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Kalnin Ventures, LLC Land Manager (Subsurface – Barnett) in Bridgeport, Texas

Land Manager (Subsurface Barnett) BKV Corporation / BKV Barnett, LLC

Company Background:

BKV Corporation is a values-driven firm believing that the combination of visionary strategy, relentless focus on execution, and balance in day-to-day life are the keys to creating long-term sustainable value.

Through its subsidiaries, BKV Corporation currently owns operated and non-operated natural gas assets across Northeastern Pennsylvania and North Texas, with the goal of extensive growth both in the Marcellus and Barnett Shale gas basins. Since 2015, the company has deployed over USD $1 billion of invested capital. The company seeks to invest in attractive upstream oil and gas opportunities in North America (United States of America and Canada) with the goal of creating long-term sustainable value in the energy industry.


Looking for a Land Manager to be based in Bridgeport, Texas and take a leading role within a small, nimble and dynamic land team, assist in managing our growing land position, support due diligence efforts and review land/title/contracts/agreements. This individual would create value through their expertise in subsurface land, and engagement and flexibility working in other facets of the Land Department of BKV Corporation and its subsidiaries, and their due diligence support within our New Ventures group. Details regarding this role entail:

Asset Management - Subsurface Land Manager (Barnett)

Work with Barnett land team to manage and maintain BKV s subsurface land position (tracking, organizing, curative, correspondence, etc.)

Assist with development and execution of processes & procedures surrounding asset and lease obligations

Expand and maintain lease footprint via farmins/farmouts, mineral and lease acquisitions and retention, support M&A efforts, permitting, and build necessary relationships

Work closely with technical and field teams to build development and workover inventory to meet economics and schedule

Work with Land Administration, Asset teams, and land support personnel to maintain Land Records System

Serve as Landowner and Mineral owner point of contact for communication and resolution of key issues before, during and after execution

Assists with compliance with government regulations related to regulatory pooling and unitization statutes; permitting; spacing and density statutes in multiple states, ensuring all State and local permitting matters related to mineral land are completed timely, thoroughly and accurately.

Prepare and present on Land-related matters at regulatory or permit hearings as necessary.

Ensure partner notices and participations are done in advance of execution and are planned/coordinated with Production, Development and Operations

Interpret and negotiate various contracts including joint operating agreements, pooling agreements, oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, right of way agreements, etc.

New Ventures

Assist with due diligence efforts

Interact with and provide operations and geoscience groups with land support and information critical to evaluating the of development of properties acquired


This role will be required to travel, at times, for reasons associated with both Asset Management and New Ventures

Specific background and profile:

Undergraduate or graduate degree(s) ideally in Law, Petroleum Land Management or Real Estate

Preferred 7-10 year(s) of experience as a landman

Preferred RPL or CPL designation

Excellent title examiner and project manager

Eager to work with cross-functional teams to evaluate acquisition, divestiture, and trade opportunities

Must be able to handle multiple projects and obtain results in a performance driven, team-oriented environment

Considered top of their class and could demonstrate this through their most recent ranking and/or employer feedback

Eager to move into a role and company such as this and can articulate why that is the case

Qualities and characteristics:

Very intelligent with high attention to detail a sharp intellect, with very strong attention to detail.

Entrepreneurial This person is very entrepreneurial and wants to find an exciting role that can turbo-charge his or her career.

Energetic and passionate This person would demonstrate passion and energy for their work, and is long-term bullish on the oil and gas business and wanting to help shape its future.

This person is humble Willing to take on all sorts of roles (even administrative items at times) and willing to take direction. They are a team player with self-confidence but no self-centered ego.

Ability to learn This person would have a strong appetite and passion towards learning and excelling at new skills and tasks.

Culturally sensitive This person would have experience working with internationals and have a sensitivity to and understanding of other cultures (most easily seen by how much they ve traveled internationally).