US oil gas jobs

As home to supermajors, as well as a plethora of smaller, independent energy players, the US boasts one of the largest concentrations of energy personnel in the world. With its insatiable appetite for energy resources, the United States is the world's single largest consumer of oil, using as much as 20.73 million barrels per day as of 2008. Recently, interest has peaked in the vast quantity of untapped natural gas resources in the US, the reserves of which were inventoried in 2008 at 238 Tcf, with producers specifically targeting the nation's promising shale formations for this energy commodity.

Landmen assist in the acquisition of subsurface mineral rights for the purpose of oil and gas exploration. They research who has mineral rights to certain areas, negotiate towards the acquisition or divestiture of mineral rights, and create business agreements such as leases and contracts. Essentially, a Landman, or Land Manager, bridges the gap between companies and landowners when it comes to buying or leasing the land for exploration and drilling purposes.

Landman Jobs in US

Land Manager

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Landman|Lease Analyst