Planning Engineer
JOB TITLE: Planning Engineer
EMPLOYER: Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-08 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2018-12-08




Planning Engineer


Position to report: Project Control Lead


Absheron Early Production Scheme (EPS) is an early development phase to target a first gas production in 2020.
The Full Field Development will be envisaged depending on the results of EPS well ABD001. 
JOCAP Joint Operating Company will manage the EPS phase through a Technical Services agreement with TOTAL who will conduct on its behalf both Drilling operations and subsea EPC Project and through an EPCI contract with BOSSHELF for the receiving facilities and tie-ins for the oil rock facilities.
Absheron development reference agreements are PSA, JOA and addendums.


The job holder’s overall responsibility is to manage the integration planning between the 3 contracts: Drilling, Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities & Tie In, Subsea (SPS and URF).
The job holder is accountable for demonstrating an exemplary behaviour with regard to HSSE rules & requirements, with regards to the Company Ethics and “Code of Conduct” policy and for implementing and controlling these rules and requirements within his area of responsibility, and for ensuring that required HSSE competencies are within his team.

The job holder shall:

- Assist the Project Control Lead in analysing the planning schedules and reports from the Platform & Tie-In Contractor, Drilling & URF Service Providers.
- Consolidate, control and coordinate all planning and progress measurement activities related to the Absheron EPS Project.
- Contribute to achievement of the Project planned production start-up date
- Ensure good relationships with the Service Providers / contractors during the whole Project Duration


Absheron gas and condensate field is located offshore approximately 100km south of Baku, and 30km away from the Oil Rocks hub of SOCAR where EPS production will sent through a subsea pipeline.
Article 6.1 of the PSA states that SOCAR and TOTAL shall establish a non-profit joint Operating Company equally owned by SOCAR and TOTAL. JOCAP is since 1st August 2018 the Operating Company for the EPS and further phases if any.

Main challenges identified for the Interface engineer:

- Absheron EPS Project is a fast track project with aggressive planning until First Gas
- Absheron EPS Project is developed in a new entity (JOCAP) and all procedures/actions have to be created.
- The work will be distributed in various places in the world which will lead to a complex management of the packages


- To assist the Project Control Lead in analysing the planning schedules and reports from the Drilling and URF Service Provider and Platform & Tie-In EPCI Contractor.
- To ensure that the planning and scheduling activities of contractor/service provider are performed in accordance with the work order / contract requirements.
- To assess the overall quality and credibility of the planning schedule prepared by contractors/service providers.
- To ensure that the progress calculation and reporting system used by contractor and service provider complies with contracts and work orders.
- To analyse and comment  the progress figures given by contractor/service provider, and request clarification if required.
- To assist Project Control Lead in all matters related to scheduling & progress reporting and to provide analyses and simulations of new schedules.
- To prepare Commissioning planning schedules

Interested applicants should submit their CV in English to 
Deadline for applications – November 30, 2018

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