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									                                                          2007 AAPL Annual Meeting
                                                              Education Program
                                                       Thursday, June 14 – Saturday, June 16

The American Association of Professional Landmen invites you to participate in a
number of exciting Education Sessions covering a variety of topics. These sessions are
covered by your registration for the Annual Meeting. The full program has been
accredited AAPL for 13 CPL/RPL/RL credits, including 1 ethics credit and 1 ESA credit.

Thursday, June 14, 2007
10:45am – 11:45am “Public Lands Access Issues”
                    Daniel T. Naatz, IPAA Access Chair, IPAA

AAPL, through the Independent Petroleum Association of America, is working to
promote better access to public lands. As Chair of the Publics Lands Access committee,
Dan Naatz will discuss the critical issues affecting our industry and efforts to improve our
ability to access lands for exploration and develop.

1:30pm – 2:30pm                       “History of the DFW Oil & Gas Lease”
                                      Henry J. Hood, VP Land, Chesapeake

In 2006 Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced that it had been approved as the
highest and best bidder by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board and the
cities of Dallas and Fort Worth to lease 18,000 net acres of Barnett Shale leasehold for
$181 million in cash and a 25% royalty.

The story of this acquisition is being written every day and Henry Hood will give us the
latest update in this interesting deal. The scope of their project is to manage 18,000
acres surrounded by urban development and including the world’s 2nd busiest airport.
Henry will discuss the bid process (not for the faint of heart), the very tough lease form,
the MWBE components that were even tougher than the lease and then the extremely
tough operational challenges. Included in these operational challenges are: FAA
approvals, Security, Emissions, Variances, Tax Sharing, and Seismic and drilling

2:40pm – 3:40pm                       “Strange Tales from Energy Contracting - Unusual Provisions
                                      for Unusual Deals”
                                      N. E. “Skip” Maryan, Thompson & Knight

Unusual transaction provisions often test the ability of the document draftsman to come
up with new and unique contract language. Have you ever had to draft a provision for:
Sole Risk after the Development Plan is well underway; installation and maintenance of
equipment on facilities of a gas the gas Seller; or, "Take or Pay Condensate”?
Don't bother looking for a form; there isn't one until you write it. Audience participation
with their own stories of the strange, unusual and bizarre will be encouraged.

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3:50pm – 4:50pm                       “Business Ethics 101”
                                      Albert D. Hoppe

“Ethics is about how we meet the challenge of doing the right thing when that will cost us
more than we want to pay.” Al Hoppe will present several thoughts on the basics of
ethics as it relates to landmen, attorneys, and to their work in the oil and gas industry.
Included will be a Confidential Business Ethics Exercise, Some Background Ethics
Concepts, Selected Statistics and Survey Results, A Series of Five Tests to Use in
Making Ethics Decisions, Ten Common Rationalizations in Making Ethics Decisions,
Two Different Models for Ethical Decision-Making in the Workplace, Business Ethics
Guidance from the AAPL. He concludes with thoughts from Abraham Lincoln and C.S.

Friday, June 15, 2007
8:30am – 4:00pm      “Comparative Review of Oil & Gas Law: Texas, Louisiana,
                     Mississippi, Arkansas, and Oklahoma”
                     George A. Snell III, Thomas A. Daily, Timothy C. Dowd, John
                     Sanford McDavid, & Richard W. Revels

This year we present a special full-day workshop that focuses on a comparison of oil and
gas law in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Based on the article
published in the November / December 2002 Landman, the panel will initiate discussion
on Louisiana law and then compare and contrast differences in the other states. The
panel consists of George Snell (TX), Rick Revel (LA), Timothy Dowd (OK), Tom Daily
(AR), and John McDavid (MS). The full text of the article is available on the AAPL

The discussion covers many areas of oil and gas law including the mineral/royalty
estate, conveyancing, public entities, oil and gas lease provisions, the Habendum
Clause, production in paying quantities, shut-in royalty, pooling, seismic activity,
recording rules, and much more.

