The North Texas Association of Professional Landmen (NTAPL) was originally chartered in the early 1950’s, as the North Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen, by a group who saw the importance and need for a peer network in the area. The organization was stagnant for some time during the late 50’s and throughout the 1960’s due to declining oil business in the Texoma area and was re-chartered in 1971. During the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, the NTAPL saw an increase in growth with an average membership of 60 local Landmen. Over the past few years, the organization has steadily seen a decline in membership, however with recent activity in the area, numbers once again are on the rise. Today’s total membership is 61. Our NTAPL Fall Classic Golf Tournament raised over $9,700.00 for local charities and has allowed us to set up a donor advised fund with the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation in order to serve more individuals and organizations.

The NTAPL’s mission is to provide members with educational opportunities and professional support. NTAPL provides its members with social and community events to promote and strengthen fellowship among members and in the community. The NTAPL is pledged to support the principles for which the AAPL was formed and to promote and encourage the highest standards of professionalism among all members.

The NTAPL is a charter member of the Texas Alliance of Landmen Associations. The purpose of TXALA is to promote education to the public and within our profession; to monitor and engage, when necessary, in Texas legislative initiatives; and to encourage intrastate association collaboration.

The NTAPL holds monthly lunch meetings on the last Tuesday of each quarter and social events throughout the year. Please check the calendar for meeting dates, times, and locations. Our members are leaders in their community and include both in-house and independent Landmen. Should you be interested in joining the NTAPL or AAPL, please visit our Membership Application page. The NTAPL does not require members to be AAPL members but does encourage them to join for the excellent benefits that AAPL offers. Should you have any further questions or comments please feel free to contact us at info@ntapl.org.


P.O. Box 1532

Wichita Falls, Texas 76307

 Jerry Ritter, CPL, President – Rachel Reasoner, Vice President – Erin Simpson, Secretary/Treasurer -Terry Caves, CPL, AAPL Director