- 2012 - Baltimore, Maryland
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- 2010 - New Orleans, Louisiana
- 2009 - Scottsdale, Arizona
- 2008 - Orlando, Florida
- 2007 - Broomfield, Colorado
- 2006 - New Orleans, Louisiana
- 2005 - San Diego, California
- 2004 - Austin, Texas
- 2003 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
- 2002 - Lake Tahoe, Nevada
- 2001 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 2000 - Galveston, Texas
2012 NALTA 27th Annual Conference
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2010 - New Orleans, Louisiana
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Recertification Information: (Updated as provided)
NALTA – CPLTA – total of 15 for full
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Continuing Education Credits:
NALTA: Wednesday 9/16 - 8 Core Credits, Thursday 9/17 - 5 Core Credits, Friday 9/18 - 5 Core Credits, for a total of 18 credit(s). NALTA Affidavit of Attendance
AAPL: 17 RL/RPL continuing education credit(s), 17 CPL recertification credit(s), which includes 0 CPL/ESA recertification credit(s), and 1 Ethics credit(s), for a total of 17 credit(s). AAPL Affidavit of Attendance
NADOA: Pending review
NARO: Pending review
Note to Attendees who are using the published CD of presentations: In order to access the Workbook CD materials, go to the "Table of Contents" and click on the topic.
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2005 - San Diego, California
On behalf of the entire board, conference committees and all the members of NALTA, we would like to thank you for making our 20th Anniversary - 2005 Annual Conference a huge success! Your contribution to our conference was important to us and we appreciate your time and effort. The compliments have poured in from all those in attendance. Your presentations were very informative and practical in the way we will be able to utilize in our day-to-day functions as Lease and Title Analysts. You were all wonderful speakers and we thank you in our ongoing journey to be successful!
Joe Anderson – Cimarex
Ms. Tina Bonner – Independent,
Ms. Barbara Gilliam – Cimarex Energy Company,
"Flash" Gordon Andrews
– Center for Advanced
Mr. Douglas Potter – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,
Ms. D. Faith Orlowski, Esq. – Sneed Lang, P.C.,
Mr. Edward B. Poitevent, II – Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP,
Mr. Terry E. Hogwood – Attorney-at-Law,
Mr. Charles G. Blaize, Jr. – Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.,
Ms. Rita Harden – Denbury Resources, Inc.,
Mr. Wade Brawley – Chesapeake Energy Company,
Dr. Forest F. Aven, Jr., PHD –
Mr. Kim G. Mayhall – Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.,
Mr. Albert D. Hoppe – Attorney-at-Law,
Ms. Gale Breen – Prosidium, Inc.,
Mr. Tom Harrold – Zinke and Trumbo,
Mr. Neal Buck – The Williams Companies
Mr. William E. Bauer – K& J Publishing Company,
Mr. Jim D. Gilstrap – Neumin Production Company,
Mr. Robert E. Pledger – Benchmark Oil & Gas,
an additional THANK YOU to
the following speakers and
their companies who
graciously contributed to
NALTA by paying ALL their
own expenses for the
WILLIAM E. BAUER
CHARLES G. BLAIZE, JR.
JIM D. GILSTRAP
KIM G. MAYHALL
FAITH ORLOWSKI, ESQ.
ROBERT E PLEDGER
2005 NALTA Board of
Directors, the Conference
Committees, and the entire
NALTA membership wish to
extend our sincere
appreciation to the following
sponsors for their generous
contributions, without which
the 2005 Conference would not
have been such a record
Special Thanks to Rudy Ellis
for the 20th
Membership Pins and Charter
Special Thanks to Rudy Ellis
for the 20th
Membership Pins and Charter
($5,000 – Up)
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas*
Devon Energy Corporation
($4,000 to $4,999)
($1,000 to $1,999)
Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Lease & Title Analysts
Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc.
($500 to $999)
Mineral Acquisition Partners, Inc.
Mustang Fuel Corporation
Permian Association of Lease & Title Analysts
Total Exploration & Production, USA, Inc.
Buttram Energies, Inc.
EOG Resources, Inc.
Encore Acquisition Company
Express Association Services, Inc.
Nearburg Producing Company
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Barbara Salda (Premier Jewelry)
(Pictured from left to right are: Susan Rondon, NALTA President; Patty McLarty; Ryan Vinson; Danielle Robbins and David Nelson, NALTA Scholarship Committee Co-Chairman)
individuals were awarded
college scholarships during
the 2005 Annual Conference
Robbins was awarded a
Danielle will graduate
in December 2005 from
Vinson was also awarded a
Ryan will graduate in
December 2006 from
McLarty was awarded a $500
Patty is a NALTA member
who recently became a CPLTA.