Saturday, June 16, 2007
9:00am – 10:00am “Federal Agency Permitting”
                    Tanya Matherne, Dixie Environmental Services Co.

In today’s world, there are many environmental regulations that must be considered
when planning and permitting oil and gas projects. Projects located in areas containing
natural resources managed and/or protected by federal agencies are often the most
difficult to permit, and permit requirements differ from agency to agency, project to
project, and even from office to office within the same agency. After years of jumping
through hoops, putting out fires, and bending over backwards to meet agency permit
requirements, I have found that there are some steps that you can consistently take to
help expedite the process and ensure that all your bases are covered. My presentation
will touch on these steps, and audience input and questions will be welcomed.

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10:10am – 12:00pm “Horizontal Drilling Workshop: Geology, Land, Operations”
                  XTO Energy Team: Andree Griffin

Horizontal drilling is an effective tool in a number of plays, especially plays like the
Barnett Shale in north Texas. There are geological reasons to drill horizontally: Exposes
the wellbore to more surface area, shale thickness is about right ~300’ thick, it intercepts
natural fractures – Austin Chalk Model. It intercepts artificially induced fractures and
hopefully reopens natural healed system and avoids karst and faults. There are cultural
reasons also: allows for drilling under city, lakes, parks, schools (suburban settings) and
multiple wells off of one pad – competition with developers is tough!

The XTO team will review and discuss the various technologies and land aspects of
horizontal drilling.

                                           Presenter Bios

Daniel T. Naatz, VP, Federal Resources IPAA
Independent Petroleum Association of America

Dan’s job is to coordinate all activities for the Association concerning federal
resource issues. He works with the other members of the Government Relations
staff to prepare legislative strategies addressing federal resource issues. Dan
has a Masters of Arts Public Administration from The University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, Virginia 1993, and a BA in Political Science, The Colorado
College, Colorado Springs, CO.

Henry J. Hood
Vice President of Land and Legal and General Counsel for Chesapeake Energy

Henry J. Hood, age 46, was appointed Senior Vice President – Land and Legal
of Chesapeake Energy Corporation in 1997 and its General Counsel in 2006.
Prior to that, he served as Vice President – Land and Legal from 1995 to 1997.
Chesapeake is a public company traded on the NYSE with a market cap of $12
billion. It is the second largest independent gas producer and the most active
driller of onshore gas wells in the U.S. Mr. Hood was retained as a consultant to
the Company during the two years prior to his joining the Company, and he was
associated with the law firm of White, Coffey, Galt & Fite from 1992 to 1995. Mr.
Hood was associated with or a partner of the law firm of Watson & McKenzie
from 1987 to 1992. Mr. Hood is a member of the Oklahoma and Texas Bar
Associations. Mr. Hood graduated from Duke University in 1982 and from the
University Of Oklahoma College Of Law in 1985.

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N. E. “Skip” Maryan

Skip Maryan practices International Energy law with the Houston office of
Thompson & Knight LLP. He started his energy career with a law firm in South
Texas in 1975. In 1979, he moved to Mobil Oil Corporation where he held a
number of affiliate General Counsel positions over a 25 year career including:
General Counsel, Rocky Mountain Division, Denver; General Counsel, Mobil Oil
Indonesia, Jakarta; General Counsel, New Business Development, Dallas;
Managing Counsel, Mobil’s Major Transaction Group, Fairfax, Virginia; Chief
Attorney for ExxonMobil Development Company. His experience includes
negotiating, lawyering and documenting upstream oil & gas projects in numerous
countries on every continent.
Mr. Maryan holds a law degree from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Laws
in taxation from Southern Methodist University. He is currently a member of the
Texas and Colorado Bar associations. He was an adjunct professor at
Georgetown Law School for three years teaching a seminar on the topic of
“Structuring and Financing Foreign Transactions”. He is a frequent speaker at
CLE and energy educational programs throughout the world. Since 1997, Skip
has served in several capacities as an officer and director of the Association of
International Petroleum Negotiators. Currently he is the Vice President of
Conferences for AIPN. He is a retired Commander in the U. S. Navy Reserve
where he served as both an aviator and lawyer from 1965-1987. He lives with his
family in Houston, Texas.

