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Maersk Oil is looking for a Field Development Planning Team Lead for the Corporate Production Development department (CPD) at Maersk Oil head office in Copenhagen. The team shall consist of 5 to 6 Petroleum Engineers and Facilities Engineers and forms part of the larger Qatar Field Development Team in CPD. The team objective is to co-ordinate Field Development Plans for the Al Shaheen Field in Qatar.
CPD is a global resource supporting Maersk Oil's business units in maturing fields from appraisal to development stage to strengthen Maersk Oil's global portfolio. Currently operated and producing fields are in the North Sea, Qatar, and Kazakhstan, and E&A activities are underway across the globe.
The Qatar Field Development group in Copenhagen is in charge of appraisal and development planning of the giant Al Shaheen Field. The field is producing oil from several carbonate and clastic reservoirs from the Cretaceous period. The field is the third largest offshore carbonate field in the world.
The position would suit an individual from a subsurface background with a sufficiently broad range of skills to produce robust development plans for concepts which are robust to subsurface and other uncertainties.
The successful candidate will be working in the Qatar Field Development group within Corporate Production and Development (CPD), reporting to the head of the group.
The work location is Copenhagen with occasional travel to other countries as necessary for the position.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
The Field Development Planning Team Lead will be responsible for the following:
- Provide leadership and direction to the Team. Co-ordinate field development study work to a pre-determined study schedule.
- Mature sufficient development scope to maintain field plateau. Evaluate the development opportunities in terms of volumes, economics and risk. Perform ranking of the possible development scope based on value project drivers and project resourcing.
- Ensure full integration across all disciplines.
- Liaise with MOQ for existing well production and WRFM activities, and with the FDP2011 Project Team, to ensure a suitable range of forecasts are available as a base forecast to build on.
- Liaise with the reservoir study teams to ensure that robust forecasts are produced for all reservoirs which capture the range of uncertainties.
- Work closely with MOQ to produce development concepts covering well and facilities designs for the various development opportunities. Establish bottlenecks in the current production system and ullage profiles going forward. Ensure the appropriate use of well technology as applicable. Capture development decisions in development options tables.
- Establish a Basis of Design for the project and ensure that this is updated to reflect changes in the underlying data in a timely manner.
- Supervise the production of CAPEX and OPEX estimates for wells and facilities and wells, based on establishing suitable cost building blocks and agreed costing methodology.
- Run pre-tax economics as required and provide economic input data to the Commercial Dept. as necessary.
- Quantify the impact of delays to the FDP2011 appraisal program and ensure the correct FDP2011 appraisal well order within project constraints. Develop a robust appraisal program in order to re-risk suitable volumes for the next FDP tranche. Perform appraisal Value of Information analysis as required.
- Supervise the production of project schedules for the various development opportunities and integrate into one overall project schedule.
- Manage project risk via a risk register including HSE risks (via HAZID, ENVID, etc as applicable) as well as other technical, economic, commercial, organisational and political risks. Develop an HSE plan for the project.
- Interface with MOQ subsurface, E&P, production operations to establish field and plant layouts, and a Project Operations Philosophy in line with longer term development plans for the field.
- Liaison with the long term planning team to ensure that field development plans fit within long term field development strategy.
- Preparation of presentations for internal review gates and workshops with Qatar Petroleum.
Successful candidates will be working with an experienced, highly professional and demanding team and should therefore have the following qualifications:
- Self-starters with strong organizational, analytical and communication skills.
- Prior experience of, and desire to work within, a multidisciplinary environment.
- Fluency in written and spoken technical English.
- Masters degree or Ph.D in a relevant subject.
- Experience of uncertainty analysis across subsurface development within both static and dynamic realm and the translation of these into different subsurface realisations.
- Some experience of Reservoir Engineering covering, appraisal, development and production issues. General knowledge of reservoir modelling, simulation and analytical methods.
- Knowledge of petrophysics, well planning, drilling operations, completions and stimulation technology.
- Experience with mature fields and enhanced oil recovery.
- Knowledge of appraisal techniques and Value of Information analysis.
- Working experience of schedule and resource planning.
- Knowledge of surface engineering concepts, typical export specifications and the impact of constraints.
- Awareness of CAPEX and OPEX estimation techniques as well as economic analysis. Awareness of typical oil and gas fiscal regimes.
- Experience with screening and ranking of development concepts to match project screening criteria.
- Ability to define quickly the scope and scale of a study, depending on the amount and quality of data provided, and time available.
- Past experience with both technical and people leadership and ability to work effectively within a matrix organisation.
- More than 15 years of upstream industry experience, either with an operating company or as a consultant.
In addition to the above, one or more of the following skills will strengthen a candidate's application:
- Knowledge of Maersk Oil's Project Maturation Process.
- Working knowledge of PetroVR or FUTURE forecasting techniques.
- Knowledge of Maersk Oil's reserves classification system.
For further information about the position, please contact Peter Marsh, Development Director on 45 3363 4000 or HR Business Partner René Christensen on 45 3363 4000.
About the company:
Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company with operated production of about 625,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. We produce oil and gas from Denmark, the UK, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Algeria. Exploration activities are ongoing in Angola, Norway, the US Gulf of Mexico, Greenland and in producing countries. Turning marginal and challenging fields into commercial successes has been the cornerstone of Maersk Oil's business since 1962. Maersk Oil focuses on pioneering technologies and harnessing talent to continue to operate safely and successfully, creating value for partners and host governments. Maersk Oil and its subsidiary companies are part of the Danish A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. For more information about Maersk Oil, please visit our website at www.maerskoil.com.