Head of Exploration & Growth – Africa and Europe
Qatar Petroleum
Doha, Doha, Qatar
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Job Title : Head of Exploration & Growth Africa and Europe

Reference Code : OG-7001705


Qatar Petroleum (QP) is a state-owned public corporation established byEmiri Decree No. 10 in 1974. It is responsible for all phases of the oiland gas industry in the State of Qatar.

The principal activities of QP, its subsidiaries and joint ventures arethe exploration, production, local and international sale of crude oil,natural gas and gas liquids, refined products, synthetic fuels,petrochemicals, fuel additives, fertilizers, liquefied natural gas(LNG), steel and aluminium.

QP’s strategy of conducting hydrocarbon exploration and development isthrough Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA) andDevelopment and Production Sharing Agreements (DPSA) concluded withmajor international oil and gas companies.

The operations and activities of QP and its affiliates are conducted atvarious onshore locations, including Doha, Dukhan and the Mesaieed andRas Laffan Industrial Cities, as well as offshore areas, including HalulIsland, offshore production stations, drilling platforms and the NorthField.

Thriving on a spirit of enterprise, each of our joint ventures isunderpinned by transparency, innovation and high standards of qualityand service.

At Qatar Petroleum, we are committed to one thing aboveall : Excellence.


INTERNATIONAL UPSTREAM & EXPLORATION Background : As part of our strategy to become one of the best international National Oil Companies QP has developed, and continues to grow, an industry recognized international exploration portfolio.

We are partnering with the world’s leading oil and gas operators. In order to achieve our goals QP has focused on recruiting the top talent of exploration professionals.

We are now looking for a Head of Exploration & Growth for Africa and Europe, a proven oil / gas finder and industry leader with in-depth knowledge of the African O&G geology and landscape, to join our Upstream International Exploration (UIX) team based in Doha, Qatar.

UIX is a small team of world-class oil and gas exploration professionals. The team is in charge of all of QPs international and domestic exploration activities.

UIX is highly collaborative, with staff contributing across a large number of ventures and new business opportunities. The successful candidate needs to be an experienced exploration leader with a proven track record of finding hydrocarbons, demonstrated track record of leading diverse multi-cultural exploration teams through the full exploration / appraisal life cycle and excellent stakeholder management skills to successfully influence operators and manage non-operated ventures.

A strong exploration technical background is a key requirement for the role.

Primary purpose of job

Responsible and accountable for managing all QP’s international non-operated exploration, appraisal and growth assets in Europe and Africa at the highest safety standards and technical / operational excellence to maximize economic value creation for QP in the international upstream sector.

Manage all technical, operational and all related administrative activities in QP exploration, appraisal and growth assets in Europe and Africa.

Supervise Exploration and Growth asset teams consisting of multidisciplinary teams of professionals and support function staff for QPs global exploration assets.

Provide technical leadership, oversight and assurance and provide a deep subsurface knowledge of the exploration plays across Africa and Europe.

Plan and formulate in line with Exploration and Growth Manager, the long- and short-term asset management strategies and plans and to represent QP interests to partners and operators.

Work closely with partner counterparts in each respective asset / project in order to set out mutually acceptable project execution and performance targets through the business planning and the budget cycle process.

Actively promote areas for growth and business development across Africa and Europe and work closely with the Business Development teams to manage growth projects and evaluations.

Experience & Skills

  • Oil / gas finder with 12+ years’ experience as explorer in international oil companies
  • Experienced exploration leader with 1st hand operational experience, and track record of having led teams through the full exploration value chain, from BD to appraisal hand-over
  • In-depth firsthand knowledge and experience of African sedimentary basins and exploration landscape a must
  • Proven track record of prospect maturation and risking
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams, projects and ventures
  • A keen explorer who enjoys working within a close team of professionals to mature exploration projects and provide clear recommendations for the company and JV
  • An ability to enthuse the team and to mentor younger staff as well as to reach across different disciplines
  • Must be able to work in a non-operated capacity demonstrating communication skills fundamental to preserving credibility and influencing QP’s operating JV partners
  • Should be abreast of the latest technological advancements in the industry
  • Education

  • M.Sc. or higher in a core Geoscience subject
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