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December 2017 Luncheon
Our December Christmas luncheon was a big success. Our members graciously donated $750, which PALTA was able to match, for a total of $1,500 towards the MDA Summer camp cost of a precious family that joined us at our luncheon.
November 2017 Luncheon
Brian F. Owen, Land Director for University Lands was our November 2017 speaker. Mr. Owen gave an excellent presentation on the "Past and Present of the Permanent University Fund and University Lands".
October 2017 Luncheon
Pedie Monta, Landman at COG Operating LLC was our October luncheon speaker. Mr. Monta's presentation provided a very detailed explanation on how various lease provisions work along with each other and what companies look at when considering an acquisition or divestiture.
September 2017 Luncheon
NALTA Conference month, no luncheon this month.
August 2017 Luncheon
Tom Wilson, Senior Geologist at COG Operating LLC, was our August luncheon speaker. Mr. Wilson's presentation on the work of a Geologist was very insightful and informative and gave us a look into what a Geologist truly does.
July 2017 Luncheon
No information available as our July luncheon was cancelled.
June 2017 Luncheon
Greg Murrill, outside sales at Legendary Pipeline Construction spoke at our June lluncheon. Mr. Murrill provided our attendees with a different look into the surface operations of conducted within our industry. We want to thank Mr. Murrill for sharing his time and expertise with us.
Joe Baker, shareholder at Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson, P.C. was our speaker for our May 11th luncheon. Mr. Baker gave a very excellent presentation of the Relinquishment Acts Lands of Texas. Mr. Baker provided information as to the history of the establishment of the GLO and provided a very detailed look into the guidelines that rule these lands. We would like to thank Mr. Baker for presentation and review of the Relinquishment Act lands and leases.
May 2017 Luncheon
April 2017 Luncheon
Percy Engineer, President of Eight Energy, Inc., joined us for our April 2017 Luncheon. We want to thank Mr. Engineer for sharing his knowledge with our group.
February 2017 Luncheon
Ryan B. Hetrick, Senior Title Attorney at Foster & Harvey, P.C., joined us for our February 2017 Luncheon. Mr. Hetrick spoke on the various "Common Title Issues in the Permian Basin". He discussed real property law as it affects both the states of New Mexico and Texas as well as gave examples of issues he has come across while examining title in this area. We want to thank Mr. Hetrick for his time and presence.