Senior Petroleum Engineer - Business Development Job Listing at BHP Billiton in Houston, TX
Energy, Metals & Mining
Senior Petroleum Engineer - Business Development
Business / Project:
Full Time Regular (USA)
US - Texas - Houston
BHP Billiton is all about smart technology, innovation and great talent. If you want a challenging career and a chance to explore resource opportunities as well as your ambitions, we're the company for you. Think ahead. Think BHP Billiton.
As a member of the Business Development Team, the Senior Petroleum Engineer has primary responsibility for supporting the Senior Manager Business Development in assessing North American acquisitions and divestitures. The Senior Petroleum Engineer will research, gather and analyse technical information, perform economic analysis using Aries and/or Excel spreadsheets and prepare presentations as required. He/she may also be asked to provide engineering support to studies under the guidance of the VP Exploration or others.
In addition, this person could be asked to support business development activities outside North America and/or North America Shale Division planning process.
The incumbent will provide consistent, high-quality support essential to achieving the goals and objectives of the team, the Division, and the Petroleum CSG.
Support Business Development in the acquisition and divestment of assets and companies as directed by Senior Manger Business Development.
Research, technical analysis, economic analysis and data gathering.
KEY DELIVERABLES / KEY DIMENSIONS
Understand the key elements associated with acquisitions and divestitures (reserves calculations, operations assessment, etc)
Work with Aries economics program and/or familiar with other economics programs.
Strong technical skills.
Utilize internet and outside service providers to gather data (i.e.: IHS, Woodmac, etc)
Able to work under pressure and on tight project deadlines
BEHAVIOURAL & LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Results oriented with ability to meet deadlines, accomplish work in order of self priority, and professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions.
Ability to communicate and interface across business units and functions to accomplish tasks as required.
Bias for action, self-supervision, and initiative.
Understanding the business: ability to learn new duties and adjust to new situations encountered on the job within a reasonable amount of time.
Track record of delivering on commitments, reliability.
Excellent consulting, influencing and communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, as well as ability to work in a Team environment.
Good problem-solving skills (analysis, judgment, decision making)
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for technical data input for acquisitions and divestitures. Including, reserves calculation/verification (via decline curve analysis, material balance or volumetric methods), assessment of drilling, completion methods and operating practices, including capex and opex, and identify potential areas for improving value as appropriate.
Utilize Aries software and/or excel spreadsheets to build or modify input data representing field development plans and production forecasts. Use Aries to generate cash flows, reserves estimates and economics.
Assess input data for accuracy and highlight areas of uncertainty or faulty data.
Check output results for correctness.
Build and/or use existing Excel spreadsheets to analyse data.
Manage data sets.
Perform research using external online data services, internet and third party reports to assess opportunities
Extract data and summarize as required.
Monitor competitive transactions and available opportunities.
Generate presentation materials using Powerpoint and present data and ideas to management.
Business Development and Planning Staff
NA Shale Production Division and Production Units
Other Departments and Technical Staff
Direct Reports (Positions):
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
BS Engineering degree required (Petroleum preferred).
Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with and influence both management and multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience & Technical Competencies
Minimum 10 years experience in upstream petroleum industry required, with preference given to persons with onshore US experience.
High level analytical and technical skills.
Advanced knowledge of computer software systems under the current Windows suite of packages with emphasis on Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint.
THINK OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN BHP BILLITON. THINK LOCAL. THINK GLOBAL.
With 44,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world's largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.
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1 May 2012 Central Standard Time
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