You might think of the relationship between in-house landman and field landman as being similar to the relationship of a lawyer and a paralegal, respectively.
Both types of landmen have to understand property laws regarding mineral and surface rights, oil & gas regulatory laws, and reporting.
There is an increasing need for more diversified Petroleum Landmen and Right-of-Way Agents.
As in 1998, an opportunity today has arisen for oil-exporting countries, both from within and outside of OPEC (including the US), to re-think the framework and substance of their cooperative policies.
Their current approach to the problem of weaker prices has certainly not proven to be very effective.