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Project Contracting Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/08/2013
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The Company:
Global oil and gas firm


The Role:
This position reports to the Midstream Project Commercial Manager and supports the structuring and operational launch of a stand-alone entity midstream assets. The role leads projects to identify, assess, and restructure existing and new midstream commercial contracts and negotiate the appropriate assignments and amendments. The role is accountable for ensuring collaboration and alignment with Corporate Tax, Legal, Finance teams and the E&P Onshore Production and Strategy, Commercial, New Business Development organizations. The role also supports the assessment, implementation, and optimization the required gathering and export contractual agreements.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Analyze, design and implement a “stand Alone” contracting structure commencing 1 January 2014.
• Development and implement strategies and tactics for successfully negotiating commercial agreements and amendments; i.e. production gathering, transportation & processing contracts.
• Monitor and evaluate competitor’s midstream contractual activity and derive competitive insights.
• Foster and maintain relationships with commercial, producing, and exploration counterparts both within the company and with external parties. Position “Midstream Commercial” as an integral contributing member of the client asset teams.
• Plan and supervise the daily activities of a paralegal contractor.

Skills and Competencies

• Critical Thinking/Creative Thinking: Identify main issues, problems & opportunities; assess a range of situations & solutions, using analysis to draw appropriate conclusions and judgments.
• Communication: Convey information and ideas clearly and succinctly to internal personnel and external industry counterparts utilizing a variety of media
• Collaboration/Influencing: applies range of appropriate behaviors and influencing styles to gain the support, trust, and credibility of both internal personnel and external commercial counterparties and partners to effectively and efficiently achieve stated business objectives.
• Builds commercial Excellence; Strives to improve the quality of commercial activity and the effectiveness of the commercial Function.


• Economics: Develops, runs and audits economic models, Understands and interprets fiscal terms, understands and models risk and uncertainty.
• Contracts: Detailed working knowledge of E&P and commercial contracts; ability to read commercial contracts as an advocate for the company’s goals. Ability to understand different JV structures and translate this knowledge into business risk and value assessments.
• Project Management: Clarifies objectives, project time lines, and success criteria, progresses discussions and actions to deliver results.
• Oil & Gas Business: Understands oil and gas value chain elements and their interactions and how value drives, risk and uncertainty are addressed contractually value drivers.
• Competitive Environment: Gathers competitive market intelligence and uses data to gain competitive advantage. Identifies and understands risks to the business and recommends ways of mitigating.
• Negotiations: Proactive in building trust, exploring options, clarifying understanding, and managing expectations
• Markets: Demonstrates a working knowledge of oil and gas market fundamentals and the dynamics of competing fuels.
• Acquisitions, Divestments, and Approvals: Manages detailed technical and commercial evaluations. Develops and represents business cases for approval.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience and Education:

• Experience in multiple producing basins, export systems, and fiscal regimes preferred.
• Business or Technical Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred.
• Minimum of 10 years in Oil and Gas industry preferred.
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