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  • Job reference: RMS0137212

Head of Production

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Gabon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/01/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (02/03/14)
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The Company:
An Oil and Gas Operator

The Role:
We are looking for a Head of Production for a positon based in Gabon.

The service holder will mplement/manage the short term (90 Days) Production Planning & Programming plan, and the execution of Production activities in the fields in order to maximize production through existing wells and facilities
Stan-in for the Operations Manager

The key responsabilities are below:
1) HSSE
- Maintain Production within the approved Operating envelop and carry out regular Operating Integrity self- assessment
- Chair the Production HSSE meetings
- Conduct regular safety inspection of plants and camps.
- Improve incident reporting by all Production staff
- Lead the Production closure of audits items

2) Production
- Verify that current Production activities practices are carried out in line with the Operations Philosophy.
- Production Management System (Hydrocarbon Reporting System) operability
- Update Production Operating manuals,
- Lead the Production Planning & Programming, including the 90 Days Plan Forum (Integrated Activity Plan)
- Manage Production performance reporting
- Ensure Hydrocarbon Metering systems are compliant with country legislation, International and Venture standards.
- Provide Production support in the scope of Operations Readiness & Assurance into Projects.
- Custodian of audit close- out for Production
- Monitor and report Production Opex trends
- Manage Production laboratory services
- Provide Production Chemistry Technical Authority for Chemical selection and field trials.

3) HR
- Staff yearly target setting/individual goal agreement, reviews
- Lead staff coaching, facilitate mentoring and the OJT
- Demonstrate effective communication

4) Continuous Improvement
- Facilitate training for Root Cause Analysis for Production staff
- Enhance Production performance analysis (deferment tracking)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineer degree or Master degree in industrial engineering, or equivalent

Minimum of 10 years of experience in Oil & Gas upstream industry, mainly in Field Operations (Production & Maintenance)
Asset Management in Oil & Gas industry
Management of large multidisciplinary teams and multi cultural work force
Strong drive in HSSE commitments
Experience in Operations Readiness & Assurance delivery

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of applicable Gabonese laws
Good command (spoken and written) of English and French
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