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  • November 12, 2018 10:44 AM | Rukiya Williams (Administrator)

    Job Title : Land Data Staff

    Location: Tulsa, OK 

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    ·         With minimal guidance or limited supervision, assists and works closely with the Permian landmen.

    ·         Assist in preparing contracts, agreements, offer letters, correspondence and various land documents to be sent out to surface owners, working interest owners, royalty interest owners, and industry partners.

    ·         Provide analysis of land contracts and leases and calculate working and net revenue interests.

    ·         Advanced knowledge of oil and gas leasehold and mineral title; able to chain moderately complex title.

    ·         Analyze title and verify calculation of acreage acquired for entry into land system.

    ·         Analyze expiration reports, obligation reports and any special reports.

    ·         Assist Land Administration to confirm and update acreage in the lease records system.

    ·         Research leases, contracts, and regulatory orders.

    ·         Coordinate data retrieval and collection while working with other teams/departments as required.

    ·         Examines invoices and codes to appropriate AFE, tracks and reports costs associated with Land AFE’s and circulate for approvals.

    ·         Ability to extract lease and/or land well data from system for presentation in spreadsheet or mapped format.

    ·         Advanced knowledge of relevant federal and state statutes and regulations.

    ·         Advanced knowledge of Outlook, Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro; Proficient in applying Excel Lookup & Reference formulas and use of Pivot Tables for reporting and analysis.

     SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

    • Able to independently research and collaborate with appropriate internal and external resources to develop timely and complete responses to inquiries.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks effectively; strong time management skills along with ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
    • Proficient in Outlook, Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro; Advanced Excel analytical skills.
    • Ability to work well with others and creating positive peer relationships.
    • Ability to follow oral and written directions.
    • Good verbal & written skills – communicates info, asks questions & checks for understanding.
    • BS, EM or PLM preferred with 5-8 years of land tech related experience.
    WPX does not sponsor employment visas.
  • November 01, 2018 12:33 PM | Rukiya Williams (Administrator)

    There are 2 opportunities, listed below, located in Tulsa, OK.  Interested parties will need to visit the careers site http://www.wpxenergy.com/careers/ to apply.

    Landman Lead (Asset Development) (Permian)

    Travel Requirements:   Up to 25% of the time (as needed) 

    Job Responsibilities

    ·          Supervises the Permian Asset Development land team and reports directly to the Permian Area Land Manager.

    ·          Performs special projects and serves as a back up to the Area Land Manager as needed.

    ·          Responsible for all drilling and development land activities in defined core areas.

    ·          Ability to keep up with rig schedule by proposing wells, running title, communicating with working interest owners and preparing all necessary land agreements for drilling and completing wells. 

    ·          Ability to perform personal responsibilities along with supervision of landmen in an assigned core area.

    ·          Determine availability of trades and deals to enhance current acreage inventory and our WI in wells within a defined core area.

    ·          Requires time out of the office attending industry functions and networking opportunities so that negotiations, face-to-face contacts and time sensitive deal offers can be pursued on a regular basis.

    ·          Works closely with the Permian Commercial land team to keep them informed of pending and completed deals.

    ·          Provides expert advice and leads team in developing business cases and presentation material to communicate Land opportunities to management.

    ·          Organizes, supervises and facilitates efforts of both internal staff and outside lease brokers, contract Landman and title attorneys.

    ·          Oversees the title examination process and the resolution of title defects.

    ·          Prepares, negotiates and reviews a wide variety of agreements including purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, joint operating agreements, farm-out agreements, pooling and letter agreements, assignments, and acreage trades/swaps with third parties.

    ·          Serves as a subject matter expert and mentor to others in the Land department.

    ·          Follows all external and internal federal, state and local policies and procedures related to Land management function.

    Education & Experience:  Required Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years in Landman experience – Permian Basin experience preferred

    Preferred:  Energy Management, Energy Commerce or Petroleum Land Management Bachelor’s Degree

    Certified Professional Landman is preferred

    Skills and Attributes – Sustained & Consistent Performance

    ·          Ability to gain trust with other parties to positively impact negotiations and agreements.

    ·          Leads others in resolving/addressing complex issues while handling demanding competing priorities

    ·          Ability to supervise others in multiple projects, tasks and assignments in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

    ·          Demonstrates planning, prioritizing, organizing and attention to detail in resolving issues.

    ·          Strong, clear, concise, verbal and written communicator that completes tasks in a timely manner with others.

    ·          Maintain focus on acquisition of leases and other oil and gas interests in core areas to keep up with drilling schedule.

    WPX Energy does not sponsor employment visas.

