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Technical Manager For Shell Egypt

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Shell | Cairo | 31.01.2012

The job combines the two roles of Technical Manager SENV and Deputy Petroleum Engineering General Manager in Bapetco. This position has dual reporting lines; the SENV Technical Manager reporting line is through the Shell Egypt Chairman & Managing Director (and dotted line to EPM-Technical), and the Bapetco Deputy Petroleum Engineering General Manager reports to the Bapetco General Manager & Managing Director.

Bapetco is the EGPC/Shell JV operating assets on behalf of both shareholders in Egypt's Western Desert.

Given the unique combination of the dual SENV and Bapetco roles, the incumbent is in a key position to drive and ensure integration and alignment between the two companies. With this and given the additional challenge of the dual signatory management structure in Bapetco, success in this position depends on the incumbent's ability to build effective relationships and achieve results largely via influence.

The incumbent is one of the principal drivers in developing both companies' short-term and long-term strategies, business plans, and asset management plans.

SENV Technical Manager
The SENV Technical Manager (GSM) position has prime shareholder responsibility for ensuring and supporting the realization of value from Shell's EP assets in Egypt. As such, the position covers a variety of business processes including hydrocarbon maturation, Exploration support (including support in notional field development planning for exploration prospects, potential farm-ins and bid rounds, and preparing field development plans for new discoveries), new business development, and governance support to JVs operating existing producing assets.


Business related:-

- Broad background of Petroleum Engineering and/or Engineering / Operations.

- Knowledge of business processes, management systems and structures for performance improvement. Need to identify and then close out innovative business models: A problem solver.

- Experience in implementation of realising the limit processes and in technical assurance.

- Clear understanding of the Shell NOV governance guidelines and an appreciation of governance/support role of SENV to Bapetco.

- Economics and business planning knowledge preferably with experience in Production Sharing Contracts.

Personal attributes:-

- An appetite for hard work.

- Self-starter and quick adapter.

- Externally focused individual, capable of building interpersonal relations with EGPC, BaPetCo Chairman/GM and Managers, UIM, UIB, UIX, own staff, and SENV management team. Must have demonstrable integrity and the ability to build credibility with the government, partners, other external stakeholders. Must have "presence".

- Proven cultural sensitivity with positive, team-oriented approach to resolving culturally sensitive situations involving multiple (internal and external) stakeholders.

- Strong coaching skills for both expatriate and national staff. Ability to delegate.

Professional Mastery:-

- Have a mature and broad technical background and 15+ years experience in Petroleum Engineering, Field Development Planning, and drilling / production operations.

- Have an in-depth technical grasp of oil, gas and condensate reservoirs in a wide variety of settings (oil rim, waterflood, active waterdrive, solution gas drive, tight gas etc.) and across the entire life cycle.