Lease Administration Technician Job Listing at BHP Billiton in Houston, TX
Energy, Metals & Mining
Lease Administration Technician
Business / Project:
Full Time Regular (USA)
US - Texas - Houston
BHP Billiton is all about smart technology, innovation and great talent. If you want a challenging career and a chance to explore resource opportunities as well as your ambitions, we're the company for you. Think ahead. Think BHP Billiton.
To serve as support for lease and EP contract administration for the Shale Onshore Areas providing assistance to Lease Analysts and Landmen for the set up and maintenance of EP petroleum leases, minerals and contract agreements. Set up and maintenance includes data entry into land systems, document file management, research, analysis, interpretation, reporting for land and finance, lease and contract set up, and support of the lease maintenance (preservation of asset) payment terms and other obligations for entire EP lifecycle. Provide support to ensure that BHPB's rights are protected, contractual obligations are met, and information is accurately captured and appropriately communicated within the organization.
An overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development
Alignment with the BHP Billiton operating principles and Charter Values
Serve as support resource to land administration and land departments for research, document organization, analysis of Onshore EP oil & gas leases, minerals and EP contracts. Support includes receiving LPR/Contact Summaries from Brokers and Landmen; entering relevant data into the Land Lease/Contract system; completing any outstanding land or finance steps related to bonus or initial contract payments; requesting Vendor/Super BA owner name and addresses and forward work product to lease analyst for review and approval.
Support ad hoc and land system (Lease/Contract related) payments including providing IRS 1099 information.
Preliminary analysis and date entry for basic to complex oil & gas lease, lease purchase reports, contract summaries, mineral ownerships, EP contracts and title documents to calculate and pay obligations including shut-ins, along with other non payment related obligations to ensure preservation of the asset.
Maintain lease and EP contract obligation records to ensure rental payments made to private, corporate, and government mineral owners are in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and contracts. Includes working with production to monitor and react to wells going on and off production.
Learn and refresh basic knowledge on applicable laws, statutes and industry standards related to leasing, contracts and mineral ownership in the geographical area assigned.
Prepare, notarize and record legal documents as directed by analysts and landmen. Assist with notarizing and recording third party EP Contracts as required.
Internally interface to build and maintain working relationships with Land and Technical Asset/Organization and other functional departments regarding lease set up and asset maintenance issues. Externally interface with mineral owners, partners, government agencies and industry associations regarding basic EP contract, minerals and lease issues.
Stay current with land systems technology, common office software and use them to improve Land systems and work process.
Contribute to evaluation and constant improvement of key work processes to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Generate business and regulatory reports for compliance to assist land and technical teams in analysis and decision-making.
Assist with testing Land related systems enhancements/upgrades, and deployment training for Technician related tasks
Assist Business Development with due diligence and acquisition evaluation related to lease, EP contracts and mineral ownership matters.
KEY DELIVERABLES / KEY DIMENSIONS
Set up and manage Lease, EP Contracts & Fee Minerals in the
geographic area assigned.
Business and regulatory reporting related to Leases, EP Contracts
Timely and accurate payments of obligations related to Leases, EP
Contracts and Minerals
Scope of EP contracts covered by this role generally includes Oil & Gas Leases, Farm-Outs/Ins, Joint Operating Agreements/Joint Venture Agreements, Unitization/Pooling Agreements, AMI/Confidentiality Agreements, Acquisition/Divestiture Agreements, Chain of Title, Title Opinions, Title Curative, Title Abstracts, Affidavits, Probate Documents, Right of Ways, Fee Minerals/Royalty, Surface use agreements, rental agreements and other related EP Contracts required in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, abandonment and divestment of oil & gas mineral rights.
BEHAVIOURAL & LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Ability to work as part of an integrated client/service provider team
Collaboration / Relationship Builder
Attention to detail
Action Orientation / Tenacity
Commitment to customer service and delivery
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Excellent communication skills (written / verbal)
AUTHORITY & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Payments (Land system and ad hoc drafts & checks)
Private/Public mineral and surface land owners
Federal, state and local government agencies
Legal (outside and 3rdparty)
National and Local industry associations
Direct Reports (Positions):
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSQualification
Four-year university accredited degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
Continuing education in Land related subjects
Experience & Technical Competencies
Basic to Intermediate knowledge of Lease, Contract and Royalty Management software
Minimum 3 years experience
Knowledge of document management process and systems
High level of written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Experience in Lease Administration/Land/Division Orders preferred (compensation and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience and skills)
Local, State and Federal onshore leasing experience a plus
Knowledgeable in MS Office software
THINK OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN BHP BILLITON. THINK LOCAL. THINK GLOBAL.
With 44,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world's largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.
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26 Oct 2012 Central Standard Time
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