She maintains a 3.90
overall GPA while working full
time at Amegy Bank.
Patty continues to take
6 hours a semester toward
completing her General
Business Degree with a Minor
in Energy Management from the
NALTA also paid for all
of the Scholarship
recipients' expenses to
2003 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
2002 - Lake Tahoe, NevadaThe NALTA 2002 Conference recently held in Lake Tahoe was a resounding success, and has set new standards for excellence and attendance. Attendees totaled 260, which has set a new NALTA record. Twenty-three educational topics were covered through a total of 44 class slots. Classes were one hour in length, 4 classes concurrently, and almost all rotated at least twice, thus ensuring the attendees more than one opportunity to see a desired topic. Speakers were from all over country: 2 from California, 1 from Salt Lake City, 1 from Denver, 3 from Oklahoma City, 1 from Tulsa, 4 from Dallas, 1 from Midland, and 11 from Houston. Of the 24 class speakers (two spoke together), 8 were women. Professions represented were attorneys (both corporate and private practice), hydrogeologist, real estate developer, and land professionals, both from the management level and the technical level.
This conference was also special because it had all the Presidents from all the land industry groups present. Scott Stone, AAPL President, Elizabeth Nolan, NADOA President, Lynn Willers from NARO, and our own Lisa Greer. There was also a large (unplanned) group of Past Presidents of NALTA: David Nelson, Michael Smith, Linda McGowen, Betty Headley, Linda Howerton, Linda Soper, Jo Downing Hale, and Martha Cheshire.
The opening speaker was a local oilman in the Tahoe area, Guy Burge, who works for an Oklahoma company. He gave us insight into the oil and gas business in the area. Our keynote speaker was James Hackett, President and CEO of Ocean Energy from Houston. He presented us with his views on the importance of Professionalism and Ethics.
Topics covered were diverse, from Brownfield Development (conversion of abandoned oilfields into commercial/residential property); to Seismic Options; Contracts; Trusts Estates and Agencies; Ramifications of Drilling on Split Depths; International Contracts; Offshore Drilling; Unit Agreements; Lease Maintenance; Farmout Provisions; Lease Termination Problems; Gas Balancing and Imbalances; Rocky Mountain Public Lands; Acquisitions & Divestitures; JOA Comparisons; Why and How to Tract; Planning a Land Conversion; Ratifications and Amendments; Economic Fundamentals; to Client Services; Internet Resources; Powerful Communication Styles; and Professionalism and Ethics. The conference was accredited through NALTA, AAPL, NADOA, NARO, IRWA, and CLE through the State of Texas.
The Wednesday workshop was The Total Analyst, presented by 5 speakers who spoke on the Overall View of the Total Analyst, Lease Maintenance, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Contracts, Title Opinions/Divisions Orders, and Client Services, which pulled it all together. The speakers from Petro-Hunt, Jan Warren and Eugenia Denniston, ensured that each attendee received some sort of Petro-Hunt goodie at their seat, and Petro Hunt and Merit Energy (Erin Wonderly) also gave away door prizes. We all learned a new way to share gifts: to put it into a foil-made swan (courtesy of Eugenia). The speakers were excellent; their materials complete, and gave all of us a comprehensive view of the Total Analyst. The Wednesday workshop had attendees totaling 145, which is also a new NALTA record. It was excellent!
We would like to thank the speakers and their companies who donated either all of a part of the expense associated with attending this conference. They are Nancy Beresky, Waterstone Environmental; Wade Brawley, Chesapeake Energy; Paul Conner, UnitSource; Allen Cummings, Haynes & Boone; Martin Gibson, Patton & Boggs; James Hackett, Gregg Roden, and Bill Flores, Jr., Ocean Energy; Dan Jensen, Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless; Arnie Johnson, Noble Energy; Jan Warren, Petro-Hunt; Jim Wilson, EDI Investments, and Terry Hogwood, Chaffin Law Firm.. It is because of support from these individuals and companies that NALTA can offer a quality educational program value. We would also like to thank speakers Donna Dowling, Faith Orlowski, Alan Morgan, Doug Potter, Nancy Baird, Marsha Breazeale, Frank Cascio, John Peterson, and Tim Dowd for their time and preparation.
