2024 Permian Basin Oil and Gas Compensation Survey

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Participant Data and Compensation Practices

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Definition of Terms

For consistency in reporting survey information, definitions of survey terms are provided.  Please read the following definitions of terms before completing the survey submission forms.

 

Annual Base Salary/Hourly Rate: The annual base salary or hourly rate paid to an employee for a job performed excluding any supplemental pay such as shift differentials, incentive payments, overtime, or any other pay component. 

 

Annual Bonus: The annual bonus paid to an employee at the completion of an annual performance measurement period.  The annual bonus is usually based upon level of the job, company performance, and achievement of individual performance metrics.

 

Target Bonus %: The target bonus percentage is typically the percentage of annual base salary that an employee is eligible to receive as a bonus when achieving targeted annual performance levels/metrics.  Target bonus percentages typically correlate with the type and level of a particular job.  Actual annual bonus payouts may be less or more than the targeted bonus and are dependent on the actual performance results of the incumbent. 

 

Long-Term Incentive Awards: Long-term incentives are used to motivate and retain (typically) executives and senior management for achieving medium to long-term financial objectives and creating shareholder value. LTI awards may be in the form of profits interest, cash-based awards, time-vesting stock options and SARs, time-vesting restricted stock and RSUs, performance-vesting awards/shares, phantom shares, etc.

 

LTI Target %: The LTI target percentage is typically the percentage of annual base salary that an executive is eligible to receive as a LTI award when achieving targeted performance in LTIPs typically having a three-year performance vesting period.  LTI awards can be denominated in cash or stock or both. 

 

Annual Total Compensation: The current annual base salary or hourly rate annualized plus all other annualized variable pay components such as performance bonuses, LTI awards, safety bonuses, production incentives, commissions, etc.  Annual total compensation excludes overtime pay. 

 

Bonus Eligible: A code (Y or N) that indicates if employees that hold the job are eligible to participate in a bonus program that pays lump sum cash payments in addition to base salary.

 

COLA: An across-the-board wage or salary increase or supplemental payment designed to bring pay in line with increases in the cost of living.

 

Merit Increase: An adjustment to an individual salary based on performance or some other individual equity basis.

 

Promotion Increase: An increase in a salary or wage rate that is granted to a person because of a promotion to a higher-level job.

 

Salary Structure: The salary structure may be expressed in terms of pay grades or individual job salary ranges and is usually based upon market studies of the relevant labor market.

 

Wage & Hour Classification: Jobs are classified with a wage and hour classification of exempt or nonexempt from minimum wage and overtime pay.  The survey results will report a general determination of each job’s wage and hour classification considering the provisions of the FLSA.

Compensation Practices and Trends

Salary Increases 2023


Salary Increases Granted in 2023
Merit (%) Promotion (%) COLA (%)
Executive
Merit (%) Promotion (%) COLA (%)
Exempt
Merit (%) Promotion (%) COLA (%)
Nonexempt


2024 Salary Budgets/Actual Increases
Merit (%) Promotion (%) COLA (%)
Executive
Merit (%) Promotion (%) COLA (%)
Exempt
Merit (%) Promotion (%) COLA (%)
Nonexempt
Salary Structures




2023 Adjustments (%)
Executive
Exempt
Nonexempt

2024 Adjustments (%)
Executive
Exempt
Nonexempt

Data Submission Instructions

The survey job description summaries are provided by job family on the following page. Below are the instructions on collecting and submitting your data for each job/salary.

 

The blank data submission file is provided here as a Google Sheet that can be exported to Excel and completed with your data. Instructions on how to do this are on the Google Sheet.


Please note that you can save this form submission and resume it later if you need additional time to complete the Excel sheet.


Your organization’s salary data is to be entered into the Excel file for each individual employee in a selected job code (i.e., each row represents one employee’s survey data, multiple incumbents in a job code means multiple rows of data, etc.). 


For each survey job that you can match to, report individual incumbent data and perform the following steps for each incumbent:

