What is a Land Professional?


Landmen are the public facing (business) side of the oil, gas and mineral exploration and production team. They interact and negotiate directly with landowners to acquire oil and gas drilling leases on the behalf of oil and gas companies. There are three different types of landmen:

Company Landmen
Negotiates deals and trades with other companies and individuals, draft contracts (and administer their compliance), acquire leases, clear title, prepare land for drilling and ensure compliance with governmental regulation.



Independent Field Landmen

Serve clients on a contract basis and are generally the industry’s contact with the public as they research courthouse records to determine ownership and prepare necessary reports and locate mineral and land owners. They negotiate oil and gas leases and various other agreements, obtain necessary curative documents and conduct surface inspections before drilling.



Independent Land Consultants

Serve clients on a contract basis to perform the functions listed above. Much effort is directed to due diligence examinations required in the purchase and sale of companies and properties.



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