Jason and Lindsey Drake

(M) 903.650.0541 – (M) 903.244.0840

1121 East Main Street, Atlanta, Texas 75551




Seeking business relationships with oil and gas attorneys, petroleum brokers or independent Landman agencies and assist with abstracts, runsheets, preparing title reports, right-of-way acquisitions, and negotiations.


Independent Landman – Abstractor

Texas and Louisiana

Prepares abstracts for area Landmen in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas

Prepares abstracting reports, runsheets, and title reports for potential prospects in the

Hayneville Shale and Cotton Valley area

Prepares deed plots with AutoCAD and/or Deed Plotter

Land Surveying

Texas and Arkansas

Determines title ownership by way of conveyances for Professional Surveyors and local title companies

Utility Right-of-Ways and Easements

Prepares deed plots, legal descriptions, and plats for RPLS

Coordinates daily survey operations

Observes regulations of state boundary retracement procedures

Communicates and Consults with clientele regarding boundary procedures from estimates to

boundary disputes


Land Survey: Boundary Law of the metes and bounds system as well as the public land system, boundary retracement, plat and legal description preparation, and deed plots.

Computer: MS Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Advanced Communication.

Research: Determines surface ownership by way of conveyances and able to retrace ownership beginning with patents or original grants. Determines boundary of current ownerships, ad-joiners, existing easements, survey records, original grants in metes and bounds or patents in the public land system. Interprets calls found in legal descriptions and is well accustomed to county or parish public offices.


Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) – Administrative Leadership

Bachelors of Science (BS) – Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduates of Texas A&M University – Texarkana, TX

Administrative Leadership

University of Houston Downtown - Houston, Texas

Professional Land Management


Survey Intern – Texas and Arkansas October 2009

Professional Land Management – May 2012


American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)

Texas Association of Professional Surveyors (TSPS)


Corporal-Non Commissioned Officer

United States Army

11H, Heavy Anti-armor Weapons Crew Commander

Directed employment of personnel in field operations.

Evaluated training and terrain.

Selected emplacement location and assigned target locations.

Supervised construction of fortifications.

Interpreted maps and prepared field sketches.


October 1990 – December 1994

Berlin, Germany and Ft. Carson, CO

Petroleum Independent Landman May 2012 - present

Drake Land Works

Atlanta, Texas

Prepares abstracts for local Landmen in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas

Prepares reports, runsheets, and title reports for potential prospects in the Hayneville Shale and Cotton Valley area

Prepares deed plots with AutoCAD and/or Deed Plotter

Project Survey Manager

Schaeffer Land Surveying

April 2007 – May 2012

Atlanta, Texas

Provides boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and as-built surveys

Staking Engineer September 2004 – April 2007

Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative

Right-of-Way acquisitioning - Obtained Right-of-Way agreements for utility easement in Cass,

Bowie, Morris, Titus and Red River Counties in Northeast Texas.

Survey Party Chief

January 2004 – September 2004

C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates, Inc.

Lafayette, LA

Worked with Land Management consultants for oil and gas organizations to ensure proper site placement of new oil and gas sites.

Survey Technician February 1995 – December 2004

Schaeffer Land Surveying

Atlanta, Texas

Provided boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and as-built surveys, and precision

measurement service.


Roxanne Bosserman – ArkLaTex Association of Professional Landman Board Member – 318.655.2004

Guy Marsh – Petroleum Landman (RPL) – Two Rock Inc. – 903.824.6375 – Atlanta, TX

Justin Weeks – Petroleum Landman (RL) – Maverick Land Services – 903.424.1031

Terrill Williams – Professor University of Houston Downtown – Professional Land Management Certificate

Program – (713) 221-8179 - http://www.petroleumeducation.com/index.php

Keith Roberts, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas RPLS 5353 – Land Survey Division Manager – HydorTerra

Technologies, LLC. – (337) 517-3373 – Breaux Bridge, LA – www.hydroterratec.com

John Fenstermaker, Louisiana PLS – Past employer – Vice President, Surveying – C.H. Fenstermaker and

Associates, Inc. – (337) 237-2200 – Lafayette, LA – www.fenstermaker.com


Performs duties and responsibilities given by the supervision of a Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor concerning land surveying practices with professionalism and integrity.

