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ConocoPhillips Staff Landman in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Staff Landman


Job Number: 00STQ

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


The Staff Landman identifies and champions business opportunities and assists in developing the long-range strategy for various land or commercial initiatives that may affect the goals and objectives of the organization. Responsibilities include acquisition of oil and gas rights, contract writing, deal negotiations, project management, contract compliance and due diligence. In addition, the Staff Landman will be working with an Asset Team of Engineering, Financial, Surface Land, HSE, HR, Supply Chain, and Geo professionals, providing leadership and direction in the development and management of their respective geographic area.

If you are selected as the successful candidate you will be expected to communicate effectively and partner collaboratively, in a team environment including frequent interaction with private landowners, attorneys, other operators, and local, state and federal agencies.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Acquiring, trading, and divesting undeveloped and developed leasehold

  • Drafting, amending and interpreting complex oil and gas leases

  • Drafting farmouts, farmins, lease exchanges, JV's and other similar agreements affecting undeveloped and developed leasehold

  • Working with legal counsel to clear title for drilling and division order purposes

  • Writing, negotiating and review of contracts and the management of contractual matters, that ensure accuracy as well as compliance with corporate guidelines, legal requirements, ethics and industry standards

  • Preparing and submitting various state and federal filings, including annual plans of development, commercial well filings, unit expansion applications, location exceptions, commingling applications, etc., and company representation at state hearings

  • Represent ConocoPhillips in dealing with partners, private landowners, and local, state and Federal Government entities



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, related business discipline or other technical related discipline or foreign equivalent

  • 10 years of in-house Land experience in the oil and gas industry

  • 10 years of experience negotiating and drafting land agreements

  • Expert level proficiency with reading, analyzing and interpreting oil and gas agreements

  • Expert level proficiency with drafting and written business communication


  • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree (MBA, JD, etc.) with a focus on Energy Management or Energy Commerce

  • Experience with various types of software packages used for Surface Land functions (e.g., QLS, ArcGIS,)

  • Solves hard problems with little or no supervision

  • Demonstrated knowledge sharing skills, including mentorship

  • Ability to express sound solutions and ideas to management with minimal preparation and readily anticipates problems and questions.

  • Direct experience negotiating, drafting and understanding of mineral and surface right agreements

  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, project and acquisition economics, commercial evaluation and alternative business structures

  • Strong written/oral communication skills essential with the ability to exhibit flexibility and innovation, spontaneously think/respond quickly and be persistent

  • Strong interpersonal skills required with the ability to establish/manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of September 17, 2019.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Land Management

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Staff Landman