Welcome to the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL). We are a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1946 for the purpose of: promoting the landman profession, arranging and coordinating educational and social events for members and contributing to social needs of the Houston community. We number approximately 2000 active members located primarily in the Houston, Texas area. Our members represent oil and gas businesses ranging from very large oil companies to the independent landmen.
The HAPL hosts events throughout the year for members and interested guests. Visit our HAPL Upcoming Events calendar which include luncheons, networking opportunities, community charity activities and educational seminars. On the first of each month we publish our monthly newsletter for members.
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HAPL Mission Statement
To further the education, knowledge and interest of the Professional Landman in current problems that confront the oil and gas industry in its expanded exploration for and the production of energy derived from hydrocarbons, coal, oil shale, uranium, tar sands, nuclear and hydrodynamic sources and the development of sulphur and other natural resources through hard rock mining or otherwise.To promote more effective public relations on industrial, community and governmental levels and when deemed advisable by the Executive Committee to express the Association’s position with regard to matters affecting landmen, the oil and gas industry and public affairs affecting the oil and gas industry.To provide social opportunities through which members can meet each other and discuss matters of mutual interest.