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  • 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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