Jerris Johnson, CPL


Jerris Johnson, CPL

Vice President of Innovation

I gain my greatest sense of fulfillment by helping others achieve their goals and objectives.


Jerris began his energy career in the oil and gas fields of Oklahoma and has since worked in multiple capacities in a variety of geographic and geologic plays in the United States. Jerris serves with The Salvation Army at local and national levels and has been deeply involved with the American Association of Professional Landmen.


Years in the industry

Experience prior to PFS

From roustabout in tank battery and pipeline construction to field landman in Oklahoma courthouses to in-house landman and land manager roles with multiple public exploration and production companies to principal of energy consulting company.


Years with PFS

What I do for PFS

Jerris creates and executes strategic vision. He is a thought leader on changing the way land work is offered and performed for companies, through technological ideas and the application of in-house knowledge and skillsets.

States Worked


Professional and Community Involvement

  • AAPL Member since 2003 (OCAPL. DAPL, and PBLA member)
  • Numerous AAPL committees and chair positions
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Founder and Advisor to the national Echelon Leadership Council of The Salvation Army

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Professional Landman (CPL) since 2010


University of Oklahoma – Energy Management with Minor in Management Information Systems

Publications and Speaking
  • “Who Likes Shut-Ins?” presented at conferences for NALTA and PALTA
  • “An Overview of Today’s Common Oil and Gas Deals and Agreements” presented at conferences for NALTA, OCAPLTA, and the Alabama Oil and Gas Board
  • “Keeping the Lease Alive with the Continuous Development Clause” presented at conferences at NALTA and OCAPLTA
  • “Current Industry Matters from a Landman’s Perspective” presented at SIPES Fort Worth
  • “Land Department in the New Normal” presented at NALTA
  • “News You Otter Know” – daily energy insights on LinkedIn
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