Company: Petroplan London
Skills: Geologist, Geophysicist, Geoscientist
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Qatar

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Head, INTL Exploration & Growth

We are working with the operating company which has significant international ambitions to grow and diversify the current exploration portfolio. This would be a three year renewable assignmnet and our client will be offering a very competitive expatriate package.

Job Description

Leads all new conventional exploration ventures for QP in EMAA region that has passed Deal Delivery stage and is entering venture execution.
> Executes initial exploration activity and navigates the venture through decision/exit points
> Leads exploration input to QP growth project in EMAA region
> Lead EMAA NOV venture teams
> Receive the new venture after Deal Delivery, and ensure that the venture is executed according to the QP venture
management standards, including:
- Business objectives, principles & standards are defined, e.g. HSSE commitment & policies, finance & accounting standards, information security standards etc.
- Venture is properly staffed and organized, with clarity on how the JV is structured with clear governance, management and service provider roles identified, mapped & communicated.
- Planning and performance appraisal and assurance processes are in place to assess the effectiveness of the JVs execution against plan.
> Responsible for up to date Decision Based Roadmaps for the venture , including technical and non technical risk inventories with mitigations and SMART actions, staff resourcing plan, stakeholder engagement plan and external communications plan.
> Responsible for project delivery, fully aligned with project management processes.
> Deliver effective financial management of the venture within QP systems
> Ensure that all of the Non-Technical Risks are fully mapped out and actively managed through clear mitigation plans.


> Minimum 10 yrs in an internation oil company
> Minimum 15 yrs overall experience
> Gravitas, experience and decisiveness to make independent (commercial & technical) judgments for maximum value to QP, including the ability to manage relations with senior stakeholders when required and building long term respect. Coaching and motivating skills.
Tactical leadership, planning, & organizational skills. Business acumen and analytical skills
Knowledge of international energy plays and players and global M&A market.
Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

Please visit us at for further information on our services and current vacancies.