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TAPL Spring Golf Tourney Recap

The 2007 TAPL Spring Golf Tournament was held on Monday, May 14, 2007 at Indian Springs Country Club.  The tournament was a popular event with over 300 golfers participating on a great day for golf.  Lunch was served before the tournament and steak dinner was held along with the presentation of awards and prizes afterwards.   Special thanks to our sponsors for helping to ensure that this tournament was again a first-class event!   DINNER Chesapeake Energy Corporation Cimarex Energy Co. Turner Oil & Gas Properties, Inc. XTO Energy Inc.   LUNCH Avalon Exploration, Inc. Frontier Land, Inc. Panther Energy Company Rockford Energy Partners II, LLC Samson Resources Company   ON-COURSE BEVERAGES Continental Land Resources, LLC Petrohawk Energy Corporation Williams Production Mid-Continent Company   RANGE EnergyNet Frontier Land, Inc.   HOLE Altrav Petroleum Company • Bearcat Land, Inc. • Concho Land Co., LLC • Courtney, Countiss, Brian & Bailey, LLP …

TAPL Scholarships

The following students in the OU Energy Management Program received a TAPL scholarship in the amount set opposite their name for the 2007-08 school year:   Scott Cavett    – $500 in his last remaining semester Lindsey Lane   - $500 in her last remaining semester Tyler Frakes - $500 in his last remaining semester   Mike Hammond – $1000 – ½ in each of the next 2 semesters Robert Walter – $1000 – ½ in each of the next 2 semesters Brennan West – $1000 – ½ in each of the next 2 semesters Warren Davis - $1000 - ½ in each of the next 2 semesters Katie Chisholm - $1000 - ½ in each of the next 2 semesters

TAPL New Board Member Vote

The 2006-2007 TAPL Board will include Dwayne Allen, Doug Black, Steve Black, Bill Creel (Past President), Joey Stauffer, Mike Watanabe and five (5) new members to be elected by the membership.    TAPL has several categories of membership including Active, Associate, Non-Resident, Retired and Honorary Members.  If you joined TAPL as an Active Member (whether you are a resident or not) you will have voting privileges and should have received the ballot via regular mail.  If you are an Active Member and have not yet received it, please contact Mike Watanabe at (918) 488-8962 or    As instructed on the ballot, TAPL Active Members should select five (5) of the names on the ballot.  The ballot must be recieved by TAPL no later than Monday, May 21st  in order for you vote to count.  The five nominees receiving the highest number of votes will be …

May 2007 Message From the President

Our final event is almost here!  The annual Spring Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 14th at the Indian Springs Country Club in Broken Arrow, weather permitting.  Please be sure to thank Larry Brunsman, Chairman of the Golf Committee and his team of volunteers, Jim Sughru, Joey Stauffer, Tony Cristelli, Darin Zanovich, Karen Wigger, Pam Ibbetson, Lisa Coats and Brittany McCoy for their hard work in making sure everyone enjoys this event!  Also, please thank all of our sponsors for their support and fantastic prizes!   The Spring Educational Seminar was tremendous!  Many thanks to Barbara Long, Doug Black, Pat Bowman and Ted Hinson for terrific speakers on relevant topics.  More than half the reservations and payments (we now accept American Express and Discover, as well as Visa and MasterCard) were made online, so the website is …

May TAPL Meeting

Due to the TAPL Spring Golf Tournament, there will not be a regular Dinner or Lunch meeting in May.  The dinner following the golf tournament on Monday, May 14th will serve as TAPL’s final monthly dinner meeting of the 2006-07 membership year.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held in September 2007. 

TAPL Spring Golf Tournament

The 2007 TAPL Spring Golf Tournament is scheduled for next Monday, May 14, 2007 at Indian Springs Country Club.  The tournament filled up quickly and we expect it to be another great event.  Due to the large attendance and a reduction in available parking, ISCC management has asked that we try to help the situation by carpooling, if possible.  ISCC has built additional tennis courts where we had overflow parking in the past. As a result, unless we carpool, some of us are going to be parking in the Wal-Mart lot just off the Creek Turnpike and Elm.  So, let’s all help – at the very least, meet at the Wall Mart just off the Creek Turnpike and Elm and carpool to ISCC.  We should have a great time with everyone’s help.    Remember that lunch will be served beginning …

TAPL Spring Educational Seminar Recap

The Spring Seminar held at OSU–Tulsa on April 19th was a success as 80 attendees enjoyed an entertaining and educational lineup of speakers.   Our keynote presentation was “Fighting Oil Fires” by Mike Shellman.  He had wonderful videos as well as entertaining stories about the history of this dangerous profession.   The other fantastic speakers included G. Warren Thornell – “Ethical Conduct – If Everyone is Doing It, It May Not Be OK”, Mohan Kelkar - “Biofuels, The Real Story”, Bill Hobbs - “From Wellhead to burner Tip”, Flip Whitworth - “Land Problems Related to Drilling Horizontal Wells in Texas” and David Marcell - “A & D Market Overview”.  An OERB representative was also present during lunch to discuss its programs.  The discussion by Mohan Kelkar regarding Biofuels included very interesting facts that each of us involved in the oil and gas …

Bio-fuels - Myth or Reality? by Mohan Kelkar

Presented by Mohan Kelkar at the TAPL Spring Seminar 4/19/2007.

Website Registration Winner

Website Registration Winner   The results are in for the winner of the drawing among the registrants who entered our site within the first week. Congratulations to Gene Caldwell with Samson Resources Company. He is the winner of a $100 gift certificate to Doe’s Eat Place on Cherry Street.    

Intro to Field Land Practices

AAPL Introduction to Field Land Practices Seminar Date:                Thursday and Friday, July 12-13, 2007 Where:             University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma   We’re pleased to announce that AAPL will present its next Introduction to Field Land Practices Seminar in Norman, OK. The seminar will be held Thursday and Friday July 12-13, 2007, at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.  The Introduction to Field Land Practices seminar is a two-day program designed for the six-month to five year landman and is well suited for both the field landman and the in-house landman wanting to learn more about field land practices. It can serve as a primer for those starting out in field landwork, as a refresher and general review for the more experienced landman, or as an opportunity for the company landman to learn more about field landwork. The material …