Provides legal advice to operations and land groups for matters affecting the day-to-day business.
Responsible for providing legal advice in a timely, team-oriented and cost-effective manner to operations and land teams.
Provide legal counsel to operations group staff regarding compliance with contractual, statutory, regulatory and other legal requirements, assist management in identifying legal and business issues and risks and provide creative alternatives to accomplish the business objectives.
Prepare, review and assist in the negotiation of various contracts involved in oil and gas production operations, including leases, farmout agreements, joint operating agreements, land owner/royalty owner agreements, surface access agreements, MSAs and other procurement agreements, marketing agreements, drilling agreements, and asset purchase/divestiture agreements.
As needed, assist with supervision of litigation and regulatory matters and proceedings.
Participate in continuing legal education programs and keep abreast of the legal and business developments impacting operations
Advise the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel of all significant legal matters, assist in the overall provision of legal services to the Company and perform such other job-related duties and functions as requested by the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, or management.
Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
Relevant legal experience (4+ years of law firm and/or in-house experience)
Strong interpersonal skills: a self-starter and team player who works effectively with others at all levels and in all disciplines in a team environment and is able to maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie in working with others.
Excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills with the ability to provide concise, practical business minded advice in a timely manner. Develop and maintain strong relationships with business clients and be an active member of the business team, while at the same time exhibiting strong legal judgment when advising clients.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.