  1. Under column A, list the four-digit job code that can be found on the Job Description Summaries. You may list the positions in any order on your Excel sheet and they do not have to be grouped by Job Code.
  2. Under column B, list whether or not the position is eligible for annual bonuses paid by your organization (Y or N for Yes or No).
  3. Under column C, list the salary or hourly rate for each individual employee. The effective date of the salary data is April 1, 2024, so report data as close to this effective date as possible.  The salary data can be entered on the Excel file in any number format (e.g., with or without commas or monetary symbols, etc.). In the survey results, hourly rates will be converted to annual salaries using an annual conversion of 2080.08 (40-hour workweek).  For new hires who have not worked a full year and part-time employees, please report hourly rates or annualize the hourly rates using 2080.08 hours per year.  Remember, the salary data is to be entered into the Excel file for each individual employee in the job code.
  4. Under column D, indicate H for Hourly rate or A for Annual salary for each incumbent wage that is reported in column C. You can report compensation data as either annual salaries or hourly rates or any combination, as long as the individual incumbent’s wage indicates the appropriate payroll measure of H for hourly rate or A for annual salary (e.g., $25.00 hourly rate will be indicated with H, $79,000 annual base salary will be indicated with A). 
  5. Under column E, list the actual annual bonus paid to the incumbent as of the most recent calendar or fiscal bonus/performance year (e.g., 3-31-24 or 12-31-23, etc.).  For new hires and part-time employees who have received pro-rated bonuses, please annualize the bonus amount to reflect a full year/annual bonus.  A job can be bonus-eligible, but no bonus may have been paid in the most recent bonus year.  If no bonus was paid, leave the bonus cell “blank” (no dashes “—”or “0” should be reported).
  6. Under column F, list the incumbent’s target bonus percentage for the annual bonus.  All target bonus percentages should be formatted as a number without the percent symbol - for example, a 5% bonus would be reported as "5" in the cell. The target bonus percentage is the percentage of the annualized salary that the incumbent is typically eligible to receive as an annual bonus if pre-established performance metrics are achieved at targeted levels.  The target bonus percentages can be reported as a flat number or with one or two decimal places (e.g., 34.7% bonus should be reported as 34.7 or .45 bonus should be reported as 45). 
  7. Under column G, list the actual long-term incentive award earned or granted to the incumbent as of the most recent calendar or fiscal bonus/performance year (e.g., 3-31-24 or 12-31-23, etc.).  A job can be LTI-eligible, but no LTI award may have been earned or granted in the most recent year.  If no LTI award was earned or granted, put "0" in the cell.
  8. Under column H, list the incumbent’s LTI target percentage.  All LTI percentages should be formatted as a number without the percent symbol.  The target LTI percentage is the percentage of the annualized salary that the incumbent is eligible to earn under a formal LTI plan.  The target LTI percentages can be reported as a flat number or with one or two decimal places (e.g., 30% LTI target percentage should be reported as 30). 
  9. Under column I, list the annualized total compensation earned by the incumbent as of the most recent calendar year, fiscal year, or 12-month period occurring prior to April 1, 2024.  To arrive at a meaningful April 1, 2024 total compensation figure, the current annual base pay (using 2080.08 to convert hourly pay to annual salary) should be added to all other annualized pay components including variable cash awards in the form of annual, quarterly, and/or monthly performance bonuses, long-term incentive awards, safety bonuses, production incentives, commissions, etc.  Since work schedules will vary widely between organizations and because new hires will not have a full year of compensation, please annualize all pay components based on a 40-hour workweek/12-month period and do not include overtime pay.  Annualizing the total compensation figure will ensure all participants are reporting a true annual level of total compensation and will provide more consistent results in the final aggregated data.

DATA CONFIDENTIALITY

Where there are limited data in the final report, the descriptive statistics displayed will also be limited. Whitney Smith Company conducts compensation surveys within provisions of the FTC’s anti-trust safe harbor rules.  To ensure confidentiality, generally statistics will only be displayed if there are five or more organizations reporting.  All wage-related data provided by participants will exceed the minimum threshold of more than 3 months old (effective date of survey data is April 1, 2024).  No organization's data dominates the statistical data by more than 25 percent.  As the third-party compensation consulting firm managing this survey, Whitney Smith Company will maintain the confidentiality of each individual organization's data, and any information published is aggregated so that individual organization data cannot be identified.  Under no circumstances will we disclose individually identified data.

Job Families and Job Description Summaries

The survey job description summaries are provided by job family. Select a job family in the checklist below to view the job descriptions for the jobs in each job family. This information will be very useful to you when matching your jobs to the survey benchmark jobs.  


As you know, job titles alone are not enough to make proper job matches.  Please read the job descriptions closely to ensure accurate job matches.  To facilitate your job matching, some general wage and hour guidelines may be helpful.  Generally, the professional, managerial, and executive jobs included in this survey are classified as exempt in the marketplace. All other jobs in the survey are typically classified as nonexempt. Please provide salary data only for jobs that have at least a 75% job description match.


You can view the job families, job codes and job descriptions here as well.

Job Families

Executive

Highest Executive (1000) - This position is responsible for setting the overall direction and objectives of the organization.  Is accountable for maximizing the return on invested capital.  Serves as the organization's representative to its stakeholders. May report to a board or group of investors.  This is a single incumbent position and is the most senior position in the company.

 

Top Operations Executive (1005) - Company-wide responsibility for operations.  Functional responsibilities such as drilling, production, reserves, regulatory compliance, etc. may answer to this position.  Is responsible for implementing the organizational plans to meet overall production objectives.  Works closely with the CEO or President to develop organizations operating plans.  This is a single incumbent position.

 

Top Exploration Executive (1010) - Responsible for organization-wide oil and gas exploration activities.  Oversees geoscience functions.  Typically reports to CEO or President.  This is a single incumbent position.

 

Top Land Executive (1015) - Responsible for managing the land function including lease research, negotiation, and acquisitions.  Assures companies lease records, payment, and contract monitoring is accurate and timely.  Coordinates land activities with the exploration and production/operation departments.  Gathers intelligence regarding competitors' land activities.  Reports to a senior officer and often to the CEO or President.  This is single incumbent position.

 

Top Finance Executive (1020) - Responsible for managing all corporate financial functions.  Oversees accounting, finance, reporting, budgeting, cash and investment management.  May be responsible for ancillary departments such as information systems, risk management, and internal audit.  Reports to the CEO or President.  This is a single incumbent position.

Function Management

Geology Manager (1200) - This position oversees the geologists for the company or a division.  Typically this position will answer to the Top Exploration position in the company.  This position may also be titled Chief Geologist.

 

Engineering Manager (1205) - This position is intended to serve as a broad manager category where incumbents may specialize in managing reservoir, production and/or drilling engineering functions and personnel within a company or division.  The position typically answers to the Top Operations Position in the company.

 

Operations Manager (1206) - This position has responsibility for day-to-day operations functions, efficient operational delivery, P & L accountability, and development and execution of operational or business strategy for the company, division, or geographic area.  The position typically answers to the Top Operations Position in the company.

