Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

DAPL Summer Education & Happy Hour @ Polsinelli

July 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT


  • Make plans to attend our once a year no-cost summer happy hour and educational event at the beautiful downtown Denver offices of Polsinelli PC Law Firm. Our topic this year is oil and gas develoipment from the perepective of the surface landman, the rancher/farmer and the surface developer. This will be a panel discussion moderated by Chad Repko, Staff Landman at Anadarko and incoming DAPL President.  Panelists include award winning landowner and Denver area commercial and residential real estate developer Ryan Dillon, plus Steven A. Tracy. A cowboy, farmer and Landman who not only is the owner/operator of a successful irrigated farm with row crops close to Eaton, but also owns and operates a 150-Cow-Calf Ranch in north Weld County and is an independent landman in his spare time.   Anthony Rader, a company surface landman with Anadarko who serves as a part of the long-term planning group in the DJ Bain. Following the 45-60  minute panel discussion, a happy hour will insue. Make plans to attend and sign up early as spots are limited for this popular event.

Talking Points:

  • How Colorado has changed and evolved in the recent years and taking that to the future-population, diversity, etc. and how this impacts affects the rancher, developer and surface landman.
  • Impact of oil and gas operations, both positive and negative from a surface developer’s perspective. Pinch points, conflicts on upgrading or moving old facilities, building new ones, workovers, etc.
  • Colorado specific impacts: New governor next fall, impacts on possible higher % of renewables as to surface developer/rancher/oil and gas…what’s in store for the future.
  • Water availability and the true impact for each of the panel members…oil and gas operations, water for irrigation/livestock and for the developers along the front-range and elsewhere in the state.
  • Surface Accommodation as it relates to existing uses-farmer/rancher perspective and developer perspectives.
  • Workovers, new pads for drilling and associated rights of way from the Surface Landman’s perspective and all parties.
  • Communications is key. Must be timely but too far in advance can cause problems too…how do we determine the best means to communicate crucial items and how does the timing effect your business operations.

Speaker Info:

Steven A Tracy:                    Cowboy, Farmer and Landman.

I am the Owner Operator of an Irrigated Farm with row crops and an Irrigation circle close to Eaton, Colorado and Owner Operator of a 150 head Cow/Calf Ranch in North Weld County in the Pawnee Grass Lands; I also am a Partner in Tracy Reining Horses. So I work with the National Forest Service, Irrigation ditch offices, and bad weather.

I have worked as a landman, Land Manager and Project Manager for Oil and Gas Companies since 1976. As an Independent Landman, I spent a lot of time on Surface Damage and Use Agreements in Colorado, and Wyoming, I helped in over 1000 Surface Use Agreements in the past 20 years in Weld County, 7 of which were on my Farm.  Projects from single well sites, town lot sites, to large multi well horizontal pad sites and field development plans.  I helped Lease over a million acres of minerals varying from infield development acres to wildcat speculation projects in Colorado, Wyoming, the Williston Basin, and across the US.

I am on the Board of Directors Crow Valley Grazing Association, and the Board of Directors of Weld county Farm Bureau.

I represent Landowners, mineral owners as well as Oil and Gas Operating Companies


Ryan Dillon

Ryan was born and raised in Denver and his familiarity with the city, its neighborhoods, lifestyle and people gives him in-depth understanding of the central Denver real estate market and surrounding communities. Ryan’s real estate career began in 2002 when he joined his family’s real estate development company, Dillon Family LLC, where he entitled 65 acres of raw land into 66 residential lots and 29 acres of commercial real estate. This multi-million dollar project involved intense coordination of city planners, engineers, attorneys, and oil and gas personnel. Ryan led this effort with high levels of organization and attention to detail. In addition to his development experience, Ryan is also a real estate investor; since 2005, he has bought, renovated, and currently manages fifteen rental properties in Denver. His work as an investor and owner of multiple properties gives Ryan a strong understanding of the real estate process from numerous perspectives—expertise he readily shares with his real estate clients.

Ryan graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in sports industry operations and marketing. He returned to school in 2006 to obtain his real estate license and receive formal training in the real estate investment business. In his free time Ryan loves to ski, play soccer, and travel. Even though he has lived in Denver all his life, he still enjoys discovering new local restaurants and great hikes in the foothills. His love for Denver and Colorado translates into a great passion for helping clients, friends and family find their perfect home or investment property.

Since 2012, Ryan has closed over $89 million worth of real estate transactions on both the buyer and seller sides. These transactions consisted of single family homes, condos and investment properties (duplex/triplex, small apartment buildings). Ryan is a two-time recipient of the Golden Key Award recognizing his sales volume accomplishments, as well as April 2017 Top Agent of Colorado Award.


Anthony Rader, Surface Landman

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Anthony Rader is a Surface Landman at Anadarko, where he serves as part of a long-term planning group for the DJ Basin. Anthony’s seven years of Land experience includes a background in development for both midstream and E & P projects. Prior to his current position in the Rockies region, Anthony was part of Anadarko’s Pennsylvania Marcellus Asset. Anthony holds a BA in both economics and history.




July 19, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Polsinelli Law Firm
1401 Lawrence St. #2300
Denver, CO 80202 United States
+ Google Map


Get in touch with us. We will get back to you shortly.


©2019 Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen

Denver Web Design

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?