November 22nd 2013 at 12:00
It has been a long time since I last blogged, but I have finally come down from the Rocky Mountains to tell everyone about my internship at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Over the summer, I worked in the Land department in Anadarko’s Denver office. Here is a picture of our view from the 18th floor of the tower (I miss seeing the mountains everyday).
I was assigned to work in the Powder River Basin Asset group, but I was also able to work with the Exploration group too. I was tasked with a variety of projects that ranged from debt collection, drafting a wellbore assignment, managing a joint development agreement and researching state law. The best part about working for Anadarko was making lifelong friendships. Everyone at Anadarko was a pleasure to be around and they taught me more than I could ever know about the industry.
Most importantly, they taught me about the importance of networking at Anadarko and with other people in the oil and gas industry. They taught me that networking connections and your reputation are two key factors in being successful in the industry. I learned that going to events like networking socials, fishing trips, baseball games, etc. are important to building strong relationships with your co-workers. Additionally, my co-workers stressed the importance of negotiating good, but fair deals for both parties. Fair dealing is important because your reputation and integrity in the industry may be jeopardized because of one bad deal. Overall, my summer internship was an unbelievable experience and I look forward to joining Anadarko in the spring.
Below are a few pictures from my internship including my time fishing with world class fisherman Jed Lemmons and a picture with Al Walker, TU Alum and CEO of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.