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Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

  • 1.  Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

    Posted 11-12-2020 14:39
    Colleagues, thanks for posting about Real estate/Petroleum Landman Combination.

    Has anyone successfully transitioned into Wind, Solar or Utilities.   Would you share your experience?

    The reason I posed the ROW/IRWA reciprocity is because when you look at the courses, AAPL and local chapters have offered similar courses and I have taken such courses.  Interesting enough, IRWA has an entire list of courses to take.

    Many petroleum landmanagers have worked right of way for pipeline without IRWA designation, so I was also interested in your experience if you went through IRWA certification.

    Thanks for response.


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    Kimberly Smith
    Baytown TX
    (432) 352-6649
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  • 2.  RE: Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

    Posted 11-30-2020 07:49
    Hi landmen struggling with this latest industry downturn,
    I spent close to 25 years as a landman in Oklahoma, the last 10 as a CPL.  During an industry downturn in the 90's, I made the transition to right of way eventually earning the SR/WA designation, the IRWA professional designation that parallels the AAPL professional designation.  My oil and gas experience served me well as I handled many of the mineral issues for three different railroads, BNSF, UP and CSX.  I became a partner in a right of way firm, PHAROS Corp. which was eventually purchased by HDR Engineering.  My negotiation and title experience were invaluable as a Senior Project Manager running right of way projects in 13 states.
    Most right of way firms do require you to be licensed realtors.  I became a realtor in 5 different states, and a real estate broker in 2 states.  I see no downside to using your skills as a landman in the right of way profession.  The salaries were equivalent and the work was steady.  You can always move back into oil and gas when times get better.  Hang in there.
    Chuck Robinson, CPL(retired), SR/WA(retired)

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    Charles R.(Chuck) Robinson
    Retired
    Boise ID
    (208) 473-4997
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  • 3.  RE: Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

    Posted 12-01-2020 14:16
    Thanks for posting this. It gets discouraging at times, but there is nothing else I would rather do than Oil & Gas/ROW work. 

    I got into this business because of the potential of money. I stayed in it because I absolutely love what I do.

    Mike Higley
    Keota, OK
    918-917-7405








  • 4.  RE: Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

    Posted 12-01-2020 18:53
    Mike,
    Thanks for the compliment.  I also loved oil and gas work as a landman, but had a successful career afterward as a right of way agent.
    Chuck





  • 5.  RE: Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

    Posted 12-01-2020 18:53
    Thank you for sharing your experience.  If only I had you to guide me... along the way.  I will call to say hello!


    IRWA - When I looked at the IRWA, I saw that they did not reciprocate with AAPL.  I wish the two groups had reciprocity.  The process for Certification is lengthy and costly.   What did you learn from IRWA that AAPL did not include.  In addition, was it worth the effort?

    With IRWA, I had to start at the bottom of the process.  (Annoying)

    I agree, I had many people tell me - do you have your real estate license?

    Therefore, I now have a real estate license and can trade surface and subsurface.

    A few more questions I want to pose -
    • Has anyone transitioned to Utility?
    • Wind?
    • Commercial Title Officer
    • Residential/Construction
    • Government?

    The landmanager zoom we had went very well, we had a nice discussion.  Therefore, we are inviting our colleagues to upcoming discussions.


    Topic: TalkTexasOil highlights Ryan Fairbanks, RPL
    Time: Friday Dec 11, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9901975977?pwd=dEdYbU53U2tHeFFvTUhoQUIxVWF2QT09

    Meeting ID: 990 197 5977
    Passcode: Land



    Then Ryan Fairbanks  extends this zoom to everyone!
    For joining the December spotlight on Solar with Phillip Guerra, J.D., CPL:
    Topic: Land for Solar with Phillip Guerra
    Time: Wednesday Dec 16, 2020 06:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2680993461?pwd=V2h3YmNpRWFnamVuUUliTDhBZVdndz09

    Meeting ID: 268 099 3461
    Passcode: 677599

    Both of these will be promoted on @talktexasoil on insta, twitter, and Linked In!



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    Kimberly Smith
    Baytown TX
    (432) 352-6649
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  • 6.  RE: Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

    Posted 12-03-2020 00:44
    Thanks so much, Kimberly! I'm looking forward to both of these opportunities to connect and serve our community!

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    Ryan Fairbanks RPL
    Petroleum Landman/ROW Agent
    R&B Capital Corp.
    Vernal UT
    (970) 773-4740
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  • 7.  RE: Thanks Colleagues - Oil and Gas Real Estate and Surface

    Posted 12-01-2020 18:53
    Thank you for sharing your experience.  If only I had you to guide me... along the way.  I will call to say hello!


    IRWA - When I looked at the IRWA, I saw that they did not reciprocate with AAPL.  I wish the two groups had reciprocity.  The process for Certification is lengthy and costly.   What did you learn from IRWA that AAPL did not include.  In addition, was it worth the effort?

    With IRWA, I had to start at the bottom of the process.  (Annoying)

    I agree, I had many people tell me - do you have your real estate license?

    Therefore, I now have a real estate license and can trade surface and subsurface.

    A few more questions I want to pose -
    • Has anyone transitioned to Utility?
    • Wind?
    • Commercial Title Officer
    • Residential/Construction
    • Government?

    The landmanager zoom we had went very well, we had a nice discussion.  Therefore, we are inviting our colleagues to upcoming discussions.


    Topic: TalkTexasOil highlights Ryan Fairbanks, RPL
    Time: Friday Dec 11, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9901975977?pwd=dEdYbU53U2tHeFFvTUhoQUIxVWF2QT09

    Meeting ID: 990 197 5977
    Passcode: Land



    Then Ryan Fairbanks  extends this zoom to everyone!
    For joining the December spotlight on Solar with Phillip Guerra, J.D., CPL:
    Topic: Land for Solar with Phillip Guerra
    Time: Wednesday Dec 16, 2020 06:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2680993461?pwd=V2h3YmNpRWFnamVuUUliTDhBZVdndz09

    Meeting ID: 268 099 3461
    Passcode: 677599

    Both of these will be promoted on @talktexasoil on insta, twitter, and Linked In!



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    Kimberly Smith, MPA, RPL
    TalkTexasOil Media Group
    and Petroleum Landmanager
    Metro Atlanta, Baytown and Midland
    432-352-6649
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