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Leaning In: The Power Behind the #EFT Community

In the fast paced world of the Energy Finance Twitter (#EFT) community, the journey has been nothing short of a rollercoaster – filled with highs, lows, and unexpected twists. Art Berman memes and “behave or be blocked” are about the only thing you can really rely on never changing. This community, which is a real […]

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4th Annual NAPE Kickoff Happy Hour presented by LandmanLife

It’s that time of year again everybody, time to dust off those roundtoes and pick up your sports coat from the cleaners because NAPE starts this week! As always, (or…you know, for the past 4 years), we are hosting the NAPE Kickoff Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 6th from 5-7pm. That’s…in 2 days if you

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The Roadtrip to Nowhere and Why I’m Still Here

A couple of years ago, a landman buddy threw a question at me that caught me off guard: “What’s your plan with LandmanLife?” I found myself at a loss for words. Initially, I thought of the site as just a fun side project. But, to be completely honest, it was more than that. In the

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2023 Unwrapped: A Year of Unforgettable Fun in the Landman Life

The Intern shared his end of the year thoughts with us yesterday, and that got me motivated to do the same. Let’s get started. Making New #EFT Friends Writing about #EFT over the past year, I can’t not mention SBA. We lost him in June, and that was a real shock to me and a

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The Weight

For the record, I hate saying shit like this. The consequences for not speaking my mind are…nonexistent, to most people, but there’re huge to me. When I don’t say something, it weighs on me. Despite the somber nature of this post, I hope anybody that reads to the end will feel at least somewhat uplifted.

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Books that Stand the Test of Time, My All Time Favorites

The Books That Stand the Test of Time Fiction Non-Fiction Oil Industry Business Fiction The Rum Diary I’ve read a lot of Hunter S. Thompson, but something about this short novel has always really appealed to me. There isn’t much of a purpose but it’s a well written story. Maybe it’s the lack of direction

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How Landmen Have Changed: The Badass Motherfuckers Before Us

The Badass Motherfuckers Before Us Can you think of a more quintessential American career than being a landman? We make a living from our wit, intellect, and our ability to adapt to the ever changing landscape of the oil and gas industry. Landmen used to be the one man do it all character at the

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The Broken System – Time to Burn it Down

The other day when I was contemplating the idea of a broken system I had the random thought that…the system works for the prior generation. They set it up. We’re just stuck with it. When you can’t even speak honestly amongst your friends, or let them know who you’re meeting with, we have a fucking

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How to Find Your Voice in a Broken System

Make sure you check out some of our most recent posts below to catch up on the new direction we’re headed: Finding Your Voice It’s taken me well over a decade to find my voice here. A majority of that time I was voicing my dissent under the veil of secrecy. Screaming into the void,

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