Newfield Exploration - Careers

"The allows us to be empowered and make a difference every day."

Founding Principles

  • Talented Employees
  • Focus
  • Balance of Exploration and Acquisitions
  • Emphasis on Technology and Teamwork
  • Mindset of an Independent
  • Control of Operations
  • Employee Ownership

"I like the fact that it is a moderate sized independent. I am able to make many decisions without having to consult with management as opposed to working for a larger company where almost every decision has to have approval."

Our People

"People" make the difference at Newfield. Diverse experiences and skill sets provide a competitive advantage in our operations. A cross section of our employees reveals backgrounds from major oil companies, small and large independents, private oil and gas companies and recent college graduates. We have an active intern and recruitment program that attracts the best and brightest minds in scientific and technical fields recruited from leading colleges and Universities. Employees are empowered to make decisions and capture opportunities with a focus on profitably growing reserves and production to create long-term shareholder value. Although we have grown rapidly, we work hard to preserve our unique culture.

"In my 20+ years in the exploration business, I am having the most fun I have ever had working at Newfield. Every day I enjoy coming to work. It's the people here that make the difference."


Newfield Foundation

The mission of the Newfield Foundation is to improve the quality of life through support of programs in the environment, medical, cultural arts, and community services. The Newfield Foundation supports philanthropic organizations in the communities where its employees live and work. Employees nominate organizations for Foundation support.

Foundation Flyer

Company Gift Matching Program:

Newfield will support your Non-profit Cause. Our gift matching program allows employees to choose the non-profit organizations nearest and dearest to them. With a minimum gift of $50 to your non-profit organization, Newfield will match your donation dollar for dollar, up to $2,500 annually. The program is open to all full-time employees, current directors, and retirees.

Equity Ownership

We want our employees to act like owners. To achieve this, we reward and encourage them through equity ownership and incentive compensation based on performance and profitability.


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