The Professional Land Management Certificate Program

Professional Land Management Certificate Program
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Cost: $4,975 covers all course materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
* A 20 percent discount will be given to companies that enroll two or more employees.
* A 10 percent discount will be given to TCU staff/faculty/alumni, U.S. veterans, 501c3 non-profit organizations and government employees.

North Texas abounds with energy opportunities. Accelerate your career with industry knowledge that will set you apart from the competition. Earn your certificate in a program designed by geologists, petroleum land professionals, oil and gas attorneys, and the American Association of Professional Landmen, taught by known experts with decades of energy experience.

Who Should Attend?

  • Landmen
  • Lease agents
  • Right of way agents
  • Brokerage and title analysts
  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Others involved in development and exploration

What You Will Learn

The most recent and relevant trends, policies, professional insights, forecasts, best practices and strategies to stay on top of the ever-changing oil and gas landscape.

How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize the diverse needs of the energy industry and learn how to navigate them.
  • Add value by bringing a higher level of expertise to your position.
  • Receive CEUs (continuing education credits) from the American Associate of Professional Landmen, or MCLE credits, if appropriate, from the State Bar of Texas.


  • A Career in Petroleum Land Management
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Farmouts and Joint Operating Agreements
  • Title Research and Public Records
  • Negotiating the Oil and Gas Lease
  • Fundamentals of Geology, Engineering and Operations
  • Oil & Gas Tax and Petroleum Economics
  • Purchase and Sale Agreement, Due Diligence, Ethics
  • Pooling and Unitization
  • Surface Use and Damages
  • Title Opinions and Title Defects



A Career in Petroleum Land Management

Tom Roberts

Fundamentals of Geology, Engineering and Operations

Mike McKee

Oil & Gas Law and Petroleum Economics

Hugh Savage

Oil & Gas Law for the Petroleum Industry (Critical Concepts)

Jamie Bryan & Jim Strawn

Negotiating the Oil & Gas Lease

Jamie Bryan & Jim Strawn

Title Opinions and Title Defects, Farm Outs

Hugh Savage

Title Research and Public Records

Tom Roberts

Purchase and Sale Agreement, Due Diligence: Ethics and Negotiations

Tim Malone

Joint Operating Agreements and Courthouse Visit

Tom Roberts

Pooling and Unitization, Surface Use and Damages

Tom Roberts & Hugh Savage

Faculty Leaders

Jamie Lavergne Bryan
Shareholder, Winstead PC

Jamie Bryan specializes on energy-related litigation and complex business disputes. She also counsels clients on land use, policy issues and litigation avoidance.

Tim Malone
Shareholder, Decker McMackin McClane Hall & Bates PC

Tim Malone has experience in nearly all areas of exploration and production. His practice areas include mineral titles, transactional documents, and advice and negotiation.

Mike McKee
VP Geology, Jetta Operating Co. Inc.

Mike McKee manages the geology and geophysical staff. His experience covers Wyoming, North Texas, Texas Panhandle. West Texas, East Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Louisiana Gulf Coast, Oklahoma, Mississippi Salt Basin and the Appalachian Basin.

Tom Roberts
Independent Petroleum Land Consultant

Tom Roberts has more than 33 years of experience as a landman covering running titles, overseeing due diligence and managing a land department. He recently retired from Jetta Operating Co. as its regional land manager.

Hugh Savage
Attorney, Private Practice

Hugh Savage has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed real estate attorney. He is board certified in commercial real estate and certifies as a Texas Real Estate Commission instructor for continuing education.

Please contact:

Jeannie Deakyne

Director of Executive Program Development