About This Career
The Mineral Land Professional is an important part of an exploration and development team of professionals that includes engineers, geologists and geophysicists and is directly involved in the acquisition, management, and disposition of petroleum and natural gas mineral rights and related contracts. They contribute to the strategic planning phase of exploration and development, and are responsible for negotiating and documenting mineral land contracts in their designated geographical area. They also draft and analyze mineral land agreements, administer Crown sales and rental payments, and integrate acquisitions into the Land System databases.
Mineral Land Professionals work closely with a multi-disciplinary team as well as other land personal. They serve as the point of contact between the organization and industry partners and government regulators regarding mineral land ownership and related regulatory issues. This role requires the use of databases and various types of computer software.
There are regulatory bodies for the Mineral Land Professional including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) and Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA). The employer may require certification with one of these associations.
This occupation is employed in onshore environments in the exploration and production and oil sands sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Other example job titles include: Mineral Land Administrator, Mineral Land Administration Manager, Mineral Land and Contracts Manager.
- The following are examples of progressive or lateral career paths:
- Entry level Land Administrator
- Contracts Analyst
- Contracts Landman
- Land Negotiator
- Surface Land Professional
Mild Physical Activity
- Public administration, including regulatory
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Utilities, including renewable energy
- Mining and quarrying
Business and Operations Support
Exploration and production
- Post-secondary diploma
- While not required, specific certifications may be requested by employers from either the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) or Canadian Association of Land Administration (CAPLA).
- Specific health and safety certifications will be determined by job requirements.