 

Land Manager (1210) - Responsible for oversight of the land department and the results achieved by landmen and technicians in the company or division.  Is not responsible for land records.  Typically answers to the Vice President of Land or a Senior Vice President.

 

Land Administration Manager (1215) - Supervises the origination and maintenance of land administration records.  Is responsible for the results achieved by company or division Lease Analyst and Division Order Analyst.  Typically answers to the Vice President of Land or a Senior Vice President.

 

Controller (1220) - Oversees the development and maintenance of the accounting systems within the organization.  Coordinates the annual budget processes and reports the variances from the budget monthly.  Reports trends to management.  Responsible for supervision of accounting personnel.  This typically is a single incumbent position and reports to the Top Finance Position/ CFO. 

 

Accounting Manager (1225) - This position is intended to serve as a broad manager category, and can include incumbents who specialize in a functional area such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, joint interest billings, revenue, and asset accounting, etc. or could be a generalist responsible for several of these functions.  Other Responsibilities may include payroll, cost analysis, and reporting.  Typically reports to the Controller.

 

IT Manager (1230) - This position is responsible for network support, software, operations and desk top support. Assesses new technology against corporate needs and makes recommendations.  Plans, budgets and is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the IT function.  Typically reports to an executive within the company.

 

Human Resources Manager (1235) - Manages recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and training, equal employment/affirmative action, HRIS, and employee services for the company.  In larger companies, may specialize in one or more of the functions.  Typically reports to an executive within a company. 

 

Office Manager (1240) - Oversees administrative office functions such as general clerical or administrative support, ordering office supplies and equipment, clerical accounting for area, and coordination with vendors and/or other offices in a division or district office.  May plan office functions and oversee some Human Resources functions.  Typically reports to the highest level manager in a remote facility or an executive in a corporate setting.

 

Environmental Health & Safety Manager (1245) - Oversees organization-wide environmental, health and safety programs. Develops, implements, and administers policies and procedures.  Develops and manages training and award programs. Responsible for reporting and maintenance of environmental, safety and accident records.  May be responsible for reporting to and coordinating with insurance carriers.  May serve as the organization's liaison with governmental and other agencies pertaining to environmental and safety practices and legislation.  May report to a Safety Executive or an Operations Executive.

 

Senior Project Manager (1250) - This position is responsible for management and accountability for the execution, scheduling, budget, and quality of project assignments of the highest-level including development of project scopes, execution plans, cost estimates, and project schedules.  Provides expertise and guidance on strategic initiatives or function-level projects of significant complexity and impact.  Manages project deliveries from initiation through deployment and evaluation with minimal oversight from department leadership.  Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired.

 

Project Manager (1251) - This position is responsible for management and accountability for the execution, scheduling, budget, and quality of project assignments including development of project scopes, execution plans, cost estimates, and project schedules.  Provides expertise and guidance on function-level projects of varied complexity and impact.  Manages project deliveries from initiation through deployment and evaluation with minimal guidance from more experienced professionals or department leadership. 

Geology

Geologist - Advanced (1350) - Works independently and only consults with supervisor in unusual circumstances to inform or confirm a decision.  Responsible for advanced geological projects in one or more areas.  Work is not regularly subject to technical review.  Provides technical guidance to lower-level geologists and may informally supervise the work of one or more technicians.  Typically requires a Master’s or Bachelor's degree in Geology plus 15 or more years of experience.

 

Geologist – Intermediate (1360) - Under little daily supervision, applies practical application of geological principles and processes to more complex geological assignments.  Is responsible for the geological work of an area that is subject to technical review.  May provide direction for the work of new professionals and technicians.  Typically requires a Master's or Bachelor's degree in Geology plus 4-14 years of experience.

 

Geologist – Entry (1370) - Under direct supervision, applies practical application of geological principles and processes to routine geological assignments.  Is continuing to learn software programs and the appropriate organizational processes to complete assignments.  Typically requires a Master's or Bachelor's degree in Geology plus 0 to 3 years of experience.

Engineering

Completions Engineer – Advanced (1405) - Works independently and only consults with supervisor in unusual circumstances to inform or confirm a decision.  Responsible for advanced completions engineering projects in one or more areas.  Work is not regularly subject to technical review.  Provides technical guidance to others on design, plans, and processes to improve production and may informally supervise the work of one or more engineers and technicians.  Typically requires Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 15 or more years of experience.

 

Completions Engineer – Intermediate (1406) - Under little daily supervision, designs and monitors the installation of cost-effective well completions for assigned area.  Evaluates well testing, maintains production operations records, monitors production rates, and plans processes to improve production.  Work may be subject to technical review.  May provide direction for the work of new professionals and technicians.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 4-14 years of experience.

 

Completions Engineer – Entry (1407) - Under direct supervision, assists with monitoring the installation of cost-effective well completions.  May coordinate installation, maintenance and operation of mining and oil field equipment.  Continues to learn software programs and the appropriate organizational processes to complete assignments.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 0 to 3 years of experience.

 

Reservoir Engineer – Advanced (1450) - Works independently and only consults with supervisor in unusual circumstances to inform or confirm a decision.  Responsible for advanced reservoir engineering projects in one or more areas.  Work is not regularly subject to technical review.  Provides technical guidance to lower-level geologists and may informally supervise the work of one or more technicians.  Typically requires Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 15 or more years of experience.

