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  • n. Plural form of landman.


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  • There are people who are called the landmen who will look into it.

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2008

  • O'Dell said many of her neighbors were vulnerable to deals offered by lease buyers, known as landmen, because of the down economy.

    The Seattle Times

  • And the door-to-door salesmen, commonly known as landmen, who pitch the leases on behalf of the drilling companies also dismiss similar complaints from landowners, and say they do not mislead anyone.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Door-to-door lease buyers called "landmen" have proliferated for months in hopes of landing rights that will give their companies access to potential energy riches.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • When filmmaker and theater producer Josh Fox was approached by gas company "landmen" in late 2008 to lease drilling rights for his family's 20-acre property in the Delaware River Basin, he was confronted with the same dilemma that landowners around the country have faced.


  • Property owners from West Virginia to New York have complained of aggressive "landmen" pushing them to sign leases that allow an exploration company to drill down to the Marcellus Shale, a layer of thick black rock that holds a vast reservoir of gas.

    NBC3 - Local News

  • People approaching landowners trying to lock down leases are referred to as "landmen" or -

  • The children of roughnecks and roustabouts went to the same schools and played on the same teams and were friends with the children of geologists and engineers and landmen and ranch owners, both those with oil leases on their properties and those with nothing but dry grassland.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • When landmen from Cabot Oil & Gas came knocking on doors along the rutted dirt grade of Carter Road in Dimock, Pa., last year, they sold a promise many residents in the farming community were eager to hear: Sign a gas lease and the land might finally pay for itself.

    Officials in Three States Pin Water Woes on Gas Drilling

  • So will landowners, and NG drilling companies, and landmen, and O&G attorneys.

    T. Boone Pickens: Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit


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