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BP Americas, Inc. Land Business Manager in Denver, Colorado

108427BR

Job title:

Land Business Manager

Segment:

Upstream

Req ID:

108427BR

Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

About BP:

BP's BPX Energy business (formerly known as the Lower 48) operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Denver (Colorado), BPX Energy employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the premier, high return, onshore exploration and production company that consistently increases asset value. Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins. In 2018, BP completed a $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's world-class unconventional oil and gas assets in the Permian-Delaware basin in Texas, along with two premium positions in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. These assets currently produce 190,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which about 45 percent are liquid hydrocarbons. The deal represents BP’s largest purchase since buying ARCO in 1999. It is a transformational acquisition for our BPX Energy business which gives the BPX Energy team access to some of the best acreage in some of the best basins in the onshore U.S.

Job Family Group:

Finance Group

Job Profile Summary:

The Corporate Land Business Manager role is responsible for providing land administration, division of interest, and land support for BPX Energy upstream and midstream business units (BUs). The Business Manager not only has responsibility in an advisory capacity for correct application of policies and processes, but to ensure the integrity of ownership and land records for the BUs. The Business Manager interacts with teams across the BU landscape as well as the broader Finance organization to ensure alignment and to coordinate / gather data and address issues. The Business Manager is accountable for identifying the Real Estate needs of the BU and securing proper office location.

Time Type:

Full time

Country:

United States of America

Location:

United States - Colorado - Denver

Job advert:

Role synopsis

The Corporate Land Business Manager role is responsible for providing land administration, division of interest, and land support for BPX Energy upstream and midstream business units (BUs). The Business Manager not only has responsibility in an advisory capacity for correct application of policies and processes, but to ensure the integrity of ownership and land records for the BUs. The Business Manager interacts with teams across the BU landscape as well as the broader Finance organization to ensure alignment and to coordinate / gather data and address issues. The Business Manager is accountable for identifying the Real Estate needs of the BU and securing proper office location.

Key accountabilities

  • Advise business on land and division of interest matters, seek to influence and assure sound business decision making processes;

  • Maintain effective control environment, assure compliance with internal controls;

  • Provide support to validation of BU actuals by providing lease acquisition and expiration forecasts to the business;

  • Collaborate with other Land Business Managers to develop and deliver Corporate Real Estate Strategy

  • Assure integrity of ownership for external reporting, cost and revenue accounting, and reserves reporting

  • Liaise with Outsource Accounting Provider on recurring basis regarding standard and ongoing accounting activities.

  • Ensure sound analysis and interpretation of lease and contract agreements for establishment of BP's ownership, obligations, and provisions in BP L48’s Land system

  • Support business and seek opportunities to drive innovation and efficiencies between the teams;

  • Support business initiatives and assist in delivery of business targets;

  • Support orderly ledger of accounts by maintaining and reporting leasehold capital spend, investment allocation and amortization for business units

Essential Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business, or related disciplines.

Essential experience and job requirements

  • 7+ years accounting/land experience in the oil & gas industry;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Sound understanding of Upstream and Midstream business;

  • Experience with SAP/SAP PRA/SAP HANA; land systems

  • Experience with Spotfire application, PowerBI or other data reporting/analytical tools, Thoughttrace

  • Strong skills using Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);

  • Sound understanding of accounting and financial control policies / practices.

  • Experience with Robotic Process Automation

Other essential skills and knowledge

  • Motivated, self-starter enthusiastic about affecting change;

  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, at times with conflicting priorities;

  • Strong track record of delivery;

  • Ability to effectively influence and build alignment with individuals and within multi-discipline teams.

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