GARY SHEFFIELDSenior Landman/Attorney with 16 yrs. as Landman and 20 yrs. as Attorney
Professional Independent Petroleum Landman with J.D. (Juris Doctorate) and Twenty (20) years of experience in private practice as Attorney and Sixteen (16) years as Professional Independent Petroleum Landman seeking contract position. Experience in multiple phases of Oil and Gas Industry including land management, in-house and in-field operations, both as a team member and fulfilling administrative functions. Particularly adept in title research, preparation and negotiation of lease, formulation of title run sheets, complicated WI and HBP issues, coordination with title attorneys, review of attorney's title opinions, including research of legal issues and current status of Oil and Gas Law of particular interest to client, securing of curative materials, performing due diligence and damage settlement functions for titled property, working interest assessment and oil and gas rights acquisition. Ability to provide administrative function as company liaison with legal, governmental, geological, engineering, accounting, banking, associates and partners and the media, if necessary. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with governmental, compliance, surface and mineral owners and with field operations personnel on an ongoing basis to address and resolve exploration, development and production issues.
|Last Resume Update||November 23, 2019|
|Experience||More than 15 Years|
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Attorney At Law
Private Practice Sr. Attorney (Three Man Firm) –
Trial Attorney, including Business and Corporate, Bankruptcy, Probate and Estates, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and related cases.
2001-2002 Alvin Perkins –Attorney At Law
Researched Legal issues involving Oil and Gas companies liability claims and related cases–Plaintiff and Defendant
2002-2004 Michael E. Brennan & Associates
Researched mineral title, prepared and obtained leases, performed due diligence, run sheets, etc.
Administrative drill site supervisor-directly responsible for preparing, supervise and employing various experts to obtain, impute and interpret data and studies in the application process to ultimately obtain governmental regulatory and permitting approval of drill site locations (within the city limits of Beaumont, Texas) Including working with City Attorney, Engineer and City Council.
2004-2006 Cornay-Lowry Land & Abstracting
Supervised four (4) man leasing crew, researched mineral title, prepared and obtained leases and drafts. Prepared lease reports, maps etc.and made presentations on progress to clients, supervisors and department heads. Given particular assignments placing emphasis on obtaining leases from large property owners, attorneys and agents representing Bank trust departments, Corporations and Oil and Gas and Timber companies. Assigned to remain after crew relocated to obtain difficult, rejected and legally challenging lease acquisitions. All work performed in Hanesville shale, north Louisiana.
2006 Phil Pinney & Associates
Sugar Land, Texas
Landman - Crew chief
Researched mineral title prepared and obtained leases, performed due diligence, run sheets, data base, etc. Administration and Supervisory duties for (9) nine person crew.
2006-January 2007 Fender Exploration & Production Co., LLC
Director of Land Services (in-house)
Head of department, independent Oil & Gas Company, including but not limited to :
Duties for supervising 14 man field crew- researching mineral title, preparing and obtaining leases, performing due diligence and lease checks, preparing and reviewing run
sheets, In-house duties include title curative, permitting, preparing farm-outs, farm-ins, take-offs, assignments, letter agreements ,pooling agreements, unit designations, etc.
Administrative and Supervisory duties of all support personnel, landmen and drilling crews, for all aspects of title, leasing, mapping, data base, exploration, etc.
Interpret and negotiating various contracts including Joint Operating Agreements, Farm-out Agreements, Exploration Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Oil and Gas Leases, Surface Use Agreements, Right of Way Agreements, etc.
February 2007-December 2009 J. G. Holding Inc.
Researched mineral title, preparing ownership reports and obtained leases, issuing drafts, options, performing due diligence, lease checks, HBP status, run sheets, etc. All work performed in and around Las Animas and Huerfano Counties, Colorado.
February 2010-October 2010 Capital Land Services, Inc.
