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Landman Magazine

Published bimonthly, Landman has established itself as the key magazine of the oil, gas and minerals land management profession. Each issue addresses primary land issues along with a proper balance of association news and information relating to peripheral areas of concern. 

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Current Issue

Current Issue

Featured articles include: "Lease Maintenance Analysis," "The Search for a Cure," "A Year in Review – and a Look Ahead," and Field Reports. Members must log in to access the magazine. 

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Previous Issues

Each member has access to the electronic version of previous issues of the magazine through the Members Only section.

September/October 2020

September/October 2020

Featured articles include: "Not Your Father's Producers 88," "Mineral Liens in the Post-Pandemic Econonmy," "Silica Sand Mining," and the 66th Annual Meeting Recap. 

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July/August 2020

July/August 2020

Featured articles include: "Expanding Solar Reach in Texas," "Texas Railroad Commission Declines to Prorate Crude Oil Production," "Understanding Title Records in California," and "Diversity and Inclusion." 

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May/June 2020

May/June 2020

Featured articles include: "Wellbore Assignments of Oil and Gas Leases," "Drone Use Best Practices," "Meet the Officer Nomineess," and the 2020 NAPE Summit Recap. 

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March/April 2020

March/April 2020

Featured articles include: "Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered," "Customizing the Oil and Gas Lease," "Field Reports," and "Top 10 Texas Oil and Gas Cases of 2019." 

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January/February 2020

January/February 2020

Featured articles include: "The 'New Energy' Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking," "Dealmaker Spotlight," "Not Your Average Lessor" and "Applying Title Defects." 

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November/December 2019

November/December 2019

Featured articles include: "Garbage In, Garbage Out," "Expanding the Pugh Clause," "Landmen Helping Landmen" and 2019 Summer NAPE Recap. 

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September/October 2019

September/October 2019

Featured articles include: "Developments in Underground Trespass Law," "Comparative Analysis of Unique Title Issues," "The Commingling Doctrine and Horizontal Wells" and AAPL 65th Annual Meeting Recap. 

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July/August Landman 2019

July/August Landman 2019

Featured articles include: "Four Recent Drainage and Offset Cases," "The Obvious Biomass Emissions Error," "Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements for Due Diligence," "Saltwater Disposal Well Leasing" and Field Reports. 

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May/June 2019

May/June 2019

Featured articles include: "Escheat of Abandoned/Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds in Texas," "Benefits of Self-Employed Landmen," 2019 NAPE Summit Recap, "Global Warming," "Landmen's Landmines" and the 2019-2020 AAPL Officer Nominees. 

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March/April 2019

March/April 2019

Featured articles include: "Royalty Confusion and Testamentary Intent in Pennsylvania," Field Reports, Government Affairs: AAPL Scores Legislative VIctory, "Are You Safe From Hackers," "Fracking Facts, Fantasies and Regulations in Texas and Beyond" and "eSignature is Not Enough."

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January/February 2019

January/February 2019

Featured articles include: "FAQs Federal O&G Leases, Part 2 of the Series," "The Woman Question," "Roughnecks of Sherwood Forest," "Top Texas Oil & Gas Cases of 2018" and the AAPL Annual Report. 

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November/December 2018

November/December 2018

Featured articles include: "Environmental Citizen Suits Under the Trump Administration," "Are Health Care Options Expanding,"  "Drone Use iin the Oil Patch," "The Great Debate: Fixed of Floating Royalty" and Summer NAPE Recap. 

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September/October 2018

September/October 2018

Featured articles include: "Environmental Citizen Suits Under the Trump Adminstration," "Protesters Aren't Stopping U.S. Pipeline Network Growth," "Teapot Dome: The Greatest Scandal in the History of the U.S. Oil Industry" and Local Association Spotlight: Black Warrior. 

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July/August 2018

July/August 2018

Featured articles include: "Ohio Supreme Court Refuses to Impose an Independent Duty on Operators to Develop Deeper Strata," "Blockchain Technology — The Hype and The Hype" and "Grass-Roots Group Advocates for Energy Development in Canada."  

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May/June 2018

May/June 2018

Featured articles include: "The Permian Basin: A Miracle of Technologail Innovation," 2018-2019 Officer Nominations, "Texas House Bill 40 From a Practitioner's Viewpoint," "The Changing Rold of Private Equity in the Energy Industry" and NAPE Summit Week Recap. 

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March/April 2018

March/April 2018

Featured articles include: "Wood Mackenzie Outlook: More Questions Than Answers for 2018," "The Risk of Prematurely Forming a Binding Contract in the Age of Email" and "Developing Underground Gas Storage: From Leasing to Open Season." 

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January/February 2018

January/February 2018

Featured articles include: "Permian Production Tug of War: Geology vs. Technology," "FAQs of Federal Oil and Gas Leases," "Top 10 Texas Oil and Gas Cases in the First 11 Months of 2017" and "West Virginia Confirms its Adherence to the Contract Theory of Pooling of Nonparticipating Royalty Interests." 

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November/December 2017

November/December 2017

Featured articles include: "IHS Industry Highlights," "Geology for Landmen," "The New AAPL JOA Form," "Texas Supreme Court Rules Off-Lease Drilling Is Not a Trespass" and 2017 Summer NAPE Recap. 

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September/October 2017

September/October 2017

Featured articles include: "Energizing New Mexico," "2016 AAPL Member Compensation Survey Results," "Shooters: A Fracking History" and the AAPL 63rd Annual Meeting Recap. 

