Exploration Head of Discipline, Petroleum Systems in Confidential

at BP
Location Confidential, United States
Date Posted March 6, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
This is the Head of Discipline (HoD) role leading and providing global Petroleum Systems Excellence within the Exploration Function and representing the discipline across other technical Functions such as reservoir development and technology. The successful candidate will be expected to lead, prioritise, and promote petroleum systems support for all exploration teams to enable the identification, categorization, and progression of value generating resources. The individual will also maintain and foster strong linkages to the CoP, influence R&D;, and steward JIPs.This individual will work with the Exploration and Reservoir Development petroleum systems community to instil and sustain a culture of continuous improvement and learning across teams and build bridges across the value chain from exploration, projects, reservoir development functions, and the subsurface technical centre. They will also need strong relationships with the Exploration leadership to ensure that the portfolio needs are met and learnings are embedded in a timely fashion. Specific activities are split between business delivery – individually or through others and support the assurance process; capability – coaching, teaching, and mentoring; external benchmarking – leveraging external ideas and approaches.
Key accountabilities
Consistent approach – ensure that there is a minimum level of quality work completed for Exploration work programs; embed workflows; evolve workflows to improve efficiency and predictionsIntegrated descriptions – identify areas in need of improvement and execute to build capability throughout the petroleum systems community and Exploration Function to ensure implications on the petroleum system are recognized during interpretation and synthesis; create an environment to foster shared ownership of the petroleum system description; work with fellow HoDs to improve integration; recommend and steward JIPs and data subscriptions as neededHoning judgement – building capability of recognizing the most important aspects of a basin/play/prospect; shape or influence work programs to focus on the critical risk elements and inputs to theseInnovation – create room and drive for continuous improvement (internal and external ideas); evolve best practicesCommunication – be an ambassador for the discipline; describe uncertainty and impact on outcome and estimated risk; cultivate good presentation skills
Essential Education
• M.S or Ph.D. degree in geological sciences/geochemistry
Essential experience and job requirements
Strong leadership and value driven behaviorClear commitment to the prioritization of Safety, Compliance and Risk Management required in BP’s planning processHeld several senior petroleum systems roles in a diverse set of geologic environmentsLeading teams or complex projects with clear demonstration of on time deliveryExtensive track record applying exploration technical workflows, teaching petroleum systems fundamentals, and integrationSuperior working knowledge of disparate types of Petroleum Systems data (PVT, geochemistry, seeps/slicks, temperature, pressure, etc.)Ability to quickly identify critical risks and deliver practical, actionable, and constructive feedbackDemonstration of novel and fit for purpose petroleum systems workflows to deliver business needs; evolving/improving upon existing workflows and embedding them in the communityExperience working at all scales from Regional, sub-regional, prospect description, well planning, well execution, and post well integrationDemonstrable communication and influencing skills
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
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Desirable criteria & qualifications
Appraisal, reservoir development, and or new well delivery experience in addition to explorationWorked in multiple basins spanning a variety of plays and geologic settings, oil and gasProficient application of the full petroleum systems tool kit
Relocation available
Travel required
Negligible travel
Is this a part time position?
About BP
BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.At the same time, we’re investing in the talents of the 20,000 people who work to make these activities a reality.
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