Oil & Gas Title Attorney – FILLED

POSITION FILLED as of 9/25/2017

CSI Recruiting is working with a growing and dynamic oil & gas company in need of an experienced Title Attorney to focus on the company’s acquisitions in Appalachia, primarily in West Virginia.



For a small, privately held oil and gas company, this role of Oil & Gas Title Attorney will focus on the following functions:

  • Review title documents and abstracts to analyze chain of title to determine surface and mineral ownership and identify potential and/or actual defects in title.
  • Analyze mineral leases and agreements, including oil and gas leases, memoranda of oil and gas leases, compressor site agreements and pipeline right-of-way agreements to ensure leases and associated agreements are properly executed by the correct parties and recorded as necessary.
  • Analyze mineral lease agreements to determine royalty interests, working interests, overriding royalty interests and any other interests that may have been created by agreement.
  • Draft title opinions based on review of above documents and interests, recommending appropriate curative actions where necessary.
  • Identify encumbrances and defects that may affect the validity of oil and gas leases and determine the appropriate level of risk associated with each lease in order to advise company management in their decision to move forward with the acquisition.

In addition, you may be asked to

  • Review title opinions to determine appropriate course of action for oil & gas drilling operations.
  • Consult with drilling operations to determine unit placement in designated project area.
  • Provide detailed cost analysis and well royalty figures to various departments for long-term planning and drill schedule forecasts.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 4 years of Oil & Gas Title Attorney Experience.