Albert D. Hoppe

Al spent much of his working career in the oil and gas industry. In his last two
positions before retirement, he served as general counsel for ARCO subsidiary
Vastar Resources (1994-2000) and as general counsel for Noble Energy (2000-

Al is licensed to practice law in Texas, Missouri and Colorado and has bachelors,
master’s and law degrees with honors, from Texas universities. He is a frequent
continuing education lecturer and has fre4quently spoken at landman

Discussion Panel

George A. Snell III, Attorney, Amarillo, TX

EDUCATION:J. D. Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas - 1972
B.A. Baylor University, Waco, Texas - 1972
Member of Texas, Oklahoma, Amarillo, Dallas, Houston and Travis County bar
associations, Member of the following professional landman associations:
American, Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Worth, Dallas, Denver

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and Permian Basin, Member of the National Association of Division Order
Analysts (NADOA), the Oklahoma City Chapter (CAPDOA) and the Tulsa
Chapter (SADOA), Member of the State Bar of Texas Title Standards Joint
Editorial Board, Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, Member of the
Texas Bar Foundation

Thomas A. Daily, Daily & Woods, Fort Smith, AR

Thomas A. Daily is a member of the Fort Smith, Arkansas, law firm of Daily &
Woods, P.L.L.C. He practices primarily in the area of oil, gas and mineral law,
including title examination, administrative proceedings and mineral litigation.

Mr. Daily is a graduate of the University of the South (B.A.) and the University of
Arkansas (J.D.). He is a member of the American and Arkansas Bar
Associations. He is past president of the Arkansas Association and is a past
chairman of its Natural Resource Law Section. He has served as a member of
that Association's House of Delegates and its Board of Governors. He is a fellow
of the American Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Bar Foundation.

He serves as the Arkansas reporter for both the Annual Survey of Law by the
American /Bar Association's Section of Natural Resources, Energy and
Environmental Law and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Newsletter.

Mr. Daily is a frequent presenter of continuing legal education programs on
mineral law subjects. He has presented several papers to the Arkansas Natural
Resource Law Institute. He has also often served as chairman of that institute
and is the 2000 recipient of its award for distinguished service.

Timothy C. Dowd, Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City, OK

Timothy C. Dowd is an attorney with Elias, Brooks, Brown & Nelson, P.C. in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a past president of the Oklahoma City Mineral
Lawyers Society (1996-1997) and is currently the chairman of the Oklahoma Bar
Association Mineral Law Section.

He has written numerous legal articles for publication in oil and gas journals. He
is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City and has
been an officer of Rotary Club 29.

Dowd was president of the Oklahoma Delta Upsilon Corporation from 1994 to
1997. During his presidency, the new chapter house was acquired to replace a
65-year old structure.

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Dowd’s’ primary area of practice is oil and gas law, including the rendering of title
opinions, litigation, and the drafting and negotiations of industry contracts.

John S. McDavid, Young, Williams P.A., Jackson, MS

John McDavid is a Shareholder in Young Williams PA in Jackson, Mississippi. He
was admitted to practice since 1984 in Mississippi and Louisiana and graduated
from the University of Mississippi Law Center. He has devoted a substantial
portion of his practice to oil and gas law including title opinions, oil and gas board
work, and dispute resolution through litigation, mediation and arbitration. John
has served as President of the Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association and
as chairman of the Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar.

