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ABOUT THE MANUAL The following is the table of contents of the 254-page manual, “The Art and Science of a Petroleum Landman” TABLE OF CONTENTS: Table of Contents NANCY'S RULES 4 1. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM LANDMAN TRAINING 6 OVERVIEW OF THE JOB: LAND TITLE RESEARCH 8 TASKS YOU WILL PERFORM: KNOW THEM! 13 LANDMAN ETTIQUETTE 15 Tools of the Trade - Briefcase stuffers 17 3. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE 18 FEE SIMPLE 18 LIENS, LIFE ESTATES AND COMMUNITY AND SEPARATE PROPERTY ESTATES 19 LIFE ESTATES 20 COMMUNITY PROPERTY 21 LEASEHOLD ESTATES 22 LICENSE 22 ADVERSE POSSESSION 23 STATE AND FEDERAL LANDS (TEXAS), AFTER-ACQUIRED TITLE AND STRIPS AND GORES 24 4. THE STRUCTURE OF THE RECORDING SYSTEM 26 THE GRANTORIGRANTEE INDEX 27 THIS HISTORY OF THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE 28 MINERALS UNDER STATE OF TEXAS RELINQUISHMENT LANDS 28 5. THE MECHANICS OF RECORDING DOCUMENTS AND SEARCHING TITLE 30 PART B: CHAINS OF TITLE 31 PART C: AN ABSTRACT OF TITLE (or "RUNSHEET") 33 CURATIVE (See the complete section on Curative on Page 95.) 33 SEARCHING TAX RECORDS 34 6. LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS 35 METES AND BOUNDS 36 TOWNSHIP AND RANGE (RECTANGULAR SURVEY) SYSTEM 39 Type of Description and Community PropertyIDowerICurtesy 42 EXAMPLES OF COMMON LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS 45 WRITE A LEGAL DESCRIPTION USING THIS WARRANTY DEED INFORMATION 47 7. MAPPING AND DEED PLOTTING 48 TOBIN MAP 51 8. CONVEYANCES (TRANSFERS OF INTEREST) 52 STATUTORY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR A CONVEYANCE 55 WHY ELEMENTS ARE IMPORTANT 55 CONVEYING LAND USING A POWER OF ATTORNEY 57 CONVEYING MINERAL OWNERSHIP THROUGH DECREE 57 9. RESERVATIONS AND CONVEYANCES OF MINERAL INTERESTS 59 DUHIG RULE 59 The "Subject to" Clause 60 UNDIVIDED INTEREST AND MINERAL ACRES 62 10. BOOTS ON THE GROUND: How to start and conduct the Search 64 IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING DOCUMENT INTERPRETATION 64 TAKING EACH DOCUMENT ON IT'S OWN MERITS 65 FOUR CORNERS RULE 67 SEARCHING TAX RECORDS 67 WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN TO YOUR RUNSHEET 67 11. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN INSTRUMENT ANALYSIS 70 12. ANATOMY OF A MINERAL TAKE-OFF, SEARCH and THE FLOWCHART 77 13. ILLUSTRATIONS OF TAKE OFF FORMS 79 14. PREPARING AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR FLOWCHART 83 15. AHA! I GET IT! - Understanding the difference between Minerals and Royalty 87 16. YOUR ASSIGNMENT: IS IT MINERAL TITLE OR RUNSHEET TITLE? 90 WHEN YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS A MINERAL REPORT 91 WHEN YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS A COMPLETE RUNSHEET 92 WHEN YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS A LEASE TAKE-OFF 93 YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE 95 17. TITLE CURATIVE: Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like 96 TITLE OPINIONS 96 CONTENTS OF A TITLE OPINION 99 AFFIDAVITS 101 100 RATIFICATIONS 101 LANDMAN'S STATEMENT 102 18. DESCENT AND DISTRIBUTION AND THE PROBATE CODE 112 Intestate Succession in Texas, a Community Property State 112 Per Stirpes vs Per Capita 114 PROBATE CODE 115 ADOPTION 116 Intestate Succession law in Louisiana, a CurtesyIBower State 117 DISTRIBUTION TO HALF BLOODS AND WHOLE BLOODS 122 19. CALCULATING INTERESTS IN A WELL 124 WORKING INTEREST 124 REVENUE INTEREST 124 20. THE OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASE 127 THE HISTORY OF THE LEASE 127 PROVISIONS OF A LEASE 128 MOST FAVORED NATIONS CLAUSES 130 PUGH CLAUSE 130 A WORD ABOUT UNITIZATION 131 THE STANDARD PRODUCER'S 88 LEASE 131 THE OIL AND GAS LEASE AS A PART OF YOUR RUNSHEET 132 RECEIVERSHIPS: "I CAN'T FIND MY MINERAL OWNER" 132 OIL, GAS, AND MINERAL LEASE AND THE CONCEPT OF "HELD BY PRODUCTION" (HBP) 134 21. CREATING YOUR RUNSHEET 140 DIRECTIONS FOR INPUTTING INTO EACH CATEGORY OF YOUR RUNSHEET 140 CERTIFICATION DATE 145 22. CONVEYING RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS 147 MAKING A DETERMINATION OF MINERAL OWNERSHIP 149 23. LET'S TALK ABOUT RIGHT OF WAY AGENTS 151 THE WORK OF A RIGHT OF WAY AGENT 151 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILILTY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY AGENT 153 GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE WORK 153 MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS 154 SURVEY PERMITTING AND MAPPING ASSISTANCE 154 ROUTE SELECTION 154 TITLE SEARCH 156 APPRAISAL AND LAND VALUE ANALYSIS 156 WRITING A LEGAL DESCRIPTION FOR AN EASEMENT 157 ACQUISITION OF RIGHT OF WAY AND NEGOTIATIONS 158 DUE DILIGENCE AND UPDATING RECORDS 158 SITE ACQUISITION AGENTS 158 24. HOW TO MAKE AND REPORT A SITE VISIT 160 25. ETHICS - An Important Factor In Every Single Day 162 6. BOOTS ON THE GROUND: PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF YOUR SKILLS 165 27. LANDMAN'S RULES - DO NOT VIOLATE THESE RULES 169 28. SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ON USING THE ACCESS DATABASE 171 WHEN YOUR RESEARCH IS COMPLETE 172 29. EXAMPLES OF DOCUMENTS, FORMS AND LETTERS 174 YOUR RUNSHEET WORKBOOK DOCUMENTS 185 30. MEASURES, FORMULAS AND ABBREVIATIONS 217 31. WRITE A LEGAL DESCRIPTION - This is a test 224 32. GLOSSARY 225 SUGGESTED LANDMAN'S RESOURCES 253 NANCY'S RULES RULE NO. 1: Don't talk to other landmen about their work, NO CHATTING RULE NO. 2: Don't ever miss a reservation. Ever. RULE NO. 3: You can't sell what you don't own RULE NO. 4: Keep your mouth shut, keep your eyes open, read every word RULE NO. 5: SLACKERS NEED NOT APPLY RULE NO. 6: Remember, you're working without a net. No one is checking your work. RULE NO. 7: If you're job is easy, you don't know what you're doing. RULE NO. 8: Your job will end. Save your money and pay your taxes RULE 9: Join AAPL at your earliest opportunity RULE NO. 10: Read and understand the AAPL's Code of Ethics RULE NO. 10: Dress appropriately. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TRUSTING ME WITH YOUR LANDMAN EDUCATION To Pre-purchase the Manual, please mail check for $45 to Nancy Gandy P. O. Box 107 Kountze, TX 77625 Paypal button inoperative