As a Senior Landman at Weyerhaeuser your primary responsibility will be the negotiation and management of all oil and gas agreements (leases, option, permits) on Weyerhaeuser’s 11 million mineral acres, underlying our timberlands in the continental United States. This position can be based in numerous locations where we operate but preference would be the Southeast US. (Atlanta, GA, Seattle, WA, Hattiesburg, MS, Ruston/Hammond, LA, Hot Springs, AR)
In this role, you will be an integral part of Weyerhaeuser’s Energy & Natural Resources group responsible for the management of all subsurface mineral and natural resources opportunities on our ownership, including construction materials, industrial minerals, renewable energy and oil and gas. Specifically, you will be part of the Oil & Gas Team and be responsible for all oil and gas inquiries and offers, primarily leasing, on Weyerhaeuser mineral ownership. You will work closely with the Oil and Gas Team to evaluate offers and negotiate deals. In addition, this position will be highly involved in Weyerhaeuser’s growing Carbon Capture and Sequestration business.
You will also work closely the corporate legal team to ensure all oil and gas agreements are aligned with corporate requirements. This position will collaborate with the Oil and Gas Team to manage the sale of non-strategic mineral and royalty assets. You will also support Real Estate and Timberlands divestitures, to ensure the preservation of our mineral rights. This role requires not only excellent industry knowledge and expertise, but also strong interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills to meet objectives for your areas of responsibility.
At Weyerhaeuser we believe trees are a remarkable resource that can, and should, be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable forest products.
Roles & Responsibilities
Negotiates and manages oil and gas agreements (leases, options, permits) on Weyerhaeuser lands.
Coordinates lease requests from outside companies, and collaborates with the Oil and Gas technical Team to evaluate
the geologic potential and maximize deal terms.
Collaborates with Energy & Natural Resources Operations Team in evaluating performance of and compliance with existing contract terms.
Works closely with the corporate legal team to ensure that agreements are in alignment with changing laws and regulatory requirements.
Manages mineral/royalty acquisitions and divestitures and collaborates with Oil and Gas Team regarding valuations and recommendations.
Manages prescribing and severed minerals in Louisiana.
Works with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Team to ensure preservation of mineral assets.
Partners with the Oil and Gas Team for the creation of annual budgets and strategic plans.
Responsible for the attainment of annual leasing goals and financial objectives within area of responsibility.
Displays strong excellent interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills.
Reports to Director, Oil and Gas, Energy and Natural Resources
Experience: We place an emphasis on our candidate’s skills and drive to get the job done. We would want at least five to seven years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, with an emphasis on negotiating deals, some experience from a mineral owner standpoint is strongly preferred, experience in our primary producing areas of the Gulf Coast (and specifically Louisiana) is required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Land Management or related field, RPL or CPL certification preferred; JD degree considered a plus.
Technical Skills: Working knowledge of oil and gas/mineral law, particularly in Louisiana. Familiarity with all aspects of oil and gas leasing and operations; including the drafting and modification of various oil and gas agreements. Working knowledge of the oil and gas title process. Proven background of successful, wide-ranging deal negotiations.
Drive: We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, engage with subject matter experts, and look for opportunities to improve processes while applying your technical expertise to ensure customer needs are met.
Communication: Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for working effectively with a diverse set of internal and external clients.
About Weyerhaeuser: We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.