Land Analyst

The Company:

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NOG) is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s common stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol “NOG”. The Company’s primary strategy is investing in non-operated, minority working and mineral interests in oil and gas properties in the United States. With the active management of our portfolio, we have driven substantial production and cash flow growth, and our long-term plan remains unchanged: building a diversified, low-leverage entity with the ability to deliver substantial cash returns. The opportunity set for value creation in front of the company is stronger than ever. 

The Job:

The Land Analyst will be a key member of the Land Administration team and report to the Vice President of Land Administration. Candidate will be a key contributor within a small, active team and must be highly independent with attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of land, legal and oil & gas industry principles, processes, and procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine ownership of minerals through the analysis of leases, title opinions, operating agreements, and other contracts and legal documents and update records accordingly
  • Calculate working interest and net revenue interest, including the ability to allocate across multiple tracts, both before and after payout and update records accordingly
  • Analyze lease and contract records associated with acquisitions and divestitures and complete all necessary Analyst duties to add new records or update existing records
  • Process lease obligation payments including rental, minimum royalty, and extension payments
  • Monitor lease expirations and update lease records as required to ensure accurate acreage reporting
  • Review and update the property status of leases and contracts due to well completions, well plugging or other well status changes
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned 

Required Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Extensive experience with land management software
  • Highly knowledgeable with regards to complex lease and title issues, preferably in the Permian Basin, Williston Basin, or the Marcellus Shale
  • Must be a team player who possesses the ability to adapt to new technologies, workflows, and processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer experience with MS Office applications including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience with an active oil and gas exploration company
  • Ability to calculate mineral and working interest


NOG is looking to fill this role immediately. The job will be office based at our headquarters currently located in Minnetonka, MN. NOG has a very competitive benefits package including a 401k match, LTIP, and medical/disability insurance. NOG aims to provide an inviting and open atmosphere while offering a dynamic and challenging career. NOG has a flat organizational structure and is built for those who have an interest in growing and expanding their role as the company grows, the self-awareness to identify their own and the company’s weaknesses, and the motivation to right those weaknesses. NOG is not currently sponsoring employment visas for this position.

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