A landman holds an important position in the energy and natural resource industries. Employed mainly by mining and energy companies, the landman is mainly concerned with acquiring and maintaining access to the rights to use land for natural resource extraction. While this position oce entailed on-the-ground exploration, the position today is primarily an indoor job that still requires an occasional front-line presence (sometimes in inclement weather or rough conditions).
Oversee the work of technical staff and supervise geological procedures necessary to identify exploration sites.
Assess the cost of oil and gas wells and monitor production rates to improve exploration processes.
Coordinate field exploration activities.