 

Reservoir Engineer – Intermediate (1460) - Under little daily supervision, conducts economic evaluation of exploration and development drilling opportunities, evaluates potential acquisition and divestures in assigned area.  Prepares reserve estimates, budgets, forecasts and maintains field profitability models.  Work may be subject to technical review.  May provide direction for the work of new professionals and technicians.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 4-14 years of experience.

 

Reservoir Engineer – Entry (1470) - Under direct supervision, assists with the development of reserve estimates and economic analysis of exploration, development and recompletion projects.  Supports drilling plans and execution.  Continues to learn software programs and the appropriate organizational processes to complete assignments.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 0 to 3 years of experience.

 

Drilling Engineer – Advanced (1550) - Works independently and only consults with supervisor in unusual circumstances to inform or confirm a decision.  Responsible for advanced drilling designs and procedures in one or more areas.  Work is not regularly subject to technical review.  Provides technical guidance to lower-level drilling engineers and may informally supervise the work of one or more technicians.  Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 15 or more years of experience.

 

Drilling Engineer – Intermediate (1560) - Under little daily supervision, designs and implements procedures to drill wells economically. Oversees and evaluates vendors and the effectiveness of the of their equipment and/or services. Is responsible for the drilling program in an area and is subject to technical review.  May provide direction for the work of new professionals and technicians.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 4-14 years of experience.

 

Drilling Engineer – Entry (1570) - Under direct supervision, designs and implements procedures to drill wells economically.  Manages routine drilling operations.  Contributes to the oversight and evaluation of vendors.  Continues to learn software programs and the appropriate organizational processes to complete assignments.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in applicable engineering discipline plus 0 to 3 years of experience.

 

Operations/Production Engineer – Advanced (1650) - Works independently and only consults with supervisor in unusual circumstances to inform or confirm a decision.  Responsible for advanced operations and facilities projects in one or more areas.  Work is not regularly subject to technical review.  Provides technical guidance to lower-level engineers and may informally supervise the work of one or more technicians.  Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 15 or more years of experience.

 

Operations/Production Engineer – Intermediate (1660) - Under little daily supervision, applies practical engineering principles to optimize well performance in large or more complex field area.  Works with reservoir engineers to develop and optimize assets.  May design and install facilities.  Work and recommendations may be subject to technical review.  May provide direction for new professionals and technicians work.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline plus 4-14 years of experience.

 

Operations/Production Engineer – Entry (1670) - Under direct supervision, applies practical engineering principles to optimize well performance in a routine field area.  Identifies wells for production enhancement.  May participate in facilities design and installation.  Continues to learn software programs and the appropriate organizational processes to complete assignments.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in applicable engineering discipline plus 0 to 3 years of experience.

Land

Landman – Advanced (1750) - Works within multi discipline Team to accomplish goals within approved budget.  Responsible for advanced land work in one or more geographic areas.  Negotiates and oversees preparation of land related documents including Communitization Agreements, Pooling Agreements, JOA's and their respective Exhibits, Oil and Gas Leases and Term Assignments.  Requests Drilling Title Opinions and either handle directly or work with Land Specialist to obtain required title curative.  Supervise and coordinate activity of field brokers.  Review and approve all land related invoices.  May participate in Federal and State Lease Sale process.  May participate in regulatory hearings providing expert testimony.   May be tasked with handling special projects requiring advanced skills.  Works closely with Legal Department on non-standard oil and gas agreements.  Assembles data in connection with rental obligations and expiration calendars.  Work is not regularly subject to technical review.  May serve as a Mentor to lower-level Landmen and/or Interns.  Oversees the work of one or more land support staff.   Requires either a Law Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Energy Management, Petroleum Land Management or Energy Commerce plus 15 or more years of experience. 

 

Landman – Intermediate (1760) - Works within multi discipline Team to accomplish goals within approved budget.  Responsible for land work in one or more geographic areas.  Negotiates and oversees preparation of land related documents including Communitization Agreements, Pooling Agreements, JOA's and their respective Exhibits, Oil and Gas Leases and Term Assignments.  Requests Drilling Title Opinions and either handle directly or work with Land Specialist to obtain required title curative.  Supervise and coordinate activity of field brokers.  Review and approve all land related invoices.  May participate in Federal and State Lease Sale process.  May participate in regulatory hearings providing expert testimony.  Works closely with Legal Department on non-standard oil and gas agreements.  Assembles data in connection with rental obligations and expiration calendars.  Work may be subject to technical review.  May serve as a Mentor to lower-level Landmen and/or Interns.  Oversees the work of one or more land support staff.  Requires either a Law Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Energy Management, Petroleum Land Management or Energy Commerce plus 4-14 years of experience. 

 

Landman – Entry (1770) - Under direct supervision, assembles data in connection with rental calendars, verifies broker drafts and checks public records.  May work with surface owners to address issues.  Continues to learn about the acquisition and disposition of oil, natural gas and surface interests, software programs and the appropriate organizational processes to complete assignments.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Energy Commerce or Land Management plus 0 to 3 years of experience.

Technicians

Geo Technician – Advanced (2100) - Works independently and consults supervisor for guidance in unusual situations.  Maintains large data sets, and may perform audits to assure quality of department data.  Performs complex data extraction from databases to create maps, cross-sections and presentation materials.  Analyzes and interprets data and reports trends and variances.  Uses advanced database and mapping software skills.  Is a resource for less experienced geo technicians.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 15+ years of experience.

