Newfield Exploration Co Sr Landman in The Woodlands, Texas

Detailed Description

  • Analyze and interpret lease purchase agreements and trade agreements, including oil and gas leases, assignments, like-kind acreage exchange agreements joint operating agreements, geophysical options, and other contracts.

  • Evaluate acreage, develop lease offers and review title to determine ownership Investigate reports of lease position of competitive companies

  • Coordinate the acquisition of oil and gas leases and title work both internally and through outside vendors

  • Verify ownership and conduct due diligence

  • Draft and obtain assignments and other curative documents for acquisition of clear title of leasehold into Company.

  • Assemble data and maps in connection with acreage

  • Coordinate with Rental Analyst to maintain and review rental/lease expiration deadlines to determine renewal of leases

  • Analyze lease terms and determine continuous drilling requirements.

  • Coordinate with Land Associates and Land Techs to distribute varies tasks/duties related to assigned geographical area in answering daily questions and operations.

  • Provide both written and oral presentations to Management

  • Prepare and negotiate farmout/farmin, joint operating agreements, or other contractual agreements as necessary.

  • Manage a budget and provide a detail account of all Land related expenditures

  • Identify and potentially negotiate new acreage opportunities

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years Oil and Gas Landman experience working “IN HOUSE” for an Exploration & Production Operator.

  • Ability to travel (15%-20%)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred (Business Administration, Petroleum Land Management, Energy Management)

  • Independent judgment and in-depth knowledge of lease purchase agreements, JOA’s, Acreage Exchange Agreements and other land related contracts.

  • Understanding of lease contracts and acreage positions

  • Superior negotiation skills working on various oil and gas land transactions

  • Must possess advanced analytical and research skills

  • Knowledge of multiple state and federal regulations in our areas of operation

  • Strategic thinker with ability to identify areas of improvement and to introduce innovative and sound solutions

  • Ability to prepare and present clear, concise and persuasive oral/written opinions, reports and presentations

Job: *Land

Organization: *NFX Business Group

Title: Sr Landman

Location: TX-The Woodlands

Requisition ID: 18013