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Senior Commercial Advisor

  • Job reference: 935163
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: neg
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 28/04/2021

We are seeking an experienced Commercial Advisor with experience of inter-operator Joint Venture Commercial Agreements for a long term PAYE contract based in Aberdeen.


Responsible for all commercial matters associated with company's role as Asset Operator, including JV management via the OPCOM and relevant sub-committees. This requires management of existing commercial agreements, negotiation of new agreements, and management of ad-hoc commercial issues as and when necessary and liaison with oil and gas marketing teams.

Represent company's interests at Commercial Sub-Committees or OPCOM as required, for certain assets in our non-op portfolio, deputising for the Non-Op Asset Manager as necessary. Interface with JV partners and other stakeholders as required.

Ensure complete understanding and implications of commercial agreements being negotiated or executed and how they can be used to maximise value for company. Key focus on DSAs, JOAs, TPOSAs, Offshore Gas Sales.

Undertake studies, investigations and analysis in support of resolution of issues / commercial negotiations. Lead commercial negotiations as opportunities arise eg: third party tie-backs.

Working closely with the asset economist, undertake analysis on an ad-hoc basis to establish / support commercial proposals or positions. Ensure full understanding of impact on commercial position and advise/make recommendations accordingly.

Take full ownership of the commercial arrangements for the hub and ensure these are captured correctly and kept up to date in the economic models for the CAD planning exercise.

Work closely with the commercial analyst to ensure that the Operator's obligations under the DSA agreements are met.

Provide commercial support and guidance for various activities relating to the UKBU or other Corporate business as required eg: OGA Activity Survey.

Experience & Qualifications:

Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Finance or related discipline.

Significant experience in an Upstream Oil & Gas company, including a substantial amount of experience in a commercial / JV management role, preferably within an Operator environment.

Core experience in an area such as engineering, subsurface, commercial or finance would be advantageous.

Knowledge of commercial agreements that govern JV operations.

Understands the multidiscipline nature of asset management and value drivers.

Strong analytical skills

Knowledge of the following systems and software for the role includes:

Microsoft applications including Outlook, Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 935163.

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