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Staying in the Game: 7 Tips for Independent Landmen

Staying in the Game: 7 Tips for Independent Landmen
06/02/2021
This article was first written by Richard Hines, former Vice President and Owner of iLandMan. It has been revised and updated by P2 iLandMan’s Jay Williams, a professional landman with over a decade of experience in land and lease management. A special thanks to Richard and Jay for...

We Get by With a Little Help From Our Friends: Tips & Tricks to Get Back to Work in Oil & Gas

We Get by With a Little Help From Our Friends: Tips & Tricks to Get Back to Work in Oil & Gas
03/29/2021
Recently, we hosted a special presentation where guest speaker, Dr. Amanda Rico, of Rico Editorial Services, joined P2’s Billy Lowry and Tracey Mizell, VP, Land Solutions and Sr. Manager, iLandMan Operations, respectively, in providing guidance and insight on how land professionals can get back to work in 2021...

Data Synergy and the Importance of Understanding an Oil & Gas Specific Maturity Model

Data Synergy and the Importance of Understanding an Oil & Gas Specific Maturity Model
12/14/2020
If you are trying to maintain your leases at the same time as curtailing production, you need certain information available across domains. We explored this first in our blog: Maintain Leases, Manage Shut Ins, and Maximize Efficiencies in a Downturn . Information like a shut-in date is of...

Maintain Leases, Manage Shut Ins, and Maximize Efficiencies in a Downturn

Maintain Leases, Manage Shut Ins, and Maximize Efficiencies in a Downturn
11/02/2020
NAPE recently dedicated a roundtable to the topic of maintaining leases while curtailing production, and we noted a few important takeaways that directly relate to our customers’ utilization of software to assist in this process. Curtailment decisions require cross-department collaboration and access to data within the different upstream...

Using Well Data as Key Indicator of Lease Position

Using Well Data as Key Indicator of Lease Position
10/06/2020
Land departments from coast to coast need to understand their lease position using current well data from both operated and non-operated wells. This can be a differentiator and competitive advantage in land management . Comprehensive and timely well data – whether your own or that of other wells...

Maps: Living, Breathing Entities in Land Management

Maps: Living, Breathing Entities in Land Management
08/24/2020
All land departments have issues surrounding maps – from the most sophisticated GIS structures to the groups that outsource all of their mapping processes. Many considerations must be made if engineering, geology/geophysics, and land are all to be on the same page. Consistency and communication are vital among...

Lease Maintenance: Increasingly Important in Land Management

Lease Maintenance: Increasingly Important in Land Management
07/16/2020
Maintenance is a fact of life. Just think about all the things you own or possess that need continual maintenance or upkeep. Cars need oil changes. Air conditioners and furnaces need new filters. Appliances need cleaning and inspection. Computers need protection from malware. The list goes on and...

Navigating the Complexity of Ownership Changes

Navigating the Complexity of Ownership Changes
06/23/2020
When you think of ownership changes in upstream oil and gas, a lot comes to mind and that’s because ownership changes is a broad topic. It spans both land and accounting, there are a myriad of types and challenges associated, and addressing them takes time, effort, and manpower,...

Evolution, Innovation, and Modernization in Land Management

Evolution, Innovation, and Modernization in Land Management
06/08/2020
Land departments everywhere struggle to comprehensively manage lease and contract obligations, divisions of interest, interest decks, and GIS mapping, which is why we continue to work on, iterate, and develop land databases. First and foremost, we strive to practice continuous innovation to provide solutions to today’s complex land...

The Real Deal: Data Migrations vs. Data Conversions in Land

The Real Deal: Data Migrations vs. Data Conversions in Land
04/29/2020
In land management, data is crucial in understanding and maintaining your lease position, but fundamentally, all data has issues. Data integrity is critical, especially when you need to move, convert, or otherwise manipulate data within a land system. So how do you maintain your data and ensure its...