position in the Legal Department’s Commercial group reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Commercial. Primary role will be to provide legal support to EP Energy’s oil and gas development and production activities in its Eagle Ford and Southern business divisions. In particular, the Eagle Ford resource play is one of the most significant assets in EP Energy’s portfolio, consisting of about 157,000 net acres and over 1,200 potential well locations to be drilled in the next several years. This position will play an important role in supporting EP Energy’s ownership position in various Texas Gulf Coast producing fields and in the intensely active Eagle Ford play and will be expected to provide timely, legally sound and commercially actionable legal advice to the landmen, division order analysts and lease administration personnel that support our Eagle Ford and Texas Gulf Coast assets, as well as those assets’ management teams. This position will also be expected to work closely with senior counsel in the department responsible for overall legal support to our Eagle Ford activities. The successful candidate will be expected to provide legal advice on a wide range of oil and gas matters, including:
Negotiating, reviewing and advising on complex oil and gas lease forms
Reviewing and interpreting royalty payment provisions and advising revenue accounting on setting up leases for royalty payment
Assisting land personnel with negotiating surface use agreements and advising on oil and gas title issues and title curative matters
Reviewing and negotiating joint operating agreements, farmin agreements and participation agreements
Reviewing and drafting production sharing agreements for horizontal well completions
Reviewing and negotiating master service agreements, drilling contracts and other procurement contracts
Advising on Texas Railroad Commission matters
Reviewing and negotiating gathering, processing, transportation and other marketing agreements
The successful candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and strong analytical skills. He or she must be a self-starter, capable of functioning in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, and a committed team player with strong interpersonal skills, willing to work closely with landmen and other professionals to identify and implement solutions to a wide range of challenging and sometimes unique legal, commercial and land issues.
J.D. degree from an accredited university and admission to practice law required. The successful candidate will have 5 or more years of experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of oil and gas law, either with an exploration and production company or in private practice. Considerable experience in Texas oil and gas law matters strongly preferred.
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