The Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen is dedicated to cultivating an educational and social environment for Los Angeles energy professionals


The purpose of the Association is to cultivate cordial relations among members through meetings and social events. 

The LAAPL serves to further the education and broaden the scope of the professional landman and to promote effective communication between its members and government, community and industry on energy-related issues. 

News & Upcoming Events

The 37th Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute has been confirmed!
The Institute will run from September 25 through September 27, 2019, at the SpringHill Suites Paso Robles/Atascadero

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Dear WCLI Attendees,

As many of you are aware, the opening date of Vespera on Ocean, our venue for the 37th annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, is going to surpass our scheduled date for the Institute. As per our agreement with Marriott, they have secured a sister hotel, Springhill Suites in Atascadero, California. All reservations that were booked through the room block will be automatically transferred to the new hotel.  Your confirmation number will remain the same. Marriott is working in tandem with the new venue to insure that our transition is seamless.

The annual golf tournament will still be held at Cypress Ridge. We have moved our reception Wednesday night to start later (6:30) so that our golfers have time to arrive at the hotel and check in.

Our Thursday night dinner is set, as planned, at Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana, and transportation will be provided. Springhill Suites opened in 2015. All rooms are suites and the cost has been amended to $139/night, including reservations for the Tuesday before and Friday thru Sunday after the Institute.

Our Wednesday night reception is to take place on their outdoor patio, with a view of the vineyards. They have an indoor/outdoor bar service that will be open for our reception. They have also extended their bar hours to accommodate our group.  We are working diligently to make this year’s WCLI a great one, and hope that if you have any questions or concerns, you will reach out to us.  Below is the contact information for the Hotel as well as a link to their website. Please visit their link to peruse all the wonderful amenities Springhill Suites has to offer. 

SpringHill Suites Paso Robles/Atascadero
900 El Camino Real / Atascadero, Ca. 93422

On behalf of the WCLI Committee, we are looking forward to seeing all of you on September 25th, 2019.


 Yvonne Hicks, Rick Peace, and your volunteer Steering Committee.


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The Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen and the Bakersfield Association of Professional Landmen is proud to announce that the 2020 AAPL Annual Meeting & Professional Development Land Conference will be held June 17-20, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Huntington Beach, California. Make plans now to attend the most comprehensive education conference geared specifically for the land professional. Continuing education and CLE credits will be offered, and the networking opportunities will be bountiful.


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Fellow LAAPL Members! 

 Who is ready for a FREE AAPL Webinar this Thursday!?  Anyone can access the Webinar but only AAPL members can receive the 1 CE Credit. 

 When: This THURSDAY at 10:00 am PST and will last one hour.

Where: comfort of your home of office

How to access:

Topic discussed: Techno Ethics Proceed with Caution

 The webinar will end at 11:00 which gives you time to make the LAAPL luncheon at 11:30!


Other Resources

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Volume XII, Issue II – The Override, March 2019

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Volume XI, Issue V – The Override, November 2018

Volume XI, Issue IV – The Override, September 2018

Volume XI, Issue III — The Override, May 2018

Volume XI, Issue II — The Override, March 2018

Volume XI, Issue I — The Override, January 2018

Past Newsletters

2018-2019 LAAPL Membership Renewals - Renew online today!

2018-2019 LAAPL Membership Directory

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Education is the necessary foundation for every land professional to become and remain competent to serve the needs of his or her clients. Through quality speaker programs, seminars, and
the annual West Coast Land Institute, LAAPL is dedicated to insuring a high level of education remains available to the professionals practicing in this region. Click below to find out more.

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The AAPL is coming to Southern California with an exciting Due Diligence Seminar in November!!  The AAPL Due Diligence Seminar will begin Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:00AM at the Long Beach Petroleum Club located 3636 Linden Ave, in the beautiful city of Long Beach, California

Due Diligence Seminar Format:
Seminar Location:
Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Ave Long Beach, CA 90807-4002

 Date: November 15, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar Credits: 5.00

CEU Speaker: A. Frank Klam, CPL

This Due Diligence Seminar is designed for the land professional that has or will be involved in due diligence for producing property and/or non-producing leasehold acquisitions. This is a “hands on” course to prepare anyone that is conducting due diligence.

Learn how to ready yourself to begin a project, how to verify working interest and net revenue interest, what problems to expect, how to find title defects, and how to report your results to either your client, your company or to the bank. Your instructor, A. Frank Klam, CPL, has over 45 years of experience as a land professional and has been doing due diligence for over 20 years, from small acquisitions to billion-dollar transactions. His insight and experience make this course a must if you plan to get involved in the due diligence process for your company or you want to become a member of any due diligence team.

With Regards,
Mike Flores/Marcia Carlisle
President/Secy LAAPL




Serving our members since 1957


The Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen (LAAPL) was formed in 1957 by Los Angeles area land managers. LAAPL serves to further the education and broaden the scope of the petroleum landman and to promote effective communication between its members and government, community and industry on energy-related issues.

Among the purposes of the association, which is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen established one year earlier, is to cultivate cordial relations among members
through meetings and social and recreational events. Speaker programs, seminars, and an annual West Coast Land Institute insured a high level of education available to professionals practicing in the region. LAAPL publishes “The Override,” a monthly newsletter, brought to you by Randall Taylor and Joe Munsey. The Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen appreciate your tenure and support of this award winning newsletter.

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