Conduct / Geneder Bias / Sexual Harassment
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Tips for Negotiating Online

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Learn helpful tips for Negotiating through Email, IM, and Text Messages.

 

We try not to do it.  Face-to-Face Communication is the clearest form of communicating.  Phone communication is also a strong way to communicate..  Yet more and more we are being pushed to communicate and negotiate through digital forms.  When communication is stripped of being able to read facial expressions and responses, body language, and voice intonation - the communication lacks essential clues.  Yet more and more, communication and negotiations are being pushed to emails and text messages.  This is a one-hour webinar with tips for communicating effectively through email, instant messaging, and text messages.

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Covid, Climate, Careers: A Changing Industry

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

COURSE LEVEL: Overview

 

A look at how a changing world, changing economics and a global pandemic may create a tipping point in the industry and what that means for those of us in it.  Mr. Purvis surveys wide-ranging dynamics, each with detailed research, before outlining ideas on how the industry and individuals can evolve with to the changing world. 

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How to Make Deductions From the Royalty Stream for Post-Production Expenses

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

COURSE LEVEL: Advanced

Most private Oil & Gas Leases have language that requires royalty owners to pay their proportionate share of taxes, regulatory fees and the expenses to treat:

       crude oil,

       natural gas and

       gas liquids

as well as expenses to market those products.

Some leases require royalty owners to pay their share of electricity bills, if the Lessee is required to use electric motors rather than internal combustion engines for power.

Most appellate courts have said those requirements are valid.

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AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice - V

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

COURSE LEVEL: Basic

This presentation will utilize AAPL's newly produced vignettes while taking you through a series of scenarios that often occur to industry professionals. Topics in this webinar will include; Misuse of Confidential Information/Breaking the Law, Fraud & Duty Disclose.

Major Topics Include:

Professional Conduct / Unfiled Mining Claims

Fraud

Discrimination

Conflict of Interest / Professional Conduct

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Land Descriptions 101

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

COURSE LEVEL: Basic

 

Topics Covered:

          Latitude / Longitude

          Meridians / Baselines

          Townships / Ranges / Sections [Jeffersonian]

          Metes & Bounds Descriptions

          Lots & residential subdivisions

          Texas Abstracts & Sections [non-Jeffersonian]

          Eastern States [non-Jeffersonian]

          A simple trick-of-the-trade for Celestial Navigation

          Converting Degrees, Minutes and Seconds to Decimal Degrees

 

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Navigating Anti-Washout Provisions

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate

This webinar will focus on the interpretation and application of anti-washout provisions in oil and gas assignments and contracts.  The course will address the interpretation of anti-washout provisions and the application of those provisions.  Finally, the webinar will provide some drafting and practical strategies for working with anti-washout provisions.

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Open Mine Doctrine and Life Estates

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar will address the intersection of life estates and oil and gas development.  The webinar will cover an overview of life estates in real property and the relationship between the life tenant and the remainderman.  Second, the webinar will focus on working with life estates in the context of oil and gas development.  Participants will learn the requirements for taking leases covering lands subject to a life estate and how to distribute payments to owners of a life estate.  Finally, the webinar will provide an overview of the open mine doctrine and its application.

 

During the webinar, you will:

Learn the components of a life estate Understand the requirements for taking leases covering lands subject to a life estate Gain strategies for navigating payments to life tenants and remaindermen Understand the Open Mine Doctrine and its application   
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Navigating Development and Cotenancy

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

The seminar explores several common issues relating to the development of oil and gas assets involving cotenants. The presentation will address strategies for accounting to cotenants, adverse possession by a cotenant and how cotenancy is addressed in multiple jurisdictions.  Participants will gain strategies and solutions to work successfully with cotenants in the development of oil and gas assets.

 

During the webinar, you will:

Gain an overview of cotenancies and the rights and duties among cotenants Learn how to engage in oil and gas operations involving cotenants Understand how to properly account to cotenants for production Learn how a cotenant may adversely possess the interest of another cotenant
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Oil & Gas vs. Solar: Negotiating a Lease

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar will focus on the basics of what an oil & gas land professional needs to know about a solar lease. You will learn about the different types of solar energy projects (e.g., ground mount, parking canopy, rooftop). You will learn about the different types of solar agreements that may be required to obtain site control depending on the type of solar energy project. Additionally, this webinar will discuss the similarities and differences between key lease terms you may see in oil & gas versus key lease terms you may see in solar.

