Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans - PLANO


PLANO is the Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans.

PLANO is a non-profit New Orleans Land Professional Association formed in 1953.  Our purpose is to serve its membership by providing continuing industry educational opportunities, business and social networking, and to keep abreast of legal and legislative activity affecting the Gulf Coast Oil and Gas Industry.

Membership consists primarily of professional landmen engaged in the negotiation, acquisition, processing, maintenance and administration of any contractual agreement involving land title which is expeditious and/or necessary to the exploration, exploitation or production of hydrocarbons and other minerals. PLANO’s membership also includes title attorneys, abstractors, surveyors and other professionals directly involved all aspects of the energy industry including oil & gas, solar, wind, carbon capture and more.

PLANO is affiliated with the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) as the local New Orleans Chapter and annual AAPL's President speaks at PLANO functions.

PLANO’s also has given back in many ways.  PLANO’s Scholarship Program over $70,000 in Scholarships to land professional since inception.  And PLANO has given over $100,000 in Community Projects that include expansion to Land Management Program at the University of Lafayette, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Children’s Hospital, numerous Charter Schools, Catholic Charities, Bridge House, Northshore Food Bank, No Kid Hungry, Hogs for the Cause, Boys Hope Girls Hope, and many more.

 Our tax ID # is 72-1002962


PLANO's mission is to promote and advance the art and science of the profession of Petroleum Landmen.

History of PLANO

The New Orleans Landmen's Association was formed in 1953. However, no records exist for the period of time from 1953 - 1963. Little is known about the association during this time period, except for the names of the officers. (Read more)

PLANO Bylaws

PLANO Articles

PLANO's Charter info on the Louisiana Secretary of State