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How Landmen Are Made: The Interns Origin Story

This is a follow up post to LandmanLife’s posts The Last Landman – A Career Dead End and The Circle of Landman Life How I Got Started I have been in the ‘game’ since the beginning of 2015 and even though I am quickly approaching my tenth year in the industry, I still feel like

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The Circle of Landman Life – How Landmen Are Made

This is a story about how landmen are made. Back when I was in college/just out of college, we watched True Blood on HBO. It came on after Entourage. I guess vampires and werewolves were all the rage back then. Anyways, sometime in the first or second season there was a scene where a new

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Landman Life

What Happens When You Hit a Career Dead End? The Last Landman

The year is 2030, and landmen have gone extinct. They hit a career dead end. Fossil fuels are being rejected all over the world, replaced and displaced by less efficient and more expensive “renewable” or “greener” energy. After decades of being the oil and gas industry’s punching bags, there have been no new landmen born

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Life Comes At You Fast

It’s August 19, 2023 and during this month alone (so far), I’ve posted 15 times (this post will make it 16). Since the last time I rebooted the site, which was sometime in early 2019, I have posted/re-posted 110 total posts. That means this month alone has accounted for over 13% of the total posts.

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The Value of a Professional Image

Everybody’s Doing It When the Shale Boom started, most landmen were required to join AAPL so brokers could say “all our contractors adhere to the ethical standards set forth by AAPL.” It was a marketing gimick. Then we were all required to have our own LLCs. That was a liability gimick. We’re still doing those

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What’s the Best Hazy IPA? Electric Jellyfish

I don’t remember exactly when it was that I got my first taste of Electric Jellyfish, or EJ as we refer to it these days, but it was one of those perception altering moments where you instantly reevaluate all of your previous beer drinking decisions and know that they were wrong. As part of the

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