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10:43 Apr 3, 2008
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci
English term or phrase:Petroleum Landmen
In the United States and Canada, a Landman is an individual who performs various services for oil companies. According to the website of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (www.landman.org), these services include: negotiating for the acquisition or divestiture of mineral rights; negotiating business agreements that provide for the exploration for and/or development of minerals; determining ownership in minerals through the research of public and private records; reviewing the status of title, curing title defects and otherwise reducing title risk associated with ownership in minerals; managing rights and/or obligations derived from ownership of interests in minerals; and unitizing or pooling of interests in minerals.
Landmen constitute the business side of the oil and gas and mineral exploration and production team.
Company landmen negotiate deals and trades with other companies and individuals, draft contracts (and administer their compliance), acquire leases and ensure compliance with governmental regulations.
Independent field landmen serve clients on a contract basis and are generally the industry抯 contact with the public as they research courthouse records to determine ownership and prepare necessary reports, locate mineral/land owners and negotiate oil and gas leases and various other agreements with them, obtain necessary curative documents and conduct surface inspections before drilling.
Independent land consultants serve clients on a contract basis and much effort is directed to due diligence examinations required in the purchase and sale of companies and properties.
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Yan Yuliang Local time: 00:09 Native speaker of: Chinese
Explanation: the petroleum landman is responsible for obtaining permission to drill a well. Before a well may be drilled on private land in the United States or Canada, the land must be leased from the landowner who owns the subsurface oil and gas. Permits must be obtained from various government agencies before a well can be drilled. The permit sets forth the requirements for the drilling company to restore the land after the well is drilled and properly plug and abandon nonproductive wells. The petroleum landman is responsible for acquisition or disposition of oil, natural gas or surface interests; negotiation, drafting or management of agreements respecting such interests; and supervision of land administration activities respecting such interests. Petroleum landmen deal directly with farmers, ranchers, and other surface owners, and may need to research ownership records in county, state, or provincial offices. Good communication, negotiation, and research skills, along with some legal knowledge, make a landman successful.