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. 

Thank you,
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

Dear David,

First, I just want to say THANK YOU for the wonderful service you and The Petroleum Landman School provide to the industry.  Second, I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your class and how much knowledge I have gained in just 4 short days.   I am looking forward to the online classes also.  Thank you for providing me with the forms and sign on information in such a timely manner.  It has been a great pleasure in meeting you and learning from you.  Keep up the GREAT job.

Jacquelyn Eischen

Dear Mr. Melton,

I enjoyed every minute of the class.  Your instruction, good stories, book and all the other wonderful "extra" information is most appreciated.
I feel very motivated and so pleased I selected your course. 
 Thank you for a wonderful experience. I will happily recommend this course to others.

Respectfully yours,
Shawn K. Howell


I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation in the Landman school.
I like so many others have attended many college and career courses with
poor instructors.
I thought your organization of the subject matter and delivery was outstanding. I attended
4 days and every day zoomed by and without my mind wandering.
I look forward to completing the homework assignments and then participating
in the online courses.
I shall be anxious to actually work in the oil and gas industry.

Kindest regards
 Steve Bracy

Thanks for a great class. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Its a lot of good information that I plan to go far with.  
Im so thankful that you offered thos class. Ive been wanting to get into this field for years. It all started with building compression units w/ Cameron and researching the oil & has industry. 

Terri Walsh

​Mr. Melton:

I would like to take a moment to let you know how much I enjoyed your class. I happened to be at the courthouse today and ran into a friend that is a Landman. I told her what all I had learned in your class and she was amazed I could carry on a conversation with her in her own business that she has been in for 15 years. She actually does not know how to do the interest calculations,operating revenue and costs that I had been taught in 4 days.
I was as happy to get your certificate of completion after 4 days as I was to get my diploma from OU after 4 years. I am amazed at how much I understand after your class. After I got home and decompressed I realized how much I had really learned. But it is all coming together.
You are a great instructor.

Thank You Again
D. Bloss

​Hi Dave,

I just got back from the Curative Class in Midland. Thought it was great and I felt it was a productive use of my time. To me the measure of the usefulness of these types of classes is if the information can be translated in to productivity. I felt that the information and insights gained will be immediately useful to me on my next assignment as a landman and I can see where I could have utilized this information on past projects.

J. Katsacoulas
Petroleum Landman

​I wanted to drop you a line of thanks. The week following your class in Dallas I was able to secure a Landman job in Cuero, TX by the following Wednesday. I attribute this to the knowledge I gained from your four day course which gave me the confidence in my interview.

Now, I have been working for over a week in an office of over 50 Landmen. What I have heard is that there is a shortage of Landmen that can truly call themselves a Landman. I would say 60% of the people I am working with have very little experience, some are new like me. However with that said, the crew has been most helpful in getting me going.

So again keep up the good work and please use this letter in your class to maybe give the newbies some hope if you like.


​I attended your Dallas class last month and by the way, that program is great. It has already made me a hero in the office for plotting all of our leases and blowing them up to 3ft maps. They liked it so much, I have been given the project of plotting all wells, flow lines and all facilities associated with every lease. So I will definitely be needing a good GPS for that. Thanks again for recommending that software.
C. Goodman

​I am happy to say that I am a graduate of the Petroleum Landman School, what a great program you guys put on! I have material coming out of my pores still today. This class was so informative and touched on so many subjects that I am thrilled to have taken the time out of my busy schedule to attend. Also your instructor was a fantastic teacher and offered practical knowledge as well as legal information related to the topics. I think I will be less app to get in trouble and will make a far better Landman as a result of his instruction.

YOU GUYS ROCK!! Thanks for everything and I will be looking for new classes coming up.

Don Fry
Austin, TX

​I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic week I just had at the Petroleum Landman School. This was the best investment in myself that I have ever made. I was blown away with how much I was able to learn in four days of class. And continue to learn more and more each day. I was very impressed with the amount of knowledge that you have about the entire oil and gas industry. It really helps in understanding the landman's role when you get to see the entire picture of the oil business. I had a great time and have made new friendships that will last for the rest of my life.

Billie J. Morgan

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your class! It was a real treat to learn something that I found very interesting and taught in a format that made it fun to learn. I got so much more out of it knowing that you have been in the business for so many years and not just a teacher sitting behind a desk! You know what they say about those who can do, and those who can't- teach. Well, that's what made your class so interesting. You have the real working knowledge and wisdom to back up what you teach. I appreciate your commitment to passing on that knowledge.

Sherlyn Parham

Although we have been around the oil industry for many years we decided to take the Petroleum Landman class as a refresher. Don & I have done title search for mineral owners for almost 10 years and I worked with Petroleum Engineers for another 10 years, plus my Father retired from Sinclair Oil Company. I must say we were quite impressed with the class, with your knowledge and learned so much more than we thought we would. It was very helpful and informative and we highly recommend the class to anyone, whether a new landman, or a "seasoned" one. They will be amazed how much it will help them. The class should be a requirement for any new person in the business.

Thanks for the experience,
Don and Rosalie Chavis