Advanced Land Professional

Marathon Oil Oklahoma City, OK
Marathon Oil Company seeks an OKC-based Land Professional for the Oklahoma Resource Basin (ORB). The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years Land experience demonstrating exceptional knowledge in the following areas: oil and gas exploration and development operations; lease and contract negotiations; title opinion analysis and curative; and managing working interest owner relationships. Oklahoma land experience and familiarity with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) is highly preferred, however all relevant experience will be considered.


* Negotiate, prepare and review a variety of Land contracts including oil and gas leases, assignments, joint operating agreements, farm-in/farm-out agreements, surface use agreements, miscellaneous letter agreements, AMI's, etc, and administer their compliance.

* Manage a dynamic company-operated drilling schedule with multiple rigs and ensure complete Land readiness in all aspects including contingencies and acceleration of rig program.

* Prepare and maintain unit and pooling agreements in cooperation with internal team members and external operators and working interest owners.

* Coordinate with Geology, Engineering, Regulatory and Law personnel to represent Marathon's interests before the OCC.

* Review title opinions and secure necessary curative documents. Assist the Division Order group with initial ownership set up and participate in monthly status of wells reviews.

* Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Tribal laws and regulations pertaining to land related issues.

* Manage OBO proposals and participate in internal reviews for same. Conduct external negotiations representing the recommendations of the team.

* Research Marathon's acreage position and contracts through the Tobin Land System to assist in well preparation and reviewing outside proposals. Review lease terms and provide recommendations for lease cancellations, renewals, and rental obligations.

* Utilize Pangaea, OCC site, Oseberg, ARC GIS, and other land related programs to perform routine Land related tasks in area of responsibility.

* Actively participate in relevant meetings and make presentations to Marathon management as well as potential working interest owners. Assist and participate with Engineers, Geologists and Drilling team in the planning and preparation of the team's drilling program.

* Maintain intimate knowledge of Marathon's acreage inventory and land positions in assigned areas, and monitor competitor activity and land position. Provide information for new development opportunities and offer strategic Land input, as appropriate.

* Proactively seek business opportunities in areas of interest to Marathon. Build rapport with lessors, government officials and industry counterparts to enhance our commitment to be the operator of choice.

* Support Marathon's Corporate Development initiatives, as directed.


* Degree: Bachelors Required

* Major Discipline: Petroleum Land Management and Energy Management/Commerce preferred; other majors including general Business majors will be considered

* Years Experience Required: Minimum of five (5) years experience in Exploration and/or Production Land activities preferred. In-house Land experience preferred.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: || Oklahoma City || OK || United States (US) || Not Applicable; SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:LI; SF:MN; SF:RZ || Land, Marketing and Commercial || Not Applicable || || 27621 ||