Registry of Landmen

North Carolina Registry of Landmen

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is required to establish and maintain a registry of “landmen” operating in North Carolina.  The term “landman” is defined in S.L. 2012-143 to be “a person that, in the course and scope of the person’s business, does any of the following:

  1. Acquires or manages oil or gas interests.
  2. Performs title or contract functions related to the exploration, exploitation, or disposition of oil or gas interests.
  3. Negotiates for the acquisition or divestiture of oil or gas rights, including the acquisition or divestiture of land or oil or gas rights for a pipeline.
  4. Negotiates business agreements that provide for the exploration for or development of oil or gas.”

A landman, as defined above, may not act, offer to act or hold themselves out as a landman in North Carolina unless he or she is registered with the Department of Environmental Quality. The department may deny registration to an applicant, reprimand a registrant, suspend or revoke a registration, or impose a civil penalty on a registrant if the Department finds that the applicant or registrant has does any of the following:

  1. Fraudulently or deceptively obtains, or attempts to obtain, a registration.
  2. Uses or attempts to use an expired, suspended, or revoked registration.
  3. Falsely represents oneself as a registered landman.
  4. Engages in any other fraud, deception, misrepresentation or knowing omission of material facts related to oil or gas interests.
  5. Had a similar registration or license denied, suspended, or revoked in another state or jurisdiction.
  6. Otherwise violates G.S. 113-425.

Applicants may challenge a denial, suspension or revocation of a registration.

To apply for registration as a landman, the Landman Application must be completed. Mail your completed application to:

Jim Chapman
1612 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1612

You will receive notification once your application has been approved. For questions related to this form, contact Jim Chapman at 919-707-9231.

Registered Landmen

Individuals and companies that have completed their registration as landmen are listed below. Links to the first page of the individual's or company's completed Landman Application are included. The second page is not posted because it contains only confidential information.