VP of Exploration — Sugar Land, Texas

at LSNA Energy Group
Location Sugar Land, Texas
Date Posted October 26, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


LSNA Energy Group LLC is an independent oil and gas exploration and development company. Due to continued growth, we are hiring VP of Operating to join the team. The successful candidate will be accountable for leading and managing a small team of geologists, geophysicists and engineers. The primary responsibilities will include the various geoscience activities required to support activities within LSNA current exploration, appraisal and development portfolio in Texas.

Job Description:

The Vice President Exploration is a member of the LSNA Leadership Team and is expected to contribute his/her skills and insights into “best for the business’ decision making processes. The Vice President Exploration is responsible for the resourcing, management and development of the exploration team. The Vice President Exploration is accountable for delivering on the key accountabilities for this role which will be discussed and agreed with the incumbent as part of LSNA’s performance management process.


  • Developing a strong and capable sub surface team which is appropriately resourced and integrates well across the business with other disciplines.
  • Managing exploration activities, including, but not limited to, permit acquisition and relinquishment strategies and seismic surveying.
  • Generating well/prospect planning AFEs, which is the first step in taking a “drillable prospect” through to a final commitment to drill.
  • Decisions to complete a well and intervals to perforate for testing.
  • Meeting permit work program commitments and reporting obligations to ensure all permits remain in good standing.
  • Reporting to the LSNA Leadership Team on a regular basis the status of the exploration portfolio including prospect de-risking activities and ready to drill prospect opportunities.

Qualification Including:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Geology, Geoscience or Petroleum Engineering.
  • Significant oil and gas industry knowledge and experience, with a particular emphasis on exploration.
  • A reasonable understanding of geophysics, seismic interpretation and reservoir engineering would be an asset.
  • Understands the value of information, how this may de-risk opportunities and how to use this in decision making.
  • Advanced knowledge of reservoir characterization, including fractured reservoir analysis and development of reservoir models.
  • Skilled at developing play economics with geological and reservoir risk parameters, costs and production forecasts to rank prospects, plays or acquisitions.
  • Exploration Joint Venture management from both an operator and non-operator perspective.
  • Farm-in / farm-out strategies and how to use these to improve the overall balance and do-ability of the exploration portfolio.

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