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Landman - Oxy

Posted on: 14-Apr-2013

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.


The successful candidate, to be located in Dickinson, North Dakota.  The broad scope of responsibilities will include the facilitation of all  surface related activity within designated portions of the Business Unit.  This will include frequent interaction with private landowners, field landmen, title attorneys, other operators, and state or federal agencies; acquiring surface use and damage agreements and rights-of-ways as needed; analysis, negotiation and preparation of various agreements, including Release and Mover, Surface Use and Damage Agreements, Subsurface Easements, Right-of-Way and Easement, Road Sharing Agreements, and various Option Agreements; drilling wells — including coordinating the survey and staking of locations, site selection, and surface owner interactions pre and post drilling; active input and participation in the decision making process of various projects; and coordinating the activity of field landmen when needed.  You must be able to demonstrate strong knowledge and application of land and negotiating principles, theories and concepts; and will have a wide understanding of how Land interacts, advises and collaborates with geoscience, engineering, operations, legal, regulatory and other professional groups.

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V 



  • 15+ years of broad-based working experience in addressing surface related issues to support drilling and production needs.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and reach closure within established timeframes
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, organization and timeframes
  •  Excellent business skills and strong ethics
  • Possess strong negotiation skills as well as experience recognizing, analyzing, and resolving difficult negotiating situations
  • Outstanding team player with strong interpersonal skills to effectively work within a multi-disciplinary group to achieve project related goals
  • Have understanding of applicable county, state and federal regulatory rules and procedures
  • Strong ability to work effectively and coordinate activities with other groups in field operations offices, and with other staff and Land Negotiators in Houston
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions, including operating a company vehicle in adverse weather conditions in compliance with company policy
  • Strong PC skills, including MS Office Suite 


Additional Desired Qualifications:


Ability to work non-typical hours as dictated by the business needs, including the ability to meet with Surface Owners as needed.


Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


 - Land

Primary Location

 - United States-North Dakota-Dickinson




 - Full-time