I am pleased to announce that the new TAPL Website, www.TAPL.org, will be operational later this week and it will be very user friendly!  To highlight just a few of the features, it will soon be easy for members to keep their own information current and to locate other members, as well as review upcoming events and register for same (including online payments by credit card) and you can make dinner reservations!  You can anticipate a separate notification this week as soon as it is up and running.  Also, if you login to the website by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 11th, you will be eligible to receive a $100 gift certificate to Doe’s Eat Place on Cherry Street!

Last month we had our monthly dinner meeting at the Petroleum Club on the 14th floor.  Many members enjoyed the variety of entrees that were made available and the comments of Dorsey Roach about the 2005 COPAS Accounting Procedures.  Thank you Dorsey for helping us landmen have a better understanding of the impact of these changes.


Our next Dinner Meeting will be Executive Night on Monday, April 9th at the usual location in the Petroleum Club.  Our speaker will be Hans Helmerich, President and CEO of Helmerich & Payne, and his topic will be leadership. 


We will not have a Luncheon speaker for April but we really do appreciate Brandon Phillips with Halliburton for coming in March with several of his associates to present a review of how they design a frac and then passing around actual samples of the materials that are used.


We have a terrific group of speakers lined up for our Educational Seminar on Thursday, April 19th at OSU-Tulsa, so please mark your calendars for this event.  It should fill quickly, so plan to register ASAP as instructed in this Newsletter!


The last big event of the year is our Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, May 14th at Indian Springs Country Club in Broken Arrow, and we need more sponsors.  Please see more details below.


Here is an update on the County Courthouses of Texas: On March 28, 2007, HB 2061 took effect and now the county and court clerks will not be held criminally liable for the disclosure of a SSN contained in a document filed with the county or district court clerk and not redacted by them before being made available to the public.  Thank you AAPL for helping to resolve this matter very quickly to keep the courthouses open for business.


Next month we will elect 5 new TAPL board members.  It is a very rewarding opportunity to serve our membership which continues to grow and to meet more landmen and other people that we deal with in our industry. So please give this opportunity some serious consideration and contact me or any other board member with questions. 


Take care and I hope to see you on April 9th.



Bill Creel

April, 2007