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WLS – Presentation & Exhibit Mapping Support

Western Land Services offers high quality map preparation and digital printing services for all of your marketing needs. Be it internal company presentations or conference exhibiting, our mapping services are sure to impress your audience. For more information, please watch this short video and learn how to get started today! CLICK HERE.

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WLS To Exhibit At The 2016 IRWA Education Conference

Join us in Nashville June 12th-15th at Booth #601/602!

Western Land Services (WLS) has attained thousands of miles of right-of-way acreage for its clients across the nation. This includes ROW acquisitions for crude oil, natural gas, NGL, electrical, and water lines of all scopes and sizes. In just the past few years, WLS has managed multiple FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) regulated and non-FERC pipeline projects, encompassing over 1,900 total miles of right-of-way, several of which traverse multiple states. With FERC lines being much more complex in nature, WLS invests heavily into enhancing its FERC education and expertise to ensure all its projects are executed successfully for its clients. Click here to find out more!

The WLS GIS Department’s Leasehold and Unit Product was also recently showcased in an article of the May / June issue of  RIGHT of WAY MAGAZINE, titled, “A Straight Line To Efficiency.” The data presents a wealth of value for the ROW sector when it comes to opportunity assessment and maximizing operational efficiency on existing and proposed routes.

Stop by booth #601/602 to meet our representatives and learn more!

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ROW & FERC At Western Land Services

WESTERN LAND SERVICES CONTINUES TO ENHANCE ITS FERC EXPERTISE

Western Land (WLS) has managed multiple FERC pipeline projects in the last several years, including a 108 mile project traversing several states, and recently attended a FERC Conference in California covering all aspects of the FERC process from planning to completion. Staying informed and up to date on all changes to industry guidelines and regulations is critical to helping our clients expedite their projects.

A FERC pipeline project presents unique characteristics, including the need for consistent and informative communication with landowners, project team members, government agencies and entire communities. Our project managers and land agents excel in an acquisition setting where building quality relationships with these project stakeholders is the highest priority.

WLS is committed to preventing any delays or excessive costs to clients that could arise from an unsuccessful negotiation with a landowner. Our agents are charged with, and are successful in conducting negotiations that are fair, open and honest, while keeping the needs of the client in mind at all times.

See below for just some of the many FERC skills WLS can bring to your projects:

  • Proven track record of successful landowner communication and negotiations
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with all governmental agencies
  • Public Outreach and Open House support
  • Landowner notification letters, brochures, pamphlets
  • Land Valuations
  • Access rights tracking
  • Eminent Domain support if necessary
  • Work closely with various project teams to assist with completion of FERC required permits and paperwork
  • Compliance with FERC-mandated reporting requirements
  • Keep informed of the most up-to-date changes in FERC regulations
  • Sensitivity to endangered and special status species, wildlife and vegetation impact, cultural resources impact, geological hazards.
  • Proactive liaison with landowners throughout the negotiation, construction and reclamation stages
  • Identification of possible issues and challenges ahead of construction

Please contact our Director of Land & ROW, Mark Kalchik, MARK.KALCHIK@WESTERNLS.COM, to learn more about how our FERC experience can support your existing and future pipeline projects.

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Western Land Services – Best In Class Staff Armed With A Best In Class Tool

FUELING YOUR PROJECTS WITH WEBGIS @ WLS

Combining Esri and Latitude Geographics technology, our WebGIS system provides 24/7 access to projects in a secure, user-friendly forum via Internet. This centralized platform serves as a versatile management tool, improving collaboration and coordination between all stakeholders on your projects, and streamlining processes to generate cost efficiencies. Our webGIS system empowers YOU to make timely decisions about  assets and empowers US to perform confidently in the successful completion of your projects. The advantages are real:

  • Client – eyes on assets at all times to monitor progress and make critical decisions
  • Project Managers – project monitoring & forecasting with real-time data & automated reports
  • Land Agents – submit & review contact reports directly in system; print landowner maps in the field
  • Title/Due Diligence Staff – direct access to well, parcel, historic overlay, and other critical resources to accelerate research efforts, saving days at time in distinguishing common title
  • Processing Staff – accelerate review and approval of contact reports; built-in quality control measures

Other noticeable advantages of the system:

  • Security – Not only is the data protected behind multiple firewalls, but role level security exists; pick and choose what layers of data individuals have access to and what they can do with it, all at your discretion.
  • Easy to use – Intuitive interface that is completely customizable for additional preferences
  • Functionality – A variety of tools at your fingertips:  measurements, linked documents, customized reports, queries/filters, and more
  • Versatility – have projects in various locations? Bookmark AOIs to seamlessly navigate between them.

Whether engaged in Right-of-Way, Due Diligence, Title, Leasing, or other Land Support projects, our trained professionals use the system’s proprietary workflows to carry out tasks fluently in support of project goals and timelines – giving you reassurance that our best in class staff are accompanied by a best in class tool. Contact us today at gis@westernls.com for more information or to set up a demonstration!

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WLS Surveying – Our Footprint Just Got Bigger

NOW LICENSED TO SURVEY IN NEW MEXICO

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!

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Know the Facts Before You Close the Deal

DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE

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, steve.massie@westernls.com, today to learn more about how we can service your due diligence needs.

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WLS Surveying – Expanded Footprint

NOW LICENSED TO SURVEY IN NEBRASKA

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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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!

06-11-2017

IRWA
June 11-14, 2017

06-21-2017

AAPL 63rd Annual Meeting
June 21-24, 2017

08-16-2017

NAPE Summer
August 16-17, 2017