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SHP Employee Spotlight

September 22, 2017

Sarah Bobbe, land manager at SHP and President of LAAPL.

SHP has amazing employees who not only do great work for our company, but many continue using their unique talents to help groups outside of the company as well. One of those employees is Sarah Bobbe, Land Manager for SHP. Sarah’s role is to oversee all aspects of SHP’s negotiations, dealings and legal documentation that pertain to our land and mineral uses. In addition to all she does for SHP, Sarah will be taking over as president for the Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen (LAAPL). This organization is a collective group of professional landmen who are dedicated to cultivating an educational and social environment for Los Angeles energy professionals.

With her new role as president, Sarah addressed her organization with an opening letter thanking her predecessor, explaining her experience and laying out her goals for her term. To read select text from Sarah’s letter continue reading below.

“My first years as an Independent Contractor were spent in small, rural communities, mainly in Utah and Colorado. I spent two years in Ephraim, Utah, a town of 6,000, known for its turkey farming, friendly people and complete lack of establishments that sell adult beverages. I have wonderful memories of those projects but I do remember thinking to myself, “I wish I could be doing this work that I love in a location that I love just as much.” It felt like too much to ask at the time but fast forward several years later and I eventually found myself in sunny Southern California, still a Landman but working in a very different, challenging and specialized capacity.

Needless to say, I haven’t looked back. Part of what makes working in this particular region of the oil patch so special is that it’s one of the best kept secrets in the industry. We are a close-knit community of Land Professionals with a unique understanding of how oil and gas rights and operations work in urban environments.  My discovery of the LAAPL and the members who belong to it was an important moment in my career. It opened up a world of educational opportunities, networking and friendships that only reinforced my decision to make SoCal my home. It is such an honor to serve as President for an organization that has given so much to me.”

SHP is proud to have members like Sarah who are passionate about what they do. Thank you Sarah, and good luck with your term as president. To learn more about landmen and the LAAPL, click on the link below.