Company: Petroplan
Skills: Subsea Engineering
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Development Manager (staff, London)

Our client, an independent Oil and Gas company is looking for a high calibre Development Manager to join the team. The role would be focusing the company's key deep water asset in West Africa.


  • Improving subsurface understanding of the various components of the asset, clearly demonstrating the risk vs the reward for the components and bringing opportunities through to approvals.
  • Working closely with the Drilling and Completions department to ensure that the best opportunities are drilled as soon as practicable, and that key appraisal data is acquired.
  • Leading the end year Reserves Audit for the asset. This should be planned so that future developments are timed to maximise end year reserves booking.
  • Working with the in-country production team to ensure consistency of understanding and near-term production forecasting, as well as protecting reservoir management when challenged by short term production demands.
  • Leading the subsurface team and challenge the team to produce excellent quality work in tight timeframes with a lean team.
  • As a senior member of the subsurface community, you will provide guidance and help to more junior members across the company.



Ideally you will have a MSc. level or equivalent in a related subject, with experience of leading a subsurface team for a large, operated offshore oilfield. You will be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas:



  • Experience of coordinating projects across departments in an Area Development Manager, or Asset Manager type role preferred.
  • Subsurface background required.
  • Experience of all field maturities - from exploration through to production.
  • Experience of leading projects through stage gates
  • Good understanding of Reserves theory (PRMS)
  • Experience of deepwater subsea projects preferred.


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