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Created by: Martha Mills at 9/16/2011 11:56:39 AM | 0 comments. | 1845 views.

Photos from the September "Safety Meeting" at the Blue Dog Cafe can be viewed by clicking on the link in the Past Events section on the Home page. About 15 people attended, along with some potential members and guests.

Thanks again to Totaland Technologies for covering the first $300 of the tab. Thanks also to members of the LAPL Executive Committee who worked hard to make the event such a great success.

Our next "Safety Meeting" is slated for 5 p.m., Thursday, October 20, at the Blue Dog. Contact Martha Mills at mmills@totaland.com or 337-231-5877 if you're interested in sponsoring an unofficial LAPL "Safety Meeting".

Created by: Martha Mills at 9/12/2011 1:42:29 PM | 1 comments. | 2122 views.

Please click on the link for the LAPL Kickoff party in the Past Events box to see photos from the event. Thank you, Chad Landry, for all your hard work and beautiful photographs!

For those of you who need to renew your membership, David Deville says to check your (snail) mail for membership renewal forms. You may also visit www.lapl.com and use PayPal to complete your registration. If you have any questions, contact David at daviddeville@reaganenergy.com or 337-237-1296.

Created by: Bill Justice at 9/5/2011 1:35:40 PM | 0 comments. | 2110 views.

Check out pictures from LAPL's first unofficial "Safety Meeting" in August at the Blue Dog Cafe. About 23 people attended, enjoying the opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with friends in the land business. You can view photos by clicking on the link in the Events section.

Thanks again to our sponsor Chasity Hooks & Associates, a local CPA firm specializing the accounting needs of the land industry. She covered the first $300 of the tab. Thanks also to members of the LAPL Executive Committee who worked hard to make the event such a great success.

Our next "Safety Meeting" is slated for 5 p.m., Thursday, September 15, at the Blue Dog. Contact Martha Mills at mmills@totaland.com or 337-231-5877 if you're interested in sponsoring an unofficial LAPL "Safety Meeting".

Created by: Martha Mills at 9/1/2011 11:27:05 AM | 0 comments. | 2142 views.
Created by: DAVID P. ORGERON at 5/26/2011 4:13:17 PM | 0 comments. | 3049 views.

Fellow LAPL members,

 

On behalf of LAPL I would like to thank all of you who attended the 2011 LAPL Charity Crawfish Boil.  This year’s event was another great success story for the event and for LAPL.  A total of 388 tickets were in circulation with 326 in actual attendance, both numbers up from the past 5 years. The weather was perfect for a night outdoors with not a cloud or mosquito in sight. With over 1,600 pounds of crawfish, 100 pounds of potatoes, 300 cobs of corn, 5 gallons of crawfish dip, 1 giant pot of jambalaya, 8 cases of soft drinks and 4 kegs of beer consumed, I believe it’s safe to say that a good time was had by all.

 

LAPL would like to extend a big “Thank You” to LAPL members Sarah Richard (Crawfish Boil Co-Chair), Chris Roy, Carolyn Savoy, Keith Dronet, Tim Ledet, Thomas Simon and Keith Hebert for donating their time and efforts to the cause, and also another big “Thank You” to UL students Ross Richard, Catherine Bergeron, Cory Vincent, Brandon Comeaux and Brandon Chatham for working the night of the event.

 

Please help us in extending our gratitude to the 36 very generous sponsors set out below who donated $17,800.00 to the cause.  Without the generosity of these gracious sponsors, this event, which does so much to help the less fortunate in our community, would not exist.

 

After deducting all expenses, LAPL was able to show a profit of $13,401.12 for this event.  These funds were donated to three local beneficiaries which perform valuable services for our community. Lafayette Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC) received one half of the funds, being $6,700.56, Miles Perret Cancer Services received one fourth of the funds, being $3,350.28, and The LAPL Scholarship Fund received one fourth of the funds, being $3,350.28.

 

Once again thanks to all of you for making this event a continued success and hope to see you again next year.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

David P. Orgeron

Crawfish Boil Co-Chair

 

 

Facility Sponsors - Beta Land Services, LLC; C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, Inc.; Chesapeake Energy Corporation; and Schoeffler Energy Group, Inc.