Manages land surveying and construction layout operations for a Texas Registered Land Surveyor from April

2007 to present resulting in a successful firm upholding standards provided by the Texas State Board of

Professional Land Surveyors as well as providing quality service to the local community.

Provides consultation and cost estimates for projects requesting land surveying and construction layout services.

Directs responsibilities and detailed field procedures to field crews on daily basis by effective communication and consultation with party chief and other employees.

Investigates deed information provided by client for boundary surveys that involve client deed and adjoiners’ deed to property being surveyed with the intention to develop a deed plot helpful in aiding the party chief with field investigation, as well as, to follow the dignity of calls set forth by state regulations when reconstructing boundary lines.

Computes and reviews data obtained by field crew with the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D and TDS software with past experience using Terramodel, earlier versions of AutoDesk, Land Development Desktop, IntelleCAD with

Carlson and MS-DOS.

Comfortable and versatile with computer skills of several office software programs including Microsoft Word,

Excel, Access, and Power Point and many others. Able to prepare spreadsheets and office reports.

Prepares plats, field note descriptions and survey reports for Registered Professional Land Surveyors resulting in professional quality documents used to assist landowners, attorneys, engineers, developers, and many others for various reasons.

Communicates, reviews and informs all aspects of a land surveying job directly to the Registered Professional

Land Surveyor before, during and after each project with professionalism and integrity.



effectively and proficiently with engineers and project managers during industrial, mechanical and civil environments with confidence in working with mechanical and civil construction plans.

Operates precision Kerns’ and Wild T2 theodolites for horizontal acquisition measurements of industrial machinery components during scheduled maintenance outages.

Operates precision tilting level for vertical acquisition measurements of industrial machinery components during scheduled maintenance outages.

Operates Rotoalign coupling laser for alignment of industrial components requiring gearboxes and motor shafts, as well as, small turbines.

Provides 3D header inspection with Topcon Total Station for Babcock and Wilcox at the Turk Power Plant in

Fulton, AR (American Electric Power).


Supervised industrial alignment crews during the installation of #8 Paper Machine for Abitibi Consolidated from January 2000 thru June 2001. Results: Inspired personnel that emerged into low employment turnover rates during the construction process and benefited personnel and the organization in permanent employment positions.

Trains personnel to understand and perform techniques that are used in industrial alignment, construction layout, and land surveying. Results: Clients who benefit from knowledgeable technicians that service their needs in a professional manner. Employees benefit from on-the-job training programs that further their knowledge in related industries for future individual growth and development.

Provided surveying consultation for construction planning at the Nexfor Norbord OSB facility in Jefferson,

Texas for the expansion of two P&H cranes. Results: A topography survey that engineers used to design plans and allow contractors to base estimates from.

Provides stockpile inventories for Domtar Consolidated, Georgia Pacific, and Holcim Incorporated on a monthly basis. Results: AutoCAD calculations that use TIN surfaces and contours for the output of volume reports that provides data for accounting departments at closings and audit periods.

Aided in the installation and the rebuilding of several machinery parts, sections, and lines for industrial organizations (e.g., Abitibi - Lufkin, Texas; Georgia Pacific - Crossett, Arkansas; Greif Brothers - Massillon, Ohio,

Champion – Sheldon, Texas).

Results: Machinery aligned within 0.001” that provides low vibration for high production with decreased maintenance times.

Communicates effectively and professionally with clients such as project managers, engineers, and erectors to make positive and accurate decisions. Results: Continued work relationships that have been built on trust with the ability to provide expert knowledge.

Performed right of way acquisitioning from start to finish on a contracted basis to obtain necessary utility access for South Western Electric Power. Results: Easements that began from the research stage and ended with the approval of several landowners by granting easement access to ad-joiners and community neighbors.

Supervised and trained crewmembers during surveying operations for section and boundary reconstruction for leading oil and gas firms. Results: Competent and well trained individuals that have grown into experienced and professional party chiefs.

Engineered overhead and underground power utilities for residential and commercial use with specific emphasis directed towards the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association specifications. Results: An organization that benefited in a solid work effort that provided affective and efficient services.

Consulted cooperative members and potential clients who needed electric service for possible avenues of approach of easement proposals. Results: Members who benefited in quality knowledge in boundary law.