Membership in this Association shall be open to all landmen predominately engaged in professional land work relating to the energy and/or minerals industry in the Permian Basin Area of West Texas and New Mexico and to attorneys-at-law whose practice is predominately related to oil, gas and mineral law.

A “Landman” is defined as a person primarily engaged in negotiating for the acquisition or divestiture of mineral rights and/or negotiating business agreements that provide for the exploration for and/or development of minerals and/or determining the ownership of minerals through the research of public records.  Failure to pay the biennial dues by July 31 of the dues collection year shall result in suspension of active membership.

ACTIVE MEMBERS:  Membership in the Corporation shall be available to professional landmen regularly engaged in landwork relating to the energy and/or minerals industry and who have had a minimum of one (1) year active experience as a landman.  Once qualified a member’s eligibility under this sub-section shall not be effected by a change in location, classification of employment departmental or managerial assignment.  The failure to pay annual dues by July 31 of each year, shall result in the suspension of active membership.  Application and approval will be required for reinstatement.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:  Associate membership shall be available to all persons who are directly, primarily and regularly engaged in performing services in the oil and gas industry.  An Associate member may not vote or hold office.

LIFE MEMBERS: Life membership shall be available to all active members 65 years of age or older who have retired from land work and have a minimum of five consecutive years of active membership.  If you would like to apply to become a member of the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association, begin by downloading the membership application (PDF Format) by clicking the link shown below, filling out the form, and returning it to the PBLA along with a check for $100.00 for the annual dues.

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