Surface Use and Damage - Critical Issues

Course Overview Video

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The course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth look at many of the many aspects and
facets of negotiating a Surface Damage and Use Agreement and presents real life scenarios which are
designed to get the student familiar with oil and gas operations and right of way operations to better
equip them in negotiating settlement offers, such as dealing with Land Trusts. It comes with the Master
Class Series: Surface Use and Damage course as a bonus.

Syllabus

• Specific Surface Use Issues
• Pre-Drilling Operations – Temporary Roads And Testing Sites
• Post-Drilling Operations – Permanent Roads And Production Facilities
• Conclusion Discussion
• Surface Use – Reasonable Necessity Rule
• Damages Vs. Intent – Use Not Within The Protection Of ‘Reasonable Necessity Rule’
• Damages Vs. Intent – Use Within The Protection Of ‘Reasonable Necessity Rule’
• Surface Damage Option Agreements
• What Is It?
• Why Use It?
• What Are You Paying For?
• When Should You Use It?
• What To Pay For Damages
• Setting Values
• Workshop - Negotiating Actual Damage And Use Values And Issues
• Conclusion Discussion

The course writer and instructor:
David Melton

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The Petroleum Landman School in ran by seasoned veterans of the industry, and our courses are backed by leading companies.
But let's hear what actual graduates have to say:

Dave,
After finishing your class in August and now it being the first of October, I actually got a job last week working full time for a landman in Santa Fe handling federal leases.   I will tell you that they say what I learned in your class puts me ahead of the game so it was time and money well spent.

K. Haase

Dear David,
Thank you for the truly informative course held last September.
I have completed my first year as an in-house landman for a petroleum company and can’t imagine how I could have achieved it without your excellent tutelage.

R. Sidwell

Enrollment Options

Live Classroom

  • Includes Printed Course Manual
  • Testing, Homework, and Workshops
  • Document Downloads
  • 20 Course Contact Hours
  • Student Minimum: 10

$1,500

Live Webinar

  • Includes Printed Course Manual
  • Testing, Homework, and Workshops
  • Document Downloads
  • 20 Course Contact Hours
  • Student Minimum: 5

$1,250

Self-Paced Online

  • Printed Course Manual Not Included / Available Separately for $112 + Shipping
  • Testing, Homework, and Workshops
  • Document Downloads
  • 20 Course Contact Hours
  • Available for Six Months

$895

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