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WLS Surveying – Our Footprint Just Got Bigger


Western Land Services introduced Professional Land Surveying to its portfolio of services in 2004. Today, we are licensed to survey in nine states, including:  Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, and now New Mexico, servicing major oil and gas basins throughout the Western United States.

Our Land Survey Department understands the unique challenges our clients are faced with in these diverse states. As a member of the Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) program, our professionals specialize in surveying federal and tribal lands, always respectful and aware of cultural and jurisdictional considerations. We work closely with the Bureau of Land Management to ensure all is properly accounted for when it comes to our clients’ assets. Whether you are looking to survey fee, state, federal, or tribal land, WLS has the versatility and expertise to service your needs.

Contact us today to discuss how we can bring value to your current or future projects. We look forward to hearing from you!


June 2015 Conference Dates – WLS

Find us in June at a conference near you!

Western Land Services will be participating in the following June conferences:

>   IRWA 2015, San Diego, CA:  June 14-17,  Booth #110 & 111

>   AAPL 61st Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN:  June 17-20

>   DUG East, Pittsburgh, PA:  June 23-25, Booth #630

Looking for a quality land service provider? Land is our business and our passion. From full project management to support services, we deliver our best in class promise through committed personnel, cost effective solutions, efficient turnaround, and consistent results. We have high expectations for ourselves because there is no excuse for anything less. We encourage you to meet with our conference representatives to learn more about our organization and how we can service your needs. Look forward to seeing you there!


Know the Facts Before You Close the Deal


Contemplating a joint-venture, acquisition, or divestiture? Need to execute an internal audit? There is nothing worse than carrying out a bad deal or not having a firm grasp on what you own because due diligence was overlooked or not executed properly.

Whether you are the buyer, seller, or law firm handling the transaction, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the assets at stake:

  • Producing Properties
  • Non-producing Properties
  • Pipeline and Gathering systems (Right-Of-Way Assets)

Sound due diligence will equip you with a full understanding of the value and defects for each asset, providing leverage and confidence in preparation of final closing.

Western Land Services, Inc. (WLS) prides itself on performing quality land due diligence of all varieties. Let our trained professionals, including licensed attorneys and certified CPL’s, help you thoroughly investigate proposed assets before a commitment takes place. Our specialized Due Diligence team is well versed in lease, title, and production review, with a wealth of experience providing inclusive results, under tight deadlines. With Heirship and GIS departments to support all endeavors, dedicated and attentive project managers, the ability to quickly mobilize large teams of skilled staff within a short period of time, and customized, in-house processes for cost-saving opportunities, we deliver on our best in class promise each and every time. Contact Steve Massie,, today to learn more about how we can service your due diligence needs.

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WLS Surveying – Expanded Footprint


Western Land Services introduced Professional Land Surveying to its portfolio of services in 2004. Over the last 10 years, we have expanded geographically, as well as diversified into all aspects of surveying for oil and gas production. To date, we have surveyed over 5,000 miles of land and are professionally licensed in seven states:  Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and now Nebraska, servicing all the major Western plays, including the Baaken, Williston, Powder River, DJ, and Niobrara basins.

Our Land Survey Department has the technology and expertise to perform your simplest or most complex requests, including:  boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, subdivision planning, easement surveys, right-of-way surveys, mortgage surveys, construction staking, oil and gas well staking, and more. With a team of surveyors local to each area, we can quickly mobilize, set up in the most remote locations, and collect precise, timely information for legal land measurements. Along with our detailed data, we provide supplementary maps, plats, and visuals of the surveyed areas for your convenience.

Contact us today to discuss how we can be of service to you. Our versatility and dynamic knowledge of this field makes us well positioned to represent your surveying needs in all capacities.

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New Office Location – Austin, TX

WLS Brings In The New Year With A New Office

Western Land Services is pleased to announce the opening of our tenth office, located in Austin, TX.

Serving the Lone Star state and beyond, our Austin office is staffed with professionals experienced working the Permian Basin, as well as the Eagle Ford, Barnett, and Haynesville shales. From title and abstracting, to GIS services and more, we offer best in class, cost effective solutions for all your land related needs.

Looking for a reliable contractor prepared to take on new work in the Texas region? Explore our services today, then contact Julia Sharma, our Director of Land – Western U.S., or stop by our new office to further discuss how we can support your efforts.

New Website

Western Land Services – Website Debut

Our New & Improved Website Has Arrived

To better serve you, Western Land Services underwent a complete transformation of its website. Our new interactive & responsive site is designed to make relevant information easily accessible whether you are an existing or prospective client, a landowner, or looking for a career.


  • Visual Appeal: Added iconography, photography, typography for easy visual connections
  • Our Services:  Learn more about our expanded portfolio of land services
  • Meet Your Project Team: Meet some of the people who work to bring Land, Energy, & People together for our clients on a daily basis
  • Meet Your Landmen: We introduce some of the many experienced landmen on our roster
  • Dynamic Blog: Subscribe and stay informed of company news and events

From an information center devoted to educating landowners to an interactive map highlighting our experience, there is much to explore on the new WLS website. Check out the new site today and see what WLS can do for you.  (Logo added and Image Cropped)

WLS to Exhibit at NAPE Summit 2015

Find us at NAPE Summit in Houston, TX!

Western Land Services will be exhibiting at NAPE Summit, February 10 – 13.

NAPE Summit, the largest of all NAPE conferences, is expected to attract 17,000 oil and gas professionals and host 1,000 exhibitors this year, including yours truly, Western Land Services.

We invite you to stop by booth #4139 to speak with our professionals and learn more about our expansive portfolio of land services, including right-of-way, GIS, leasing, title, permitting, and more. Actively working in 17 states, employing a 600+ workforce, and possessing four decades of experience, we look forward to discovering what we can do for you!

NAPE Summit will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, located downtown. For more information on the expo, including a schedule of events and exhibitor floor plan, visit the NAPE SUMMIT PAGE.

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New Competitor Lease Data for the Permian Basin

Explore Permian Basin Lease Data

With much success in Appalachia, Western Land Services’ GIS Department has decided to expand its leasehold coverage to include the Permian Basin. In response to the complexity of depths in this region, we structured the datasets in a way to give you the ability to query and display lessee ownership based on major producing horizons, including the Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Atoka, Cline, Dean, and other prominent horizons. As a trusted GIS data vendor, WLS offers your business the resources to: identify open or expiring acreage, evaluate trade opportunities, review royalty and option trends, pinpoint opportunities for JV’s or AMI’s, and more. Looking for a competitive edge in the area? We can certainly help you with that. This is just a glimpse of how our TX datasets can benefit your efforts. Let us equip you with the intel you need  to strategically compete, and ultimately succeed, in the Permian Basin!

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Upcoming Events

Attending any of these upcoming events? WLS will have a presence at each – we encourage you to drop by our booths or contact us to meet up outside conference hours. We look forward to seeing you!    


IRWA Conference, June 24 – 27
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Summer NAPE, Aug 15 – 16
Houston, TX


DUG Midcontinent, Nov 13 – 15
Oklahoma City, OK