Thank you for considering our
Workshop: Chain of Mineral Title course.

It is the most comprehensive course of its kind available today by way of the 300+ years of our unequaled advisory board members' hands on executive experience in this field.

It is a MUST CLASS for Petroleum Landmen.


Workshop: Chain of Mineral Title

The course covers:

  • Introduction
  • The Big Picture
  • Company Strategy
  • Prospecting
  • Existing Leases
  • Lease Ownership Within The Unit
  • Spacing Units
  • Poolings/Forced Poolings
  • Initial Steps To Take In Chaining Title
  • Well Status Reports
  • Oil And Gas Regulatory Considerations
  • Government Lots
  • Q&A
  • Navigating Around The Courthouse
  • Creating And Working With A Patent Worksheet
  • Introducing A Tract Index – County Clerk Records
  • Creating And Using A Title Worksheet
  • Creating The Ownership Report – Variations
  • Summary
  • Chaining The Title On The Entire Section Of Land – 640 Acres In Oklahoma

The class is taught:

  • Self-paced Online – Available for Six Months.

  • Student turns an actual Chain of Mineral Title Report

  • The course allows the student to learn how to create and work with a Title Worksheet, Run Sheet, Create an Ownership Report and the student actually chains mineral title on 640 acres in Oklahoma from using scanned images.

  • The course comes with the Master Class Series – Title, Beyond the Courthouse where the students learn how to use online sources for viewing title documents and search engines for finding missing heirs and people along with the BLM website. 

The course writers and instructor:

David Melton

  • Mr. Melton is a professional senior petroleum landman with over 39 years of experience in managing multi-state land brokerage firms, acquisition and divestitures as well as executive project management skills along with over 34 years of operational and administration management in Oklahoma, Texas and California. 
  • Mr. Melton is a well-known and respected published author, course writer and presenter and published author with the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and  Mr. Melton founded the Petroleum Landman School in 2005 and is the CEO, President, Founder, as well as major stockholder and Advisory Board Member of the Professional Landman Schools, LLC.

We are trusted by Industry Leaders
The Petroleum Landman School in ran by seasoned veterans of the industry, and our courses are backed by leading companies. But let's hear what actual graduates have to say:


After finishing your class in August and now it being the first of October, I actually got a job last week working full time for a landman in Santa Fe handling federal leases.   I will tell you that they say what I learned in your class puts me ahead of the game so it was time and money well spent.

K. Haase

Dear David,

Thank you for the truly informative course held last September. 
I have completed my first year as an in-house landman for a petroleum company and can’t imagine how I could have achieved it without your excellent tutelage.

R. Sidwell
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