The Bakersfield Association of Professional Landmen (BAPL)

BAPL is a non-profit professional association organized in 1957 designed to coordinating the work and efforts of the Land professionals serving in the industry, educating its members and promoting the growth and development of the Association.

The BAPL is a local chapter of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and about 50% of our current members also belongs to the AAPL.

BAPL actively seeks to provide opportunities for personal and professional development in its membership. Luncheon meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at a rotating restaurant location. The agenda includes lunch and guest speakers who provide a presentation on relative current events regarding the oil and gas industry. To promote the continuation of educational opportunities for the professional development of all members, efforts are made to assist members in obtaining educational credits towards CPL, RPL and RL certification through attendance at these membership meetings.

In addition to the monthly luncheons, the BAPL holds an annual golf tournament in the spring to benefit the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Past tournaments have raised in excess of $40,000 for this worthy cause. In the fall, BAPL joins with the Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen (LAAPL) to present the West Coast Land Institute. This 2.5 day seminar focuses on networking and educational topics regarding hot button issues affecting our industry and attracts attendees and speakers from across the California and the country.

BAPL strives to provide a professional, social and educational association to benefit its membership. We invite non-members and members of other organizations to join us at any of these events to learn more about our organization. To become a member, please complete the form in the membership area.