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Join WLS at NAPE Summit

Exhibiting at Booth #4139, Feb 14-15th

Western Land Services (WLS) is once again proud to be sponsoring NAPE Summit following the event’s 25th anniversary. Our team looks forward to networking with fellow energy professionals at the largest industry event of the year.

Require due diligence on an upcoming acquisition or divestiture? Need assistance with curative, an extensive mineral title search, or mapping out your assets? If you need support managing a future project, look no further than Booth #4139 for these services and more. We invite you to check out our new booth and visit with our knowledgeable, hardworking and passionate management team to get your project and 2019 off to the right start.

EnerGIS 2019 – Call For Papers

Proudly Supporting the Geospatial Community

Western Land Services is once again proud to sponsor the reputable EnerGIS conference in Canonsburg, PA. Scheduled for April 25th, the energy focused GIS Conference attracts a large audience, meaningful presentations, and quality networking experiences. The committee is currently searching for folks to present on a wide variety of topics from the energy sector including: electric, gas, oil, coal, solar, and wind. Also, from all upstream and downstream sectors including: exploration, mid-stream, transmission, distribution and local utilities. Don’t delay….submit your abstract today for EnerGIS 2019! For more details, visit the EnerGIS website and grab an abstract submittal form at: EnerGIS Call for Papers.  Deadline to submit an abstract is February 8, 2019!

Scholarship applications are also  still available. Please see the EnerGIS Scholarship Page!

Western Land Services looks forward to seeing you there!

Western Land Services Holiday Fundraisers

Every year around the holidays, Western Land Services (WLS) employees work together with local organizations that provide valuable services to the less fortunate in our communities.

As the Christmas and New Year holidays came to a close, we wanted to take a moment to spotlight a couple of our recent fundraising efforts. Like past years, our employees participated in the annual Toys for Tots programs throughout our nationwide offices ( In the photo collage to the left, and pictured on the far right, are Sebastian Alvarado and Ryan Benson preparing to take toys to the donation center in Oklahoma City.

Our Ludington team also raised nearly $2,000 in gifts and monetary donations for Staircase Youth Services, a Western Michigan organization that provides a variety of services for teens and young adults (aged 12-21) whom are at-risk or in crisis. Services include Outreach and Transition to Adulthood (TAP/TLP) Programs.  They also specialize in assisting homeless teens who need a place to turn or other resources.  Their current coverage area includes six counties in the state of Michigan.  To learn more about Staircase Youth Services, visit them at In the photo collage, the two photos on the left reflect our efforts! Pictured from left to right are; Leann Frattini, Kerry Terryn, and Cynthia Arneson of Staircase Youth, and Melissa Sanders, Jenny Young, and Sharon Clark of Western Land Services.

A huge thank you to all of our staff members whom participated in these fundraisers!


Western Land Services Sponsors MOGA’s December Holiday Meeting

Celebrating the Industry, Relationships and the Holidays

The Michigan Oil and Gas Association held its annual holiday membership meeting at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Thompsonville, MI. A ski resort venue was very fitting, as guests whom were brave enough to make the drive were greeted by a fresh blanket of snow. With headquarters based in Michigan, WLS cherishes the long-term relationships that have been built here over the last 40+ years and was pleased to sponsor the event.

The event began with a meet and greet cocktail hour and award ceremony recognizing the most festive Christmas attire. The ceremony was followed by dinner and discussion. New connections were made and old friendships were strengthened. The night concluded as a few of the more daring attendees contemplated revisiting their college days with a brisk slide down the ski slopes on repurposed cafeteria trays from the lodge. However, good judgement and the fear of injury prevailed. Until next year, Happy Holidays!

Pictured (left to right):  Erin McDonough, MOGA; John Wilson, WLS; Joel Myler; MOGA, Chris Tooman, WLS; Steven Kratz, WLS.

A Collaborative Venture: Western Land & PetroDE

Bringing Data & Analytics Together

Western Land Services and PetroDE are pleased to announce a new partnership in the making. Recently joining forces, the two organizations are collaborating to integrate comprehensive land intel and advanced geospatial software. These efforts are geared towards supporting enhanced decision making power and delivering a results-oriented experience to end users. With Western Land’s best in class data and PetroDE’s intuitive analytics platform, clients can uncover added value and expedite analysis to fuel their operations. Contact us today to learn more!

Western Land Exhibiting at Summer NAPE

Best in Class Services at Booth #2233!

Western Land Services is a proud sponsor of Summer NAPE 2018. With an anticipated 200 exhibitors and 3,000 industry professionals, we look forward to connecting with new individuals, as well as long time colleagues.

Stop by booth #2233 to hear more about how Western Land Services can bring value and best in class services to your projects from start to finish!



In its 19th year, the Annual Ludington Lake Jump was another successful event, raising a total of $85,390 amidst the community. Since inception, the event has raised over $500,000 for local charities.  This year, Western’s CEO, John Wilson, and a large group of WLS employees braved the frigid waters of Lake Michigan!! WLS team members also raised an impressive grand total of $12,000! For a worthy cause of course – funds are going to Mason County’s Lakeshore Food Club, residing in our corporate office’s local neighborhood. The Lakeshore Food Club is a valuable resource for local families that are 200% or below the federal poverty guideline.    Check out this article for additional details.

Western Land: Proud Sponsor of EnerGIS

Supporting the Geospatial Community

As a company that appreciates and embraces the power of GIS in its day to day operations, Western Land Services is pleased to be sponsoring EnerGIS, a conference dedicated to fueling growth  and collaboration of GIS within the Energy Industry. Taking place in Canonsburg, PA this week, April 26th & 27th, EnerGIS is in its sixth year. The agenda looks promising! And, what better way to wrap up the day, than with Social hour, sponsored by Western Land. While on-line registration is closed, there may still be space for walk-ins!  A big thank you to the EnerGIS committee and GITA for putting on the event. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Western Land Services Announces Acquisition of Barton Land Consultants

Establishing an Oklahoma Presence Through a Meaningful Investment

Western Land Services is pleased to announce it has recently acquired Barton Land Consultants, of Duncan, Oklahoma. The transaction closed on March 22nd, 2018. This comes a year after WLS positioned itself as an Employee Owned Company, and represents a bold new step for the future and growth of WLS.

BLC was formed in 2006 by owner Brent Barton. Now a 60+ person, full service operation, Barton has built a solid reputation for providing quality and timely land services to its clients in Oklahoma and beyond.

WLS is thrilled to welcome Brent and the BLC family to the fold. With evident synergies in company cultures, values, and service portfolios, WLS is eager to expand its footprint in Oklahoma and to become more involved in one of the most prolific oil and gas areas in the nation. In conjunction with this acquisition, WLS is also in the midst of securing an Oklahoma City office to strengthen its commitment to this region. WLS and BLC share a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a commitment to building lasting client relationships by delivering best in class land services. WLS looks forward to sharing those benefits with clients for years to come.

Join Western Land at NAPE Summit 2018

25 Years of Networking Success!

Western Land Services is a proud sponsor of NAPE Summit 2018. We are excited to celebrate the conference’s 25th year of bringing oil and gas professionals together in one location.

Attending NAPE this year? Stop by booth #4139! Our Management Team looks forward to meeting with you and discussing your land related needs for 2018 and beyond!

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