Strong foundations.

Our history

Norwood Land Services, LLC (NLS) was founded in 2005 by Travis Thompson and Landon Dwyer. After earning Petroleum Land Management degrees from Texas Tech University and working as in-house landmen, they pooled their education, experience and resources and founded Norwood Land Services. The company got its start conducting leasing programs, building abstracts for title opinions and negotiating surface transactions for several small independent oil & gas companies, primarily in Texas. Since 2005, Norwood’s client list has grown, with additional projects in Montana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Utah, West Virginia and Arkansas, in addition to Texas. In 2012, Blaine Gamble, who has been with Norwood since 2006, became a partner.

Our leadership

Landon Dwyer, CPL

Landon is a co-founder of Norwood Land Services, LLC. After earning his petroleum land management degree from Texas Tech University, he worked for William P. Harris Oil & Gas in the Texas Panhandle. He also worked for a time in the Trust Oil & Gas Department at JP Morgan Chase before becoming an in-house landman at Hallwood Petroleum. He has been a member of the AAPL since 2002 and earned his Certified Professional Landman designation from that organization in 2010.

Travis F. Thompson

Travis Thompson is a managing member and co-founder of Norwood Land Services, LLC. Travis moved to Fort Worth in May of 2002 to work in the Oil & Gas Trust Department as a vice president for Bank One. Travis then pursued a new opportunity to work for a small independent oil and gas company, Hallwood Petroleum, out of Cleburne, Texas. Travis worked in several facets of the company as he assisted in carrying out a two rig drilling schedule that ultimately led to the sale of Hallwood to Chesapeake Energy. Following the conclusion of the Chesapeake transaction in July 2006, Travis joined lifelong friend and co-worker at Hallwood, Landon Dwyer, to establish Norwood Land Services, LLC (NLS).

Travis graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. in petroleum land management. While at Tech, he was a member and vice president of the Student Landman Association. Travis is a member of the Fort Worth Wildcatters, American Association of Professional Landmen and Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen. Travis is president of the Athletic Booster Club for Lake Country Christian School. He is also a member of Lake Country Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Travis sits on the Board of Directors at the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth and is the chairman of the Junior Membership Committee.

Blaine Gamble, CPL

Blaine is a Partner at Norwood Land Services, LLC. He joined Norwood in February of 2006 and immediately began field work in East Texas. He has been a member of the AAPL since 2006 and earned his Certified Professional Landman designation in 2014. Blaine was recently elected to serve as the AAPL Director on behalf of the Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen. Blaine is active in the FWAPL, previously serving a two year term as Director, along with chairing the FWAPL/Ratliff Sporting Clay event in 2013 and 2014. He is also a member of the DAPL, OCAPL and PBLA. He is currently serving a three year term on the AAPL Technology committee. Blaine is a registered Easement and ROW agent in the state of Texas. He has had the opportunity to work on and oversee projects in various parts of the United States, focusing his efforts mainly in Texas and Oklahoma. Blaine is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.B.A in Management Information Systems.

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Fort Worth, Texas

Oncor Building
115 W. 7th Street
Suite 1312
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Lubbock, Texas

1116 Broadway
Suite B
Lubbock, Texas 79401

We drill into the details before you drill the prospect.

At Norwood, we provide more than comprehensive services – we provide insight. Our highly skilled professional landmen bring both expertise and dedication to every project, earning the trust and loyalty of our clients. From prospect to production, we understand that quality is in the details.

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