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Benefits of MAPL Membership

The Michigan Association of Professional Landmen, or MAPL, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing education.  Current MAPL members include individuals responsible for the acquisition, administration and disposition of mineral and/or surface rights for petroleum exploration and production companies, as well as related service and financial companies in the energy industry. The MAPL offers a place where oil and gas land professionals like us can meet and share our thoughts and ideas.  Through regular seminars the MAPL provides sufficient credits for Certified Professional Landmen to maintain their status.

The MAPL was founded in 1965 and throughout the years continues to operate at a high level of expertise and enthusiasm.  Membership benefits include discounted rates to educational seminars, dinners, golf outings, and annual listings in the MAPL membership directory.  Attendance of MAPL meetings offers a chance to network with other Landmen and keep up with current industry events and employment opportunities.

Member Types

Active Membership:
Those individuals functioning as a land professional regularly engaged in landwork related to the exploration development and production of oil and gas and other natural mineral and energy resources. An Active member shall have a minimum of four years of landwork experience or a four year college degree and must be an Active Member in good standing of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

General Membership:
Those individuals functioning as a land professional regularly engaged in landwork related to the exploration development and production of oil and gas and other natural mineral and energy resources. A General member shall have a minimum of two years of landwork experience and the recommendation of at least two Active Members of the MAPL who know the applicant (Sponsorship). Those individuals who are functioning as supervisors or managers of land professionals and engaged in landwork shall also be eligible for General Membership. General members shall have all rights that an Active Member has except that of voting on matters pertaining in any manner to the relationship between MAPL and AAPL.

Associate Membership:
Persons in the oil and gas industry who are directly and regularly engaged in or associated with petroleum landwork relating to oil, gas, mineral and/or energy industries. Associate members shall have all rights than an Active or General Member has except that of voting and holding office, membership on the Board of Directors or chairmanship of any committee.

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