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What’s on my Kindle? Reading List for May 2023

Why I’m Sharing my Reading List This post contains affiliate links that we might get a scant smidgen of benefit from if you purchase anything off our list. We’ll use that money wisely, to buy more books…or something fun. I’ve shared a few reading lists previously, so it should come as no surprise that I …

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Developing Curiosity – Thinking Like a Landman Can Change Your Life

One of the most important aspects of being a landman (an actual landman, not one of the cold callers for a mineral buying company that just calls themselves a landman) is our problem-solving approach. The analytical way in which a landman learns to gather information is similar to the now-defunct profession of investigative journalism. When …

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Scratching the Surface – Working as a Surface Landman

In the pie chart of different landmen, most of the pie is taken up by field landmen. The guys out there buying leases, building runsheets, and generally keeping things moving have always been the greatest proportion of landmen. Next up you’ve got your in house landmen. They think they’re “the only landmen” a lot of …

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Life on the Road in 2023 – Gear Guide – Part 1 – Business Essentials

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which may benefit us in some small insignificant way if you use them. Maybe it’s Nostalgia, but Life on the Road in 2023 Doesn’t Sound So Bad… When I think back to my younger, dumber landman days, the most obvious aspect of life that has changed since then is …

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Permanent Record by Edward Snowden – Book Review

The Snowden Story, in his Words Almost everyone knows the name Edward Snowden by now. He’s one of the most polarizing characters of the past decade. Some people associate his name with the word “traitor” because that’s exactly the narrative painted by our government and media. “He’s the guy that defected to Russia, right?” Well…kind …

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On the Road to Becoming an Independent Landman

It’s not all Shiner Bocks and rosé all day Being an independent landman is a lot of hard work. Not only are you trying to focus on projects for the clients you have at the moment, but you are also trying to continue developing new clients to keep that work steady. Balancing between the two …

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The Challenges of Becoming an Independent Landman

Your Main Challenges: Becoming an independent landman is an exciting career choice, but it also brings with it a unique set of challenges. Here are five of the biggest hurdles you’ll need to tackle as you establish your own business. 1. Breaking Out on Your Own Breaking out on your own can be a tough …

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Winter Reading Guide

If you haven’t already checked out the Summer Reading Guide, that’s where you should get started. We’re expanding on that list with our Winter Reading Guide, adding some new suggestions we’ve received, and throwing some new books in the mix. The Map by Daniel Yergin is the newest release to make it on this list. …

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Summer Reading

Since we keep seeing requests for a list of oil and gas books, we decided to put together our own with some of our favorite reads. This list spans from beginners guides to the industry all the way to the technical aspects of how the industry works, with quite a lot of history and geopolitics …

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