AAPL and the Field Landman Committee, will be hosting an educational seminar in East Lansing, Michigan on Thurs, May 6th at the Spartan Hall of Fame Café. This event will begin with happy hour from 5:30pm to 6:00 followed by a BBQ rib buffet from 6:00pm to 6:30 pm. Presentations will begin at 6:30PM to 8:00PM. The event is FREE to AAPL Active Members and $60 for Non-members but non-AAPL members receive AAPL membership too. We have an excellent slate of speakers and topics you do not want to miss as outlined below. Please come and join us for an evening full of good times, networking, and educational opportunities. All Covid restrictions will be in effect during this event will be followed. We hope to see you there!
Speaker: Phillip A. Guerra, CPL | ForeFront Power
Phillip is the east coast land acquisition manager at ForeFront Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. He and his company develop solar projects – behind-the-meter, community solar, and wholesale solutions – across the United States and Mexico.
Presentation Topic: O&G vs. Solar: A Land Overview
This presentation will focus on the basics of what an oil & gas land professional needs to know about solar from a land perspective. You will learn about the different types of solar energy projects (e.g., ground mount, parking canopy, rooftop). You will walk through an example ground mount site for a potential community solar project in Michigan. Additionally, Mr. Guerra will discuss the similarities and differences between acquiring acreage in oil & gas versus solar, including key lease terms and pricing.
Speaker: Chip Tokar, CPG | Natural Resources Management, LLC
Chip is a Professional Geologist and owner of Natural Resources Management, LLC, a geological and environmental consulting firm located in Sylvania, Ohio since 2007. Prior to starting NRM, Chip worked as an Environmental Consultant from 1994 through 2000 and as a Mining Administrator for an aggregate mining company from 2000 to 2007 in SE Michigan and NW Ohio.
Presentation Topic: Rocks Are Minerals Too - Working Relationships with the Landman
Mineral Rights are not only oil and gas; they include surface, underground rocks, and hard minerals too. Chip will share information about permitting new mining operations including sand and gravel, industrial sand, limestone, and sandstone quarries. Chip is an approved mineral valuation professional with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and will give examples of hard mineral valuation reports for both property owners as well as quarry operators. Understanding hard mineral operations in Michigan will better serve Landmen while working in the field as in many cases it is necessary to work together.