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Regulatory Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/11/2014
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The Company:
A Major Operator

The Role:
The Regulatory Specialist may be responsible for providing regulatory planning, permitting and compliance support to the RBU which may include North Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. The regulatory support consists of securing operating permits & sundry reports, APD's, completion & workover requests/approvals, authority approvals to transport production, commingle notices, flaring notices, gas capture plans, non-standard location requests, UIC permits and compliance, NOI's and subsequent reporting pertinent to well-site production equipment/volumes, pit closures, approvals for P&A, approvals for interim and final reclamation as well as associated monitoring, and rectifying NOVs. This position works closely with Development, Drilling and Completions, Production Engineering, Land, Right-of-Way, Operations, Field support, HSE, Government Affairs teams to ensure compliant development and operations in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Responsibilities may include:
• Providing overall regulatory representation to the Rockies Business Unit
• Maintain a permitting plan to keep multiple rigs running with a highly increased Federal well count
• Participating in team project execution to ensure that all tasks related to environmental review/permitting at the state and federal levels are integrated into current project planning efforts, implemented, secured and compliant
• Ensuring compliance with internal environmental and regulatory procedures
• Communicating effectively with team members, field personnel and agency representatives for sound coordination, planning and understanding of regulatory requirements
• Developing environmental contracting, regulatory, and permitting strategies and advise Regulatory Supervisor and business unit
• Maintaining and enhancing federal and state agency relationships with specific emphasis on environmental review, permitting processes, environmental stewardship, surface management, as well as land access
• Maintaining consultation records between COP and external parties for use in future planning, environmental review, and permitting efforts
• Identifying and engaging specialized COP resources and stakeholders (HSE, PTRRC, Governmental Affairs, Drilling, etc.), as needed, to participate in ongoing project planning efforts
• Monitoring new regulations and informing the business unit how it will affect the team
• Preparing and presenting sessions on regulatory issues and processes to team members and other clients
• Managing consultants for well-site, access road, facilities, field-wide compliance and survey requirements including archaeological, biological, and all NEPA requirements
• Participating in Regulatory and HSE auditing
• Coordinating the collection of and analyzing regulatory metrics throughout the year
• Actively participating in regulatory and environmental assessments related to potential acquisitions and divestitures

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Petroleum Technology, or Liberal Arts
5+ years experience in upstream or midstream sector of the oil and gas industry
5+ years working with regulatory agencies and processes
5+ years working with the BLM
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to travel up to 25%

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Previous experience working with Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, reclamation practices, and overall experience with Federal agencies
Requires client and customer focus with frequent independent interaction internally and externally. Internally will liaise with many functions. Externally will liaise with government agencies and other project stakeholders
Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
Positions and explains ideas that motivate others to action
• Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment
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