Jake LaCaze

I’d like to say that Sherry did a great job yesterday and that the course was a great refresher for me. Sherry obviously knows her stuff and is an excellent instructor. My only complaint is that I wish that the class had been offered immediately after I was promoted to landman. Maybe I wouldn’t have struggled so much with calculating NRI for the first time in a few years.


Jake LaCaze, RPL

Landman, Laredo Petroleum Inc.

Cynthia Howard

Bless you ladies for taking your precious time outside of work and making this genuine effort to assist all of those of us who are struggling in our daily duties to, first of all, keep up with all that needs to be done along with little or no on-the-job training, to survive.  In my particular situation I do not just perform division order analyst duties and therefore am unable to retain what division order task I performed last week.  The materials provided are first rate for us rookies and I am much more confident now on behalf of my company to perform these duties.  I have been to previous workshops where it was just assumed that I already had lots of experience, when it was supposedly a “beginners” workshop, and asked millions of questions and left very confused!  So, my conclusion to all of the other workshops I have attended is that the instructors should not be landmen they should be division order analysts!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I plan on attending any further workshops you coordinate.  Please do not lose my e-mail address.

Name: Cynthia Howard, Land Technician
Company:       Harding & Shelton, Inc.
EnerVest, Ltd.

Jesenda Lynne Burns


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the conference call on Friday!  We just bought some Oklahoma properties and although I knew about the Senate Bill 168 and the PPI, I had never worked on this before.  The information you gave us will be invaluable.

As you know, I sent 3 people from my department to attend your seminar in Fort Worth on September 7th & 8th.  They all said it was the best seminar they had been to.  Please let me know when you will be in Houston – I will send the rest of my department!

Thank you for your contribution to our industry.  It means so much that you are willing to share your information with all of us – so we all get smarter!

Thanks again Sherry!

Jesenda Lynne Burns
Division Order Manager – Western Division
EnerVest, Ltd.

Paula Ward

Hey girls,

Thought you might like to know that I am using your spreadsheet.  I worked up a well with it and gave it to my boss next to the ones I have been using (3 separate spreadsheets) and I think he was impressed that what took me 3 you could do in just 1 – I certainly was.  Anyway I am going to use it all the time and I think once he gets used to it he will really like it as well.

Thank you so much.  I have been in this business for 30 years and really resisted going to your class, but Jim insisted.  I am so glad he did!  Even an old “dog” can still learn something.


Paula Ward
Right of Way Land Services, LLC