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  • Job reference: RMS0127136

Business Strategy Analyst

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: The Hague
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/06/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/07/13)
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
This position will provide analytical support to the unconventional projects portfolio focused on surface infrastructure activities. Provide analysis and understanding of surface infrastructure business portfolios & pursue alignment across the businesses specifically oriented at maximizing standardization benefits, increasing production, accelerating delivery and reducing costs. Benchmarking and external focus will be critical.

Accountabilities For the surface infrastructure aspects of the global unoconventionals business
- Update and maintain appropriate Unconventionals Project Portfolio evaluation tools
- Identify opportunities and provide detailed assessment of potential enablers/blockers in delivery of the Projects Portfolio.
- Develop key metrics for portfolio analysis and comparison of analogue project performance delivery.
- Assist with the development and maintenance of database of current benchmark activities and results, and pushes additional benchmarking opportunities forward from global perspective.
- Maintains integrated schedule of all Unconventionals Theme Office workstream activities and tracks progress of activities against agreed milestones
- Tracks and updated performance metrics (KPI's) for Unconventionals Theme Office PMO impact to business as well as operation; monitors and recommends change in strategy/activities/plans if goals not delivered
- Development of Appropriate performance reports for sharing with key stakeholders on periodic basis
- Development and Update of risk register of threats to Unconventional Theme Office delivery
- Ensure concept consistency with detailed engineering work done by catalogue theme office team.
- Experience of the unconventional mindset, commercial, finance or modelling background would be highly valued.


Challenges of the business include:
- Rapid spend and activity growth potential, across wide geographic spread
- Difficult economics, requiring lowest possible cost of surface infrastructure while maintaining integrity.
- Significant NTR challenges, many of which are impacted by the surface infrastructure
- Use of non-standard equipment that may have been appropriate for aggressive expansion, but now needs to be changed to equipment that delivers long-term value, while meeting design specifications and commercial purchasing program requirements.
- Global delivery of standard equipment components will require good portfolio demand forecasts
- Necessity of building production facilities while exploration de-risking is still in progress. This necessitates choices between building temporary facilities or permanent facilities and making choices about moving, retrofitting, or deconstructing after the de-risking work is complete. This is an atypical business model for the client which requires developing new and creative solutions.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Degree in discipline engineering (bachelors of science).
- Ideally a Concept Engineer or Production Engineering Background
- Economics or commercial experience will be valued.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience within the oil and gas industry including experience in front end engineering, concept select, design, procurement, construction and operations.
- Previous experience in design and operation of unconventional production facilities is valued.
- Previous experience in developing and executing excel based modeling
- A can do attitude with clear ability to manage uncertainties.
- Exploration or Appraisal experience is valued
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