     

    Landman Lead (Commercial) (Permian)

    Travel Requirements:   Up to 40% of the time to field locations (as needed) 

    Job Responsibilities

    ·          Supervises land staff from a commercial standpoint and reports directly to the Permian Area Land Manager.

    ·          Performs special projects and serves as a back up to the Area Land Manager as needed.

    ·          Ability to perform personal responsibilities along with supervision of landmen to determine availability and opportunities for deals, land and leases for acquisition, development, divestiture or trade.

    ·          Collaborates closely with the Asset Team for potential opportunities and areas to target bolt-on acquistions, leases and minerals for purchase or trade.

    ·          Requires significant amount of time out of the office attending networking functions to ensure that negotiations, face-to-face contacts and time sensitive deal offers can be pursued on a regular basis.  

    ·          Works closely with the Permian Asset land team to keep them informed of pending and completed deals.

    ·          Leads team in developing business cases and presentation material to communicate Land opportunities to management

    ·          Organizes, supervises and facilitates efforts of both internal staff and outside lease brokers, contract Landman and title attorneys.

    ·          Oversees the title examination process and the resolution of title defects.

    ·          Prepares, negotiates and reviews a wide variety of agreements including purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, joint operating agreements, farm-out agreements, pooling and letter agreements, assignments, and acreage trades/swaps with third parties.

    ·          Serves as a subject matter expert and mentor to others in the Land department.

    Education & Experience:  Required Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years in Landman experience – Permian Basin experience preferred

    Preferred:  Energy Management, Energy Commerce or Petroleum Land Management Bachelor’s Degree

    Certified Professional Landman is preferred

    Skills and Attributes – Sustained & Consistent Performance

    ·          Ability to gain trust with other parties to positively impact negotiations and agreements.

    ·          Leads others in resolving/addressing complex issues while handling demanding competing priorities.

    ·          Ability to supervise others in multiple projects, tasks and assignments in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

    ·          Demonstrates planning, prioritizing, organizing and attention to detail in resolving issues.

    ·          Strong, clear, concise, verbal and written communicator that completes tasks in a timely manner with others.

    ·          Maintain focus on acquisition of leases and other oil and gas interests to facilitate company inventory goals.

    WPX Energy does not sponsor employment visas.

     

  • October 17, 2018 1:30 PM | Rukiya Williams (Administrator)

    The company is WPX Energy and the jobs below are for Tulsa, OK. Jennifer Phillips will be the contact person, and can be reached at careers@wpxenergy.com

    Below are the three jobs, including job description. 

    1.  Landman Staff – Commercial (Permian)

                Job Responsibilities

    ·         Independently responsible for conducting highly complex land work by researching and evaluating land data to determine availability of land and/or leases for acquisition, development and/or divestiture.

    ·         Spends a significant amount of time building and nurturing relationships, primarily in face-to-face communications, to seek out any potential land opportunities.

    ·         Organizes and supervises efforts of outside lease brokers, contract Landman and title attorneys.

    ·         Oversees the title examination process and the resolution of title defects.

    ·         Facilitates and oversees record checks and title examination performed by less experience Land department employees by managing/handling the due diligence associated with development programs, divestitures and acquisitions.

    ·         Manages all land related functions in an assigned area including the review and approval of title for proposed drilling locations.

    ·         Collaborates with internal WPX groups (Leased Records, Division Order, Drilling/Completions, Marketing, Accounting/Finance, Regulatory along with Planning) and outside third-party operators and partners.

    ·         Prepares, negotiates and reviews a wide variety of agreements including joint operating agreements, farm-out agreements, pooling and letter agreements, term assignments, and acreage trades/swaps with third parties.

    ·         Serves as a subject matter expert and mentor to others in the Land department.

    ·         Coordinates with State Regulatory agencies all exploration, development, and production issues to facilitate company drilling programs and production goals.

    ·         Performs special projects and serves as a back up to the Area Land Manager position as needed.

    ·         Follows all external and internal federal, state and local policies and procedures related to Land management function.

    Skills and Attributes – Sustained & Consistent Performance

    ·         Demonstrates self-motivation, action oriented and seeks our and is driven by challenges to seize opportunities.

    ·         Gains trust quickly with other parties to positively impact negotiations and agreements.

    ·         Provides timely updates to manager and others on resolving/addressing tasks and assignments.

    ·         Manages multiple projects, task and assignments in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

    ·         Demonstrates planning, prioritizing, organizing and attention to detail skills and abilities.

    ·         Strong, clear, concise, thorough communicator in writing and verbally in a timely manner with others

    ·         Builds relationships with internal/external WPX employees, contractors, and vendors to address any Land issues by working well with others.

