Sr. Landman (MDL)

A Senior Landman is a Landman who has distinguished themselves during their minimum 3 years of experience as a Landman. The primary job function of a Senior Landman is to analyze complex title chains, statutes, regulations, and oil and gas production data to determine accurate oil and gas mineral and royalty ownership and/or identify significant issues with land ownership. The Senior Landman will determine if a parcel of real property is subject to a lease, identify any and all owners (and share/proportion of ownership), and execute a strategy, developed by a Project Land Manager, that allows a client to use, or not use, real property in the manner desired and stated in a Work Order. A Senior Landman is also responsible for ensuring that contract vendors submit high quality work and approving or denying a vendor's invoice based on the quantity and quality of work product.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Follow all company policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook
  • Review and analyze complex title chains to determine surface, mineral, and royalty ownership shares for a given tract of real property and sign off on ownership
  • Identify any burdens of title defects that may halt the development of property in the manner required by the client
  • Identify any necessary curative action, based on analysis of title documents, and successfully execute any necessary affidavits, contracts, or amendments to ensure that a client's use of land is in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations
  • Communicate real property issues, positive or negative, to the Project Land Manager in a timely, effective manner
  • Approve or deny involves submitted by contract field vendors and assess vendor output against their billings
  • Negotiate easements, oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, or other contracts on behalf of PLM's client at the best possible market rate
  • Other duties assigned by management and determined by business needs

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Energy Management, Land Management, Energy Commerce
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a Landman 
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills, specifically Excel and Word
  • Ability to use deed plotting programs, or ArcGIS, preferred
  • Excellent communications skills are required

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