Landman -Crew chief
Supervised seven (7) man crew performing due diligence, lease checks, defining HBP status in various counties in Northern and Central Michigan. Following completion of 4 month project return to regular landman duties i.e. preparing run sheets, running title, prep ownership reports, etc….
December 2010-March 2011 J. G. Holding Inc.
Researched mineral title, preparing ownership reports and obtained leases, issuing drafts, options, performing due diligence, lease checks, HBP status, run sheets, etc.
March 2011-August 2011 Timberlake Management Inc.
Researched mineral title, preparing ownership reports and obtained leases, issuing drafts, options, performing due diligence, lease checks, HBP status, run sheets, etc. in Southern Illinois.
September 2011-December 2012 Ensley Properties
Worked in-house at corporate headquarters for Petrohawk Energy (BHP Billiton) in downtown Houston, Texas, testing, configuring and implementing new Tobin Enterprise Land (TEL) software, companywide.
December 2012-January 2014 Black Diamond Oil & Gas Exploration, LLC
Researched mineral title, preparing ownership reports and obtained leases, issuing drafts, options, performing due diligence, lease checks, Complex issues involving HBP status, Depth variants, run sheets, etc. in Lubbock, Texas and surrounding counties.
June 2014-October 2015 Beta Land Services, LLC
Researched mineral title, preparing ownership reports on Complex issues involving HBP status, on old production and units, etc.
Loaned out to major Oil company for special projects (in-house) Assets: North Dakota, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and South Texas
Royalty Compliance Post Production Deductions- Project to evaluate company owned leases, locate the associated owners on the applicable Division Orders for each lease, and apply the appropriate marketing deductions to those owners based on lease language analyst, industry standards and current court cases in various jurisdictions. Evaluation of approximately 30,000 leases in (4 states).
In depth project to evaluate working interest and Implement custom reporting tool to merge multiple data sources which hold working interest related data, and programmatically evaluate those data sources to identify discrepancies for further evaluation and then re-build JIB Decks and Merge data sources include land management system, joint interest billing, and custom well tracking database to properly reflecting true ownership interest in approximately 3800 wells.
April 2016-September 2017 Dynapros Land Services
Sr. Landman-pipe line right of way
Working in Charlotte, North Carolina, pipeline, right of way project. Researched surface title, preparing ownership reports and obtained leases, options and right of way, performing due diligence, permits, lease checks, run sheets, etc.
October 2017-March 2019 SunCoast Land Services, Inc.
Researched mineral title, preparing ownership reports, performing due diligence, lease checks, HBP status, run sheets, etc. in South Louisiana, in new exploration of Austin Chalk strata .
Researched surface title, preparing ownership reports, lease checks, run sheets, etc. in sixteen (16) North Louisiana Parishes on 30,000 acres of timber land.
Right –of Way project, ten(10) counties Central Texas.
July 2019-October 2019 Dynapros Land Services
Sr. Landman-pipe line right of way
Working in Southeast and Central, Texas on pipeline, right of way project. Researched 30 year surface title, preparing ownership reports, performing due diligence, checking for permits, ROW’s, leases, mortgages, etc.
• ALSO WORKED IN THE OILFIELD (OFF SHORE- (REBEL WELL SERVICES, INC. HOUMA, LOUISIANA) AS A DERICKMAN AND ASSISTANT DRILLER WHEN (18) YEARS OLD
WORK PERIOD: (20) MONTHS
• ALSO WORKED FOR WASTE OIL RECYCLING COMPANY (WHILE IN LAW SCHOOL) (SECONDARY OIL INC. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA) SALEMAN- SOLD SECONDARY AND RECONSITUDED OIL PRODUCTS TO ASPHALT PLANTS, CONTRACTORS ETC. AS FUEL TO FIRE BOILERS, COVER ROAD ETC.
WORK PERIOD: 3 YEARS
Bachelor of Arts-
Triple Majors- Political Science, English, History
1981 Southern University Law Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1981-Present Continuing Education and Course Work
Computer Science, Mineral & Law Seminars