    Education & Experience:  Required Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years in Landman experience – prefer Permian basin experience

    Preferred:  Energy Management Bachelor Science Degree

    Certified Professional Landman is preferred

    Travel Requirements:  Up to 40% of the time to field locations (as needed)

              

    2.  Landman Sr – Asset Development (Permian)

    Job Responsibilities

    ·         With minimal guidance, the Senior Landman handles land assignments of a broad scope and moderate difficulty.

    ·         Spends a significant amount of time building and nurturing relationships, primarily in face-to-face communications, to seek out any potential land opportunities.

    ·         Establishes and maintains relationships with industry peers and counterparts as well as co-owners.

    ·         Oversees the title examination process and manages risk through the resolution of title defects.

    ·         Manages all land related functions in an assigned area including the review and approval of title for proposed drilling locations.

    ·         Collaborates with internal WPX groups (Leased Records, Division Order, Drilling/Completions, Marketing, Accounting/Finance, Regulatory along with Planning) and outside third-party operators and partners.

    ·         Prepares, negotiates and reviews a variety of joint operating, farm-out, pooling, lease and letter agreements, term assignments, and acreage trades/swaps with third parties.

    ·         Draws up various types of letter and lease agreements along with the terms along with all other types of oil and gas land related agreements

    ·         Coordinates with State Regulatory agencies all exploration, development, and production issues to facilitate company drilling programs and production goals.

    ·         Follows all external and internal federal, state and local policies and procedures related to Land management function.

    Skills and Attributes – Sustained & Consistent Performance

    ·         Demonstrates self-motivation, action oriented and seeks our and is driven by challenges to seize opportunities.

    ·         Gains trust quickly with other parties to positively impact negotiations and agreements.

    ·         Provides timely updates to manager and others on resolving/addressing tasks and assignments.

    ·         Manages multiple projects, task and assignments in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

    ·         Demonstrates planning, prioritizing, organizing and attention to detail skills and abilities.

    ·         Strong, clear, concise, thorough communicator in writing and verbally in a timely manner with others

    ·         Builds relationships with internal/external WPX employees, contractors, and vendors to address any Land issues by working well with others.

    Education & Experience:  Required Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years in Landman experience – prefer Permian basin experience

    Preferred:  Energy Management Bachelor’s Science Degree

    Certified Professional Landman is preferred

    Travel Requirements:  Up to 40% of the time to field locations (as needed)

     

    3.  Land Data Mgmt Specialist II

                Job Description

    With moderate guidance, is able to analyze and review title documents, including oil and gas leases, real property deeds, easements, rights-of-way, and other instruments and determine where they are situated and whether or not they impact our acreage position.  Is able to establish leasehold boundaries against changing surveys, water lines, vegetation, and historical maps, and compare the boundaries against historical production data to determine whether a parcel of real property is validly leased by a producing oil or gas well (determine HBP status).

    • ·         Understands the company and its key business drivers; uses this knowledge to guide own work.
    • ·         Maintains the integrity of the Land mapping geospatial relational database system by doing the following:
    • identifies and manually maps quarter call and meets and bounds legal descriptions from land agreement documents and exhibit survey plat maps
    • insures that any new land agreement set up in the lease records system is either auto-mapped or manually mapped and linked to the land mapping system
    • ·         Work with Regulatory/Permitting department and Survey Contractors to obtain surveyor generated shapefile, CAD .dxf file, Google Earth .kml or .kmz file, or any other electronic file representation of survey work products associated with exhibit plats in all varieties of land agreements
    • ·         use agreement exhibit plats with survey stationing, bearing and distance notation, and section corner ties to verify proper centerline location from surveyor generated shapefile, CAD .dxf file, or route manually mapped using Parcel edit tools, COGO tools in ArcMap, or through the process of georeferencing and heads-up digitizing then buffer the centerline and link the resulting outline to the Land mapping system
    • ·         QC surface agreements to be sure the auto-mapper didn't create a shape based on quarter call descriptions that should in fact be a buffered centerline
    • ·         Responds to notifications from others outside the Land Data Management team regarding issues with the mapped boundaries of land agreements and troubleshoots errors within the Land mapping system.
    • ·         Is responsive to internal/external customer needs providing timely, accurate and high-quality interactions
    • ·         Makes a variety of decisions based on experience and common practices with land geospatial data management
    • ·         Makes decisions related to own work; receives guidance from supervisor to determine the appropriate alternatives
    • ·         Identifies gaps or errors in datasets and corrects the data.  Identifies and communicates issues affecting data accuracy or ability to produce deliverables.
    • ·         Troubleshoots and solves moderately complex or infrequently occurring problems by using existing precedents or procedures
    • ·         Works alongside other departments technical staff to insure they have the most up-to-date and complete geospatial data from the Land mapping system
    • ·         Ability to work with geospatial relational database systems. Runs system queries daily to check for additions to the mapping system from the lease records system and is responsible for keeping the mapping system up-to-date and as accurate as possible