 

Geo Technician – Intermediate (2105) - Under little daily supervision, maintains geologic databases, digitizes 2D and 3D seismic, logs, structure, isopach and land maps for assigned area.  Creates structural and stratigraphic cross sections.  Assists geoscience staff in preparing presentation quality materials. Uses intermediate database and mapping software skills.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 4-14 years of experience.

 

Geo Technician – Entry (2110) - Under direct supervision, maintains geologic databases, digitizes 2D seismic, logs, structure, isopach and land maps.  Retrieves data from various databases.  Continues to learn geoscience and other database software, as well as company processes and procedures.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 0-3 years of experience.

 

Production Engineering Technician Advanced (2200) - Works independently and consults supervisor for guidance in unusual situations.  Manages well, fluid, and production data to insure database accuracy.  Performs complex data extraction or manipulation for production surveillance purposes.  Analyzes, monitors and reports variances and trends from data.  Uses advanced spreadsheet and database software skills.  Is a resource for less experienced technicians.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 15+ years of experience.

 

Production Engineering Technician Intermediate (2205) - Under little daily supervision, maintains production databases.  Writes AFE's for completions and workovers.  Monitors operating, workover and repair expenses.  Uses intermediate production, spreadsheet and database software skills.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 4-14 years of experience.

 

Production Engineering Technician Entry (2210) - Under direct supervision, maintains production databases, well files and well bore and surface equipment schematics.  Monitors operating, workover and repair expenses.  Continues to learn production, spreadsheet and database software as well as company processes and procedures.  High School education or Associates degree and 0-3 years of experience.

 

Reservoir Engineering Technician Advanced (2300) - Works independently and consults supervisor for guidance in unusual situations.  Manages reservoir data to insure database accuracy.  Performs complex data extraction or manipulation to prepare budgets and forecasts.  Assists in preparing evaluations of acquisitions and divestitures.  Integrates or removes data due to acquisitions and divestitures.  Uses advanced spreadsheet and database software skills.  Is a resource for less experienced technicians.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 15+ years of experience.

 

Reservoir Engineering Technician Intermediate  (2305) - Under little daily supervision, maintains reservoir databases.  Runs AFE economics, creates forecasts and cash flows and prepares spreadsheets and graphs for analyzing such.  Uses intermediate reservoir, spreadsheet and database software skills.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 4-14 years of experience.

 

Reservoir Engineering Technician Entry  (2310) - Under direct supervision, maintains reservoir databases.  Assists engineers with updating forecasts and creating budgets.  Continues to learn reservoir-related spreadsheet and database software as well as company processes and procedures.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 0-3 years of experience.

 

Land Technician Advanced (2400) - Works independently managing land data to insure completeness and accuracy.  Researches acreage status and provide technical support for a minimum of two Landmen.  Assists with landowner communication including correspondence and phone calls.  Prepares Communitization Agreements, Pooling Agreements, JOA's and their respective Exhibits, Oil and Gas Lease, Term Assignments and other complex land documents and tracks the progress of land projects.  Tracks land budget and works with outside brokers to ensure lease documents are routed promptly through eLAR for processing, which may include calculating or confirming correct bonus paid and preparing check requests and reviewing the oil and gas lease for accuracy.  Prepares reports and presentation materials.  Accurately maintains and organizes prospect files, electronic files on shared drives and the well dashboard.  Is a resource for training Land Techs and Land Assistants and provides oversight as required.  Uses advanced land, spreadsheet, word processing and database software skills.  High School Education or equivalent required, Associates or Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.  Fifteen years or more of progressively responsible experience. 

 

Land Technician Intermediate (2405) - Researches acreage status and supports minimum of one Landman.  Prepares Communitization Agreements, Pooling Agreements, JOA's and their respective Exhibits, Oil and Gas Lease, Term Assignments and other contracts.  Tracks land budget and works with outside brokers to ensure lease documents are routed promptly through eLAR for processing, which may include calculating or confirming correct bonus paid and preparing check requests and reviewing the oil and gas lease for accuracy.  Prepares reports and presentation materials.  Accurately maintains and organizes prospect files, electronic files on shared drives and the well dashboard.  Uses intermediate land, spreadsheet, word processing and database software skills.  High School Education or equivalent required, Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred. Four or more years of land technician experience.

 

Land Technician Entry (2410) - Under direct supervision prepares routine lease, pooling, JOA's and assignment agreements.  Prepares checklists and assures land files are complete.  Prepare and track mass mailings.  Continues to learn land-related spreadsheet and database software, as well as company processes and procedures.  High School Education or equivalent required, Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred, and 0-3 years of experience.

Land Administration

Lease Analyst Advanced (3100) - Works independently and consults supervisor for guidance in unusual situations.  Analyzes complex oil and gas leases, as well as other contractual documentation, to ensure the company meets its contractual obligations.  Manages and audits land records database to insure completeness and accuracy. Assures proper interface with other company systems.  Uses advanced land, spreadsheet, word processing, and database software skills.  Is a resource for less experienced analysts.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 15+ years of experience.

 

Lease Analyst Intermediate (3105) - Under little daily supervision, creates and maintains more complex oil and gas lease records in company data base.  Analyzes oil and gas leases, contracts and related documentation to determine ownership of leasehold and minerals, and ensure compliance with contracted obligations.  Prepares required acreage and activity status reports.  Uses intermediate land, spreadsheet, word processing and database software skills.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 4-14 years of experience.

