Job Vacancy: Senior Explorationist at Equinor
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Closing Date: 25 January 2019
We’re Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We’re the largest operator in Norway, among the world’s largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we’re building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.
Development and Production International (DPI) is responsible for Equinor’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments in all countries outside Norway and Brazil. DPI’s intent is to build and grow a competitive international portfolio – always safe, high value and low carbon. DPI’s operates across six continents and implements rigorous safety standards, technological innovations and environmental awareness. For US locations, we can leave in the part about US office locations, and in that regard I would change to: Development and Production International (DPI) is responsible for Equinor’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments in all countries outside Norway and Brazil. DPI’s intent is to build and grow a competitive international portfolio – always safe, high value and low carbon. DPI’s operates across six continents and implements rigorous safety standards, technological innovations and environmental awareness. Equinor’s North American locations include Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Williston, ND, Stamford, CT, Washington D.C., as well as Calgary, St Johns and Mexico City.
GBS is the internal provider of global business support services to the Equinor group. GBS delivers services and expertise within finance and control, IT, HR, facility management, project deliveries, safety and sustainability, communication and management system. Our value proposition is: Equinor’s success is our business. Our key priorities are to make Equinor’s business easier, deliver better, faster and cost efficient services, adding value through sharing and balancing the business’ demand with corporate priorities. Building a sustainable GBS is our ambition.
Supporting the exploration team in subsurface (seismic interpretation/prospect evaluation) and commercial work in developing and maintaining Equinor’s operated and partner operated assets and provide company representation at license meetings and/or follow-up of asset management strategies.
Be a link towards the authorities in relation to subsurface activities.
Provide support in exploration activities (both new and existing business opportunities), including evaluation and continuous update of our subsurface understanding, valuation, and risk assessment
Provide support to the preparation of decision documents and presentation of projects for decisions to relevant decision makers.
Contribute to market and competitor analysis, commercial negotiations with authorities and partners in cooperation with other internal units.
Keep continuously updated on developments in Nigeria regarding petroleum activities, legislation, politics, economics, competition, etc.
Establish relationships with other relevant units in Equinor
Establish, build and sustain relationships with key decision-makers and stakeholders in Nigeria, in both business and politics as well as with the oil and gas industry in general.
Ensure HSE, ethical practices and technical integrity (Equinor’s “non-negotiables”)
Minimum university education – Master’s degree in geology/geophysics and with a sound commercial mindset would be the ideal candidate for this position.
Relevant subsurface extensive experience in a similar role, preferably in the oil and gas industry
Knowledge of oil & gas development and production in Nigeria preferred – with related personal network
Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications
Ability to identify with and represent the company in accordance with its values: courageous, open, collaborative and caring
High level of personal integrity and high ethical standards
High level influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Excellent communication skills
Business understanding, involvement and stakeholder engagement skills
Proactively engages and challenges all commercial contributors
Solid understanding of technical business development disciplines
Self-motivated and independent, proactive and perseverant
Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances
Flexible and willing to travel to main office when needed
Ability to perform and succeed under pressure
Ability to live by our safety and security expectations.
We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.
Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.
Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.
Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.
All hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.
If you have questions about the position or the process please send an email to email@example.com
Please be aware that no applications or attachments to applications will be accepted via email.
Title and discipline band will be decided based on the candidate’s experience