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We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 14 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.
We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.
We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.
As a Land Negotiator Intern, you will be assigned to an asset team within the Land Organization. You will be exposed to many phases of surface or subsurface land work including deal negotiation, contract drafting, due diligence, and decision support for Land and business unit management. You will be responsible for lease, contract, and ownership analysis. In addition, you will receive diversified training through on-the-job assignments using the technical skills you have acquired in college or through your work experiences.
The work will develop you technically and professionally. A Land Negotiator employee within the Land organization will be assigned to you as a mentor. You will also be assigned a buddy to assist your transition into ConocoPhillips' corporate environment.
Assignments will typically be at our sites located in Houston, Texas or Midland, Texas. You may be eligible for the voluntary hybrid office work (HOW) program that is designed to provide employees with flexibility while maintaining the advantages of in-person engagement. Typical length of our internships varies from 10 to 14 weeks based on the project and your availability.
Responsibilities may include:
Completing projects targeted to experience level, working with mentor and other land staff, and presenting the results to Lower 48 Land Management
Exposure to surface or subsurface agreement negotiations, contract drafting, and due diligence
Assisting with acquiring, trading, or divesting surface or subsurface rights
Working with legal counsel on various issues including clearing title for drilling and division order purposes
Collaborating with numerous internal functions such as engineering, geology, finance, and accounting
Representing ConocoPhillips in dealing with co-owners, mineral owners, surface owners, and local, state, and federal government entities
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer and/or education institution
Pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher (MBA or JD/LL.M.) in Business Administration with a focus in Energy Commerce, Energy Management, Energy Law, Petroleum Land Management or other related discipline or foreign equivalent
Current level in college: Freshman through Senior or Graduate Student
Expected graduation date: Fall 2024 through Spring/Fall 2027
Available for a minimum of 10 continuous weeks
Willing to work in either of these locations: Houston, TX or Midland, TX
A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to invite dialogue to gain a shared understanding and influences with confidence to drive performance and achieve business results
Demonstrates an understanding of how key financial and quantitative indicators impact the business
Demonstrates taking ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
ConocoPhillips will conduct interviews at many universities in the U.S. during the Fall of 2023 . Please check with your university career services to find out if and when we will be visiting your campus. If ConocoPhillips is interviewing on your campus, you must register with your career service office and complete your online application prior to the university deadlines to be considered for these interviews. If we are not making a visit to your campus and you are selected for an interview, our recruiters will contact you directly to schedule the interview.
To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching your resume with transcripts, and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 31, 2023 .
Job Posting End Date:
October 31, 2023
ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.
In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.