UW SER to Host Third Annual Rocky Mountain Professional Landman Conference April 29

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) once again will host the Rocky Mountain Professional Landman Conference Monday, April 29.

The in-person forum seeks to bring together industry professionals and professional landman alumni in the Rocky Mountain region to showcase the profession; discuss current topics and issues facing the industry; and explore career paths and opportunities for future graduates.

The conference will take place from 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the UW Conference Center in Laramie.

Brooks Yates, president of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), will deliver the keynote address.

“We are honored to have Mr. Yates give the keynote address at this important event,” says SER Academic Director Kami Danaei. “The Professional Land Management Program at UW is one of only 11 schools in the nation that are accredited through AAPL, the preeminent organization for professional landmen. The level at which our students are engaged with AAPL is phenomenal, so we are grateful to have the organization represented at the highest level here on campus -- and for Mr. Yates to share his insights in the profession and offer guidance to our future landmen is invaluable.”

The robust agenda is composed of panel discussions covering hot topics in the energy sector, including issues on federal lands; enhanced oil recovery and how it relates to carbon capture, utilization and storage; nuclear energy; water; and a legal ethics panel.

An expansive list of speakers includes several Wyoming legislators, members of industry and academia, and energy attorneys.

“The Professional Land Management Program is a very interdisciplinary degree that exposes students to many different disciplines, including law, business, mathematics and environmental science,” says Kristen Pritchett, director of the program. “The intersection between law and energy is of particular note, and this event really highlights how closely the two professions work together to determine mineral and surface ownership, prepare reports and interface with the public and landowners. It is so valuable for our students to hear from and network with the very people with whom they will one day become colleagues.” 

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register and for details -- including the full agenda, speaker biographies, and travel and accommodation information -- visit the event website.

The program also has been approved for 6.75 continuing education credits through AAPL, including 1 hour of ethics, 6.75 hours of continuing legal education credits with the Wyoming State Bar Association and 7 general continuing legal education credits in Colorado.

The forum is presented in collaboration with the Student Chapter of Energy Resources on campus. It is co-sponsored by AAPL, the Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen and the Associated Students of UW.

For more information, email SER Director of Outreach Christine Reed at christine.reed@uwyo.edu.

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Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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