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July/August 2017

July/August 2017

Featured articles include: "Unwarranted Licensing of Landmen," "If I Own Mineral Rights, Can I Do a 1031 Exchange," "Denbury v. Texas Rice: Clarifying the Test for Common Carrier Status, Power of Eminent Doman" and Landman Field Reports. 

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May/June 2017

May/June 2017

Featured articles include: "Texas Court Holds That an Injection Well Permit can be Challenged Outside Travis County via Injunctive Relift," "Potential Changes to the Oil and Gas Lease Protection Package," "Louisiana Update" and "NAPE Summit 2017 — Back in Action." 

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March/April 2017

March/April 2017

Featured articles include: "Brackish Water: A New Moneymaker For Texas Landowners," "Applying Your Landmen Skills in the Right Way Workplace: Practical Tips for Navigating Common Hurdles" and "Not on my Land: Ingress and Egress vs. Easement." 

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January/February 2017

January/February 2017

Featured articles include: "NAPE Denver Abuzz with Networking, Deal Making," "2016 Case Law Update: an Overview of Ohio and West Virgina Cases," "Certification Timeline: Major Change for RPL/CPL Exam Timing," "Landmen as Independent Contractors," and IHS Industry Highlights. 

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November/December 2016

November/December 2016

Featured articles include: "How to Make Deductions from the Royalty Stream for Post-Production Expenses," "2016 Case Law Update: An Overview of Texas Supreme Court Cases" and "Oil and Gas Venture Capital Funding: Pitfalls and Recommendations for Staying Out of the Desert of Default and Defeat." 

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September/October 2016

September/October 2016

Featured articles include: "Divestiture and Acquisition: Due Diligence 101 for Land Professionals" and "Full Court Press: EPA Issues Final Rulemakings and a Draft Information Collection Request in its Ongoing Effort to Reduce Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Industry." 

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July/August 2016

July/August 2016

Featured articles include: "A Model Form Title Opinion: Time for a Revisit?," "EPA Given Dec. 1 Deadline to Prepare Financial Rule-Making Process for Hardrock Mining Industry," "Petroleum Products," "Waters of U.S.: Navigating the Evolving Clean Water Rule" and Landmen in Action. 

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May/June 2016

May/June 2016

Featured articles include: "NAPE Summit 2016: Reality, Tough Love and the Usual Whispers," "After 15 Years, Paul Nielsen Entrusts LANDNEWS to AAPL," "The Benefits of Self-Employment for Landmen" and "Texas Statutory Subordination of Mortgages." 

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March/April 2016

March/April 2016

Featured articles include: "Title Examination Pitfalls in Researching Federal Mineral Records," "Completely Complete: Determining When a Well Can Be Considered Completed," "Determining the Ownership of Landfill Gas" and "A Crude History of Mabel's Eyelashes." 

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January/February 2016

January/February 2016

Featured articles include: "Acquisitions, Due Diligence and Title," "Public Land Issues and Updates," "Ethics in Negotiations and Title Curative From the Landman's Perspective" and "Recent Developments in Louisiana Legislation and Jurisprudence: Mineral Rights." 

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November/December 2015

November/December 2015

Featured articles include: "The Force Majeure Clause in a Time of Economic Downturn," "Duhig Rule," "To Sign or Not to Sign: Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?" and "Farmout Agreements Require Careful Analysis."  

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September/October 2015

September/October 2015

Featured articles include: "The Executive Right to Lease: A Primer and Recent Developments," "Importance of Lease Language that References Regulatory Rules," "What is a Well-Rounded Landman?" and "AAPL Accredits Energy Management Program at The University of Texas at Austin."  

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July/August 2015

July/August 2015

Featured articles include: "Fracking, Disposal Wells and Induced Seismicity," "Texas Enacts House Bill 40 to Regulate Oil and Gas at State Level," "Texas Case Law & Legislative Update" and Landmen in Action. 

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May/June 2015

May/June 2015

Featured articles include: "Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)," "Surface Tension: Accommodation of the Estate Doctrine," "2015 Oil and Gas Case Law Update" and Landmen in Action. 

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Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Featured articles include: "Shedding Cyclicality for Sustained Prosperity: The Road Map Ahead," "Landman Survival Guide," "Interest of Amicus Curiae" and "What's Next for One of America's Biggest Oil & Gas Producing States: Kansas." 

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Winter 2014-15

Winter 2014-15

Featured articles include: "The Evolution of the Landman," "Keeping the 'Independent' in Independent Landman," "High-Limit Liability Insurance: A Necessity in a Litigious Society" and "AAPL Governmental Relations Update." 

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July/August 2014

July/August 2014

Featured articles include: "The Joys of Title Law," "Landmen and the Unathorized Practice of Law in Wyoming," "The Independent Contractor Issue & You" and "50 Years of Membership." 

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April/June 2014

April/June 2014

Featured articles include: "AAPL: Your Partner in the Marcellus Shale," "Acquisition Title Options – What Happend to the Basics?," "Developing the Next Generation of Landmen" and "Exporting Natural Gas Benefits Industry and America." 

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February/March 2014

February/March 2014

Featured articles include: "The AAPL Operating Agreement and the Deadbeat Nonoperator," "Administration of Federal Oil and Gas Leases in New Mexico," "Recording Oil and Gas Documents in the Marcellus And Utica Shales" and "Communication: An Interview with Marlene Chism." 

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Winter 2013-14

Winter 2013-14

Featured articles include: "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: The Key to Winning Hearts and Minds," "A Primer on Oil and Gas Regulation in Texas: Spacing, Density, Permits, Exceptions," "Anatomy of a Costly Government Scare" and "Texas Countes' Authority to Mandate Construction Permits and Roas Use Agreements." 

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