Lease Analyst Entry (3110) - Under direct supervision, create and maintains routine oil and gas lease records in company land records database.  Maintains ownership and obligations related to mineral and surface assets.  Continues to learn land record related, spreadsheet and database software as well as company processes and procedures.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 0-3 years of experience.

 

Division Order Analyst – Advanced (3200) - Works independently and consults supervisor for guidance in unusual situations.  Analyzes complex oil and gas leases, as well as, other documentation to ensure company meets its contractual obligations.  Manages and audits division order records database to insure completeness and accuracy. Sets up and maintains master ownership decks for use in revenue accounting systems.  Assists in the integration of data from acquisitions and accurate release and disposition of data from divested assets.  Uses advanced land, division order, and spreadsheet, word processing, and database software skills.  Is a resource for less experienced analysts.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 15+ years of experience.

 

Division Order Analyst – Intermediate (3205) - Under little daily supervision, records and maintains more complex title ownership of producing properties according to contractual obligations.  Reviews title and curative documents and coordinates with Land department and brokers for corrections.  Resolves more complex working and royalty interest owner division of interest and payment problems.  Ensures accuracy of division order records prior to revenue distribution.  Uses intermediate land, division order, spreadsheet, and database software skills.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 4-14 years of experience.

 

Division Order Analyst – Entry (3210) - Under direct supervision, records and maintains routine title ownership of producing properties according to and contractual obligations.  Resolves routine working and royalty owner division of interest or payment problems.  Continues to learn land and division order spreadsheet and database software, as well as, company processes and procedures.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 0-3 years of experience.

 

Regulatory/Permitting Technician – Advanced (3300) - Works independently and consults supervisor for guidance in unusual situations.  Handles complex permitting and regulatory applications and filings.  Maintains professional relationships with governmental regulators.  Uses advanced spreadsheet, and database software skills.  Is a resource for less experienced technicians.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 15+ years of experience.

 

Regulatory/Permitting Technician – Intermediate (3305) - Under direct supervision, prepares more complex permit applications and regulatory notices and filings.  Maintains company databases and files regarding permits and filings for an area.  Uses intermediate spreadsheet and database software as well as company processes and procedures.  High School education or Associates degree and 4-14 years of experience.

 

Regulatory/Permitting Technician – Entry (3310) - Under little daily supervision, prepares routine permit applications and regulatory notices and filings.  Maintains company databases and files regarding permits and filings.  Continues to learn spreadsheet and database software, as well as, company processes and procedures.  Requires high school education or Associates degree and 0-3 years of experience.

Accounting

Accountant – Advanced (4100) - Works independently and consults supervisor for guidance in unusual situations.  Performs a variety of complex accounting tasks that include preparing working papers, schedules, exhibits and summaries. Examines a variety of accounting documents to verify the accuracy of computations and verifies that all transactions are properly supported, are in accordance with pertinent policies and procedures, and are classified and recorded according to acceptable accounting standards. Develops nonstandard reports and statements.  Is a resource for less experienced technicians.  Requires college degree in Accounting or Finance with 6+ years related work experience.

 

Accountant – Intermediate (4105) - Under little daily supervision, performs a variety of accounting tasks that include preparing working papers, schedules, exhibits and summaries.  Examines a variety of accounting documents to verify the accuracy of computations and verifies that all transactions are properly supported, are in accordance with pertinent policies and procedures, and are classified and recorded according to acceptable accounting standards.  Develops nonstandard reports and statements.  Requires college degree in Accounting or Finance with 2-5 years related work experience.

 

Accountant – Entry (4110) - Under direct supervision, examines a variety of financial statements for completeness, internal accuracy and conformance with uniform accounting procedures; reconciles reports and financial data with financial statements already on file, and identifies apparent inconsistencies or errors; carries out assigned steps in an accounting analysis and summarizes accounting literature on a given subject; prepares relatively simple financial statements not involving problems of analysis or presentation; and prepares charts, tables and other exhibits to be used in reports.  Entry-level professional position with education equivalent to a four-year college degree in Accounting or Finance with 0-2 years related work experience required.

 

Accounts Payable Clerk – Senior (4205) - Works independently and consults supervisor in unusual circumstances, processes complex or large volumes of invoices for payment; assigns expense codes; verifies expense date, dollar amount to be paid, vendor number and proper approval on check requisitions; posts transactions to accounting journals; processes payments and distributes checks or credit card receipts for payment; enters data into accounts payable computer system, and prepares accounts payable reports. May be assigned to vendors whose invoices are complex and require detailed auditing.  Requires high school education or equivalent with 1-2 years accounting work experience.

 

Accounts Payable Clerk (4210) - Under direct supervision, processes routine invoices for payment; assigns expense codes; verifies expense date, dollar amount to be paid, vendor number and proper approval on check requisitions; posts transactions to accounting journals; processes payments and distributes checks or credit card receipts for payment; enters data into accounts payable computer system; and prepares accounts payable reports.  Requires high school education or equivalent with 1-2 years accounting work experience.

 

Revenue Clerk – Senior (4305) - Works under little daily supervision, completes accounting transactions associated with the revenue from the sale of oil and gas production. Calculates and assures correct payouts.  Works with internal departments and royalty owners to assure correct payments.  Requires high school education or equivalent with 4+ years of experience.

 

Revenue Clerk (4310) - Under direct supervision, assists in the accounting of revenue for the sale of oil and gas production. Prepares routine data transactions.  Works with internal departments and royalty owners to assure correct payments.  Requires high school education and 0-3 years of experience.

