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.

Our leadership


Wade Purtell

Wade is the President of Norwood Land Services, LLC. He oversees all business and operational aspects of the company. Prior to joining Norwood, Wade spent 17 years in private law practice at Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. in Fort Worth, where his practice included a broad spectrum of oil and gas transactions, including title examination, leasing, financing, and acquisitions and divestures. Beyond practicing law, he led attorney recruitment, hiring, and training for the firm. Wade is an active member of FWAPL, AAPL, Fort Worth Wildcatters, and the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth. He also serves on the board of the Lake Country Christian School Foundation. Wade holds a BBA degree from Tarleton State University and a JD from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Meet our Team

Project Managers  | GIS

Contact us.

Fort Worth, Texas

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

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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