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Mark: Hey, folks let’s learn something new about the oil and gas industry.
All right. We’re sitting here in beautiful Lafayette, Louisiana and we’re going to get some boudin after this. If you don’t know what boudin is, ping me after the show, I’ll let you know.
We’re sitting here at TotaLand and we actually have some guests that actually don’t work for TotaLand. So, we have Kirk and Jarrell.
How are you doing, Jarrell?
Gerald: Pretty good. How are you?
Mark: Very good. And, what is your company?
Gerald: My company is CCG Logistics. We are a full service land oil and gas company.
Mark: And then, from what I heard, y’all actually use TotaLand’s tool and you use TotaLand’s tool why?
Gerald: Well, honestly we looked at a few different companies and a few different products – software products and we started off using them about five years ago in an oil and gas industry in the lease acquisition project that we started. And I personally just find that they’re one of the best companies out there as far a customer service, as far as usability of the actual product itself. I mean it’s very functional from somebody who absolutely knows everything about mapping to somebody who’s just a novice data entry person, it’s all user-friendly and that’s, I mean why we really use it.
Mark: Yeah. And so, y’all are out there basically doing a lot of brokering out there. So, if you have – if you have companies out there that are looking to acquire assets, they would ping you all and you would help them pick whatever assets they wanted to find?
Gerald: Correct. That is correct that is what we do. We do full title research, full abstracting lease acquisition, fee title, just about any – anything that you can think of, we can do it.
Mark: Yeah. So, Kirk, I got to ask you. When you’re using their tool, does it make your job easier?
Kirk: It does. It does. If you can get your agents to be proficient, you can really get some good work put out. And what I would like to see in TotaLand which helps me talk to the client is the mapping. You can give them all the words you want to give them all the reports, but the mapping is where it starts and that’s how the conversation keeps moving along.
And the development of the mapping and how you could as we know as Chris knows you can develop that as deep as you want to go, but the usability there the collaboration with the agents here in TotaLand that makes that process smooth and at the end of the day get our reports out get our e-mail transmittals out and keep the ball rolling.
Mark: Yeah. So, if you’re looking for some help with some assets, this is the company to reach – to reach out to. So, folks we’ll put a phone number in the show notes, so you can actually ping if you need some help there.
So, Alan, you know what I think is cool with this? You have real clients here talking about your stuff while they’re in front of you.
Alan: You know and also I think they’re really being honest, right? So, you know what’s neat is that, you know, CCG is a company that they engage with us. You know often you have customers or clients and they don’t often talk to you, you know if ideas or brainstorming sessions whatever. You guys are great because you connect with us and you talk about your needs specifically.
And, one thing that we pride ourselves on is being responsive you know, so when our clients have a problem, we’re on it my team knows that. It’s like we want to make sure that our customers are taken care of. And your interaction with us has been just fantastic.
So, they talked about who our best local clients, you know, we have some, you guys are right there at the top. And so, we appreciate it.
Mark: Yeah. So, the cool thing is before we started – before we turned the video camera, we actually had lunch actually prepared by one of your people and honestly and I’m a pulled-pork aficionado, the best pulled-pork I’ve ever had.
But, Alan, you’ll take some donations and you’ll help people out with that, don’t you?
Alan: Yeah, we did. A few years ago, we decided as a team to get together and just we heard about people that have needs, right? Everybody does whether it’s a medical problem some people are going through cancer or their house fire. We had all kinds of different circumstances, but you know we saw the need in the community and we said, you know why not try to do something – something you know to help these people out.
And so, a few years ago we started the community luncheon. And, again, just a, you know, once a – once a month we kind of kept that rhythm of once a month and the names kept coming you know. So, we had – I can’t tell you how many people we’ve actually been involved and just trying to make a little difference in their life, you know not making a major difference, but you know we serve sixty, seventy meals you know over lunch and collect donations. And all of it goes to them every bit of it, so.
Mark: Yeah. And what’s so cool about this is here’s a company you’re out to make money, right? You have employees you have to support, you have customers you have to support, but you’re giving back, right? Nobody ask you to do that. We love that.
Speaking of giving back, we have an event coming up. I think it’s called NAPE, right?
Alan: So, it’s the big event to a year that we go to and NAPE is awesome. I mean it’s one of those events that, you know, everybody goes to you know. So, you’re able to as, you know, someone coming to the event, you know, looking around at different products or talking to different people. It’s an event where you get to see everything on the floor you know everything from exploration to software. And so, it’s a unique event you know that’s over the years have grown.
If you see a graph of NAPE attendance, man, it started out pretty small many years ago. And you just see that curve continue to go up. Now, we hit that rough spot, right? You know a few years ago, but that’s really stabilizes. Last NAPE we had was a great attendance. I mean the energy was there, the excitement was there on the floor. And it’s just a great event to attend.
Mark: Yeah. North American Prospect Expo, the thing I love the most about it is everybody that goes there is going there to buy something or to sell something and the energy is to the roof.
So, NAPE is coming up, I will put some dates and some links in the show notes. But, if you’re going and you should go, if you’re in that upstream world at all, you need to be at NAPE. Go check out TotaLand’s booth. We’ll put a link in the show notes to give you the actual booth number.
But, Kirk and Gerald, and Alan, and Chris you didn’t say much, but I want to thank all of you. We spent [Laughs]we spent a few minutes on microphone, a few minutes on shooting some video here, but you told a great story. So, folks reach out to them if you need some help with some properties. Go talk to TotaLand if you’re in that layman’s world, you need to look at their product. And we’ll be at NAPE as well as press, so we’ll see you all there.
Everybody, I want to thank you very much for your time.
Alan: Thank you, Mark. I appreciate you coming today, man. Thank you.
Mark: Yeah. And so, folks I hope this helped. We will see you next time.