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Land Professional (Landman) - Houston

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/07/2011
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Job Title: Land Professional (Landman) - Houston
Job Location: Houston
Residency: USA

The Company:
Land professionals play a unique and vital role in Company’s oil and gas business by ensuring that the company has obtained the right to drill and produce hydrocarbons on a prospect. They determine land ownership, acquire oil and gas leases, rights of way, surface use agreements review and record lease documents. Land professionals also identify laws and regulations governing company oil and gas projects and support well permitting requirements.

NOTE: This position will be working the Bakken

The Role:
Work within an aggressive and dynamic title curative process in order to maintain and sustain continuous drilling activity in a multiple rig development program. Order and review title opinions, secure title curative and request title approval for drilling and division order purposes. Assist IBM Division Order group with initial ownership set up.
Pro-actively seek business opportunities that are in areas of interest to Company. Build rapport with surface owners, leassors, government officials and industry counterparts to enhance our commitment to be the Partner of Choice. Negotiate, prepare, review and handle a variety of Land contracts and transactions, including oil and gas leases, surface agreements, assignments, joint operating agreements, farm-in/farm-out agreements, miscellaneous letter agreements, gas storage agreements, federal unit agreements, AMI's, etc
Managing complex ongoing commitments and requirements contained in surface use agreements and ensuring Company’s compliance with those agreements. This is an environmentally sensitive area and working with the federal and state government agencies will be a critical component of this position. The ability to work with joint operating agreements, surface use agreements, right of way agreements and numerous miscellaneous contracts will be an everyday responsibility
Coordinate Land broker activities associated with fee title, state and/or federal record checking for preparation of ownership and title information. Handle lease acquisition of private, state, native and federal lands, as applicable. Attend state lease sales.
Moderate travel required. Trips to various fields and surface locations will be required and occasional out of town travel is necessary.
Maintain Land maps and knowledge of MOC acreage inventory and Land positions in key areas, as well as monitoring competitor's Land positions. Provide information for new development opportunities and offer ideas for Land strategies and terms. Prepare and monitor well checklist and Land summaries for all MOC and outside operated wells in your assigned area.
Make presentations to Company management, departments and teams, as well as potential partners, groups, etc. Assist and participate with engineers, geologists and drilling teammates in the planning and preparation of the business unit drilling program.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree: Bachelors Required
Major Discipline: PLM, Energy Management, Business, or Law preferred.
Years Experience Required: Minimum of five years experience in Exploration and/or Production Land activities. Experience in title opinion analysis and curative preferred.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Alfredo Castro at Fircroft on +1 713 235 8159
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