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Callon Petroleum Streamlines Due Diligence Process

The Challenge

Callon Petroleum saw the need to fundamentally change the way their Land and Land Administration departments had been handling Acquisitions, Due Diligence, and Research Projects. With a recent acquisition and a time-sensitive due diligence period to adequately and confidently review the acquired assets, they knew they had a big job ahead of them.

Callon Petroleum first needed early-stage research to know if a Spudder Rig could hold acreage in a given set of leases. Prior to using ThoughtTrace, that meant manually searching hundreds of leases for one piece of information. Traditionally, this would have led to inefficient and repetitive research for other provisions and poison pills in their leasehold.

“ThoughtTrace took the terror out of what we were missing. Our jobs are fun again because ThoughtTrace takes out the tedious components. Did we mention the best customer service from start to finish?”

– Rebekah Granbery, Land Administration Manager


Callon Petroleum utilized ThoughtTrace’s cloud-based platform to read through thousands of leases to provide valuable insight to their Land professionals. The combination of the ThoughtTrace technology and Callon’s knowledgeable and progressive Land Administration staff proved invaluable to the efficiency and accuracy surrounding special projects, due diligence, and acquisition activity.

Before ThoughtTrace, Callon would have proceeded with traditional methods of hiring additional parttime staff with varying levels of competency to contribute to the research that historically was incomplete or inaccurate. This process would have taken days or weeks, but with ThoughtTrace, the research was completed in hours, with outstanding accuracy.

"Prior to using ThoughtTrace daily fire drills would eat at valuable resources - time, money, and manpower. With ThoughtTrace, the information we need is at our fingertips and accessible in hours versus many days." Keilah Whitley Land Analyst

Features Used

Increase Productivity while Reducing Cost

Increase Productivity while Reducing Cost

Eliminate Data Silos

Relevancy / Domain Expertise

Very quick time to value

Very quick time to value


  • Callon’s Land Administration staff is able to deliver results to Land within hours, not days, of the inquiry.
  • What would have taken three days now takes two hours, contains accurate information and solidifies the trust between the lease analyst and the landman.
  • Costs are kept down due to increased productivity, reduced stress levels and the ability to add acreage without adding to G&A.
  • The previous expectation was that fire drills took a long time, but that expectation is no longer there with ThoughtTrace.
  • ThoughtTrace has increased expectations because of the ability to quickly review leases, and productivity has increased exponentially.

"ThoughtTrace is revolutionary. It’s the future. It’s incredible."

Rebekah Granbery

Land Administration Manager

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