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BP Americas, Inc. Land Negotiator in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Land Negotiator

Req ID:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

About BP:


This is the place to truly drive change. Our people develop hydrocarbon resources, deliver projects, operate refineries as well as oil and gas production assets.

Join us and make a difference by:

• making our production and operations safer and more standardised

• driving quicker reduction of our carbon emissions

• growing cash returns and delivering improved reliability and optimisation

• maximising efficiency through sharing resources

• accelerating the digital transformation of our operating assets

• developing our people faster, leveraging the scale of P&O

• building greater integration and collaboration in service of our purpose

Job Family Group:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Legal disclaimer:

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at BPUSApplicationAssis@bp.com ; or by telephone at 281.366.1999.

Read the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster (http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp-careers/en/PDF/careers-bp-us-eeo-is-the-law-english.pdf) and the poster supplement (http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp-careers/en/PDF/careers-bp-us-eeo-is-the-law-supplement-english.pdf) - for more information about Equal Employment Opportunities. (Spanish version (http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp-careers/en/PDF/careers-bp-us-eeo-is-the-law-spanish.pdf) )

BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement (http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp-careers/en/PDF/careers-bp-us-eeo-policy-statement.pdf)

Job Profile Summary:

Job Synopsis

The Land negotiator will support the BPX Haynesville team in securing access to oil and gas rights in support of development of hydrocarbons. The individual will need the ability to work independently on projects as well as thrive in a dynamic integrated team environment. The ideal candidate has demonstrated ability to solve problems, work collaboratively, attention to detail and highly dependable.


United States of America


United States - Texas - Houston

Job Advert:

Key Accountabilities

  • Demonstrate ability to learn and adapt quickly, including proficiency supporting change within the organization; acts as a change agent within the business to promote growth and continuous process improvement.

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and analyze complex issues, make data based decisions, and using analytics where possible, to identify alternatives and select an appropriate course of action to achieve desired outcome.

  • 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.

  • Able to timely deliver drill-ready projects in coordination with internal exploration and/or development groups.

  • 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 10 years of in-house subsurface land negotiations experience. AAPL member required. RL, RPL, or CPL is strongly 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

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)? $146,672-209,605 *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 )

Experience Level:



Production & Operations