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RESUME – Don Walker
7 E. Shale Creek Circle
The Woodlands, Texas 77382
cell 281 660-8781
[email protected]
SUMMARY PROFILE
Certified Professional Landman (CPL) – diversified, experienced and knowledgeable individual with more
than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, concentrating in contract drafting and negotiation
in Southeast Louisiana, Texas, Kansas and the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Major strengths are in written and
oral communications, problem solving, empathy, interpersonal skills, and perseverance in the face of
frustrations, obstacles and unfamiliar company systems.
EDUCATION :
Bachelor of Arts degree – Government
Louisiana State University
1969
PROFESSIONAL OIL & GAS EXPERIENCE
Independent Contract Landman
Self Employed – Baton Rouge, La.
1979-1980
Energy Management Corporation (Resources Investment Corp.)
Exploration Landman – Houston, Tx.
1980 – 1982
The Superior Oil Company
Senior Staff Landman – Lafayette, La.
1982 - 1984
Mobil Exploration & Producing U. S. Inc.
Land Advisor- Lafayette & New Orleans, La.
1984 – 2000
ExxonMobil Production Company
Land Associate – New Orleans, La. & Houston, Tx.
2000 – 2011
Oil & Gas Consultant
2011 - current
Self Employed – The Woodlands, Tx.
Clients including Anadarko, Energy XX1, ExxonMobil and El Paso Energy.
SIGNIFICANT HIGHLIGHTS
As Land/Joint Interest Advisor, responsibilities included all land and business development related
matters for 24 operated Mobil operated fields in the GOM for a 2 year period (1990 – 1992) and
ended my career with ExxonMobil with primary responsibility for all land-related matters associated
with ExxonMobil’s oil and gas properties in Kansas (Hugoton Field). Tasks included representing the
company’s business position in a variety of diverse matters to both internal (engineering, geoscience
and accounting resources) and external customers (partner companies and landowners), as well as
competitor companies.
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Senior Staff Landman – Lafayette, La. 5/82 – 3/88
Responsibilities included directing all onshore lease acquisitions/renewals and landowner/lessee
relations in primary producing fields operated by Mobil (and predecessor company, The Superior Oil
Company) in South Louisiana, including Southeast Gueydan, Kaplan, Thornwell, Lac Blanc, Deep
Lake, Lakeside , Four Isle Dome and Clovelly Fields.
Selected Accomplishments
 Lead the negotiations with large landowner companies in the acquisition of leases,
including :
- 1,200 ac. w/ Lacassane Co., Calcasieu Ph., La.
- 1,200 ac. w/ Miami Corp., Cameron Ph., La.
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Lead the successful response to numerous landowner demands threatening lease
cancellation unless additional drilling commenced or production restored.
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Assumed an instrumental role in satisfying a $220k royalty demand from a
landowner in Deep Lake Field which led to state approval of Sec. 102 gas pricing
designation and avoidance of $500k reimbursement to the gas purchaser.
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Under strict time constraints and pressure, successfully negotiated the renewal of a
surface lease for the Mobil operated Lowry gas processing plant which was
instrumental in the subsequent sale of three (3) plants to Oxy ($26M).
Land Associate – New Orleans, La. & Houston, Tx. 4/1988 – 6/2011
Landman responsible for all production related land matters in selected core highly-visible operated
fields in the GOM (HI A-573, Green Canyon 18 and Mississippi Canyon 211 “MICA”), onshore La. &
Kansas (Hugoton Field).
Selected Accomplishments
Handled the transmittal and responses to inquiries from partners associated with well
work and facility related cost proposals totaling in excess of $250M without delays in
the commencement of the approved operations. Was among the first landmen in the
industry to handle official partner communications through the use of the internet,
leading to reduced cycle time in time sensitive and critical communications.
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Successfully negotiated the settlement of a dispute with partner companies
involving a controversial drilling operation, resulting in avoidance by Mobil of $800k
in potential exposure.
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Negotiated Cameron Gas Plant Handling Agreement resulting in a $1.9M release of
withheld revenue.
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Assumed a major role in an interdisciplinary group in the planning and ultimate
drilling of two (2) near horizontal of wells in West Cameron Field which resulted in
added reserves ~14 BCF.
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Lead the identification and capture of two (2) joint ventures in HI A-379 field with
Oxy Energy, and Garden Banks 134 with Kerr-McGee Corporation, with significance
including shortened cycle times for all tasks associated with identification through
evaluation and capture/negotiation among intense competition and reserve finds
approximating 15 BCF.
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Lead the negotiations in the sale of Mobil’s interest in HI A-472 to Zilkha Energy
which resulted in savings of future platform abandonment costs of over $3M.
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Leveraged a soil bearing report request from Texaco to gain its approval to use a
platform wellbore slot in West Cameron 533 Field, resulting in savings to Mobil from
potential exposure of $450k and enabled the drilling of Mobil’s first horizontal
operated well in the Gulf of Mexico which produced at rates of 10-15 MCFD
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Lead the negotiation of an innovative trade of Mobil’s ownership in platform and
facilities in Vermilion 326 to Hall-Houston Oil Company in return for $200k and
savings of $125M in abandonment costs.
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Lead the negotiation with partners in the abandonment of West Cameron 617 “A”
Platform which served as an area-wide operations base, and the donation of the
Platform to the State of Louisiana under its “Rigs to Reef” Program which resulted
in abandonment cost savings of $1.25M.
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Formulated a strategy and finalized a settlement covering major audit issues
covering unit operations in the HI A-573 Field. Gross amount of all issues impacted
approximated $40M.
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Coordinated the GOM Shelf producing business unit’s assimilation of lease, contract
and seismic data for review by Vastar in its due diligence work associated with an
exchange agreement. Coordinated the response to all title defects resulting from
Vastar’s due diligence findings. Represented the business unit in the transfer of
operatorship of the HI A-573 Field to Unocal as successor operator.
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Supervised a field contract landman who handled all field related transactions in
Hugoton Field, Kansas (acquisition of easements, settlement of damage claims, etc.)
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Due to safety concerns, established and lead the process to convert the source (gas)
of domestic energy granted under many leases in Hugoton Field to propane.
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Administered a Hugoton field-wide joint venture agreement, resulting in the drilling
of over 170 wells by EOG since 2005.
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Oil & Gas Consultant – Houston, Tx. 6/2011 -current)
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. – The Woodlands, Tx. (6/2011 – 6/2012)
Landman as part of a team (ACT – Asset Consolidation Team) working to consolidate Anadarko’s
assets held under several separate entities (Kerr-McGee, et al) into newly created onshore and
offshore entities. Specifically, among other responsibilities, I worked to identify and interpret
contract provisions which could impact the transfers/assignments (Consent to Assign, PRP, etc.) to
effect the consolidations, and the individual state processes required to gain approval of state lease
assignments.
Energy XX1 (EXX1) – 1021 Main St., Houston, Tx. (6/2012 – 10/2012)
Landman as part of a team working due diligence covering EXX1’s acquisition of El Paso’s GOM shelf
properties. Minimal title issues identified. Built summary of working interest owner/partner
contacts and summary of JOA’s with critical provisions (consent to assign, pref. rights).
ExxonMobil – 8 Bell St., Houston, Tx. (10/2012 – 2/2013)
Landman working the sale of E. Halletsville Field through the validation of exhibits attached to the
PSA.
El Paso Energy – 1001 Louisiana St., Houston, Tx. (3/2013 – 7/2013)
Landman working the sale of a group of onshore properties (contracts and leases), with the sale
closing on 7/31/2013.
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