The Contract Landman will be responsible for performing a variety of support, administrative, and some technical tasks related to an aggressive non-operated working interest acquisition program. This position is responsible for routine land assignments and projects as directed by the VP of Land. The Contract Landman must have experience and a general knowledge of: (i) how to research and run title online, (ii) reviewing and analyzing industry agreements, (iii) in-house Land administration duties and responsibilities, and (iv) have the ability and drive to complete projects quickly and accurately with minimal supervision.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Support Land, Accounting, and Engineering by contacting and following up with operators on changes of ownership, payment status, JIB / Revenue ownership discrepancies, well data and production reporting setups, direct deposit setups, etc.
-Organize and coordinate post acquisition electronic land files and setups (i.e. wells, leases, contracts, etc.) with outsourced land administration group.
-Input, update, and help maintain accurate land data and information within the land records database / system.
-Run and research county / parish on-line title records to identify non-operated working interest acquisition candidates and create acquisition target lists in specific prospect areas.
-Assist with the acquisitions process by contacting and negotiating with non-operated working interest owners via phone, e-mail, and mail outs.
-Analyze incoming non-operated division orders to confirm the ownership is accurately reflected and identify suspense or title requirement references.
-Assist VP of Land with the preparation and review of various contracts, leases, JOA’s, operator correspondence, offers to purchase, assignments, etc.
-Coordinate with VP of Land to initiate, prepare, and monitor title curative for non-operated wells. Take appropriate actions to cure title defects and satisfy title requirements to resolve suspense issues.
-Promote and maintain good communications and positive relationships with operators, title and transaction attorneys, and acquisition targets / non-op owners.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above in a satisfactory manner. In order to accomplish these tasks, a candidate generally has the following characteristics:
-Education: Bachelor Degree in any discipline.
-Experience: 5+ years of in-house land experience as a Landman, Land Tech, or Land Analyst.
-Computer skills: Proficient in MS Word and Outlook e-mail programs. Exceptional ability using MS Excel. Familiarity with common industry land applications.
-Personality: a motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently of direct supervision; a person who derives satisfaction in working in a fast pace environment; must be willing to handle lower level land administration tasks and projects.
-Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: AAPL members with some level of certification preferred.
-Day / Hourly Rate commensurate with experience.
-Candidates must have the scheduling flexibility to work two days/week (preferably Tuesday/ Thursday).
Please submit all resumes to the following:
Adam Griffin, CPL ǀ Vice President - Land
Grey Rock Energy Partners