Reservoir Development Geophysics Assurance Lead in Confidential

at BP
Location Confidential, United States
Date Posted September 2, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
The Reservoir Development Assurance Team was set up in February 2015, being a merger of the old RMQ and GPO SS assurance teams. The team is responsible for assurance of Res Dev inputs into ADP submissions and GPO Stage Gates. It also helps steward the internal governance processes of Reservoir Development, especially for new rig lines or large new well FMs.Assurance adds value to the ADP or Stage Gate process through verification of the reservoir performance promise, helping teams improve the quality of reservoir management and sharing best practice across the regions. Independent assurance also helps support the regions in their accountability for providing high quality inputs to business decisions. This is achieved through participation in reviews, through building relationships with the subsurface teams and CoP leads and gaining familiarity of best practice in the BP processes and practices that support good quality reservoir management.BP is moving to be more agile in making investment decisions. Use of agile techniques are being introduced to improve the speed of decision making, but also to improve the effectiveness and quality. Assurance leads with the RD Assurance team have a role to advocate and support the use of agile ways of working to help drive efficiency and quality in investment decisions.Within this context, the RDA Geophysics Assurance Lead should help regional teams improve the geophysical imaging and reservoir management aspects of Depletion Planning. Specifically, this should include the links to applying ISD, RPP, and best practice in resource progression plans, risk management and surveillance planning.This role also has a strong link to the Director of Geophysics, to support them in the application of regional self-verification on seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, especially through the use of Seismic Fitness and Futures and Seismic Interpretation Healthcheck.
Key accountabilities
The role has 5 distinct areas of responsibility:Participating in RMQ and SDR reviewsPrepare for reviews by becoming familiar with all pre-read and pre-populating any assurance templates.Reviewing the Depletion Plan, ISD and RPP, identify any gaps in its support of the strategic direction of the field, and identifying the appropriate way forward to close those gaps.Reviewing the surveillance plan (including future seismic plans), its relationship to track record and the use of VoI and its link to risk management to ensure it is scoped correctly and realistically.Use the result of the above reviews to identify areas of improvement and help the regional team formulate and deliver action plans to help the teams improve their management of the field.Also use the above to identify areas of good practice that can be encouraged and used by Communities of Practice.Provide records of the review, scores and actions.Help the RD Assurance Manager improve the assurance processTo encourage, propose and support the regions in use of agile techniques when used in project stage gates or other FMs.To monitor the use of and recommend updates to the Subsurface Guide for Major Projects to ensure that Res Dev’s contribution to GPO process is documented and consistent with RDMS and MPcp.Supporting the Geophysics Director in maintaining discipline health•Help the geophysics director maintain discipline health especially in applications of healthchecks, interpretation and linking seismic to the reservoir characterization and management.Coaching teamsBefore reviews, help teams understand the requirements of the practices and guidelines that relate to the reservoir management.After reviews, coach teams on the actions, focusing on adding value and minimizing impact.Act as a RDA tag for nominated regions by helping the teams prepare for reviews, ensuring the review is supportive of the ADP or GPO stage gate and keeping track of the actions and the value they create.Ensuring the teams are aware of requirements for ADP and GPO stage gate assurance, as well as other FM and IGM requirements.Liaising with wider communityEnsure that RDA is supportive of the GPO requirements, especially in the Optimise and start up readiness.Ensure Communities of Practice are aware of the summative findings of RDA reviews so the key messages and good practices can be digested and disseminated across the wider community.
Essential Education
Geophysics degree or equivalent qualification
Essential experience and job requirements
Strong and successful track record of:Coaching individuals and teams across different levels of experience and cultural settings.Using seismic interpretation and reservoir characterization to support business value.Knowledge of the full cycle of seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation and how they relate in providing an adequate image of the reservoir.
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
Ideally have experience in one or more of:Reservoir management through all phases of delivery, from appraisal to operate.Applying and improving BP practices and guidelines in the areas of reservoir characterization and seismic interpretation.The application of MOGO.Strong collaboration and integrating across disciplines.Building strong working relationships with a large range of stakeholders from practitioners to regional and central RD leadership.
Relocation available
Travel required
Yes - up to 25%
Is this a part time position?
About BP
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