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Mineral Land Rights: What You Need to Know
Mineral land is one of the most basic components of the oil and gas industry, but it’s often misunderstood. If you’re a landowner, do you know which rights you have and what to do if an oil and gas company approaches you to lease or drill on your land? If you’re an oil and gas industry professional, are you lacking critical knowledge about mineral land that could enhance the work you do every day? Do you have the mineral rights to your land? Do you have the knowledge you need about mineral rights and land ownership generally? Mineral Land Rights: What You Need to Know is a concise, jargon-free, and definitive guide that simplifies a complex subject.
Reviews and Testimonials
“Get informed quickly with this plain-language guide to mineral land. Levonne Louie’s 35+ years of experience place her in a unique position to deliver the fundamentals of mineral land in an intelligent, concise, easy-to-read format.”
Joan Dornian, oil and gas lawyer
“This book is practical, balanced, and timely. It makes a complicated topic manageable.”
Ross Harvey, agrimarketer, founding partner of Ad Farm, and landowner
“Ms. Louie has written the definitive guide for landowners. Readers will find themselves repeatedly referring back to Chapter 8 until it is dog-eared.”
Judith Athaide, P.Eng, MBA
“Mineral Land Rights is as useful to the layman as it is to newcomers to the energy business.”
Brian Skinner, P.Geol, geologist
“Ms. Louie has managed to explain the concept of ownership of mineral rights in layman’s terms. This is a useful book for landowners and industry members alike.”
David Younggren, QC , lawyer and landowner
“Accurate, informative, plain-language explanations of any regulatory field ought to be welcome contributions to any literature. Levonne Louie’s new book certainly fits this bill.”
Fenner Stewart, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Calgary in Resources: Canadian Institute of Resources Law.
Upstream: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: An Overview
A straightforward, easy-to-follow guide, Upstream is an overview of the fundamental and essential components of the upstream part of the oil and gas industry. Upstream describes how geologists decide where to focus the exploration, how mineral and surface land is acquired, to how production of oil and gas occurs and the impact of global factors on the industry in plain and simple language. It is an indispensable guide for everyday readers and industry members alike.
Reviews and Testimonials
“I discussed issues related to mineral rights and the oil and gas industry many times in my twelve years in the House of Commons. Before meeting Levonne Louie, then reading her book, I had not realized how much I didn’t know. Now after reading this book I wish I could have those discussions over again. I would present the issues with much more confidence and accuracy. UPSTREAM is easy to understand and loaded with important facts.”
Randy White, former Member of Parliament
“Understanding an industry requires that one learn its language. In the context of the oil and gas industry, Ms. Louie has authored a valuable immersion experience.”
Sean E.D. Fairhurst, Partner, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
Blazing Trails: A Lifetime of Speaking Up, Standing Out and Staying True to Myself: Stories of Guidance for Women to Succeed on their Own Terms in the Business World
Essential reading for career-minded women at all stages of their careers, Blazing Trails will inspire you to own your power, aim for greatness and blaze your own trails.
A woman and visible minority who rose up the executive ranks of the male-dominated oil and gas industry, Levonne Louie has lived her life as a trailblazer—but, as she confesses in her new memoir, Blazing Trails, it took her time to own that title.
In this frank reflection on her personal and professional journey, Levonne shares the valuable insights she has gained through a lifetime of living life on her own terms—from challenging her family’s traditional values and embracing life as a single mother, to devoting herself to a career in a male-dominated field.
The book is cleverly divided into two sections—in the first, Levonne gives a chronological recounting of her life, and in the second, she shares the gems of wisdom she has collected along the way. Whether Levonne’s relating a story about resisting her family’s traditional values or encouraging other women to embrace their self-worth, she weaves common threads of perseverance, resilience, and courage throughout the pages of Blazing Trails.
Print and ebook editions available on Amazon.com and Chapters.Indigo.ca. For more information, visit www.levonnelouie.com
Levonne Louie retired from the oil and gas industry after almost 40 years in the industry. A Landman by profession, she has deep experience in land, negotiations, government relations, business development, strategy development, mediation and coaching. Her oil and gas experience ranges from working for a multinational major to managing her own consulting company. A member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen from 1980 to 2020, Levonne was granted the P.Land designation in 1990, served three terms on the Board of the CAPL and was presented with the CAPL’s Special Recognition Award in 2015. Levonne Louie was named the 2019 Legacy Leader by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators.
Levonne has a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration, all from the University of Calgary. Her professional development includes a Conflict Resolution, Mediation Certificate from Mount Royal College (now Mount Royal University) and a Personal and Business Coaching Certificate from Coach U. A graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Levonne was granted the ICD.D designation in April, 2011. Levonne received her Level 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate in 2021 from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
Levonne serves as a public member on both the Board of the Law Society of Alberta, the regulatory body for lawyers in Alberta, and the Council of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (“CPSA”), the regulatory body for physicians in Alberta. At the CPSA, she currently chairs the Governance Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee and serves on numerous other committees. She has served in leadership positions on the Boards of the Calgary Convention Center Authority, Alberta Theatre Projects, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and numerous community and sports organizations.
Levonne has taught for the Faculty of Management at the University of Calgary, both in their Organization Behaviour and Design (Human Resources) concentration and in their Petroleum Land Management concentration. She was a member of the Dean’s Ad Hoc Committee for the establishment of the Petroleum Land Management Program at the University of Calgary.
Levonne Louie is a retired oil and gas professional with almost forty years of experience in negotiations, government relations, business development, strategy development, mediation, and coaching. She has a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration, all from the University of Calgary. She has been a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) from 1980 to 2020, was granted the Professional Landman designation in 1990, served three terms on the board of the CAPL, and received CAPL’s Special Recognition Award in 2015. A graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Ms. Louie was granted the ICD.D designation in 2011. Levonne received her Level 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from Training Qualifications UK in 2021. She currently serves as a public member on the Board of the Law Society of Alberta and the Council of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.
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