Information Systems

Help Desk – Senior (5105) - Works independently to provide complex or specialized support to end users for PC, applications and hardware; responds to and diagnoses problems through discussions with users. Identifies, researches, isolates, and resolves problems; simulates or recreates user problems to resolve operating difficulties; recommends systems modifications to reduce user problems; follows up on problems after problem has initially been resolved.  Requires high school education with technical training in computer systems with at 4+ years of experience in an IT support role and a complete understanding of the IT environment.

 

Help Desk (5110) - Under general supervision, provides support to end users for PC, applications and hardware; responds to and diagnoses problems through discussions with users. Identifies, researches, isolates, and resolves problems; simulates or recreates user problems to resolve operating difficulties; recommends systems modifications to reduce user problems; follows up on problems after problem has initially been resolved.  Requires high school education with technical training in computer systems with at 0-3 years of experience in an IT support role and a complete understanding of the IT environment.

 

Network Administrator (5120) - Responsible for the acquisition, installation, maintenance and usage of the company’s network; studies and evaluates vendor products to determine those which best meet company needs; assists in presentation of information to management; installs hardware, software, and telecommunication equipment; manages network performance and maintains network security; ensures that security procedures are implemented and enforced; evaluates, develops, and maintains telecommunications systems; troubleshoots network problems; establishes and implements network policies, procedures and standards and ensures their conformance with information systems and company’s objectives; trains users on network operation.  Requires a college degree in computer science or equivalent technical training and experience with at least 3 years working knowledge in a network environment and knowledge of various programming languages and operating environments.

 

Software Analyst/Administrator (5130) - Responsible for the acquisition, installation, maintenance and usage of the company’s specialized software; works with departments to study and evaluate vendor products to determine those which best meet company needs; assists in presentation of information to management; installs  software, manages performance and maintains and updates program; ensures that security procedures are implemented and enforced; troubleshoots problems; establishes and implements policies, procedures and standards and ensures their conformance with information systems and company’s objectives; trains users on operation.  Requires a college degree in computer science or equivalent technical training and experience with at least 3 years working knowledge of various programs and languages in which they are written and operating environments in which they run.

 

Database Analyst (5140) - Designs, implements, and maintains moderately complex and customized databases; analyzes business conditions to determine how best to solve business problems through computerized systems; maintains database dictionaries and integration of systems through database design; ensures the security and integrity of company data resources.  Requires a college degree in computer science, engineering, or mathematics or equivalent technical training and experience with at least 4 years database administration/system administration work experience.  Should have knowledge of relational database in batch and on-line, client-server, PC, and open system environments.

Administrative

Executive Assistant – Senior (6100) - Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties to conserve the time of the CEO or senior level officer; prepares memos, letters and reports from rough draft or may prepare original drafts for review and editing by supervisor.  Maintains professional relationships with Board members and other company stakeholders. Uses computer with advanced word processing and spreadsheet capabilities; may utilize other software programs in performing duties; screens telephone calls; schedules appointments, answers non-routine mail; maintains confidential and general files; order supplies; maintains manuals; compiles information and prepares it in final format; performs administrative Board duties for the executive.  Requires at least 5 years administrative/executive secretarial work experience with advanced secretarial skills and some college education.

 

Executive Assistant (6105) - Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties to conserve the time of a Vice President or Department Director; prepares memos, letters and reports from rough draft or may prepare original drafts for review and editing of supervisor.  Uses advanced word processing and spreadsheet capabilities; may utilize other software programs in performing duties; screens telephone calls; schedules appointments, answers non-routine mail; maintains confidential and general files; order supplies; maintains manuals; compiles information and prepares it in final format.  May assist with Board duties for the executive.  Requires at least 5 years administrative/executive work experience with advanced administrative skills and some college education.

 

Administrative Assistant – Advanced (6200) - Performs administrative duties relevant to the assigned department; prepares memos, letters and reports from rough draft or from dictation using a personal computer with intermediate to advanced word processing capabilities; utilizes spreadsheet software in preparing other related financial/production reports; maintains confidential and general files; orders supplies; maintains manuals; schedules and coordinates meetings, appointments and travel arrangements; compiles information and prepares it in final format; and screens incoming mail and telephone calls; usually reports to department manager.  Requires high school education or equivalent with vocational training in administrative skills, 5+ years administrative work experience & advanced typing skills.

 

Administrative Assistant – Intermediate (6205) - Prepares memos, letters and reports using a personal computer with intermediate to advanced word processing and spreadsheet capabilities; screens incoming mail and telephone calls; writes and answers routine correspondence; processes various types of paperwork related to departmental activities; maintains files and records of a confidential nature.  Requires high school education or equivalent with vocational training in administrative skills, at least 2-4 years administrative work experience & intermediate computer skills.

 

Administrative Assistant – Entry (6210) - Prepares memos, letters and reports using a personal computer with basic word processing and spreadsheet software; receives, sorts and distributes mail; answers telephone calls; processes routine paperwork related to departmental activities; maintains files and records. Requires high school education or equivalent with vocational training in secretarial skills, 1-2 years secretarial work experience & intermediate typing skills.

 

Receptionist (6300) - Greets visitors, determines the nature of visits, and directs visitors to the appropriate individual or area; answers telephones; provides general information; maintains a log of visitors; issues visitor passes; sorts and distributes incoming mail for the assigned department; keeps current information on locations, absences, and travel plans of departmental personnel; may complete routine clerical functions as assigned.  Requires high school education or equivalent and at least 1 year heavy customer contact or work-related experience with basic computer skills.

