Contract Landman – Houston, TX (Downtown)

CSI Recruiting is working with a Houston-based operating and development company, assisting them in locating a Contract Landman to work in their Downtown Houston offices.


  • Assess title coverage in development program areas and make recommendations to update or obtain new title opinions/reports where needed.
  • Review title information and title opinions to identify required curative and prepare summaries of same.
  • Direct field brokers in title curative efforts, including minor leasing, where necessary.
  • Review and summarize existing contracts in development areas and identify any gaps in JOA coverage or non-standard agreements/provisions that will have a material impact on Company’s ability to propose new drills.
  • Determine working interest percentages of parties having the right to participate in allocation well locations.
  • Prepare participation agreements, JOA’s, letter agreements, farmout agreements and similar trade agreements.
  • Prepare assignments, releases, amendments, pooling declarations and other similar instruments pertaining to company-operated leases.
  • Prepare preliminary decks for Pre-Drill AFEs and work with Land Admin/Accounting to set up new properties.
  • Prepare weekly status reports to update the Company on title/JOA status in development areas.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, energy or related field
  • In-house Land experience supporting an active drilling program required
  • East Texas experience strongly preferred
  • Experience successfully drafting agreements, assignments, releases, etc.
  • Aptitude to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Experience with ArcGIS, Enverus, Quorum QLS and other products a definite plus