Surface Landman – Western Colorado

Surface Landman – Western Colorado

CSI Recruiting is working with an E&P company focused on natural gas development in Western Colorado, assisting in their search for an experienced Surface Landman.

The Surface Landman will be responsible for delivery and oversight of land-related surface operations including drilling rig schedules, negotiation and resolutions of surface damage issues, water rights, disposal matters, and pipeline and facility acreage Right-of-Ways.

The Surface Landman will office out of a field office in Western Colorado and will work directly with in-house drilling and operations teams located in Denver, CO as well as field operations and production teams in the basin.


  • Should be highly knowledgeable in the purchase of short- and long-term lease of land agreements and right of ways that meet the organization’s operational and production goals.
  • Oversees all land related legal issues, including transfers of titles and deeds, construction, remediation and damages.
  • Makes resolutions and other legal forms related to land acquisitions.
  • Should be highly knowledgeable in Oil & Gas Mineral Title or Surface Title or Survey requisites in Colorado.
  • Should have sufficient knowledge to display the ability to quickly access pertinent information to allow for informed decisions and respond to the challenges of all assigned tasks.
  • Should be ready to assist in the progression of establishing, reviewing, and continually updating proper work flows to produce high standard and cost efficient deliverables
  • 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
  • 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


  • 5+ years of in-house Surface Landman experience, preferably in Colorado
  • Excellent communications skills, written and oral, and advanced negotiations experience with land owners.
  • Experience resolving surface damages issues related to oil & gas operations