Goodie Bags were furnished by GWIZ, signs (also works of art) furnished by XTO Energy, many goodie bag items, and of course the marvelous NALTA stadium blankets and flashlights. Vendors included GWIZ Systems., Inc., LandPro Corp., LandWorks, Inc., Paradigm Technologies, Inc., and Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Sponsors were Ocean Energy, Inc., ConocoPhillips, Burlington Resources, Chesapeake Energy, Dominion Exploration & Production, Tom Brown Inc., St. Mary Land & Exploration, Bank of America, Buttram Energies, BlackStone Energy, and the local chapters of Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Oikolahoma City, Tulsa, and Denver.
Martha Cheshire received the Presidents Award for outstanding contributions to the organization. This award is presented by the current President to a deserving past President who has made significant contributions to the organization, which are above the normal expectations of a President. Martha was President in 2000 and was presented the award by Lisa Greer, 2002 President. Under her leadership and with a strong Board, the organization was restructured to be the dynamic industry group it is today. Speaker and vendor contracts and operating budgets were put into place. Conference planning was done on the national level, rather than from a rotating host chapter. The Galveston 2000 Conference was the most successful Conference up to that time, and the past two conferences have set new records in attendance and new standards in excellence. She also visited all the local chapters and attended other industry board meetings as President. Martha was Education Chair for the 2002 Tahoe Conference and Donations Chair of the 2001 Tulsa Conference, and continues as the Recertification Coordinator for the Certification program. Martha is an independent who has worked all phases of Land and Land Administration. She was one of the first 13 CPLTA's in Houston and is also a RLP. She continues in the role of Marketing/Publicity/Website contact for NALTA and is preparing for NALTA's fourth year at NAPE.
Another award was given this year to the Outstanding Member of the Year. Each chapter nominated a deserving member. Every nominee was a deserving candidate; it was a close race, and Tulsa's Joe Anderson received the first Outstanding Member of the Year Award.
The Wednesday night Presidents Reception was held at the Harveys Hotel at the Hard Rock Café. It was a great place to meet and mingle. Thursday night social was a trip to the world-famous Ponderosa Ranch (home of Bonanza). NALTA had the whole place, and there was as lot of entertainment and fun!
Friday night was a dinner dance cruise aboard a paddlewheeler, Dixie Queen, on beautiful Lake Tahoe under a full moon. Saturday field trip was a trip to Carson City to visit the State Museum and see a fantastic display of minted silver, and on to Virginia City where a gold mine was toured and shopping abounded. The scenery in this area is breathtaking! Thanks to all the proctors who came to the aid of their organization and introduced speakers and, in some cases, wrote summary articles. NALTA thanks you for this extra effort.
Plans are well underway for the 2003 Conference to be held in Albuquerque, October 8-11, during the International Balloon Festival. Join in to make this another great conference. A new threshold has been reached with this Tahoe conference. Let's continue the tradition. Please contact Melva Thornton, Conference Coordinator
Martha Cheshire, CPLTA/RLP
2001 - Tulsa, OklahomaAbout 280 people gathered on October 17th – 20th to attend the fabulous 16th Annual NALTA Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That may be a new record for Conference attendees! The increased attendance was almost too much of a good thing. The hotel's meeting and sleeping rooms were full, and the Conference Committee had to turn away several people who wanted to register. Some Conference attendees had to stay in a different hotel. Late registrants had their Thursday lunch in a different location than the general session. In spite of all that, most people viewed our great attendance and busy hotel as positive things, and few complaints were heard.
The Conference started on Wednesday with the "Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers" full-day seminar, instructed by John Farina. Mr. Farina's presentation was thorough, and he kept the audience interested with examples of situations from his extensive career in the oil and gas industry. Attendees received a comprehensive manual covering geology, exploration, drilling and completion techniques. Conoco Inc. sponsored the President's Welcome Reception that evening. The 19th floor location provided a great view of the "bright lights" of Tulsa. This casual reception was an opportunity to renew acquaintances, network with new people and sample some great BBQ with all the trimmings.
Thursday morning began with a Prayer Breakfast, led by Frank Hulse of Phillips Petroleum Company. After a keynote speech by John Carrig, Senior Vice President and CFO of Phillips Petroleum Company, NALTA's first corporate award was presented to Phillips for their support and contributions to our association. The lunch keynote speaker was Dr. Sharon Olson Alvarez, a former NALTA President. The Gilcrease Museum was the site of the Thursday evening hospitality function. Attendees were able to tour this world-class collection of Western and Indian art, and enjoy delicious food. The evening concluded with Indian dancers in elaborate costumes. This event was co-sponsored by Phillips Petroleum Company and Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Four concurrent class sessions were presented at the Conference on Thursday and Friday. Dave Davidson and his Program committee brought together an impressive group of speakers. The speakers covered the basics such as Title Curative, Spreadsheets and Joint Operating Agreements, along with more specialized topics including Coalbed Methane, Indian Land Titles, Louisiana Mineral Code and Digital Mapping. The Internet Resources and NALTA Compensation Survey were very popular classes. The Publications committee of Judy Epperson, Sandra Cleary and Amy Hopmann collected the speaker's papers, and created a manual that is an excellent educational resource.