 

Platinum Sponsors - Suncoast Land Services, Inc.; and Carmouche Land Services

 

Gold Sponsors – PetroQuest Energy, LLC; iLandman; Acadian Land Services; Atkins (PBS&J); C & C Technologies, Inc.; Stone Energy Corporation; Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis, Oil Land Services, Inc.; XTO Energy, Inc.; Mayhall & Blaize; M & J Land Services; Dynamic Exploration Partners, LLC; and PHI, Inc.

 

Silver Sponsors - Pride Oil & Gas Properties; Miami Corporation; Stratagraph, Inc.; Allen & Kirmse, Ltd; Shoreline Energy, LLC; Mack Energy Company; Michael J. Broussard Land Services, Inc.; Liskow & Lewis; Badger Oil Corporation; TotaLand Technologies, Inc.; Mantra Land Services, LLC; Simon Land Services, Inc.; and Ellerbe & Harrison

 

Bronze Sponsors - Keith T. Hebert, CPL; Christopher J. Roy, CPL; Watson Report Service; and Labanowski & Associates

Created by: DAVID DEVILLE at 4/28/2011 4:16:07 PM | 0 comments. | 2626 views.

Every year when the Louisiana Legislature convenes for its regular session I go through the filed Bills to see what is of interest to the Oil & Gas Industry as well as Landmen in general.

 

Here is my list for the 2011 Regular Legislative Session, this is not an exhaustive list of all the bills filed only those I have deemed of interest.

 

Thanks,

--
Richard Hines
337.234.1125 office
337.247.4285 cell
rhines@ilandman.com

Links:

2011 Legislative Session - Oil related bills
Created by: Webmaster at 4/21/2011 4:42:29 PM | 0 comments. | 2624 views.

Have you ever wanted to get more involved with the behind-the-scenes work of your LAPL?  Well, you are in luck…

The LAPL holds elections every Spring to determine the makeup of the next year’s Executive Committee, and ballots will be going out soon.  While we have candidates for all of the positions listed below, we would like to encourage anyone interested to throw his or her hat in the ring. 

1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

LAPL Director (2)

AAPL Director

 

This is by no means a negative reflection on our current slate—it’s just that some have been volunteering for quite some time and it’s always a good idea to cycle in new energy, ideas and opinions.

Yes, there is a time commitment, but you will have the opportunity to get involved in exciting activities and substantial decisions affecting the future of our Association.  I hope you will give it serious consideration.

If you are interested, or simply have questions, please contact Thomas Simon (337-501-8667) or Bill Justice (337-278-4918) prior to 5:00 p.m. Monday April 25 (yes, that’s this coming Monday).

Created by: Bill Justice at 4/13/2011 2:56:55 PM | 0 comments. | 3430 views.

AAPL Director’s Report – March 2011 Board of Directors Meeting

The March, 2011 AAPL Board Meeting proceeded without incident under the capable direction of current AAPL President Steve Wentworth.  We received reports on Winter NAPE 2011, which showed a rebound by tying the 2008 record of 15,700 attendees.  With 1,640 booths, the NAPE Conference, Heroes Luncheon and International Forum, visitors had plenty to occupy their time and certainly got their money’s worth.

The operational changes that we voted onin 2009 have been in place for over a year now, and I am even further convinced that those changes were appropriate.  Allowing Robin Forte to concentrate his efforts on NAPE, and bringing in Marty Schardt to run the numerous other aspects of the AAPL has put the entire enterprise on a new footing--poised for both growth and servicing of the membership.  On the other hand, as these significant changes have been taking place, some differences have arisen between Robin Forte and the AAPL Executive Committee which will require arbitration to settle.  We expect everything to be resolved in the next month or two and will provide more details at that time.

Due largely to the financial success of NAPE, the AAPL’s finances remain strong enough to carry out its mission of serving the industry through education, representation and networking opportunities.  Along with the dedication to rebuild Landman.org (see below), the AAPL is greatly expanding educational opportunities through Field Landman seminars.  You can find more information about these seminars in Landman magazine, or by calling either the AAPL or contacting me.

One change of significance to many LAPL members is the relaxing of the requirement that RPLs have a college degree.  Please feel free to call me or refer to Landman.org for full details.

The IT/Website committee has been very active in its endeavor to rebuild Landman.org from the ground up, with the goal of creating a website capable of meeting and exceeding the numerous and various needs of the AAPL membership.  Being on the committee, I can confirm that this challenge is being taken very seriously, and that we fully expect to end up with an application that every landman will want to visit at least once per day.

