PLM sponsored the PBLA clay shoot on September 30, 2016. As a station sponsor we were able to setup the PLM tent on the course and handed out waters, red bull and sunflower seeds. We had a blast on the course and were proud to sponsor this event. We showed Midland #ThePurpleWay.
Purple Land Management attended the 3rd Annual Energy Management Golf Tournament for Western State Colorado University on September 16th. All of the proceeds support Western’s Energy Management Program and we had a blast showing our support! This team dominated the golf tournament and showed Denver #ThePurpleWay.
Purple Land Management was a table sponsor for the Oklahoma City Rescue Mission fund raising event on September 14, 2016. Bob Kelly, General Council at Ascent, is on the City Rescue Mission Board of Directors. Kade Smith, Matt Reser and Serena Evans from Ascent were in attendance. The City Rescue Mission helps the homeless and near homeless in the OKC Area. They served over 20,000 people last year. It’s a Christian based group who provide food, training, shelter and support with the goal of moving them back to independence. There were some wonderful testimonials from several individuals who have benefited greatly from the services provided by The City Rescue Mission. David Brooks said “I intend to do some volunteer work there along with my Son in the coming months. A great cause doing great things for people in need here in OKC. I’m proud of PLM for supporting this effort.”
Purple Land Management attended the Summer NAPE expo from August 10th through 11th, 2016. The AAPL debuted their brand new NAPE Theater to allow for the presentation of services and prospects. Nathan McIntyre, our Vice President of Land and Technical Operations was the first speaker and gave an amazing presentation about Overdrive™ powered by Esri®. His speech was posted to Facebook Live and drew traffic to the booth for questions and demonstrations of Overdrive™.
Purple offices were represented by Jesse Hejny, Bryan Cortney, Adrian Macias, Nathan McIntyre, Ryan Barnhart, Arthur Medina, Thomas Carrington, Taylor Stallons and Callie Soltis. It was a very successful event for the company and the attendees were able to catch up with old friends and customers.
We hosted a happy hour at Hearsay on the Green with more than 100 people representing over 50 different companies that PLM does work for across the nation. There was a caricaturist who provided portraits to those at the happy hour. Arthur Medina took a swing at it as well. He found out that he should stick to land work. Thank you to those who attended Summer NAPE!
PLM attended the YPE OKC Charity Golf event. Their team dominated the golf tournament. The team consisted of Arthur Medina, Gene Vallandingham, Lindsey Fixley, Chelsea Lewis, Liz Thompson and Christen Morgan. Complete with American flags, walkie talkies (to game plan from separate golf carts), air horns (to let the competition know they were coming), and exploding golf balls (to blast their competitors with dust), they conquered this event. They took home memories, and most importantly, trophies. The Playbook Committee couldn’t hear past the celebratory cheering to get one on one interviews with the team but rumor has it Gene Vallandingham caught 22 pokemon on the course in between rounds of golf. Our team showed the YPE OKC golf event #thepurpleway!
AAPL recently held the annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The convention is a great event for the oil and gas community, specifically land professionals, to engage in networking and sharpen their knowledge with specific topics. PLM was eager to be a participant in the convention and to visit with industry colleagues. In light of the industry environment, the folks who attended had a positive attitude and continue to work together to embrace the ongoing industry challenges. We are also very grateful for the AAPL’s ongoing effort to continue educating its members and the communities the industry impacts. Whether it was the award ceremony, the golf outing held, meeting people’s families or the time spent in the lectures, the AAPL did a tremendous job with the event. PLM sponsored the golf tournament which turned out to be good luck for our players. Macias and Medina’s team took first place at the golf tournament. Mary Gray and Chuck Walton of EOG were on the victorious team. The recent Orlando tragedies were kept close to everyone’s mind and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of all of those affected.
The PLM Permian team recently participated in the PBLA Shrimp Boil and Golf tournament–taking 1st place at the golf tournament (400 plus participants)! The team consisted of Oxy’s Justin Mayhall, XTO’s Matt Midkiff, RRIG’s Jet Ellis and PLM’s Arthur Medina. With a grand champion score of (-19), the PLM team was presented the tournament’s champions trophy and coveted jacket by former president George W. Bush. The team steamrolled the competition, and rumors swirling around the tournament was that the PLM team single-handedly made oil prices surge that day. The Playbook committee was able to get an exclusive interview with Arthur Medina right after the tournament while the team was still in the winner’s circle. Here’s what he had to say:
“We felt great after eating the chicken mini’s at the second hole, and really think that jump started our birdie train. Jet was incredible with his approach shots, Matt was a putting machine, Justin (playing out of a bag that was not his) was crushing the ball off the tee- each member of the team was very involved with the win. We have some big decisions to make coming up with who we choose to sponsor our group moving forward, but that’s a talking point for another day – today, we’re PBLA and world champions!”
A special thanks to Jance Floyd, Thomas Carrington and Sutton Steele for helping coordinate the entire event.
PLM Canton recently coordinated a fund raising effort in the Canton Ohio office to benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and their annual Harvest for Hunger campaign. “Harvest for Hunger” is a partnership between four food banks that serve 21 counties in Ohio. This particular campaign is the Foodbank’s largest and it helps to support food distribution for the organization all year long. By contributing to this cause they were able to assist the 1 in 4 children or the 1 in 7 individuals in Foodbank’s service area who struggle with hunger. Every $1 raised helped to provide 4 meals for a person in need. The PLM Canton office set a group goal to raise $300 in monetary donations, in addition to 50 lbs of food. They’re pleased to announce that they far-exceeded our goal and ended up raising $326 and additional 289 lbs of food!
The MLBC Golf Event was held at Oglebay Resort, just outside of Wheeling, West Virginia. It raised $22,000 for the WVU Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, bringing the 8 year total of the event to more than $175,000 donated. Several of our clients played in the event; Gulfport, NNE, RRC, and EQT. The winning team consisted of a few of our former client landmen from EQT. Our team finished middle of the pack, but was respectable and everyone had a great time. One client made an 80 foot putt. Rick Gillette ate 47 chicken wings in 25 minutes, and only stopped because the server refused to serve him, stating “you’ve had enough sir”.
Purple Land Management recently participated in Oklahoma City’s largest event of the year- The OCAPL Golf Tournament at Oaktree Country Club. David Brooks, Gene Vallandingham and Arthur Medina represented PLM at the event, and they even had some success in tournament play. Gene Vallandingham won a “closest to the pin” award, while David Brooks won the long-drive competition and the tournament’s most handsome award. Medina’s team finished in the top 3, posting a score of 59. The Playbook Committee was able to get a few comments about the event from Gene Vallandingham. This is what he had to say. “The Oklahoma City oil and gas community is a very tight-knit community, and events of this nature are very special to the folks of Oklahoma City. It does seem to be an alumni event for those who graduated from Big 12 schools, and I hope to see more SEC alum in the years to come. All in all, it was a great event for our team to connect with the 100 plus contacts that came out. Press on!”