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Downstream Oil Industry Analyst At OPEC

Date Posted: 04/Feb/2014
Deadline: 01/Apr/2014

Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department monitors, analyzes and forecasts world energy developments in the medium and long term and reports thereon, in particular; provides in-depth studies and reports on medium to long term energy issues; monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-related technology and assesses implications for OPEC; identifies and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and research and development (R&D) and facilitates and supports coordinated planning and implementation of collaborative energy related R&D programmes of OPEC Member Countries; identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities; carries out studies and reports on medium to long term developments in the petroleum industry; provides effective tools for and carries out model based studies for analyses and projections of medium and long term energy supply/demand and downstream simulation; elaborates OPEC Long Term Strategy and monitors, analyzes and reports on relevant national or regional policies, such as fiscal, energy, trade and environmental, and assesses their impacts on energy markets.

Objective of Position:

To study and analyses developments in the refining, petrochemical and oil transportation/distribution sectors; to assess the implications of technological advances, environmental policy and other relevant developments for the downstream oil industry; andto conduct qualitative and quantitative studies on the medium to long term outlook for the downstream oil sector; to contribute to the World Oil Outlook.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Studies and analyzes developments in refining, petroleum product quality specifications, products trade, crude and products transportation, petrochemicals, downstream investments.

2. Studies and assesses the technological, environmental, political and other relevant developments for the downstream oil industry and assesses their implications.

3. Coordinates data gathering and data treatment required for conducting studies and analyses on the above subject matters.

4. Contributes to maintaining and running the downstream models.

5. Contributes to the World Oil Outlook.

6. Contributes to and delivers speeches, articles and presentations at internal meetings and various international forums.

7. Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.

Required Competencies and Qualifications:

  • University degree in Refining Engineering, Petroleum Marketing, Energy Economics or equivalent; advanced degree preferred
  • Eight years in oil refining, marketing, transportation or energy economics (six years in case of an advanced degree)


  • Refining Operations & Technology
  • Petroleum market analysis
  • International oil market assessment an asset

Competencies: Communication skills, analytical skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, initiative and integrity.

Language: English

Status and Benefits:

Members of the Secretariat are international employees whose responsibilities are not national but exclusively international. In carrying out their functions they have to demonstrate the personal qualities expected of international employees such as integrity, independence and impartiality.

The post is at grade E reporting to the Head of Energy Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.


Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.

Applicants are requested to fill in a résumé and an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor for OPEC.

In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than 1 April 2014.


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