Land Specialist Job

Company Name: Marathon Oil

Location: Houston, TX, US - 77024

Job Duration: 2022-01-13 to 2022-02-12




Position Title:    Land Specialist

Supervisor:         Cyndy Provine  

Location:             Houston, TX

Vacancies:          1



Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is an independent international energy company engaged in exploration and production. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has a strong portfolio of assets delivering defined growth leveraged to crude oil production with exploration upside. The company operates in North America, Europe and Africa.

Our strategy is focused on the lower cost, higher margin U.S. resource plays that are liquids rich. Our playbook is simple: a strengthened balance sheet, relentless focus on costs, simplifying and concentrating our portfolio, and profitable growth within cash flows.

The Role:

This position is committed to providing excellent service to the Land Operations, Land Administration and Division Order teams by managing a large volume of work; both paper and electronic, within a designated timeline for designated assets.    


The position requires a high degree of self-direction and motivation, excellent verbal/written communication skills, organization and prioritization skills, strong Microsoft Office and computer proficiency, and the ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.




  • Prepare certified mailing and track receipt and responses for all Land communication including Well Proposals and AFE’s (Authority for Expenditure) for partner elections. 
  • Assist with Oklahoma Corporation Commission tracking
  • Calculate, request check and mail documents for county recording
  • Distribute documents for signatures and notarize when needed
  • Coordinate Working Interest Owner Insurance Election process
  • Back-up for Division Order and Land mail processes
  • Create and maintain Business Associates including ACH payment information and change of address
  • Process the Division Order Back Up Withholding and Undeliverable Check Report monthly
  • Validate and input monthly time writing in SAP
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Work toward continuous improvement of processes by finding efficiencies, making process suggestions, and eliminating opportunities for error



  • High degree of self-direction and motivation
  • Strong ethical values – trustworthy, credible, collaborative, treats people well and fairly (both internally and externally)
  • Focus on self-development – you should seek to improve yourself and those around you through education, training and development activities
  • Ownership – accountable, drive for results, proactive, persistent, follows through on commitments
  • Change advocate – boldness, flexibility, ability to adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Process focused – innovative, continuously improving, with a strong attention to work quality and detail oriented



Minimum Requirements:


Degree:                                Bachelors preferred

Major:                                  Business or Finance disciplines

Computer Skills:                Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office products (advanced Word and Excel) are required.  Quorum Land System and SAP preferred

Time Management:          Strong competency to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at one time is required

Communication:                Must possess excellent verbal/written communication, teamwork, planning, and organizing skills

Experience:                         Minimum three (3) years of work experience in the oil and gas industry is preferred


Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you’re a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You’ll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: ||  Houston  ||  TX   ||  United States (US)  ||  SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:LI; SF:MN; SF:RZ ||  Land, Marketing and Commercial  || Other Corporate Functions  || || 30846  ||