Oasis Petroleum

  • Senior Landman

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Job ID
  • Position Summary

    The Senior Landman will be responsible for the land evaluation and diligence associated with acquisitions and divestures for Oasis. This positon will report to the Business Development Manager and is located in downtown Houston, TX.  Level and salary commensurate with background and experience.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Oversee and perform all phases of land evaluation and diligence in connection with an acquisition or divestiture, including but not limited to title, JOA, lease, pooling, development planning, surface, and contract diligence
    • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to identify and carry out bolt-on acquisitions and trades
    • Direct and supervise team of land brokers to aide in acquisition identification process and title diligence
    • Assist with negotiation and drafting of CA’s, PSA’s, ABOS’s, offer letters, etc.
    • Maintain a strong collaborative relationship with Business Development Team members and landmen throughout the organization, including mentoring of more junior land personnel
    • Facilitate and foster new business relationships within current focus areas and identify opportunities outside of focus areas for future growth
    • Work with land administration department, operations, accounting, and land support personnel to ensure accurate assimilation of land records and information associated with an acquisition
    • Project research utilizing multiple online resources including Texas Railroad Commission, Texas General Land Office, University Lands, NDRIN, NDIC, IHS, Drilling Info.com, etc. websites
    • Lead land and regulatory environment research for existing and potential new focus areas
    • In combination with Oasis’ GIS team, create and develop all necessary land and competitive landscape maps
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned by manager

    This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from four-year degree program
    • 7 years of previous job related experience in the land department of an unconventional exploration and production company
    • Strong background in unconventional play asset development and leasing and the associated land contracts (leases, JOAs, SUAs, AMIs, Farmout Agreements, etc.), business development experience is a plus
    • Comfortable interpreting and understanding legal language associated with oil and gas transactional documents
    • Working knowledge of Texas Railroad Commission and North Dakota field rules
    • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills
    • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:  Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, copier, files, telephone, and fax; maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Land Management, Energy Commerce or a related field
    • Permian and/or Bakken experience
    • 10 years of previous job related experience in the land department of an unconventional exploration and production company
    • Strong Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and other software skills
    • Excellent writing and communication skills


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