Michael Smith received an Outstanding Service award, and Ginny Thomas received a Special Recognition award from NALTA. The awards were given to recognize these individuals whose commitment and dedication to NALTA goes "above and beyond" the ordinary. On Friday night, Conference attendees had an opportunity to go to Oktoberfest, one of the biggest German festivals in the world. The Saturday field trip to Woolaroc offered a look at the lodge and ranch of Frank Phillips, the founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Thanks to Jeanie Spradlin and Karen Denney for setting up this educational and enjoyable field trip.
Ginny Thomas assembled a wide variety of exhibitors, including Applied Terravision Systems, Associated Resources, Inc., Avatar Systems, Ltd., Energen Resources, Gwiz Systems, Inc., LandWorks, Inc., Metrosoft, LLC, NADOA, NALTA, Paradigm Technologies, Inc. and Tobin International Ltd. The Exhibitor Fair enabled companies and associations to demonstrate their products and services to Conference attendees.
Gwen Barber and Sheila Hunt, the Registration co-chairs, mailed out registration brochures to 2000 people, tracked registration, and provided accurate numbers for classes, food, fees, hospitality events and the field trip. They ran the registration table, and provided help and information to attendees throughout the Conference. Elizabeth Nolan's Hotel committee developed the menus for the wonderful food served by the DoubleTree – breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks. Terri Bailey helped people get to Tulsa by arranging special rates with Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Avis.
David Nelson and his Site Selection Committee recommended Tulsa and the DoubleTree Hotel for our 2001 Conference. David's experience in comparing hotels and negotiating contracts was invaluable. Martha Cheshire's diligent efforts in Publicity and Donations resulted in great attendance and generous corporate contributions. Arlene Shuman put together the packets stuffed full of promotional items. Michael Smith kept our finances in shape, and made sure things got paid on time.
Finally, I want to thank all the attendees, speakers, exhibitors, committees and NALTA Board members that made the Tulsa conference so successful.
Joe G. Anderson
2001 Conference Coordinator
2000 - Galveston, TexasThe 2000 Conference, held in Galveston, Texas, October 25-28, was a huge success! There were over 250 people at the conference. We had several highly qualified speakers covering an industry-wide range of topics. Our program was certified through NALTA, NADOA, AAPL, NARO, IRWA, and CLE. We also had several vendors: Affirmations, Avatar Systems, GWIZ Systems, IKON Office Solutions, Paradigm Technologies, Petroleum Listing Service, Tobin International, NARO, and NADOA.
NALTA would like to thank the following for their generous support of our Conference: Union Pacific Resources, Bank of America, Burlington Resources, Phillips Petroleum, Panaco Inc., Ellis Rudy, Thomas S. Carl, ALTA (Houston chapter), Ocean Energy, Dominion Exploration & Production, DFW-ALTA (DFW chapter), Houston Association of Division Order Analysts, TALTA (Tulsa chapter), Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas., The Land Department, Santa Fe Snyder Corp., Key Production, OCAPLTA (Oklahoma City chapter), Mustang Fuel Corporation, DALTA (Denver chapter), Larry Hamm, Michael Smith, Joan Robison, Jo Downing Hale, Martha Cheshire, Wayne Barbour, and Fred McDonald. Portfolios were donated by Bank of America, and items were donated by Bank of America, Phillips Petroleum, Cross Timbers Oil, Petroleum Listing Services, Union Pacific Resources Co., Conoco Inc., Thomas S. Carl Oil & Gas Properties, Southwestern Energy, Burlington Resources, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, NALTA, Santa Fe Energy, IKON Office Solutions, Energen, NADOA, and Claire Van Hooser.
Special Event sponsors were Burlington Resources and Panaco Inc. for the Wednesday night President's Welcome Reception, Phillips Petroleum and Ellis Rudy/Imperial Oil for the Thursday night "Hot Tropical Events", Thomas S. Carl Oil & Gas Properties for Thursday session breaks, and ALTA (Houston chapter) for Friday session breaks.
It is because of the generous support from these companies and individuals that enables NALTA to provide quality educational events at an affordable rate. We were also able to raise over $12,000 in cash donations. Of course, a lot of this could have been David Nelson's challenge to NALTA whereby he would wear a grass skirt and dance the hula. And yes, he did. See pictures below.