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Subsurface Team Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/07/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Subsurface Team Lead is responsible for directing the subsurface team to deliver high quality work necessary to underpin operational decisions in reservoir management and optimisation of production from the assets and to add further value through actively pursuing development opportunities in the area. This work will be completed within the framework of company project management processes, investment guidelines and in accordance with Functional, OGA and JV partner requirements.
This is a supervisory position with a number of direct reports.

1. Responsible for leading the multi-disciplinary subsurface team to develop clear, timely, business-focussed decisions and recommendations relating to subsurface aspects of the assets.
2. Constantly seek out opportunities to maximise asset value by optimising production, increasing recovery and delivering future development opportunities. Manage the maintenance and ongoing development of reservoir models and monitor reservoir performance in support of this activity. Accountable for reserves reporting and progression.
3. Manage the subsurface work programme for development planning and development drilling including coordinating and delivering the subsurface deliverables for internal and government approval processes leading to development sanction and drilling approvals for incremental development and near-field opportunities.
4. Manage the subsurface work programme for near-field exploration, including all licence obligations and exploration well planning and execution.
5. Provide technically robust inputs into economic models in order to support and recommend production optimisation, field development and near-field exploration activity.
6. Responsible for mentoring and support of more junior staff across all the UKBU subsurface teams, and work with the UKBU Subsurface Manager to ensure team members have appropriate career development support. Provide reservoir engineering peer review and assistance across the business unit.
7. Build and maintain strong working relationships with co-venturers and regulatory authorities. Represent client at subsurface and exploration committee meetings. Represent the joint venture on subsurface matters at meetings with regulatory bodies.


BSc in Engineering or Geoscience discipline or equivalent experience. Preferably a post-graduate
qualification in Petroleum Engineering or a related discipline.

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