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    Evolution of the
   AAPL Model Form
  Operating Agreement

          October 8, 2009
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
           Fort Worth, TX
                                    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
                                     PROFESSIONAL LANDMEN

 Evolution of the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement
                            October 8, 2009
         Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek – Fort Worth, TX

The American Association of Professional                well as a comparison to the earlier 1956,
Landmen invites you to its Evolution of the             1977 and 1982 AAPL Form 610’s. Mr.
AAPL Model Form Operating Agreements                    Roach will walk through the AAPL Form 610
seminar, taught by Dorsey T. Roach, CPL,                from beginning to end, and also discuss the
on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at the                     purpose, necessity and preparation of the
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek,                 exhibits attached to this important industry
2540 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas                   agreement.
                                                        Common problems, pitfalls and ambiguities
The seminar will be presented from 8:30                 will also be identified, and current issues
a.m. to 4:15 p.m., with a 45-minute break at            and recommended modifications, including
12:00 p.m. for lunch, which will be provided            the incorporation of additional provisions,
on-site. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m.,           will also be provided and discussed during
along with a continental breakfast.                     this presentation.

Seminar Details                                         This is an important seminar for all oil and
                                                        gas professionals to attend regardless of
The     AAPL      Model      Form    Operating
                                                        level of experience or professional training
Agreement is one of the most essential
                                                        and background.
contracts employed by the oil and gas
industry. Every oil and gas professional
                                                        A bound book of class materials will be
involved in the drilling of wells needs to have
                                                        provided to all participants on-site, the day
a basic understanding of the AAPL Model
                                                        of the seminar.
Form Operating Agreement, especially the
rights, duties and obligations of the operator
                                                        The advance registration fee for the seminar
as well as those of the non-operators.
                                                        is $225 for AAPL members and $325 for
Dorsey Roach, frequent lecturer for AAPL
and     nationally     recognized     operating
agreement expert, will be the instructor for
this seminar.

The seminar begins with a brief overview of                       Seminar Schedule
basic pooling and unitization processes, and
the types of units formed for the drilling of oil       8:00 a.m.    Registration/Continental Breakfast
and gas wells. Following a brief history of             8:30 a.m.    Morning Session
operating agreements, the seminar provides              Noon         Lunch On-Site
an in-depth review of the AAPL Form 610-                12:45 p.m.   Afternoon Session
1989 Model Form Operating Agreement, as                 4:15 p.m.    Adjourn

