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Brief Posting  
Newfield Exploration Company is seeking an experienced oil and gas attorney with strong upstream oil and gas experience. This position will be attractive to a highly motivated, independent, forward looking lawyer with a desire to interact with multiple disciplines and continuously develop their legal skills and knowledge of the oil and gas industry. A team oriented mindset, ability to apply the law to business, and communicate effectively with technical and business managers are a must.  
Detailed Description
  • Provide coordinated legal advice, with internal and external counsel, to company operating divisions and other departments, including Land, Marketing, Exploration and New Ventures, and Corporate Development;
  • Advise and participate in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters, including leases, division orders, unitization, operating agreements, AMIs, JOAs, purchase and sale agreements, commodity sale agreements, land trades, seismic agreements, confidentiality agreements, easements, title matters;
  • Advise on royalty matters, deductions and impacts for transactions, acquisitions and litigation;
  • Drafting core E&P and midstream agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, teambuilding skills, as well as strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully forge relationship at all levels of the organization;
  • Develop and maintain a reputation for high ethical standards and integrity across the organization as well as with external parties.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must possess a Juris Doctorate with a strong academic record from an accredited U.S. law school,
  • 6-10 years of upstream oil and gas experience at a top law firm and/or in-house department, and
  • Licensed to practice law in one of the following states: TX, OK, UT or ND.

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