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Senior Geologist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/01/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a leading independent FTSE 250 international oil and gas exploration and production company. They have operations in the North Sea (offices in Aberdeen and Stavanger), Pakistan (Islamabad) and Asia (offices in Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta). Their core values of creativity, dynamism, professionalism, respect and tenacity have helped build and sustain a successful business.

The Role:
This new role, based within the London team, shall support growth activity, both on an asset and corporate level. The growth team provides technical support to both the Business Development and the Exploration New Business groups in London (head office). The team is also responsible for taking on work relating to the concept selection phase of difficult pre development assets where there is no BU team specifically allocated. As an experienced, credible and highly skilled professional, you will work on projects to support business development opportunities as well as driving technology solutions for existing business units in areas relative to your expertise. It is envisioned that the successful applicant will often take on a project management role to co-ordinate the efforts of an evaluation team which will typically be made up of a combination of internal staff and external consultants.
We need an experienced, commercially aware Geologist capable of managing those issues that may arise as part of production/development acquisition evaluations. You must be able to quickly identify the critical value drivers of a project, and know when additional support is required to address them. You also need to be comfortable working to multiple strict deadlines, and be confident representing the company in an outward facing role, dealing with senior stakeholders.

• Contribute to screening the numerous acquisition opportunities arising through the marketing of upstream assets by banks, direct negotiations with
JV partners and through pro-active business development efforts, including own networks.
• Access virtual and attend physical datarooms – acquire and interpret data for the asset evaluation in hand. The geological methodology to be
deployed will be specific to the asset in question: data quantity and quality, reservoir characteristics, the evaluation timetable and the acquisition
• Recommend, carry out and/or supervise work plans covering the geoscience aspects of acquisition evaluation projects; manage 3rd party consultant
teams as necessary.
• Liaison and Relationship Building with Partners and State Companies -Companies to- to be undertaken generally on a project specific basis at the
appropriate level but some relationships may need to be developed and maintained on a longer term basis.
• Liaise with regional Business Units to carry out pre-development studies (together with other team members as appropriate) for “stranded” assets.
• Drive areas of technology that will enhance the growth opportunities for Premier through working with research institutes, service providers and the
contracting community.
• Co-ordinate the efforts of other evaluation team members as required and steer the work through Premier’s internal Peer Review process.
• Provide geological input for Investment Papers sent to Executive Committee and/or the Board in respect of potential acquisitions;
• Identify suitable candidates for projects consistent with Premier’s acquisition strategy.
• Provide ad hoc geological support to other parts of the business;

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Significant (c.15+ years) post graduate experience in upstream oil and gas (exploration & production), based on core skills in geoscience. Broader
commercial/BD experience is valued.
• The ability to organise and lead an evaluation team;
• Strong geological skills, able to quickly evaluate mature fields and new development;
• Basic geophysical competence and experience in using advances seismic techniques (with support from geophysicist as necessary)
• Experienced in development planning;
• The ability to quickly identify and quantify the key value drivers of a project;
• The ability to think creatively to identify upside in projects that others may have missed;
• The ability to integrate with other disciplines (RE, commercial, etc.)
• Experienced in new business analysis / data rooms, holding the ability to see the “bigger picture”.

• Practical understanding of petroleum engineering (reservoir and production) and petroleum economics;
• Pro

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Possesses gravitas, able to establish credibility in order to gain the respect of peers, supervisors, and external third parties;
• Creative; a team worker who can meet meets deadlines; attention to detail
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