Purpose of the Job
To plan and formulate exploration strategies. To
provide expertise, resources and specialized technical support to direct and
drive exploration efforts so as to allow for smooth operational functioning
through managing, directing and coordinating exploration and appraisal
activities in the company's operated and non-operated areas.
Includes planning and directing all seismic and
data acquisition, processing and interpretation activities, exploration and
Prospects generation, risking and ranking and
preparation of an updated prospect and leads portfolio. Resources and reserves
assessment and updating the company's resources sheet.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manages and directs the activities of assigned
personnel in the Exploration Department. Performs supervisory duties and
exercises financial authority at the level established by management for the
Manages Basin Analysis and assessment of the
world Petroleum provinces to identify major play trends duly risked and ranked.
Manages integrated data interpretation and
evaluation to generate prospects and leads and keeps an updated risked and
ranked prospects portfolio.
Manages and supervises exploration activities in
company operated and non-operated areas in a timely and cost effective manner.
Manages and Plans for geological and geophysical
analysis for support of the exploration in the granted concession areas to
probe the availability of oil
Manages and Ensures the availability of
technology, resources and specialized applications required for Various
technical studies and scientific analysis.
Manages the data analysis, collation and storage
of physical field samples that pertain to the scientific evaluation of the
exploration areas. Creates indices and find cost.
Ensures the availability of conceptual designing
and geodetic support. Promotes, suggests and follows leading technology to
ensure effective and efficient operations.
Manages and Responsible for quality control of all
geological and geophysical activities such as;
Monitoring and follow up of Exploration and
appraisal wells to ensure that all identified objectives are met in a safe
Seismic acquisition, processing and
Integrated G&G studies and interpretation.
Manages activities by setting and controlling
specialized professional standards.
Ensures that client has the state of art
technology and intellectual capacity and know how to work competently as an
independent operator and an effective partner in par with international
Plans and Budget
Directly controls significant Upstream budget.
Authorizes expenditure within the Limit of Authority (LOA) as approved by the
company for his position
Manages the development, implementation and
strict financial control of all operating and capital budgets related to
Reviews and approves budgeted expenditure,
obtains approvals for budget variations and provides management with reports on
all financial activities of the Department.
Develops department staff especially nationals
in geological and geophysical studies and other technical and managerial areas
to enhance their capabilities.
Processes & Procedures
Ensures that the Company's occupational safety
and health and environment policy is effectively implemented in all areas of
work under his control, reducing unfavourable trends and ensures that
corrective actions are promptly implemented.
Safety, & Environment
Develops safety plans and programs in
coordination with the HSE Department, to ensure that all subordinates are
competent to carry out their work and fully aware of all hazards.
Evaluates the impact of all activities under his
responsibility on the environment by participating in the development,
implementation and monitoring of a sound environment protection program.
Work accomplishments are subject to E&P
Keeps abreast with the latest developments in
the field of exploration and develop his/her team accordingly.
Works independently guided by functional
Qualifications and Knowledge:
B.Sc. in Geosciences or equivalent subject
Should have up to date experience in the most
modern techniques and technologies.
+20 years varied experience in the oil industry,
including practical hands on geosciences work within the exploration function.
Continuous contacts at senior levels with
E&P Director and all Departments' Managers to coordinate development of
Regular formal and informal contacts with all
Exploration department employees to enhance upward and downward communication.
Frequent contacts with service contractors,
suppliers and vendors to provide clarification on Company requirements,
negotiate contracts and ensures quality.
Frequent contacts with representatives of
Partners and other oil producing companies in the region to exchange
information of mutual interest.
Problem Solving &
Takes timely operational decisions based on
techno-commercial analysis of the situation in coordination with E&P
Uses objective judgment and discretion for urgent
matters that require immediate actions. Responsible for all outcomes and
results of exploration activities.