Surface Landman – Midland, TX

Surface Landman – Midland, TX
CSI Recruiting is working with a growing E&P firm in their effort to hire a Surface Landman with experience in West Texas horizontal drilling operations.  This Surface Landman will manage multiple projects in a fast paced, team oriented environment.
The Surface Landman will be responsible for management of the company’s West Texas Surface operations including rig movement, negotiation and resolution of surface damage issues, water rights, and pipeline and facility acreage ROWs (right of ways).  The Surface Landman will office out of a field office in West Texas and will be responsible for dealing directly with in-house drilling and operations teams as well as field operations and production teams.

The Surface Landman will be responsible for providing knowledge, research and coordination of land issues dealing with drilling and operations in the asset’s and/or company’s focus areas. Employees in this role procure and manage the company’s mineral and leasehold interests for an assigned geographical area by obtaining the legal right to drill oil and gas wells on a specific property.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Verifies ownership of property where the company seeks to explore for oil and gas
  • Negotiates the purchase of oil and gas leases, or assignments of oil and gas leases
  • Researches and reports the company’s ownership position, competitor activity, potential legal issues, or other matters for the purpose of decision making and strategic planning
  • Coordinates and communicates with representatives from internal departments
  • Ensures the appropriate steps are taken to meet the company drilling goals and deadlines
  • Compiles and updates land maps that display pertinent land information pertaining to prospects within the assigned area of responsibility
  • Updates management team on current land positions
  • Directs and interacts with field lease brokers
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Surface Landman experience with at least 2 years of current experience in West Texas
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent interpersonal communications and negotiations skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of E&P surface operations issues, including right-of-ways, damage, remediation and surface leasing.