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  • Posted on: 13 July, 2016 Deadline: 9 September, 2016
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  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) - We coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry.

    Upstream Oil Industry Analyst

     

    Job Code: 5.3.01

    Job Summary
    Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department monitors, analyses and forecasts world energy developments in the medium and long term and reports thereon, in particular:

    • Provides in-depth studies and reports on medium to long term energy issues; monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-related technology and assesses implications for OPEC;
    • Identifies and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and research and development (R&D) and facilitates and supports coordinated planning and implementation of collaborative energy related R&D programmes of OPEC Member Countries;
    • Identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities;
    • Carries out studies and reports on medium to long term developments in the petroleum industry;
    • Provides effective tools for and carries out model based studies for analyses and projections of medium and long term energy supply/demand and downstream simulation;
    • Elaborates OPEC Long Term Strategy and monitors, analyses and reports on relevant national or regional policies, such as fiscal, energy, trade and environmental, and assesses their impacts on energy markets.

    Objective of Position

    • The Upstream Oil Industry Analyst carries out studies and analyses on medium- to long-term conventional oil supply as well as assesses potential medium- to long-term supply capacities of conventional oil in both OPEC and non-OPEC countries and analyses its main determinants (reserves, investment trends, technology advances, etc.).
    • He/she monitors and analyses the evolution of upstream related costs and investments to conventional oil supply and their impacts on exploration and production activities worldwide and contributes to the World Oil Outlook.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Carries out analyses and studies of medium- to long-term conventional oil supply prospects and contributes to the World Oil Outlook;
    • Analyses upstream exploration and production costs for conventional oil;
    • Studies capacity expansion and investment plans and requirements for conventional oil in OPEC and in non-OPEC regions;
    • Studies, analyses and forecasts relevant technological changes and assesses their impact on the medium- to long-term oil recovery rate, production and costs;
    • Collects and analyses data and information related to upstream conventional oil, including all activities and development processes in exploration and production;
    • Contributes to speeches, articles and presentations to internal meetings and various international forums.

    Required Competencies and Qualifications
    Education:

    • University degree in Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geology or related Sciences;
    • Advanced degree preferred.

    Work Experience:

    • University degree: 8 years in the field of oil exploration, production or reservoir engineering in an oil company or petroleum-related government agency
    • Advanced university degree: 6 years

    Training Specializations:

    • Advanced upstream technology
    • Good knowledge of planning and analysis of upstream activities, including modelling and/or project evaluation
    • Basic knowledge of the environmental impact of upstream activities an asset

    Competencies:

    • Communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Customer service orientation
    • Initiative
    • Integrity

    Language:

    • English

    Status and Benefits

    • Members of the Secretariat are international employees whose responsibilities are not national but exclusively international. In carrying out their functions they have to demonstrate the personal qualities expected of international employees such as integrity, independence and impartiality.
    • The post is at grade E reporting to the Head of Energy Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

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    Refinery & Products Analyst

     

    Job Code: 4.4.02

    Job Summary

    • Within the Research Division, the Petroleum Studies Department provides pertinent and reliable information and analyses in support of decision-making and policy-making in Member Countries.
    • It carries out, on a continuous basis, research programmes and studies on short-term petroleum market developments with the aim of issuing reports on a regular (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly and bi-monthly) as well as ad hoc basis highlighting important issues for their use and consideration.
    • It also conducts regular forecasts, elaborates and analyses oil market scenarios and prepares and publishes reports on these findings.
    • The Department promotes OPEC views and technical analysis on short-term oil market developments to the industry at large and general public via the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (especially the feature article) as well as other reports, presentations and related pod casts.
    • It prepares and contributes to reports to be submitted to the Economic Commission Board, the Board of Governors and the Conference as well as papers for various OPEC publications.

    Objective of Position

    • The Refinery & Products Analyst studies and analyses refining operations and the product market as well as short-term developments in the product market.
    • He/she studies capacity expansion in the oil refining industry and other related industries for the supply of petroleum products and prepares periodic reports for meetings of OPEC organs.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Studies and analyses short-term developments in the supply, demand and stocks of petroleum products; examines and analyses refining margins on the basis of market fundamentals, refinery operation levels costs and the impact on the oil market;
    • Analyses the refining industry worldwide and monitors and assesses its short- to medium-term developments in terms of distillation and various conversion capacities, regional configuration schemes and favorable refinery operational modes according to seasonal demand patterns;
    • Examines price links between products in the main markets, i.e. the level of arbitrage trading;
    • Examines the effect of stricter product specifications in the medium term in major consuming countries on refined product supply and hence product price trends;
    • Monitors and analyses short-term, worldwide developments in the petrochemical and utility sectors;
    • Monitors and analyses substitution for petroleum products;
    • Monitors and analyses supply of petroleum products from other sources than crude oil such as GTL, NGL and condensate and non-conventional crude;
    • Consolidates findings of the above analyses and prepares and issues reports thereon.

    Required Competencies and Qualifications
    Education:

    • University degree in Chemical Engineering or related Engineering with specialization in energy economy;
    • Advanced degree preferred.

    Work Experience:

    • University degree: 8 years
    • Advanced university degree: 6 years

    Training Specializations:

    • Refining
    • Analysis of international developments with emphasis on crude and product fundamentals
    •  Energy modelling
    • Basic knowledge of product markets

    Competencies:

    • Communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    •  Presentation skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Customer service orientation
    • Initiative
    • Integrity

    Language:
    English
     
    Status and Benefits

    • Members of the Secretariat are international employees whose responsibilities are not national but exclusively international. In carrying out their functions they have to demonstrate the personal qualities expected of international employees such as integrity, independence and impartiality.
    • The post is at grade E reporting to the Head of Petroleum Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit OPEC Career Page

     

    Note: Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.

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