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Our long-standing client, an international publicly traded, stable energy company, has engaged us on an exclusive basis to identify an experienced Legal Counsel with oil & gas operations experience for its Houston office.
This position offers an opportunity to do a variety of quality work and assume significant responsibility and a leading role with a stable, premier corporation and in a collegial environment. The attorney hired will work closely with business units and senior commercial management and report to the Assistant General Counsel.
Primary legal point of contact for one of several domestic onshore oil and gas business units with a focus on providing advice and drafting on joint operating/development agreements, oil and gas leases, farm-in/farm-out agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, title curative documents, surface use agreements, royalty matters and general operational issues.
Provide general legal support to the broader oil and gas legal team in handling matters outside of the assigned business unit, including in the areas of investigations, compliance and oil and gas regulation.
Responsible for providing accurate, concise, highly responsive legal advice in a professional manner to a diverse, cross-functional group of internal clients.
Possess and maintain subject matter expertise on essential laws and regulations affecting oil and gas operations, particularly within the States of Texas and New Mexico.
Minimum five (5) years of experience from a top tier law firm and/or in-house handling onshore upstream oil and gas operational legal issues; experience drafting and negotiating gathering, processing and transportation agreements is beneficial
Must have excellent academic credentials and a stable work history
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to interact with, and inspire confidence in, individuals at all levels of the organization
JD licensed in good standing
Other Significant Requirements:
The ideal candidate must possess a positive, collaborative, collegial attitude and a willingness to work outside of the assigned business unit, often supporting other oil and gas team members in their business units, in an environment of mutual respect and shared commitment to the team’s delivery of outstanding work product and responsiveness to organizational clients.
Qualified candidates, please forward your resume ASAP in word.doc format to Sharon E. Gerber, Esq. by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reference “OIL & GAS OPERATIONS-HOUSTON” in the subject line of the submission.
Please include work and cell contact numbers.
Unfortunately, due to the anticipated volume of resumes, we are often unable to respond to each candidate. We will contact you IF your background is a fit prior to submitting your resume.