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BP Americas, Inc. Land Technologist in Denver, Colorado


Job title:

Land Technologist



Req ID:


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:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Job Profile Summary:

• The Land Technologist is primarily responsible for supporting the Land department with ongoing land preparation/development/operations activities and executing strategies within the Business Unit.

Time Type:

Full time


United States of America


United States - Colorado - Denver

Job advert:

Job Synopsis

  • The Land Technologist is primarily responsible for supporting the Land department with ongoing land preparation/development/operations activities and executing strategies within the Business Unit.

Key Accountabilities

  • The Land Technologist supports the Land team and works with a multi-discipline sub-surface team in the development of prospect and play access and in support of ongoing operations within the Business Unit. The Land Technologist assists the Land Negotiators in the preparation, review and documentation of new agreements, review and recommendations regarding contract and lease obligations and auditing broker spend and compliance with associated agreements. The Land Technologist assists Land Negotiations team with title assurance and documentation of partner participations and elections and interfaces with Land Compliance teams to appropriately secure and document same. The Land Technologist works with partners to ensure BPX Energy is receiving all required data it is entitled to receive per our existing agreements and supports Land teams in assuring compliance with meeting all requirements of company leases and contracts. The Land Technologist prepares well proposal letters for any necessary drilling or well work and tracks and facilitates timely election due dates. The Land Technologist is also accountable for OBO well proposals and well work elections assuring timely response within our organization. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required. Communicates with clarity and integrity and understands the need for constant and consistent dialog. Self-motivated with strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task with excellent planning and organizational skills, action-oriented problem solver with strong interpersonal and teamworking skills.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years of in-house land/land department related experience including Oil and Gas land contracts.

  • Extremely detail oriented, organized and able to multi-task with strong communication and planning are key to this position.

  • Strong computer skills, including proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point.

Essential Education

  • BBA or BS in Petroleum Land Management/Energy Management, business, or related field preferred.

Desirable Criteria and Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in working with a land administration team.

  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with team members and partners.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and solutions and foresees un-intended consequences.

  • Foster an environment of safety-first operations.

  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:

I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.

M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.

P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.

A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.

C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48.

T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.