 

Human Resources Representative (6400) - Responsible for recruiting and onboarding new employees. Conducts new employee orientation; prepares, recommends, and maintains records and procedures for controlling personnel transactions and reporting personnel data; maintains personnel files and verifies employment for outside parties; serves as EEO specialist and may have responsibility for the development and maintenance of the organization’s affirmative action plan; maintains the organization’s job descriptions.  May participate in wage and salary surveys; utilizes salary surveys in the development and maintenance of the organization’s wage and salary structure.  Coordinates the performance review process; administers various employee benefit programs; monitors unemployment and workers’ compensation claims. Requires college education and/or work experience necessary for the development of a wide range of human resources knowledge.

 

Payroll Coordinator (6405) - Maintains all payroll and personnel records if no HR department exists. Reconciles balances of various payroll accounts; enters payroll changes, supplementary benefits, tax deductions and attendance data into computerized payroll system; completes adjusting payroll entries when necessary; edits payroll listings against source documents; researches and corrects errors in payroll listings; prepares government reports and tax statements; compiles statistics for various reports; and may train and guide less experienced payroll clerks.  Requires high school or equivalent with at least 4 years payroll or accounting work experience.

Field

Lease Operator – Advanced (7100) - Works independently and consults foreman with unusual or critical issues.  Operates large and more complex oil and gas leases.  Uses advanced knowledge of surface and downhole equipment and wells to troubleshoot problems.  Requires high school education or equivalent, valid driver's license and 7+ years of experience.

 

Lease Operator- Intermediate (7105) - Works with little daily supervision, to operate and maintain oil and gas leases.  Uses intermediate knowledge of surface and downhole equipment and wells to trouble shoot problems.  High school education or equivalent, valid driver's license and a mechanical aptitude.  Requires high school education or equivalent, valid driver's license, and 3-6 years of experience.

 

Lease Operator – Entry (7110) - Under general supervision, operates and maintains oil and gas leases.  Acquiring a basic understanding of surface and downhole equipment to troubleshoot well and mechanical problems.  Requires high school education, valid driver's license and 0-2 years of experience.

 

Roustabout/Helper (7200) - Primarily performs manual labor in maintaining oil and gas leases.  May assist mechanics and/or lease operators with equipment repairs.  A valid drivers' license and mechanical aptitude required. 

 

Mechanic – Senior (7205) - Works independently and consults foreman with unusual or critical issues.  Services, maintains, and repairs equipment used to produce, process and transport hydrocarbons.  Uses advance knowledge of equipment to troubleshoot problems. Requires high school education or equivalent, valid driver's license and 5+ years of relevant experience.

Mechanic (7210) - Under general supervision, works to service maintain and repair equipment used to produce, process and transport hydrocarbons.  High school education or equivalent, valid driver's license and 1-5 years of field experience.

 

Field Technician – Advanced (7300) - This is a specialized position that may work in either, artificial lift, SCADA, or in a measurement capacity.  Uses advanced knowledge to install equipment and peripheral devices to optimize well performance and or confirm production sales from wells.  Requires high school education and 7+ years of experience.

 

Field Technician – Intermediate (7305) - This is a specialized position that may work in either in artificial lift, SCADA, or in a measurement capacity.  Uses intermediate knowledge to install, maintain or repair equipment and peripheral devices to optimize well performance and or confirm production sales from wells.  High school education and 3 - 6 years of technician experience.

 

Field Technician – Entry (7310) - This is a specialized position that may work in either, artificial lift, SCADA, or in a measurement capacity.  Uses basic knowledge to install equipment and peripheral devices to optimize well performance and or confirm production sales from wells.  Requires high school education and 3+ years as a lease operator or mechanic.

 

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist (7315) – Ensures site personnel are informed of site safe working procedures and practices.  Communicates, coordinates, and/or administers EHS training.  Investigates incidents or near miss events including completion of necessary reports and documentation, analyzing causes to determine safety measures to prevent future incidents, and influencing the implementation of corrective actions.  Conducts inspections and audits to ensure corrective actions are monitored and documented.  Completes, documents, and submits all required EHS reports and recordkeeping information.  Requires at least 4 years of EHS experience and knowledge of health & safety regulatory requirements.

 

Foreman – Senior (7400) - First line supervisor working in either construction, drilling, completions, or production role.  In smaller companies may perform duties in one or more of these roles.  In the senior role may supervise other foreman or be responsible for a large area and many direct reports. Supervises the work of contractors, lease operators, mechanics, and technicians.  Requires 5+ years of foreman experience and increasing responsibilities.

 

Foreman (7405) - First line supervisor working in either construction, drilling, completions, or production role.  In smaller companies may perform duties in one or more of these roles.  Supervises the work of contractors, lease operators, mechanics, and technicians.  Requires at least 7 years of field experience as an individual contributor with increasing responsibilities.

 

Superintendent – Senior (7500) - Responsible for supervising the daily activities of a large production or drilling area.  Coordinates contract crews, trucking and well service activities.  Coordinates the selection and purchase equipment.  Manages vendors and approves the payment of invoices for the area.  Responsible for optimization of production or drilling activities.  Requires 10+ or more years of relevant experience.

 

Superintendent (7505) - Responsible for supervising the daily activities of a production or drilling area.  Coordinates contract crews, trucking and well service activities.  Coordinates the selection and purchase equipment.  Manages vendors and approves the payment of invoices for the area.  Responsible for optimization of production or drilling activities.  Typically has 10 years of relevant experience.


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