Petroleum Land Business

Petroleum Land Business Extension Certificate

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Developed in association with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL), this specialized certificate is an ideal gateway for jobs in the petroleum industry. Explore the technical, legal and business aspects of the petroleum industry and build skills in negotiations and strategic thinking.

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Benefits

  • Prepare for a land business role
  • Expand your existing business skills for the oil and gas industry
  • Earn an in-demand credential

Program Format

  • Complete the 13 required courses (338 hours) in the order listed below
  • Can be completed within 2.5 years up to a maximum of 5 years

Course Materials
Available for purchase at the BookStore prior to class unless otherwise indicated.

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PETROLEUM LAND BUSINESS SCHEDULE
*Required Courses
Recommended Order
Fall
(Sept.-Dec.)
Winter
(Jan.-Apr.)
Spring
(May-Jun.)
The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach
Land Concepts
Legal Concepts
Ethics and Fiduciary Duties 
PLB Workplace and Career Preparation
Workplace Presentation Skills 
Mineral Rights and Regulations Overview 
Surface Rights and Regulations Overview  
Strategic Thinking for Land Business  
Economics and Petroleum Asset Evaluation   
Land Agreements 
Land Negotiations 
Case Studies in Land Business 
*You may choose to complete courses at your own pace; see the Program Planning Guide for certificate completion options. Please note: Not all courses are offered every semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

Required Courses

Take in the order listed below

The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach
From exploration to production, this course introduces the petroleum industry, its terminology and applications in land administration.
Note: CAPPA Level 1 may be taken instead. Online course must be completed before end date listed below.

Subject code: XPLA 2000145 Hours. Fee: $550 
CRN 50118OnlineMay 2-Jun 30  

Land Concepts
Delve into the legal aspects of land ownership in Alberta. Learn the fundamental principles of land titles and property law while gaining a deeper understanding of industry practices.
Note: Online course must be completed before end date listed below

Subject code: XPLA 2000624 Hours. Fee: $350 
CRN 50124OnlineJun. 1-Jun. 30  

Legal Concepts
Explore contract law and common agreements used in the petroleum industry. Follow industry best practices while learning the fundamental principles of land contracts.
Note: Online course must be completed before end date listed below

Subject code: XPLA 2000721 Hours. Fee: $350  
CRN 50125OnlineMay 1-May 30  

Ethics and Fiduciary Duties
Gain an understanding of land-related ethical issues and decision-making. Explore common issues in ethics,  and fiduciary duties using actual business examples and court decisions.
Course materials: Distributed in class throughout this course

Subject code: XPLA 1000315 Hours. Fee: $350 Offered in Fall 2016

PLB Workplace and Career Preparation
In order to gain admission to your certificate, you are required to meet an experience requirement that includes an information session on the Land Industry, the importance of networking and how to get hired in the oil and gas industry, as well educational meetings with a number of Landmen. You will also reflect on your previous work experience and potential career in Land Business.
Please note: You are required to attend 1 lecture class, noted below. The rest of this course is self-directed study.
Program note: Students who started the PLB program prior to Fall 2014 will not be required to complete this course.
Course materials: available at the BookStore

Subject code: XPLA 2002315 Hours. Fee: $225 Offered in Fall 2016

Workplace Presentation Skills
For most people, delivering a presentation is nerve-racking. Acquire tools and techniques to increase your comfort and effectiveness in giving presentations.
Please note: This course is mandatory for program completion as of Winter 2015. Students who started the PLB program prior to Winter 2015 are not required to complete this course.

Subject code: XMGD 300027 Hours. Fee: $219 
 CRN 30775 1 class Apr. 22 8:30 am-4:30 pm Fri.

Mineral Rights and Regulations Overview
Explore the principle features, standard clauses, formalities of completion and execution, and termination of freehold and crown mineral leases while examining common regulatory and legal issues.
Prerequisites: The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach; Land Concepts; Legal Concepts; PLB Workplace and Career Preparation

Subject code: XPLA 1000542 Hours. Fee: $550 Offered in Winter 2017

Surface Rights and Regulations Overview
Examine how the surface land department works, the ins-and-outs of regulatory bodies, and the land process from exploration to site abandonment.
Prerequisites: The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach; Land Concepts; Legal Concepts

Subject code: XPLA 1000430 Hours. Fee: $550 
CRN 50220Apr. 27-Jun. 29Wed.

Strategic Thinking for Land Business    
Examine the importance of strategic thinking in land negotiation. Learn techniques for formulating strategies and applying them to business situations.
Prerequisite: Mineral Rights and Regulations Overview

Subject code: XPLA 1000215 Hours. Fee: $350
CRN 50184May 2-Jun. 6Mon.

Economics and Petroleum Asset Evaluation
Apply economic principles and risk analysis to structure and evaluate land deals while exploring alternative value measurement methods.
Prerequisites: Strategic Thinking for Land Business; Mineral Rights and Regulations Overview

Subject code: XPLA 1000924 Hours. Fee: $399 
CRN 50674
 8 classesMay 26-Jun 21 6-9pmTue., Thu.

Land Agreements
Examine the structures and contractual obligations of common exploration agreements, joint operating agreements and unit agreements.
Prerequisite: Mineral Rights and Regulations Overview

 Subject code: XPLA 2020045 Hours. Fee: $550 Offered in Fall 2016

Land Negotiations
Review explorations, land and joint agreements, identify problems in contracts, justify interests and draft special clauses. Learn about farm-in, farm-out, pooling and disposition negotiations.
Prerequisite: Land Agreements

Subject code: XPLA 2030036 Hours. Fee: $550 Offered in Winter 2017

Case Studies in Land Business     
Practice the skills gained in previous courses as you work through real-life examples of common tasks in land business.
Prerequisite: Previous 12 Petroleum Land Business courses
Course materials: Distributed in class throughout this course

Subject code: XPLA 2002130 Hours. Fee: $550 
CRN 50640Apr. 18-May 186:30-9:30 pm on Mon., Wed.


*Spring 2016 registration opens Mon., Mar. 14, 2016
*Fall 2016 registration opens Mon., Jun. 13, 2016


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For information about this program:
cescience@mtroyal.ca
403.440.5012 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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