Sr. Land Technician
SM Energy - Midland, TX

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Land Technician must have a strong working knowledge of land data, documents and accounting invoices to interface with Land Administration personnel. This role performs relatively complex technical tasks relative to the retrieval, preparation, processing and management of data.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:
Coordination of AFE’s and tracking to ensure appropriate and timely responses

Send proposals to co-owners and monitor responses

Manage co-owner proposals as received

Prepare WASs to get wells set up in the system

Create and maintain JIB decks in the system

Request checks for land related payments

Handle wire transfers for land related matters

Conduct land/lease/contract research for Land staff

Process all land related invoices and communicate with appropriate personnel on billings and payment invoicing

Monitor lease budgets

Assign contract and lease numbers

Initiate set up of leases in the system

Process land documents to Land Administration Team for entry into company records systems

Create and maintain land databases, land file systems and other lease related obligations

Research and correspond to inquiries regarding invoicing errors, broker billings etc.

Ensure timely review, verification, approvals and processing for all invoices

Provide technical support and solutions to complex problems

Manage and lead projects that require a broad knowledge of technical land data

**In some regions, duties may also include: assisting in ordering Title Opinions and/or obtaining/preparing necessary curative documents under direction of Landman

Conducts business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities

Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
High School Diploma required; B.S. or Associates degree in Petroleum Engineering, Land Management or Business; M.S. degree preferred

Minimum of 6 years of experience working in a land department

Desired qualifications: Paralegal certificate

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Proficient skills and effective use of Microsoft Office applications

Technical skills that allow easy adaptation to company & industry specific software and other necessary related applications. Experience with GeoGraphix and Excalibur is preferred.

Working knowledge of oil and gas lease documents, special provisions and contracts, title work, land maps

Strong interpersonal skills and capabilities to build relationships and interact with land, drilling and production operation staff, State and Federal agencies, mineral and land owners; and interoffice communications

Ability to interface with Land Administration personnel and handle difficult questions regarding pooling, unitization, spacing etc.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong organization and time management skills

Strong attention to detail, including excellent proofing, editing and correspondence skills

Strong project management skills and the ability to advance multiple projects simultaneously

Effective team player in a multi-disciplined team environment

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Minimal

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