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  • 3636 Linden Avenue Long Beach, CA, 90807 (map)
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Please join us Thursday, September 20, 2018 for an Association Business Meeting that is open to all members.  The West Coast Land Institute is just a couple of weeks away, and as always, it promises to be a very informative Institute addressing industry topics of interest. Therefore, since LAAPL has not had a Business Meeting open to all members in several years, I feel it is time to take a closer look at where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. In order for our meeting to have maximum impact, we need you, our great members, to help me and the rest of the LAAPL Board in developing a roadmap to the future.  Please come ready to share your ideas, and in return, LAAPL will pay for your lunch.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you Thursday!

Mike Flores
President, LAAPL


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TOPIC: A Tale of Two Gas Storage Projects:
from Zuckerman to Southam—the story of a recent development in California law
regarding gas storage, eminent domain, and the rule of capture.

COST: $20.00 (Cash and Check Accepted) Includes buffet lunch and speaker presentation.
                          Click here to purchase through the LAAPL website.

SPEAKER: Ryan Stephensen, civil litigation attorney with Day Carter & Murphy LLP

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Ryan Stephensen is a civil litigation attorney with the law firm of Day Carter & Murphy LLP.  His practice focuses on energy matters, land use, eminent domain, and probate matters related to oil and gas interests. 

Ryan earned a his Bachelors of Science from Brigham Young University in 2002, graduating summa cum laude, and earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 2006 from the University of California, Davis, where he graduated Order of the Coif.

Ryan and his wife Becka are the proud parents of four wonderful children ranging in age from 5 to 13 years old.  One of Ryan’s favorite pastimes is piling into the van with all the kids, without a particular destination in mind, and heading out on an adventure.

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AAPL - La Jolla Directors Meeting Board Mixer

Hosted by LAAPL, BAPL & AAPL and FREE to all AAPL, LAAPL & BAPL members and Guests

All parties interested need to be signed up for the Field Landman Seminar by clicking the link below and reply to to RSVP for the AAPL Board Meeting Mixer. (All reservations need to be made ASAP to save a seat) 

Hosted by LAAPL, BAPL & AAPL and FREE to all AAPL, LAAPL & BAPL members and Guests

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AAPL - Field Landman Seminar

  • 8901 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 (map)
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Hosted by AAPL and FREE to all AAPL members and $60 for Land Professionals looking to join AAPL *covers your membership application fee and dues through the next occurring June 30th.



Ernest J. Guadiana, Esq. Elkins Kalt Weintraub Gartside LLP
"Land Developers and Oil Properties, DOGGR Well Transfers, Leasehold/Mineral Owner Rights and Reciprocal Grant and Surrender Agreements”


Michael J. Sherman, Esq. Stoel Rives LLP
"Underground Trespass”

All parties interested need to be signed up for the Field Landman Seminar by clicking the link below and reply to to RSVP for the AAPL Board Meeting Mixer. (All reservations need to be made ASAP to save a seat)


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LAAPL/LABGS Joint Luncheon

  • The Grand at Willow Street Conference Center (map)
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 - Joint meeting with the Los Angeles Basin Geological Society
    The Grand at Willow Conference Center
    4101 East Willow St
reet, Long Beach, CA 90815

Reservation: Please make reservations using the LABGS website at Otherwise you can email or call Ryan Weller at or call at (562) 637-6019, in addition you can also reach out to Chip Hoover at or call at (310) 795-7300. Reservations must be made by 3:00 PM on Monday January 22nd to receive the discount price. As Always walk-ins are welcome. 

Cost: Lunch and Speaker
          - $25.00 with reservations
          - $30.00 without reservations
             Payments in cash or check only. 

Date: January 25, 2018
     Lunch Served: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
     Announcements: 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM
     Guest Speaker: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
     Questions/Close: 12:45 PM to 1:00 PM

Speaker: Wenli Want, Senior Geomechanics Engineer
                Vice President, GeoMechanics Technologies

Topic: Identifying Hydraulic Fracture Gradient for
           Depleted Fields, Common in Los Angeles Basin

Abstract: Hydraulic fracture gradients vary in response to reservoir pressure and near-wellbore pressure changes. Prior California DOGGR regulations suggested that operators use a typical hydraulic fracture gradient of 0.9 psi/foot to establish maximum injection pressure. DOGGR now requires operators to conduct Step Rate Tests to identify fracture gradients dependent on location. Many oil fields and formations throughout the Los Angeles basin are highly depleted from hydrocarbon production, yet sometimes still contain elevated pressures surrounding injection wells. This may lead to variations in fracture gradient with respect to location and time. Numerical modeling may be applied to anticipate pressure changes, and direct field measurements may be applied to measure fracture gradient. Ms. Wang’s presentation will discuss variations in fracture gradient with reservoir pressure, and the use of analytical and numerical techniques to evaluate fracture gradients. Ms. Wang will also describe the advanced interpretation of step rate tests. Finally, she will discuss injection stimulation for Area of Review and Zones of Endangering Influence estimates. 

Wenli Wang, 
GeoMechanics TechnologieS, Vice President

Ms. Wenli Wang is a Senior Geomechanics Engineer and Vice President of GeoMechanics Technologies, which provides advanced technical services worldwide and has completed numerous multi-year research contracts for the United States Department of Energy and other large organizations. Ms. Wang holds a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and another Master of Science degree, in Engineering Mechanics, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She has more than 10 years of work experience in the oil, gas, and environmental engineering industry. Her technical areas of expertise include reservoir geomechanics, wellbore mechanics, compaction and subsidence analysis, wellbore stability and well failure analysis, waste injection design and management (drill cutting and waste water reinjection), hydraulic fracture model development and simulation, pressure transient analysis, and pore pressure and fracture gradient prediction in deep water environments. 

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LAAPL Luncheon - May

Speakers:  Wayne Rosenbaum, Esq., Partner, Opper & Varco, LLP, and Jeremy N. Jungreis, Esq., Rutan and Tucker

Wayne Rosenbaum, Esq., Partner, Opper & Varco, LLP, Wayne is a Partner with Opper & Varco, LLP in the areas of environment, land use and natural resources, with an emphasis on water quality and land use laws affecting infrastructure and renewable energy projects.  Mr. Rosenbaum helps clients develop and implement solutions to environmental regulations that are both legally defensible and economically sustainable. He also assists his clients in defending their regulatory compliance programs against challenges by regulatory agencies and environmental groups.  Wayne completed his undergraduate studies receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Chemistry.  He completed his graduate studies at Rutger University receiving his Masters in Education.  Wayne completed his Juris Doctorate at California Western School of Law.

Jeremy N. Jungreis, Esq., Rutan and Tucker Jeremy is Senior Counsel in Rutan’s Government & Regulatory Section.  He is an accomplished water and environmental attorney with extensive experience guiding public and private clients through complex matters.  Jeremy advises clients on compliance with all of the major federal and California specific environment and land use statues with emphasis on water quality and sustainable groundwater management.  Jeremy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida; receiving his Bachelor of Science, graduating cum laude.  He completed his graduate studies at the Florida State University of Law receiving his Juris Doctorate, graduating magna cum laude.  Jeremy completed his Masters of Law at George Washington University, graduating summa cum laude.

Topic:  Stormwater Regulations and Their Impacts on the California Oil and Gas Industry

Special Event:  LAAPL Officer Elections

Cost - $20.00 (Cash and Check Accepted) Includes buffet lunch and speaker presentation

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