I have just recently been appointed to the AAPL Public Lands Committee.  Please feel free to contact me with either questions or information that will be valuable to fellow AAPL members.

The AAPL Annual Meeting is coming up in early June and being held in Boston.  I strongly recommend that every AAPL member take advantage of the opportunity to network, receive continuing education credits, and enjoy the many attractions of a city like Boston.

For information, questions or concerns, I can be reached at 337-231-5877 or BJustice@TotaLand.com

Bill Justice

AAPL Director – Region I - Lafayette

Created by: DAVID P. ORGERON at 4/11/2011 12:42:59 PM | 0 comments. | 2898 views.

2011 LAPL CHARITY CRAWFISH BOIL

 

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Acadian Village for LAPL Members, Spouses and Guests

                                               

ALL YOU CAN EAT SELECT CRAWFISH, Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Free Beer, Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

 

DJ & Live Musician Matt Castille

                                                

$25.00/person in advance, $40.00/person at the door

 

Funds generated by this event will be donated by LAPL to the Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC), Miles Perret Cancer Services and the LAPL Scholarship Endowment Fund.

 

 

SPONSORSHIPS

 

Facility - $1,200

Exclusive key recognition as a FACILITY SPONSOR of the LAPL CHARITY CRAWFISH BOIL with Banner and special recognition announced in advertising the event and on FACILITY SPONSORSHIP BOARD.

Facility Sponsorship Award

8 tickets to the Crawfish Boil, Sponsor Recognition and Sponsor Award

 

Platinum - $1,000

Key recognition as a PLATINUM SPONSOR of the LAPL CHARITY CRAWFISH BOIL with Banner and special recognition announced in advertising the event and on PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP BOARD.

Platinum Sponsorship Award

6 tickets to the Crawfish Boil, Sponsor Recognition and Sponsor Award

 

Gold - $500

Key recognition as a GOLD SPONSOR of the LAPL CHARITY CRAWFISH BOIL with Banner and special recognition announced in advertising the event and on GOLD SPONSORSHIP BOARD.

4 tickets to the Crawfish Boil, Sponsor Recognition and Sponsor Award

 

Silver - $300

Key recognition as a SILVER SPONSOR of the LAPL CHARITY CRAWFISH BOIL with Banner and special recognition announced in advertising the event and on SILVER SPONSORSHIP BOARD.

2 tickets to the Crawfish Boil, Sponsor Recognition and Sponsor Award

 

Bronze - $150

Key recognition as a BRONZE SPONSOR of the LAPL CHARITY CRAWFISH BOIL with Banner and special recognition announced in advertising the event and on BRONZE SPONSORSHIP BOARD.

1 ticket to the Crawfish Boil

 

 

Make all checks payable to LAPL and return to Sarah E. Richard, 141 Ridgeway Drive, Ste. 102, Lafayette, LA 70503.  (337-945-7528)

 

Tickets available for sale and pick up from the following:

 

Keith Dronet

Art LeBlanc & Assoc.

Oil Center

200 Heymann Blvd.

Lafayette, LA 70503

337-233-9099

 

Tim Ledet                                                                              

Mack Energy Co.                                                                   

5000 Amb. Caff. Pkwy                                 

Building 15A                                                                         

Lafayette, LA 70508                                                                         

337-988-9256                                                                                                 

 

David Orgeron

PetroQuest Energy

400 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd.

Lafayette, LA 70508

337-262-8151

 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

David P. Orgeron (337) 262-8151 (dorgeron@petroquest.com)

Sarah E. Richard (337) 945-7528 (sarah@mantraland.com)   

Created by: Martha Mills at 4/7/2011 1:35:17 PM | 0 comments. | 2646 views.
The link below provides information and a copy of the registration form for the May 20, 2011, educational seminar to be held at A'la Carte.

Links:

Spring 2011 Seminar
Created by: Martha Mills at 4/7/2011 1:12:18 PM | 0 comments. | 2593 views.
Click on the link to get information and a copy of the entry form for the 2011 LAPL Golf Tournament.

Links:

Golf ad
Created by: DAVID DEVILLE at 3/31/2011 1:08:00 PM | 0 comments. | 2247 views.
Created by: Martha Mills at 3/23/2011 3:28:18 PM | 0 comments. | 2302 views.

Please note that the LAPL March evening meeting will be held Friday, not Thursday as printed in the current issue of the newsletter.