Richard W. Revels, Jr., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette, LA

Rick Revels is a shareholder practicing in the energy section of Liskow & Lewis’
office in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has twenty-five years experience in general oil
and gas title and contract matters and regularly practices before the Louisiana
Office of Conservation and State Mineral Board. Mr. Revels received a
Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University in 1972, a Bachelor’s Degree
and Master’s Degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1975, and a Law Degree
from Louisiana State University in 1980. He graduated Order of the Coif and
served as an Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. After a clerkship
with Justice James L. Dennis of the Louisiana Supreme Court, he joined Liskow
& Lewis in 1981. Mr. Revels is a member of the Lafayette Bar Association, the
Louisiana Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is also a member
of the Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Houston Association of
Professional Landmen, American Association of Professional Landmen and
Louisiana Oil & Gas Association. He serves as an adjunct professor at the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Petroleum Land Management
curriculum. He is a frequent lecturer on oil and gas topics and presented
Selected Problems Associated with Directionally-Drilled Wells, at the 47th Annual
Institute on Mineral Law in 2000 and Leasing and Operating on Lands Owned by
the State of Louisiana at the 39th Annual Institute on Mineral Law in 1992. He
also co-authored “A Comparison of Texas and Louisiana Oil and Gas Law for the
Landman,” published in three parts in Landman, Volumes 40, Nos. 1, 2 and 3

Tanya Matherne
Dixie Environmental Services Co., LP

Tanya Matherne is the founder, President, and Principal Scientist of Dixie
Environmental Services Co. (DESCO). She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in

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Marine Biology from Nicholls State University, and eleven years of experience as
an environmental consultant and field scientist. Ms. Matherne founded DESCO
in 1998 after obtaining valuable ecological experience through both the public
and private sectors, and since that time she has worked extensively with local,
state and federal agencies; industry; and landowners, ensuring only the highest
quality of services for her clients and the general public.

Ms. Matherne has provided a variety of environmental services to both the public
and private sectors including, but not limited to the following:
environmental/ecological monitoring, consulting, mitigation and remediation
services; regulatory permitting and compliance; wetland delineation;
environmental assessments (i.e, EAs, EISs, Phase I ESAs, habitat, impact,
wildlife, etc.); and threatened and endangered species surveys and monitoring.
She has fostered good working relationships with industry representatives and
governmental agency personnel, and she has successfully secured a myriad of
permits for her clients from various regulatory agencies over the years.
Furthermore, she has guided DESCO in establishing a solid reputation in the
environmental consulting field throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Tanya is an environmental professional with more than 11 years of experience in
project management, regulatory permitting and compliance, assessments, report
writing, consulting services, monitoring, and client/agency/public relations. She is
Owner/President/Principal Scientist, of Dixie Environmental Services Co.
(DESCO). Tanya received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Nicholls State
University, Thibodaux, LA, May 1995

Andree Griffin

Andree is a native Fort Worthian. She graduated from Duke University in 1984
with a BS in Geology. She received her master’s degree in geology from TCU in
1987. She went to work for Sun Co. in 1987 out in Midland after having done an
internship with them in Abilene. She worked her way across Texas working the
Permian and Eastern Shelf while in Midland. She was transferred to Sun's
Exploration group in Dallas where she worked the Fort Worth Basin. In 1990 she
was part of Sun’s Barnett Shale attempt – good idea, a little ahead of it’s time.
After an unsuccessful well in the Barnett she worked the Gulf Coast and did a
stint in planning with Sun/Oryx.

In 1994 she achieved one of her primary personal goals - moving back to Fort
Worth when she went to work for UPR. She mainly worked Gulf Coast, South
La. in particular.

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At this point she and her husband decided that no more moves were in their
future. Given that resolve she and her family remain in Fort Worth and she now
is working as the geological manager for the Fort Worth Basin for XTO Energy.

She belongs to all of the geological societies she is supposed to and loves this
career in geology.

Online registration is now available for active members on our website, Click on the AAPL Annual Meeting icon on the home page
for more details on how to register to attend. You will be able to register to
attend both the Annual Meeting Workshop and the Annual Meeting Conference
at the same time.

Non-members may register by downloading and completing the registration form
from the web site. Click on the AAPL Annual Meeting icon on the home page to
download the registration form. Return your completed registration form with
payment to AAPL headquarters.

A $50 late fee will apply to all registration fees received by AAPL after May 25,
2007. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and will be assessed a $25
administrative fee. No refunds will be allowed after June 1, 2007.

This program has been accredited for 13 CPL/RPL/RL credits, including 1 ethics
credit and 1 ESA credit.

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