    Job Requirements

    ·         Bachelor’s degree or minimum 3 to 5 yrs. industry & GIS experience - 3 to 5 years industry and GIS experience preferred

    ·         Works with team lead to handle system anomalies with limited supervision

    ·         Able to assist and train less experienced staff on aspects of how to maintain the Land mapping system using more advanced editing tools and the system application interface

    ·         Understands how to set and configure the Land mapping system to insure dynamic updates from the Leas records system

    ·         Has developed skills to perform a variety of day-to-day activities; knowledge and experience with relational databases.

    ·         Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the business and vendors and ability to troubleshoot and solve problems

    ·         Able to communicate effectively with survey contractors in order to obtain electronic engineering design files to support survey plat exhibits

    ·         Solid background in GIS mapping, analysis, and data management

    ·         Knowledge of US land administration terminology and agreements

    ·         Strong analytical skills and ability to proactively think ahead of issues and changes

    ·         Effective team player who takes an active role in team responsibilities

    ·         Strong communication (verbal and written) skills

    ·         Customer service oriented with excellent people skills

    WPX does not sponsor employment visas.

     

  • October 15, 2018 2:47 PM | Rukiya Williams (Administrator)

    Join us this Holiday Season in supporting Oklahoma's own Special Care Program  

    This holiday season OCAPLTA will be taking toy and/or monetary donations at our October & November Luncheons and online (via PayPal) to present to Special Care this holiday season. 

     

    To make a donation online, please follow the link here

     

      Special Care is a local organization whose mission is focused on   nurturing all children with and without special needs in a safe,   inclusive and supportive environments through education,   therapeutic intervention and community acceptance.  You can visit   their website here to find out more information.

  • July 30, 2018 3:38 PM | Rukiya Williams (Administrator)

    The upcoming 2018 CPLTA Certification Review and Exam to be held at SandRidge Energy has been extended to add another full day for the review. The review will be held on October 24 & 25 with testing on October 26.  The schedule will be sent by separate email at a later date.

    For those attending the review, please mail the Registration Form attached along with your payment to Lisa Ballard, 10321 SE 160th St., OKC, OK73165, no later than September 1, 2018. She will email an individual confirmation once the registration form and payment are received.  The cost of the review is $50 for OCAPLTA members and $75 for non-members.  Please make checks payable to OCAPLTA.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

    The review may be attended for informational purposes and CPLTA credits (number of credits to be announced).   You do not have to test to be a part of the review. 

    For those taking the exam, all of your paperwork should have already been submitted to Lori Fisher our Certification Director. Feel free to contact Lisa with any questions.  Don’t forget to register for the review!

    The NALTA Certification Manual must be purchased to participate in the review or to test. It can be ordered online from the NALTA Website.

    Please contact Lisa with any questions regarding the review or testing at 405-863-2642 or Lisa_Ballard@eogresources.com.

    2018- CPLTA CERTIFICATION REVIEW AND EXAM Flyer.docx

     

  • July 30, 2018 3:30 PM | Rukiya Williams (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2018 NALTA Conference winners!

    Emily Nowlin & Debra Jameson 

  • January 09, 2018 3:10 PM | Rukiya Williams (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our 2017 Service Award Winners:

    Member of the Year – Liz Bicoy

    Outstanding Services - Kelley Newkirk-Konarik

    Special Recognition – Kizzy Crowell

    Corporate Award – Devon Energy Corporation

  • October 10, 2017 1:32 PM | Sonia Rivas

    It is with great sadness and heavy hearts for the OCAPLTA Board to announce that our very own, Debra McClellan, passed on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Memorial services will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 1616 N Kelley on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  A wake will be held at Temple and Sons Funeral Home at 2801 N Kelley on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Debra’s dedication, commitment, and service to the OCAPLTA and NALTA organizations was an integral part of their success and growth and she will be missed greatly. 

     

    Sincerely,

    2017 OCAPLTA Board  

  • October 10, 2017 12:49 PM | Sonia Rivas

    The NALTA Member of the Year award is given every year to an individual member to be determined by the NALTA Board of Directors. Nominees, which have contributed heavily to their local chapter, NALTA certification program, and place of employment, as well as being of high professionalism and character, are considered for this award.

    This year our very own Liz Bicoy was awarded with Member of the Year at the 2017 NALTA Conference in Galveston, Texas. We are so very happy to have you Liz, you are an outstanding member to our organization and your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated!!

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