Social begins at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., Don's Seafood, downtown. Martin J. Schardt, AAPL Excutive Vice President, is the scheduled speaker.

LAPL will give away two tickets to our annual crawfish boil and a chance to win a free membership for next year. You must be present to win.

Plan on staying for Downtown Alive!

Created by: Bill Justice at 12/28/2010 4:24:43 PM | 0 comments. | 2715 views.
Be sure to go to the job bank to check out several new job postings.
Created by: Bill Justice at 12/16/2010 5:01:19 PM | 0 comments. | 2341 views.

Director’s Report

December, 2010

The December, 2010 AAPL Board Meeting took place earlier this month and went smoothly, with mostly routine items being discussed and voted on.  With NAPE right around the corner, there was much discussion about its sound financial shape and anticipated increase in exhibitors and attendees.  In addition to the usual catalyst role of providing a forum to facilitate deals, NAPE 2011 will once again feature a full-day conference entitled “Hot Prospecting in Unconventional Times”.  The full-day format was introduced at Summer NAPE 2010 and sold out quickly.

For those not familiar with the NAPE American Heroes Luncheon, it raises money to support severely wounded American veterans and is pleased to feature special guest LeAnn Rimes.  I urge everyone to sign up for this worthy and inspirational event.

AAPL President Steve Wentworth of EOG Resources will be the speaker at the January LAPL luncheon.  Steve has already demonstrated leadership and effectiveness as AAPL President and I hope everyone will come out to hear him speak.

AAPL’s education calendar is impressive with classes scheduled all over the country.  A complete list of upcoming events is available at Landman.org.  Speaking of the website, I mentioned previously that both Richard Hines and I are serving on the IT/Website committee, the mission of which is to redesign and rebuild the AAPL’s website from the ground up.  We are making tremendous progress and I am excited about how the vision is coming together.  Steve Wentworth and the entire Board of Directors are squarely behind this effort to create the best possible venue for landmen of all experience and responsibility levels.  A questionnaire was sent out to all members last week, so please take the opportunity to be heard.

For questions or concerns, I can be reached at 337-231-5877 or BJustice@TotaLand.com

Bill Justice

AAPL Director – Region I - Lafayette

Created by: DAVID DEVILLE at 10/6/2010 3:30:30 PM | 0 comments. | 2499 views.
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Don't forget to check the job bank on a regular basis.  Another job posting was just added today.
Created by: DAVID DEVILLE at 9/28/2010 9:25:24 AM | 1 comments. | 2430 views.
Created by: DAVID DEVILLE at 9/14/2010 3:21:27 PM | 3 comments. | 2847 views.

Everyone was a winner at the LAPL Kickoff Party.  We are proud of our New Orleans Saints and proud of our members.

Check out the slideshow and see the pictures that capture the spirit of the night.  Pool winners, door prizes and great food provided by the Bayou Bistro.

We would like to especially thank our sponsors, for without them it wouldn't be possible:

Championship

  Beta Land Services, L.L.C.

  TotaLand Technologies, Inc.

  SunCoast Land Services, Inc.

 

Gold

  Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.

  C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, Inc.

  Mantra Land Services, L.L.C.

  Stone Energy Corporation

 

Black

  Keith Hebert

  Reagan Energy Services, L.L.C.

  Oil Land Services, Inc.

  J.P. Hesterly, Jr., Inc.

 

 

Links:

2010 LAPL Kickoff Party and Membership Drive
Created by: Bill Justice at 8/26/2010 3:22:22 PM | 0 comments. | 2429 views.

2010 Kickoff Party and Membership Drive

9/9/10 - Saints vs. Vikings

Get your tickets now!  $5 in advance (through 9/7/2010, $10 after)

via PayPal (you must have a PayPal account)

  go to PayPal.com

    select "Send Money"

    LAPL's account is PayPal@LAPL.com

or mail check to:

  LAPL, P.O. Box 53491, Lafayette, LA  70505

Door prizes, heavy hors d'oeuvres and limited open bar!

First 100 to show up get 1 entry each on 3 football pools (must be present to win).

Click on the Event link or download the flyers to get more info.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsors make this event happen!

We have 2 commitments at the Championship level, and 4 at the Gold level.

See attached form to participate.  Contact Bill Justice at 337-231-5877 or BJustice@TotaLand.com for more info.

Links:

Kickoff Party Flyer 2010 (small)
Kickoff Sponsorship Flyer