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Land Negotiator

Land Negotiator

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138421BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Land Negotiator is primarily responsible for securing access to oil and gas rights in support of the exploration and development of hydrocarbons.

Key Accountabilities

  • provides guidance and advice to a multi-discipline sub-surface team in the development of prospect and play access in the Haynesville in East Texas and North Louisiana.
  • develops relationships within the oil and gas industry to facilitate partnering and trade opportunities.
  • actively participates in the areas of deal development, deal structure, negotiations and the drafting of commercial oil and gas agreements including farmouts/farmins, joint operating agreements, development agreements, oil and gas leases, and assignments.
  • ensures that commercial transactions are documented and communicated internally to ensure production and reserves are accurately and timely accounted for within the hydrocarbon value chain.
  • manages and coordinates field brokerage work including title and related negotiations and activities.
  • is able to timely deliver drill-ready projects in coordination with internal exploration and/or development groups.
  • is able to understand and analyze complex issues, using data analytics where possible, to identify alternatives and select an appropriate course of action to achieve desired outcome.
  • has exceptional communication skills, communicates with clarity and integrity, and understands the need for constant and consistent dialog.
  • has good interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and teamworking skills.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of in-house subsurface land negotiations experience. AAPL member required; RL or RPL preferred.
  • Experience drafting, negotiating, and interpreting leases and agreements preferred.
  • North Louisiana experience preferred.


Essential Education
  • BBA or BS in Petroleum Land Management/Energy Management, business, or related field.
Desirable Criteria and Qualifications
  • Foster an environment of safety first operations
  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker; who actively seeks opportunities and solutions
  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:

I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.
M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.
P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.
A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.
C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of BPX.
T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.

We offer a reward and wellbeing package to enable your work to fit with your life. These can include, but not limited to, access to health, vision and dental insurance, flexible working schedule, paid time off policy, discretionary annual bonus program, long-term incentive program, and a generous 401K matching program. How much do we pay (Base)? $118-759 - $172,422 *Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting.

This vacancy has been posted internally in accordance with our Talent Acquisition Policy, which expects all employees to be in role for a minimum of 2 years before considering another position. If you have recently been placed in a new role as part of Reinvent, you will need to attach line manager approval to your application for any position. (https://myhr.bp.com/plus/myhr/career/cr-resourcing/Documents/talent-acquisition-policy.pdf)

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