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Landman Jobs

LandmanBlog Job Board – Free job board right here on – The go-to resource for landman jobs (requires an annual fee).

Recommended Reading

Primer of Texas Law of Oil and GasPrimer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas – This is probably the best book I’ve seen on Oil and Gas Law in Texas. The plain language explanations are perfect for non-attorneys.  It’s also light enough to stuff in your briefcase so that its always handy if you need it.


Educational Development

American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) – The AAPL offers an abundance of educational opportunities for landmen as well as varying levels of certification for those that want to advance their career.

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation – The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) is a collaborative educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, land use, conservation, environmental protection, and other related areas.

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation – The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is a national nonprofit educational organization which fosters the study of the laws and regulations related to natural resource development and energy use.

University of Texas Continuing Legal Education (UTCLE) – UT offers the Mineral Law Fundamentals and Institute Seminars once a year, which are highly recommended for advanced studies.  In addition to its seminars, UT offers a wide variety of papers, powerpoints and podcasts through its eLibrary.

Mapping Tools

Allen Scale – Engineering scales designed specifically for use on paper oil and gas maps with conversions for varas, chains, rods, feet, etc.

Land Measure Compass – Transparent plastic compass designed for measuring compass points for metes and bounds descriptions.

Deed Plotter – Computer software for drawing out metes and bounds descriptions.

Landman Forms

Forms On-A-Disk – Industry standard forms including the AAPL Joint Operating Agreement and COPAS, along with Producers 88 Lease forms.

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