Turner Petroleum Land Services, Inc. came into existence out of the oil crash of 1985. Clint Turner founded TPLS as a Sole Proprietorship on January 1, 1987, and was incorporated January 1, 1997. Before becoming an Independent Landman, Clint was employed by Texas Eastern Corporation as Land Manager of its Rocky Mountain Division. He started in the oil and gas business in 1968 and has over 45 years experience in the oil and gas industry from retail, refining and exploration. Clint served as President of the Utah Association of Petroleum and Mining Landmen in 1981-82.
Curtis Turner started with TPLS in 1994 to help Clint grow and expand the company. He started his landman career as most do, spending years in the county recorder’s offices running title and creating mineral ownership reports for the leasing agents; later becoming a manager of the field landman crews and a leasing and right-of-way agent. Over the years Curtis was involved in many due diligence projects and the development of two prospects from initial conception to drilling operations.
Curtis also has an active real estate license, is a sales agent with Exit Realty and a member of the National Association of Realtors.
In 2013 Curtis became President and sole stockholder.
Clint Turner is still performing duties with TPLS as consultant and right-of-way agent.