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Instructor                                             many problems, pitfalls and ambiguities known to
                                                       exist with earlier AAPL operating agreement forms
                                                       as well as the addition of many new provisions.
Dorsey A. Roach, CPL                                   He also served as a consultant to the AAPL
                                                       Coalbed Methane JOA Task Force that drafted
Dorsey is a native Oklahoman. He attended the          modifications for inclusion into the AAPL 1982 and
University of Oklahoma where in 1977 he                1989 operating agreement forms that are unique
received a B.B.A., majoring in Petroleum Land          to CBM operations.
Management (PLM). Upon graduating, Dorsey
began his career with Exxon Corporation where          Dorsey has been a member of AAPL since 1977,
he was trained and specialized as a pooling and        and a Certified Professional Landman (CPL) since
unitization landman. Assignments with Exxon            1986. He is a past member of the Los Angeles,
included Los Angeles, Anchorage, Houston,              Permian Basin, Southern Oklahoma, Dallas and
Midland and Oklahoma City.                             Fort Worth Landmen’s Associations. He is
                                                       currently a member of the Oklahoma City and
Dorsey has also held various staff and                 Tulsa Associations of Petroleum Landmen.
management positions with Mesa, Inc., Crawley
Petroleum Corporation, Union Pacific Resources         While serving for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Company, The Williams Cos. and Cheyenne                Landmen Associations, Dorsey served as the first
Petroleum Company while located in Amarillo,           chairman of the newly formed Industry and
Dallas/Fort Worth, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.            Regulatory Affairs Committees for each
Dorsey is currently president of UnitPro Land          Association. In 2004, he served as Chairman of
Consultants, LLC in Oklahoma City where he             the Regulatory Practices Committee for the
offers expert witness services for litigation          Midcontinent Oil and Gas Association, and in
involving land contracts, and helps companies to       2004 he also served as president of the Tulsa
structure promoted deals and prepares and              Association of Petroleum Landmen. In 2008, he
assists in negotiating the land contracts related to   co-founded the OCAPL Governmental Action
these deals.                                           Committee to review and recommend changes in
                                                       rules, regulations, policies and procedures of
In 1984, Dorsey joined the AAPL lecture circuit        various county and state government agencies.
where he began speaking on pooling, unitization,       He is currently Co-chairman of this committee.
well trades and operating agreements. He has
given hundreds of presentations and seminars to        Since 1983, Dorsey has served as an Adjunct
such organizations as the American Association         Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he
of    Professional     Landmen   (AAPL),     the       has lectured in the Business College’s PLM and
Southwestern Legal Foundation, the Kansas Bar          Energy Management programs. Topics have
Association, the Oklahoma Marginal Well                included      pooling,    unitization,   operating
Commission, Desk & Derrick, COPAS and many             agreements, well trades, title opinions, title
local landmen’s associations and other industry-       curative,    regulatory   agencies     and    land
related organizations.                                 administration. From 1995-1997, he served as
                                                       Chairman of the OU PLM Steering Committee that
From 1986-1989, Dorsey served as Chairman of           was responsible for the restructuring of the PLM
the AAPL Operating Agreement Revision                  Program into what is now the Energy
Committee. This Committee was responsible for          Management (EM) program. Beginning in 2008,
revising the AAPL Model Form Operating                 Dorsey also began serving as an Adjunct
Agreement, resulting in the issuance of the AAPL       Professor in the Energy Management Program at
Form    610-1989     Model     Form     Operating      the University of Tulsa.
Agreement. The revisions included the removal of
General Information                                     Seminar Location:
                                                        Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
                                                        2540 Meacham Blvd.
Accreditation: This program is accredited by            Fort Worth, TX 76106
AAPL for six CPL, RPL, or RL continuing                 (817) 625-9911
education credits.

Transfers and Cancellations: All requests for
transfers and cancellations must be made in
writing and all must be made before Thursday,
September 24, 2009.

Individuals may transfer their registration to
another individual for this event at no additional
charge. Transfers to another AAPL event may be
made for $25 if made prior to September 24,
2009. After that date, no transfers will be

Registrations may be cancelled for a refund, less
a $25 administration fee, if made prior to
September 24, 2009. After that date, no refunds         Parking & Entrance: Self-parking is available on
will be granted. Registrants not entitled to a refund   the large surface lot surrounding the hotel.
will receive a copy of the written materials.           Parking is free of charge.
AAPL retains cancellation rights. In the unlikely       Area Hotels:
event of cancellation, AAPL will attempt to notify      (Please make your own reservations.)
all pre-registrants.
                                                        Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
Deadline for transfers and cancellations is               2540 Meacham Blvd., (817) 625-9911
3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2009.
                                                        Fairfield Inn & Suites – Fossil Creek
The deadline for all pre-registrations is 10:00            3701 NE Loop 820, (817) 232-5700
a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2009. After this date,
registration will only be available and accepted        Courtyard by Marriott – Fossil Creek
on-site the day of and only if seats are available.       3751 NE Loop 820, (817) 847-0044

Registration Fees after September 24:                   Residence Inn – Fossil Creek
                                                          5801 Sandshell Dr., (817) 439-1300
        AAPL Members: $275
        Non-AAPL Members: $375                          Value Place Hotel – Fossil Creek
                                                           3501 NE Loop 820, (817) 847-4999
Special Needs: If you have special needs
addressed by the ADA, please notify us at least         AAPL Contact:
two weeks before the program.                           Shannon Carson
                                                        (817) 847-7700

                                                        AAPL is proud to offer high-quality educational
                                                        opportunities such as this at significantly lower
                                                        costs to its members.         For membership
                                                        information,   please    contact     the    AAPL
                                                        headquarters at (817) 847-7700.
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