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, a professional landman since 1980, has acquired vast experience in acquisitions and divestitures as well as executive management skills (VP of Land) for a small E&P company and as a GM and COO for two large land brokerage firms with multiple offices in Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Colorado, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Melton has over 40 years’ experience in oil and gas exploration and production including operations, land management and administration in all phases. He formed the Petroleum Landman School in 2005 and has taught students from 34 states and two foreign countries. Mr. Melton is a recognized public speaker, course writer and presenter for the AAPL and a published author for the AAPL, IRWA and

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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