AAPL America's Landmen

The CPL & RPL Reviews are now available for purchase on video or audio (MP3 format). Once purchased, you will have access to the video(s) you've purchased for 90 days. You may choose to purchase one of the complete reviews or only the individual courses you wish to view or hear. To receive CE credit for a course, you must complete and return the associated affidavit to AAPL after viewing the course.
CPL Review
Full coverage of the entire CPL Review - all 14 chapters of the Oil & Gas Land Review & Study Guide
18 CE Credits, Including 1 Ethics and 1 CPL/ESA
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RPL Review
Full coverage of the entire RPL Review - chapters 1-5 and 14 of the Oil & Gas Land Review & Study Guide
7 CE Credits, Including 1 Ethics
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Real Property Law (CPL/RPL)
Discussion of the types of property, various methods of acquiring title, the types of deeds and the attributes of warranty and special warranty deeds, the types of ownership and important differences, including life estates and remaindermen.  This section also includes a review of the requirements to record documents and the various recording statutes.  Included is a brief discussion of the primary real property law differences between Louisiana and other states.  This section also covers land descriptions.

Chapter 1
2 CE Credits
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Contract Law (CPL/RPL)
The discussion on Contract Law will cover the basic elements of a contract, the types of contracts, requirements of a valid contract and the penalty for a breach, offers and termination of offers, the legal capacity to enter into a contract, and the impact of fraud and misrepresentation in negotiating a contract (oil and gas lease).

Chapter 2
1 CE Credit
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Conveyancing (CPL/RPL)
How do we know who has the authority to lease and who has the right to receive royalties from production? This section will cover determination of mineral and royalty ownership and includes a discussion of the “Duhig Rule” used in interpreting conveyances. A number of hands-on problems help solidify the material presented.   The audio-only MP3 file for Conveyancing is not available at this time.

Chapter 3
1 CE Credit
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Interest Calculations (CPL/RPL)
The main focus on this section is calculating landowner mineral interests, legal descriptions from conveyances and gross and net acres.

Chapter 4
1 CE Credit
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Oil & Gas Lease (CPL/RPL)

Starting with a review of the history of the oil and gas lease and the implied covenants of under the lease, this section continues to a complete review of each major clause of a typical oil and gas lease. The section is concluded with a series of questions that address most lease maintenance questions. A fully “marked-up” lease is included for easy reading and interpretation.

Chapter 5
1 CE Credit
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Pooling (CPL)

A general overview of the various aspects of pooling and unitization are discussed. When we speak of “pooling” and “unitization”, we are talking about the processes of combining oil and gas leases and the merging of both royalty and working interests into units, thereby erasing the boundary lines that exist between the leases and interests. Numerous examples of problem situations are discussed.

Chapter 6
2 CE Credits
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Joint Operating Agreement (CPL)
What is the purpose of the JOA? When is it used? What does it do? These questions and a review of the 1982 and 1989 AAPL Model Form JOA will be covered to prepare those sitting for the exam and give a good refresher for others. 

Chapter 7
2 CE Credits
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Well Trades (CPL)

Why do we do well trades? What is involved in making a deal? What are some of the more common types of trades? How can I calculate my working interest in a deal? These questions will be discussed in detail.

Chapter 8
1 CE Credit
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Federal Onshore Leases and Federal Exploratory Units (CPL)

Approximately one-third of the mineral ownership of the US is owned by the federal government. These interests are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. While the majority of federal lands are in the western states, there are also federal lands in most of the other states. This discussion will cover how federal onshore leases are granted, the leasing process, and the process for forming federal exploratory units.

Chapter 9
2 CE Credits
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Environmental (CPL)
This section covers a brief overview of the US environmental legislation and how it impacts the oil & gas industry. Most of the focus is on federal laws regulating the disposal of hazardous waste and the cleanup of sites contaminated by hazardous substances. The discussion also covers the purpose and contents of an environmental site assessment.

Chapter 10
1 CE Credit (CPL/ESA)
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Offshore/Outer Continental Shelf (CPL)

The federal government owns approximately 1.75 billion acres in the outer continental shelf area of the United States. This area contains a large percentage of US oil and gas reserves. This section will review the basics of management of these minerals by the Minerals Management Service and how leases are issued and managed.

Chapter 11
1 CE Credit
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Mineral Landwork (CPL)
Most landmen may never become involved with mining and the US mining laws but a general understanding of this area of landwork is important for the CPL. We present a brief overview of the Mining Law of 1872 and how to acquire mineral rights to US Public Domain lands.

Chapter 12
1 CE Credit
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Federal Taxes on Oil and Gas Income (CPL)
This section takes a brief look at federal taxation of oil and gas income and includes a discussion on depletion, expensed items, capitalized items, and intangible drilling costs. The focus is on developing a broad understanding of this area.

Chapter 13
1 CE Credit
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Ethics (CPL/RPL)
This section covers the AAPL Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice which are the basis of conduct, business principles, and ideals for all AAPL members. Since there are no licensing requirements for landmen and since membership in AAPL is voluntary, these ethical standards are a key element of AAPL membership and being a professional landman. 

Chapter 14
1 CE Credit  (Ethics)
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