BP Russia Senior Geologist in Moscow, Russia

at BP
Location Moscow, United States
Date Posted October 25, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
BP Russia has a 19.75% shareholding in Rosneft and is also investing in several Joint Ventures in Russia with our partner Rosneft. These include the Taas-Yuryakh JV, Yermak JV and Kharampur JV. These JV’s cover activities from developing and producing giant onshore oil and gas fields to exploring for new accumulations in Areas of Mutual Interest (AMI’s) in East and West Siberia.The Exploration team is responsible for evaluating new business development opportunities, oversight & influencing of the Exploration Joint Ventures and technical studies and assurance for the shareholder team.This position is a key role within the BP Russia Exploration Team based in Moscow. The individual will lead technical activities for one or more of BP’s current three Exploration areas, working closely with the BP-Rosneft joint ventures that holds the licences, mainly Yermak Neftegaz. The chosen individual will use the regional project results to lead new acreage access and will provide support for licence-specific work and operational decisions within the JV. The role will report to the Russia Exploration VP and will be based in Moscow.
Key accountabilities
Oversight of all BP’s technical work for the NW West Siberia and Yenisei-Khatanga AMIs, including co-ordination of work between BP’s Moscow office, Russian technical institutes (mainly TNNC), and BP’s Sunbury-based team.• Responsible for maintaining awareness and understanding of Yermak’s and TNNC’s technical work for both AMIs, including awareness of operations, and with a readiness to support and/or influence.• Responsible for leading the technical side of new licence acquisition, based on the results of the regional projects.• Responsible for delivery of key Exploration Common Process (ECP) products related to both the recently completed regional projects and current licence-specific technical work, for presentation and submission to the Function and/or Exploration Assurance.• Responsible for providing interim assessments of potential auction blocks that are marketed.• Takes delegation of authority for Exploration Manager in his absence.• Responsible for ensuring maintenance of a compressive Russia Exploration database in Moscow, and complying with all data-security-related protocols.• Provides technical leadership and coaching of Russia-based Exploration staff.• Supports the wider Moscow-based team (including Reservoir Development) in evaluating other business development opportunities in Russia.• Participates in global BP networks.
Essential Education
Degree or Masters in Geoscience
Essential experience and job requirements
• Strong technical skills in all areas of Exploration Common Process through to early appraisal, including worked examples of regional evaluation programmes and prospect inventory generation.• Strong project management skills and good at building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders and contractors.• Minimum of 10 years industry experience working primarily in Exploration.• Experience of exploring non-marine and marginal marine clastic systems, ideally in Russia• Strong working knowledge of Petrel (or similar) Interpretation software• Must speak Russian fluently and at a minimum upper-intermediate to fluent level of English• Good presentation skills and experience with writing of technical reports
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
The successful candidate should be open to potential secondments into BP Russia JV roles at some point in the future.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
• Expertise in Russian style well log interpretation and usage of interactive petrophysical software including Techlog• Experience with coaching and training staff• Experience of working closely with JV partners. Track record of successful influencing and conflict resolution a distinct advantage.• Flexible mindset, with ability to manage and correctly prioritise multiple urgent requests.
Relocation available
Travel required
Is this a part time position?
About BP
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