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Vacancy At WTS Energy

Date Posted: 08/Jan/2014
Deadline: 27/Jan/2014

About WTS Energy
WTS Energy provides recruitment and manpower services for the global oil and gas and energy industries. We supply engineers and consultants to our clients’ projects and operations, and perform employment outsourcing services such as workforce management in oil and gas regions around the world. Our clients are based globally and offer a wide range of vacancies in oil, gas and energy. WTS Energy places suitable engineers and consultants in any phase of Oil and Gas projects and in all skills relating to: Geoscience, Drilling Management and Well Services, Facilities, (FEED) Engineering, Construc-tion, Pipeline, Subsea, Commissioning and Start Up and Operations and Maintenance. WTS Energy operates globally with offices in 14 countries and is operational in over 50 countries.
Job description Geosciences Head

Job Objective/ Purpose of Job:

To build and maintain a strong and cross-functionally integrated Geosciences capability to support the asset-based organisation.

    Develop Geosciences staff and enhance their competencies through continuous assessment of skills, design and implementation of training and career development plans (in consultation with the asset managers).
    As technical expert on all geoscience activities, introduce, implement and maintain technologies, tools, guidelines and workflows that enable the ADS and well & reservoir management processes and activities to be delivered and fully in line with global geoscience technical standards.
    Provide Technical and Value Assurance of all Geosciences input to key Asset Management deliverables as the operating company’s technical authority on geosciences.
    Develop, maintain and deliver in-house technical courses and best practice guidelines in integrated reservoir modelling for reservoir and field studies input to field development plans.
    Ensure quality management of Geosciences data, information, documents and records.
    As part of the global Nigeria subsurface studies team (GNSST) leadership, support all NBU projects at the opportunity identification, planning and execution stages and act as geoscience custodian of all geoscience content both for internal and external (NAPIMS, DPR) engagements.

Job Duties/ Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

    Create/adapt and recommend technical standards for Asset Management geosciences practice.
    Technical Authority for Geosciences in APDNL & APENL, and thereby accountable for the functional quality of all Geosciences work carried out on NBU projects, including the deployment of approved technical standards and the integration of the Geosciences results in development projects and the management of assets.
    Ensuring that across APDNL & APENL, all geoscience related safety critical activities (shallow, geo hazards etc.) are identified and have effective response processes.
    Development and execution of Geosciences Functional Improvement Plans for APDNL & APENL.
    Development of skills and competencies of the Geosciences skill-pool in APDNL & APENL including resourcing of new staff and development of standard Geosciences learning programmes, together with technical coaching and mentoring schemes, and the implementation of on-boarding programs for new technical professionals within the discipline.
    Provide input to scope of geological, geophysical and petrophysical work required to support short, medium and long term Technical Work Programmes for APDNL and APENL development assets
    Plan, implement, supervise, and monitor all geosciences technical studies projects, leading to detailed description of subsurface formations, quantification of oil and gas resources, and estimation of exploitation risks.
    Provide leadership for geosciences inputs into Field Development Planning for APDNL and APENL assets
    Identify need for, and supervise delivery of 3rd party studies (by contractors) to ensure agreed specifications on quality, time, and costs are met.
    Act as lead resource person on geosciences related prospect evaluation issues and development projects requiring quick turn-around times (rapid deployment).
    Continually monitor industry technology trends to identify, test, and recommend cost efficient subsurface evaluation software and hardware; manage geosciences technology deployment within the Asset Management team.
    Lead technical defence of geosciences basis for investment plans before internal and external stakeholders (the company Decision Review Board, NAPIMS, DPR).
    Technical coach for all geoscientists in APNL.
    Member of the APNL Technical studies leadership team and act as Senior Manager technical studies as delegated.

Key Performance Indicators/ Performance Goals:

    Attracting and retaining experienced and talented Geosciences staff.
    Maintaining a suitable balance between Technical Assurance and Coaching roles.
    Raise Technical Quality of Geosciences deliverables.
    Achieving a marked improvement in geosciences process safety-critical performance corporately, for well delivery (shallow hazards, geo-hazards etc.)
    Ensuring compliance with approved technical standards and processes.
    Supporting improvements in the performance on well delivery (cost and DUR promise) through leadership of asset well readiness sessions and asset management input to DWOP and well monitoring.

Financial Dimensions:

    Required to provide budget inputs and manage assigned budget(s)
    Lead the contracting process for Technical studies that may be carried by indigenous contractors.

Requirements Geosciences Head

    Minimum B.Sc. in Geology or Geophysics. M. Sc. will be an advantage.
    Membership of relevant professional organisation(s) such as NAPE, NMGS, AAPG or SPE is desirable but not necessarily a prerequisite.
    Seasoned technical professional with at least fifteen years of experience in the area of Production Geology/Seismology and at least fundamental application of petrophysics, with strong leadership skills. The last three years should be at least at the principal geoscientist engineering level.
    A working knowledge of Oil and Gas development work processes and proven track record in product delivery are essential.
    Proficiency in the use of subsurface evaluation software, modelling tools and Microsoft suite of applications.
    Minimum of three (3) years in a principal geoscience (or equivalent) position with coaching experience
    Initiative, integrity, leadership, communication and cross-cultural skills. Cost consciousness, ability to delegate, team spirit.

Terms & Conditions Geosciences Head

    Lagos based.
    Permanent Role

Company Profile

Oil and Gas Operating Company
Lagos, Nigeria

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