Monday 25 March 2013


Oando Nigeria Plc Recruits Exploration Manager

Oando Nigeria Plc is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Explorations Manager
Vacancy Code EM/FT/SM/26917
Department:  Operations
Division/Department: Exploration and Production

Organisational Relationships

Directly Reports to: Head – Opportunity Maturation, Development and Operations
Indirectly Reports to: Managing Director/CEO OEPL
Supervises: Geophysicists, Geologists Reservoir Engineers,
Job Summary
  • Will lead highly skilled multi-discipline exploration team and ensure optimum output and value.
  • Will ensure all potential hydrocarbon leads / prospects are identified / defined.
  • Will lead / guide / monitor all exploration studies; in-house, joint, IOC/contractor studies & associated costs.
  • Will conduct multi-disciplinary geosciences studies / teams.
  • Will work jointly with Exploration & Development / PSA (production sharing agreements) and JV partners in optimizing exploration and appraisal plans
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advises management on entry into new exploration and production opportunities.
  • Participates in the negotiation of joint ventures and acquisitions.
  • Participates in the valuation of new or potential acquisitions
  • Participates in re-valuation of previously acquired properties
  • Develops detailed exploration project plans and budgets, and manages projects within time and budget constraints to deliver results without compromising quality standards.
  • Directs exploration programs.
  • Develops policies, procedures and standards for exploration work
  • Undertakes geological field work and studies of data.
  • Estimation of hydrocarbon resources and reserves.
  • Identifying new exploration targets.
  • Assessing of profitable opportunities for acquisition and development; making recommendations to Executive Management on drilling prospects with the highest recovery potential; carrying these through drilling to production.
  • Participates in evaluation and development of properties to the production stage.
  • Writing of reports and making maps and sections.
  • Develops and makes presentations to investors and partners on prospect ideas.
  • Supports Executive Management in the management of OEPL’s human, technical and financial resources.
  • Develops and enhances geosciences skills in people.
  • Manages relations with JV partners, community and government at all levels and promotes the company’s activities
Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensuring new assets are assessed and matured to decision point.
  • Managing reserves position of company and ensuring reserves-replacement ratio is at par with company expectations.
  • Ensuring smooth partner, stakeholder and government relations.
Qualification & Experience
  • Relevant 1st Degree in Geoscience subject
  • Minimum of 15 years exploration experience, including at least 5 years at a supervisory level and within a structured E&P multinational operator
  • Some direct/indirect exposure to PSCs, JVs and other petroleum contracts.
  • Commercial awareness/astuteness.
  • Strong team leadership skills, and political savvy; able to build relationships with executives and staff at all levels to achieve business objectives
Knowledge & Skills Required
  • Understanding of Oil & Gas Industry Dynamics.
  • Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with available information.
  • Experience in exploration and production of sandstone reservoirs
  • Multi-disciplinary geoscience and hydrocarbon development cycle skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability to effectively interact with management and team members to advance projects and ideas.
  • Willingness to work extended hours based on drilling or operational needs.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills. Must be able to oversee projects from prospect evaluation stage through permitting, drilling, and completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to work with geoscientists, engineers, land and drilling teams.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
Application Closing Date 
March 31, 2013
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

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