 

Topics Covered: 

Solar Option (for a ground mount project) Solar Lease (for a ground mount projects) O&G vs. Solar similarities and differences, including key lease and lease option terms
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Current Issues in Louisiana Oil & Gas Law

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar will highlight recent developments in oil and gas law in Louisiana. Kiefaber & Oliva LLP attorney Patrick Schenkel will cover the basics of a mineral servitude and address the impact of statutory pooling (forced pooling) on mineral servitudes and mineral leases. The session will also provide strategies for navigating stacked geological units.

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Nuisance and Surface Issues in the Oil Patch

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

The webinar will address the elements of nuisance claims and provide a framework for analyzing potential nuisance claims in the context of oil and gas development.  The webinar will focus on strategies for defending potential nuisance claims bought by surface owners by oil and gas operators.  The webinar will also discuss the use of the surface estate by oil and gas operators.  The webinar will analyze the elements of the accommodation doctrine and potential claims raised by surface owners regarding oil and gas development on their lands.  Finally, the webinar will address subsurface trespass and when an oil and gas operator may or may not need to obtain subsurface easements or agreements.

 

During the webinar, you will learn:

The elements of a nuisance claim Strategies for responding to potential nuisance claims The elements of the accommodation doctrine and when it is applicable When an operator may face exposure for subsurface trespass
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Compulsory Pooling

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

The session provides an analysis of recent trends and issues that oil & gas exploration and production companies face. Learn more about the applicable statutes and regulations, as well as the variation in states’ approaches to compulsory pooling.

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AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice - II

Credits

1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

This presentation will utilize AAPL's newly produced vignettes while taking you through a series of scenarios that often occur to industry professionals.

Topics in this webinar will include:

Misuse of Confidential Information/Breaking the Law Fraud Duty Disclose
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Purchasing Marginal Gas Units In Shale Plays

Credits

0.50 CEU

Description

Find marginally producing gas units in existing shale plays and buy them for PDP value; then drill new shale wells to book new reserves. Attendees will learn how to search for, buy and prepare old units for new wells.

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Relinquishment Act Lands

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar will cover all issues involving the Relinquishment Act from the historical background of its enactment to present-day issues involving leasing and conveying of Relinquishment Act lands.

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Leasing Under Texas Roadways

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

This webinar will explore common matters related to roadway and mineral ownership, highlight historical context and cover practical guidelines on how to proceed when faced with roadway leasing obstacles.
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Buying Minerals in Producing Properties to Raise NRI

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Course Level: Overview

In this course, Marlin K Brown, CPL explains how to create a program to buy minerals in your companies' producing properties to improve your bottom line.

This webinar will include many helpful steps & topics:

Authorize Budget Prepare Offer Document Report
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Buying Companies Instead of Assets

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Choosing to buy an entire company instead of restricting the purchase to its assets can help make things simpler.  It can also present some serious challenges.  This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of a strategic decision to purchase another company.
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Common Ethics Pitfalls Faced by the Professional Landman

Credits

1.00 CEU Ethics

Description

This presentation will review the basis for ethical practice for professional landmen by reviewing a series of common ethical pitfalls, including conflicts of interest, representations with landowners, confidentiality, fiduciary responsibilities, competence and expertise, non-discrimination, advertising, social media, and criminal activity.
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So You Drilled a Well – What Now?

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

An examination of the documents, contracts and agreements which follow the drilling of an oil or gas well, along with the problems that can arise from existing agreements, whether within or without the lease of unit, as you attempt to get your product to market.
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Comparative Title Law – 21 Producing States

Credits

2.50 CEU

Description

Panel discussion with attorneys representing Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana
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New Opportunities: Maximizing Your Acreage With Solar

Credits

1.00 CEU

Description

Speaker: Phillip Guerra, CPL

This presentation will focus on how landmen can maximize their leasehold with solar. You will learn the land criteria for two different types of solar projects, terms of a mutual surface use agreement, and things to be aware of when it comes to title, engineering or design, construction, local and state legislation, and decommissioning. Additionally, this presentation will highlight certain benefits that a solar project could bring to an operator.