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Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« on: January 26, 2007, 06:33:28 PM »
does anyone know how much u should make as an intern and then a new employee as a landman working for an oil and gas company?  I am thinking about putting my focus their for a job this summer and am just curious to how it compares to law firm pay.
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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007, 08:13:55 PM »
does anyone have any experience with this?
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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 01:57:52 PM »
still nothing huh?
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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007, 03:58:56 PM »
i know they pay well post-graduation.

no idea what they pay for interns. are you going to apply at chesapeake?
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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007, 04:41:53 PM »
im applying to chesapeake Devon

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I met with the career service guy and he said that because i was a petroleum supply specialist in iraq and i have my undergrad degree in business that he was pretty sure id be able to land a job this summer with an oil company. We shall see how that goes.

Do u know what your going to try and do this summer?
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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007, 05:15:07 PM »
i'm going to take my chances with all the firms doing OCIs. if nothing comes of that, i'll beg for work elsewhere.
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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2007, 05:50:04 PM »
i bet u will find a job pretty easily at oci. That reminds me that i have to go buy a new suit soon for interviews.
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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2007, 07:37:45 PM »
i worked as a landman at an energy company for a short while before heading to law school.  i was mostly dealing with natural gas.  i was making about 60k a year doing that and opportunities for advancement were not likely for a few years.  i'm not sure if oil companies operate differently but thats where i was at with the job.
the job itself was enjoyable in some respects.  the best part of it was being able to out of the office a majority of the time.  the downside was i was mostly trooping through some pretty crap parts of western pa and west virginia. 

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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2007, 08:43:04 PM »
I interned with the land department of an energy company last summer and was offered $67,000 with an additional $15,000 bonus for full time after finishing my undergrad (Energy Management).  Decided to apply to law school instead, but I'd recommend landwork, it was a great internship and companies are in the hiring mode now.

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Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2007, 09:34:57 PM »
i appreciate the advice. do either of u know if u make more money with a law degree than if u just have an undergrad degree. It would suck to know that i went to law school and took out 60k in debt to get a job i could have already gotten. At the same time 82000 a year not having to do legal research and writing all the time will prob make up for it.
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