Statoil Regulatory Compliance Coordinator - Bakken in Austin, Texas

Regulatory Compliance Coordinator - Bakken


  • Job ID: 254324

  • Country: USA

  • Location: Austin, Texas

  • Company: Equinor US Operations LLC

  • Contact Name: Kathy Hutching

  • Workplace: Onshore

  • Discipline: Drilling & Well

  • Education Preferred: Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience Preferred: 7 - 10 Years

  • Closing Date: Jul 272018

Job Description

We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

Technological innovation, rigorous safety standards, and environmental awareness drive our operations in the US and have helped Equinor to build a portfolio of onshore, offshore and exploration assets in some of the industry’s most exciting energy resource areas. We have offices in Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Williston, ND, Stamford, CT, Washington D.C., as well as in Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities to contribute to our organization.

Job Description

The Regulatory Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Bakken asset by coordinating and submitting regulatory filings in a timely manner with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and ensuring acceptance

Knowledge of NDIC, BLM and DNRC regulatory requirements. North Dakota and/or Montana State and Federal drilling, completion, operation/maintenance permitting experience preferred

Poistion will support the Bakken asset located in Austin, Texas

Work closely with management, operations and other disciplines to clearly define regulatory issues and develop solutions

Actively participate in meetings including HSE, drilling, permit updates, rig moves/scheduling, etc.

Effective liason with agency representatives to secure permits and resolve potential compliance issues

Representing/participating in industry groups/committees that monitor and/or influence regulatory efforts

Coordinate, prepare, file and track regulatory filings for Onshore drilling and production operation including, but not limited to, construction permits, permits to drill, well completions, workovers, production facility and pipeline design and installations applications, Right of Way grants and decommissioning, and well facility and pipeline abandonments and relinquishments

Maintain all annual updates, renewals and reports submitted to regulatory agencies while keeping company stakeholders informed of any changes to permit requirements to ensure compliance

Ensure asset personnel are delivering necessary data and exhibits to meet filing deadline requirements

Monitor and maintain knowledge of current and changing US onshore regulations

Inform stakeholders of regulatory and policy changes with a potential to impact US onshore operations

Conduct periodic regulatory compliance training for office and field-based operations personnel

Contribute to the development of internal regulatory standards, policies and procedures

Conduct periodic assurance activities to identify compliance gaps and corrective solutions

The role is expected to drive change, improve efficiencies utilizing LEAN methodology and automation of repetitive/administrate tasks in alignment with Equinor’s digital roadmap


Bachelor’s degree

7+ years of US Onshore drilling and production regulatory experience

Preferred Bakken regulatory experience

Working knowledge of US Onshore drilling and production permitting regulations at the federal and state levels

Personal Qualities

Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations

Exceptional communication skills and ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the organization and with confidence, respect and integrity

Ability to analyze information, solve problems and work in a team environment

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage a large workload with dynamic priorities

Proficient skills in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

Ability to drive organizational change

Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and deliver a variety of training topics

Be imaginative, ambitious and stimulate new ideas

Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

We Offer

Equinor offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Equinor is an equal opportunity employer.

General Information

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

Please note that this is a local position on local terms and conditions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disables and Other Protected Groups. Equinor is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral requested.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.