Midland, TX Posted: 1/12/2021
- Management of long-term special projects for the division, including ESG-oriented, corporate priorities such as closed loop gas capture, drone use in the regulatory environment, and commingling amendments on federal leasehold. This will also require coordination with other EOG divisions and external stakeholders.
- Coordination and management of compliance audits with land and operational staff to ensure EOG maintains a clean regulatory track record in New Mexico and West Texas. This group is often tasked with fixing problems, both historical and current.
- Coordination and negotiation with regulatory agencies at an executive level to ensure that EOG operational priorities are achieved efficiently and on schedule. This includes daily communication with entities such as the NM State Land Office, TX Railroad Commission, TX General Land Office, NM Oil Conservation Division, BLM, and US EPA, among others. Additionally, this position will be responsible for developing and communicating EOG’s research and development objectives to these same stakeholders and ensuring that appropriate regulatory structures are achievable.
- Coordination and management of the division’s regulatory and legal hearings relating to permit acquisition, compulsory pooling, or agency authority in research and development projects. This will include, but not be limited to, scheduling and preparing witnesses and exhibits, managing relationships with outside counsel, and being responsible for internal coordination with operational groups regarding specific regulatory requirements needed to ensure continued operational success.
- Advocate and communicate EOG’s priorities to policy makers at the local, state and federal level, and build effective, durable relationships to promote EOG’s benchmark status as an industry leader.
- 10+ years' experience in government affairs, environmental science, law or public policy.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, science, law, communications, public policy or similar field preferred.
- Knowledge of oil and gas operations including land acquisition, drilling and completion operations, production operations, and permitting required.
- Knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations required.
- Effective team leader and individual contributor with the ability to build consensus with staff within various EOG departments and disciplines to develop policies and positions on governmental issues important to the Midland Division.
- Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with local, state and federal government agencies and staff and through those relationships provide input on policy decisions, rulemaking, and other government functions.
- Ability to evaluate various government policies and the potential impacts on Division operations.
- Ability to effectively communicate complex, technical concepts both verbally and in writing.
- Good presentation skills for internal and external company presentations and communications.
- Must be able travel up to 40% dependent on legislative and issues activity levels.
Position will be filled at a level commensurate with experience.
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