Montana Tech Creates Oil and Gas Landman Certificate

With land management professionals in high demand, Montana Tech’s Business & Information Technology Department is proud to announce that it has created the Oil & Gas Landman Certificate to start in the Fall, 2018 semester. Before an oil or gas well can be drilled, it is the important function of a landman (or woman) to ensure that an appropriate oil or gas lease is secured between the oil company and the landowner so that those important minerals can be extracted from the land in a legal manner. This certificate will cover important fundamentals of the oil and gas industry including: oil and gas leases, property law, contract law, land titles, energy regulations and more.

“Here at Montana Tech, we understand the importance of our mission in the education of the next generation of oil and gas management professionals,” said Dr. Tim Kober, Chair of the Department of Business & Information Technology. “Our goal with this Oil & Gas Landman Certificate is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the petroleum land management field for our students, alumni and other professionals who would like to enter this field or who are already in the field and are seeking formal training to advance their career.”

Starting in the Fall, 2018 semester, the one academic year, 15 credit (5 course) certificate can be completed in the following spring semester. While there are no pre-requisites for this certificate program for current students, junior standing is required. Those who complete the program will receive Oil & Gas Landman Certificate from Montana Tech.