The Wichita Association of Petroleum Landmen (WAPL) is a non-profit organization and was formed in the early 1950's by a group of Wichita landmen, with a purpose to serve its membership by providing continuing industry educational opportunities, business and social networking, and to keep abreast of legal and legislative activity affecting the Kansas Oil and Gas Industry.
Membership in the organization is available by application, and consists primarily of professional landmen engaged in the negotiation, acquisition, processing, maintenance and administration of any contractual agreement involving land title which is expeditious and/or necessary to the exploration, exploitation or production of hydrocarbons and other minerals in the State of Kansas. WAPL's membership also includes title attorneys, rural real estate agents, and other professionals directly involved in the Kansas Oil and Gas Industry.
WAPL is affiliated with the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and welcomes AAPL's President to speak annually at a luncheon meeting.
All meetings of WAPL are limited to members and guests of members, and are held at the Petroleum Club of Wichita (100 N. Broadway, Suite 900, Wichita, Kansas) on the second Monday of the calendar month, unless notified otherwise, commencing in September and concluding in May with its annual golf and bingo tournament.