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OWNERSHIP REPORTS
AND ABSTRACTING

Confidently make plays with precision documentation of ownership

The Kastner team accurately and efficiently provides run sheets and abstracts to client’s attorneys and assist with follow-up curative.

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LEASE AND MINERAL
ACQUISITION

Excellence provided from the lease to the pipeline, prioritizing quality and accountability.

KLS professionals are well versed in negotiation and preparation of complicated oil and gas leases with expertise in more than 20 oil and gas plays.

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DUE
DILIGENCE

Generations of experience combined with qualified landmen to execute more projects.

In house legal and land professionals are committed to providing projects in a timely, accurate, detailed, and organized way.

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MAPPING
AND GIS

State of the art web-based maps created from live data, individually formatted by GIS experts for client specific needs.

Kastner produces valuable tools for processing data, visualizing parcels and drilling opportunities, and geophysical data.

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OUR START

Kastner Land Services, LLC is the culmination of the knowledge and experience of 20 years and three generations of professional land experience. During this time, Kastner Land Services has become an established player in field land services. Starting as a family company and remaining rooted in a sense of duty, KLS has grown through the values of integrity, hard work, accountability and transparency.

Operators large and small rely on us when they need personnel on the ground, getting the job done efficiently and correctly. The KLS network can equip clients with field offices and key labor and services wherever your project requires.

Professionals at Kastner put hard work and quality as a way of life, and clients can expect it. We respect our profession, are prideful of our role in the industry, and above all, we value the opportunities afforded us by our clients.

OUR COMMITMENT

The vision of Kastner Land Services is simple – we believe that when we treat our employees like family, the work we produce together will make our clients trust and rely on us for years to come. Kastner Land Services is committed to be the best Land Services Company in the eyes of our clients, employees and communities where we work.

We are passionate about our reputation and the integrity of our service. We believe a stellar reputation cannot be maintained without an unerring commitment to honest business practices, professionalism and unmatched productivity.

OUR PEOPLE

Kastner Land Services is more than your typical industry brokerage; our landmen are in-house employees that are dedicated to outperforming the expectations of our clients. KLS land professionals are focused, considerate, and effective every step of every project.

Working with employees rather than contractors ensures that every team member is fully invested in the ongoing growth and reputation of KLS. Our landmen work harder for you because we take care of them and their families providing healthcare, vacation, and retirement benefits.

OUR MANAGEMENT

President

CHRIS KASTNER

Chris is a graduate of Texas A&M and a third generation landman with more than 10 years in the oil and gas industry. He has successful project management experience from the lease to the pipeline in existing and emerging unconventional plays throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He is a member of AAPL, FWAPL, and YPE.

General Manager / Utica Shale

DAWN DIAZ

Dawn is a graduate of the University of New York at Geneseo, and has managed title abstract crews for over 15 years in 4 states. Currently directing the company’s operations in the Utica Shale, Dawn’s past 4 years with the company have included implementing a training program that expanded the company tenfold, managing a crew of 130 in the Barnett Shale, running a five-county, 5200 acre railroad lease project in NE Ohio, and managing a crew of over 60 landmen working over 85,000 acres in Utica. Dawn is an active member of the AAPL, and YPE.

Project Manager

KATHERINE GARDNER, JD

Katherine Gardner is an Attorney and Landman. She attended The University of Georgia where she earned degrees in Political Science and Public Relations before moving to Washington, D.C. She received her law degree from The Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in 2008.

Prior to joining Kastner Land Services, LLC, Katherine worked for a senior Senator in Washington, D.C. for 4 years and for a criminal defense attorney while going to law school at night. During her four years with Kastner Land Services, Katherine has garnered valuable experience in the Powder River Basin, Permian Basin, Marcellus, Utica Plays. She is well-versed in abstracting, due diligence, and title curative. Katherine is a member in good standing of the Texas State Bar, the AAPL, and the YPE.

Project Manager

JOSEPH STELZER, JD

Born and raised in the DFW Metroplex, Joseph is a proud graduate of the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business and The University of Houston Law Center. Employed full-time during law school, Joseph worked day jobs as an accountant, a high school tutor, and a clerk for Judge Josefina Rendon of the 165th District Court in Houston, all while attending classes at night.

