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39th Annual West Bay Exploration Golf Invitational

This year, WLS is proud to be a hole sponsor for the 39th Annual West Bay Exploration Golf Invitational, which will be taking place August 8th at The Bear Golf Course at Grand Traverse Resort in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.

There will be a practice round held today that will be followed by a dinner and an auction. On Thursday there will be coffee and donuts provided during registration before tee time at 9:00 am.

The event always has a huge turnout and is a great opportunity to network with other industry professionals. John Wilson, Rich Collins, Brian Benson, and Sebastian Alvarado will be representing WLS in the invitational and are looking forward to seeing you there!


This year, Western Land Services was proud to be an ACE Sponsor for the Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen Invitation Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at the prestigious Powder Golf Club in Sheridan, Wyoming on August 2, 2019. The tournament was a huge success and attended by many industry professionals. Be on the lookout for future industry events that WLS will be attending!

Where’s Western?

As the summer heats up don’t sweat the small stuff. Cool off and relax knowing Western Land Services will get your project done right. Meet with Western Land Services at any of the following industry events and we’ll ensure your project is a breeze.

• Sheridan, WY – WAPL Invitational Golf Tournament (August 2nd)
• Oklahoma City, OK – OCAPL Girls Night Out Happy Hour (August 5th)
• Traverse City, MI – West Bay Exploration Golf Invitational (August 8th)
• Mt. Pleasant, MI – MAPL Golf Outing at Buck’s Run (August 16th)
• Houston, TX – Summer NAPE (August 20th – August 22nd)
• Houston, TX – 18th Annual Permian Social (August 22nd)
• Guthrie, OK – OCAPL Annual Sporting Clays Tournament (August 30th)

4th Annual Office Olympics a Huge Success

For the past 4 years, Western Land Services’ Ludington, Michigan office has engaged in an Office Olympic celebration. It has become a great way for employees to get to know their co-workers and more importantly, to make a difference in the local community by contributing towards organizations that align with Western’s values.

This year, WLS decided to focus on Ludington based COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters). COVE’s mission is “to provide shelter, protection and advocacy to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as to educate the communities on the root causes of violence”. The goal of the Office Olympics is to earn as many points for your team as possible. Points can be awarded through team monetary donations, or as physical items that may be useful for the individuals in need. Points are also awarded for donating blood, collecting box tops for schools, tabs for military vets, and participating in other local charity events.

Since 2016, WLS has raised thousands of dollars, donated truckloads of goods, and given hundreds of pints of blood, all while having fun! WLS wants to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Spring Office Olympics and helped raise money to support such a great cause!

Where’s Western?

Fact: July is National Hot Dog Month. Fact: July is also National Ice Cream Month. Fact: Western Land Services has a great team of dedicated individuals who will get your project done right. Meet up with some of the team at the following industry events in July:

• San Antonio, TX – SGA Annual Conference (July 12th – July 17th)
• Houston, TX – HAPL 16th Annual “Bridging the Gap” Summer Social (July 18th)
• Philadelphia, PA – Community Solar Power Summit (July 18th – July 19th)

AAPL’s 65th Annual Meeting

Western Land Services is proud to be a sponsor at the 65th annual AAPL meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, June 19th-22nd. Several of our company directors will be in attendance, along with our president Shawn Fields! Join us as we celebrate AAPL’s contributions to our industry and network with business colleagues in the heart of Appalachia.

IRWA 2019

WLS is proud to be a silver sponsor for the 65th annual IRWA conference taking place June 9-12 in Portland, OR. Western’s sponsorship helps provide hydration stations for approximately one thousand industry professionals. Our Directors of Land and ROW, Brian Benson and Mark Kalchik, will both be in attendance for the conference. Come stop by booth #306 and see why Western Land Services is considered best in class!

Where’s Western?

The Western team is ready to kick off the summer by attending the following industry events in June. Come by and see us to get your summer started the Western Way!

• Ardmore, OK – SOAPL Golf Tournament (June 7th)
• Portland, OR – IRWA 65th Annual Conference – Silver Sponsor (June 9th-June 12th)
• Clarksburg, WV – Antero’s 4th Annual Oil and Gas Dodgeball Tournament (June 14th)
• Oklahoma City, OK – Pipeliners Club of Oklahoma City Golf Tournament (June 18th)
• Pittsburgh, PA – DUG East (June 18th-June 20th)
• Pittsburgh, PA – DUG East Happy Hour – Sponsor (June 19th)
• Pittsburgh, PA – AAPL Annual Conference – Foyer Sponsor (June 19th-June 23rd)
• Mt. Pleasant, MI – MOGA’s 86th Annual Picnic & Golf Outing (June 20th)
• Presto, PA – AAPL Champion Golf Tournament (June 21th)
• Austin, TX – Solar Power Texas (June 24th – June 25th)



As we celebrate the start of summer this weekend, make sure to take a moment to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Enhanced Competitor Data Schema & Package Options

Over the course of the last year, Western Land Services (WLS) has engaged our Competitor Lease & Unit data clients, soliciting constructive feedback and suggestions on how to enhance the end user experience. THEY spoke and WLS listened.

Take a peek at a few database schema enhancements recently launched!

•Lease Status field moved to front of attribute table
•New field: OPT_EXP Currently, the E_DATE field identifies the expiration date of a lease. If the lease has been extended, it reflects the option exercised. In many regions, companies are not obligated to record extensions. This new field factors in options, forecasting all possible lease expirations.
•New field: TERM_E_DATE Identifies expiration date of term assignments.

WLS is committed to continual improvement and recognizes the importance of accommodating various client objectives. In addition to launching a new database schema, WLS offers three (3) competitor data packages based on budgetary and operational demands:

PREMIUM – The typical E&P solution, this option offers the full gamut of attributes including lease terms and corresponding pooling/unitization information.
MID-GRADE – Tailored to Midstream or Mineral buying companies, this option offers a scaled back version, while still incorporating assignment transactions and depth restrictions.
UNLEADED – Popular for scouting opportunities, this PDF map option provides a visual of lease and unit positions in conjunction with active wells and new permits.

Each package proposes a unique alternative depending on the level of business data intelligence required. For a full comparison of attributes available in each package, please contact us today at

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