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Occidental Petroleum Senior Contracts Administrator (Crude) in Houston, Texas

Title: Senior Contracts Administrator (Crude) Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual.

The position is in the contracts administration department of Oxy Energy Services, LLC, which supports Occidental Energy Marketing, Inc. (OEMI). OEMI the marketing company of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and markets Occidental’s crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs).

  • Coordinate the negotiation and documentation of physical crude oil purchase/sale transactions (maritime, lease level and market hub).

  • Coordinate contract issues with Credit, Commercial and Legal departments.

  • Communicate and interact with traders, mid-office and other corporate stakeholders to facilitate contract negotiation and administration.

  • Administer crude oil purchase/sale contracts.

  • Process contracts and related documents in document retention system.

  • Support front-office with operations-related activities, including assistance with bills of lading and other documentation.

  • Other duties as required, including periodic review of internal contract forms and processes.


  • Bachelor Degree

  • 7 years contracts administration experience in the crude oil marketing/trading industry.

  • Familiarity with terms and conditions generally utilized for the purchase/sale of crude oil (maritime, lease level and market hub), both domestic and international.

  • Experience with trade control processes and contract management systems.

  • Familiarity with purchase/sale, exchanges and buy/sell arrangements.

  • Contracts administration experience with crude oil and/or NGL marketing/trading industry.

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel.

  • Self-starter, willingness to learn and ability to work independently.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and to coordinate well with numerous company stakeholders.

  • Waterborne marketing experience.

  • Legal background and/or previous relevant industry experience.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status