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Senior Development Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/06/2019
  • Duration: permenantoi
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The Role:
Job Dimensions
* Execution of corporate development and decommissioning studies below the threshold to pass to the DSO Product Line or derogated by DSO Product Line
* Co-ordinate with the DSO Product Line for execution of larger corporate development and decommissioning studies by them
* Technical follow-up and support for Operated By Others assets including Long Term Plan, PRIME and Budget exercises
* Provide guidance to asset commercial and development teams including execution of specific studies where requested

* Lead development studies below threshold to pass to DSO Product Line or co-ordinate with DSO Product Line for their completion including:
o Identify development opportunities
o Gather relevant data and prepare study scopes of work
o Initiate technical studies and economical evaluations
o Ensure HSE issues are addressed in developments, including opportunities to avoid major risks through concept selection
o Drive cost reduction in developments including the use of innovative approaches (e.g. alternative contracting models, technology)
o Prepare study deliverables
* Develop decommissioning plans and execute decommissioning studies or assist individual asset teams to do this
* Lead technical follow-up of OBO assets including:
o Participation in JV partner forums (e.g. Technical Committee Meetings)
o Review of work programmes, budgets, AFE requests, development project dossiers working closely with Commercial Lead
o Prepare forecasts for LTP, PRIME and Budget

Context and Environment

* Growth opportunities are becoming increasingly more technically and commercially challenging. Development studies require to find solutions to economically develop new opportunities, at maximum value, in a mature basin and within the constraints of existing infrastructure in the region. Similarly, rigorous evaluation of investment and divestment opportunities is required
* As assets mature, there is a need to build decommissioning capability within the affiliate, identify decommissioning cost reduction opportunities and compete preparatory work for safe, responsible, efficient and minimal cost decommissioning
* OBO assets require follow-up to ensure forward strategies in line with values and objectives.

The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest Oil and Gas companies. Their operations cover the entire energy chain, including oil exploration and production to trading, shipping and refining and marketing of petroleum products, as well as chemicals. Our Client has operations in over 130 countries and has more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Completion of development and decommissioning studies either directly or in co-ordination with DSO Product Line
* Assist in ensuring timely approval and sanction in line with agreed development strategy
* Delivery of LTP, PRIME and Budget forecasts for OBO assets
* Delivery of investment proposals for OBO assets management for sanction

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* MSc/MEng/BSc (Hons)/BEng (Hons) Degree with minimum 13 years' experience in oil & gas industry, plus a minimum of 3 years in a Development Engineering/ Petroleum Architecture position.
* Good technical skills with recognized speciality in an Engineering discipline
* Experience of offshore, onshore, subsea, greenfield, brownfield, HP/HT development studies, projects, operations, economic evaluations and UK environment preferred. Good appreciation of associated subsurface and commercial skills.
* Good working knowledge of UK/international legislation and other requirements relating to offshore operations
* Clear understanding of applicable corporate procedures and processes
* Understanding of UKCS business environment
* Good communication skills with good working knowledge of spoken and written English (and some French understanding preferred).

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