Job Details

Legal Counsel

Company name

Hess Corporation

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 16,2019

Valid Through

Oct 29,2019

Posted on

Jun 10,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Energy and Oil & Gas >> Energy and Oil & Gas
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Legal Counsel
The candidate will have responsibility for providing legal support to firm’s upstream and midstream business units, subject to supervision from senior attorneys. Will partner with other attorneys across the Legal Department on various transactional and asset-related matters and will manage projects within the Legal Department. Provide advice in negotiating and drafting various upstream agreements, including leases and assignments, purchase and sale agreements, joint operating agreements, farm-out agreements, accounting procedures, rights of way and easements, exploration and development agreements, areas of mutual interest, and preferential rights to purchase, among others. Independently identify legal issues that the business unit should consider when evaluating royalty and revenue interests, audits and accountings, oilfield services, secured and unsecured liens, and shale and non-conventional development. Partner with other attorneys in the Legal Department on commercial transactions related to special projects, joint ventures, and acquisitions in support of firm’s growing midstream footprint in the Bakken. Understand the Upstream and Midstream business units and structure to identify cross-business issues, and work collaboratively in a team to develop solutions/recommendations. Partner with other attorneys in the Legal Department regarding transactional matters, leasing and land issues, regulatory compliance, and business governance matters. In conjunction with the business unit, gather and analyze relevant information to develop action plans. Apply knowledge, past practices, and experiences to complex problems that impact the business unit. Develop recommendations for difficult and complex issues; and other duties as assigned..

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D. Degree or equivalent and active license to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction. Must have 5+ years of professional level work experience in a Corporate Law Department and/or Law Firm. Experience with negotiating and drafting upstream and midstream oil and gas agreements is essential. Must have an understanding of upstream and midstream oil and gas businesses and/or M&A due diligence and transactions.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Hess Corporation
One Allen Center
500 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77002

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