Licensed in Texas since 2010, Joseph has worked on every stage of oil and gas title from due diligence to curative, with experience in Texas, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania, both as a field landman and title attorney. Joseph currently oversees projects in more than a dozen counties in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.

Project Manager

KRISTI JARVIS

A native of Dallas and a graduate of Dallas Baptist University, Kristi Jarvis began working as a Field Landman with Kastner Land Services 5 years ago in Fort Worth, TX, and gained valuable title, leasing and project management experience in the Barnett, Utica and Marcellus Shale Plays. Kristi was part of our first assignment in the Appalachian Basin and she has played an integral role over the last 4 years planning, implementing, organizing and directing day to day tasks. She currently oversees curative, due diligence, title and abstracting for multiple clients in 15+ counties in Utica and Marcellus Shales. Kristi is an active member of AAPL and YPE.

Area Manager

ASHLEY WALDECK

Ashley is a graduate of the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Her experience spans across multiple plays in several states including Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and New Mexico. During her time with the company, she has successfully managed large crews overseeing abstracting, leasing, and curative operations in the Barnett Shale, Permian Basin, and Powder River Basin. Ashley is a RPL and is a member of the AAPL and YPE.

OUR WORK

OWNERSHIP REPORTS
AND ABSTRACTING

The KLS team of landmen produce detailed reports that trace ownership from the earliest record to present following complicated heirship and sales paths. Our teams comb through thousands of documents to provide a detailed report of title, saving time and money. KLS has produced projects that include mineral and surface ownerships, royalty interests, leasehold interest, run sheets, flowcharts, GIS mapping and more.

LEASE AND MINERAL ACQUISITION

KLS landmen have and continue to work in every cutting-edge play including the Rockies, Mid Continent, Texas and the East Coast. Our land professionals are people-oriented and trained to negotiate the best terms for our clients and are always professional and courteous to surface and mineral owners. We are committed to maintaining good community relationships everywhere we work.

We emphasize accurate title research/reports and lease preparation, as well as effective, professional communication with lessors. From cold calls and written submittals to personal meetings and organized events, our land professionals are focused, considerate and effective.

DUE DILIGENCE

KLS has an A+ reputation with clients and attorneys, building the foundation of a business based on referrals and long-term relationships, due to their dedication to excellence.

Kastner Land Services landmen and attorneys are committed to staying ahead of drilling schedules and closing deadlines. KLS staff are familiar with all types of industry agreements from Farmout Agreements to Joint Operating Agreements.

MAPPING AND GIS

The GIS and Mapping teams at Kastner have been professionally trained and academically certified for the specific needs of the oil and gas industry. KLS puts its GIS specialists to work to ensure that it produces the right solution for clients, working with the latest technology and web based solutions to provide easy access for clients.

Legacy GIS features the ESRI ArcGIS system, which is interactive with most client’s in-house software. Whether it is mapping to support a lease take-off, parcel mapping, mapping of well sites, drilling units, geological or geophysical data, using visual tools will drive smarter decisions with less wasted time or resources.

OUR LOCATIONS

  • MAIN OFFICE

    201 MAIN ST. 6TH FLOOR
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

  • PERMIAN BASIN OFFICE

    4500 W. ILLINOIS
    Midland, TX 79703

  • ROCKIES OFFICE

    999 18TH ST. STE. 3000
    Denver, CO 80202

  • SOUTH TEXAS OFFICE

    2425 W. LOOP S. STE. 200
    Houston, TX 77027

  • APPALACHIAN BASIN OFFICE

    12 E. EXCHANGE ST.
    Akron, OH 44308

  • OKLAHOMA OFFICE

    101 PARK AVE. STE. 1300
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102

  • PITTSBURGH OFFICE

    322 N. SHORE DR.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

OUR COMMUNITY

Kastner Land Services is dedicated to strengthening our society by playing an active role in our communities. The emphasis on the social responsibility to give back finds roots in the family values of KLS.

Contributing to education support in communities through school programs is realized in our ongoing relationships with United Way, Communities in Schools and Boys and Girls Club. We make contributions to serve families through our dedication to Meals on Wheels, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Through Warriors for Freedom and the National Military Family Association, we give back to our military and their families

Each quarter, our employees nominate a non-profit 503(c)(3) organization to support, and Kastner Land Services matches whatever funds are raised each period. KLS also hosts annual events to raise funds for rotating charities and community programs.