Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0047
Post Date 8/3/2017
Title Surface Landman
City Midland
State Tx
Description The Surface Landman will report to the Surface Land Supervisor and be responsible for specific duties surrounding all surface land functions and will be well versed in right-of-way disciplines. The Surface Landman will need to understand title and ownership identification, survey permission/ROE, survey plats, Rights-of-Way Agreements, Oil & Gas Leases, Surface Use Agreements, various other easement agreements, and be able to negotiate said agreements and surface damages, schedule on-site meetings with landowners and company personnel, and be able to react to complex problems or issues that arise as the company prepares development strategies for the area in which they work.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Serve as company liaison with landowners, tenants, County, and State regulatory agencies;
• Coordinate and collaborate closely with various departments in support of company’s goals and operations;
• Oversee the staking of pipelines, wells, electric lines, tank batteries, compressor sites, and other related infrastructure;
• Negotiate, analyze, draft, and acquire land related contracts pertaining to surface use, e.g. rights-of-way, surface use agreements, road use, water use and etc.;
• Interpret and enforce pipeline easements, lease rights, surface use agreements, and other agreements and ensure compliance therewith;
• Negotiate and settle complex surface damage settlements;
• Notify exploration, midstream, and production personnel of all upcoming lease/easement obligations directly related to right-of-way operations.
• Work with County and State regulatory agencies to provide necessary information in order to comply with the requirements to permit access driveway facilities, pipeline crossings, etc.;

Requirements KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

• 4-year degree preferred, preferably BBA, PLM or JD;
• Minimum 5-years of experience as a practicing Surface Landman or Right-of-Way Agent;
• Advanced negotiation skills;
• Self-motivated, strong ethics, and an ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Detail oriented and strong organizational skills;
• Strong knowledge of real property and contract law;
• Willingness to work on a multi-functional team;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• GIS mapping experience a plus
• Permian Basin experience a plus
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