Development Manager
JOB TITLE: Development Manager
EMPLOYER: Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-10 LAST UPDATED: 2019-04-10 DEADLINE: 2019-05-10

Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum

Direction : Development and Joint Venture
Division : N/A

JOB TITLE (JOB HOLDER) : Development Manager


Position to report to: Development and JV Director


Absheron Early Production Scheme is an early development phase to target a first gas production for Q1, 2021 (EPS well with 2 legs: spud in May 2018). The Full Field Development will be envisaged depending on the results of EPS well ABD001.
JOCAP Joint Operating Company is managing the EPS project through an EPCI contract with BOS Shelf for the Receiving Facilities and a Technical Services agreement with TOTAL, who is conducting on its behalf both Drilling operations and Subsea package of the Project.


The Development Manager in charge of:

 Preparation of JOCAP business, including Project development design, planning, costs & economic evaluation in close coordination with Shareholders and JOCAP directions:
- Manage & coordinate development studies for Absheron field with Shareholders.
- Elaborate and manage the Integrated planning;
- Elaborate budget for the pre and development activities. Participate to Budget exercise;
 Setting up the Absheron Full Field Development Program (FFDP) to be approved by Partners and State Authorities (Offshore Gas field, subsea wells, offshore platform, onshore gas treatment plant, ...); Organizing the approval process in line with the terms of the EDPSA and JOA; Propose facilitation actions such as meetings and specific Workshop to ease the approval process and alignment with Partners and the State Authorities embodied by SOCAR.
 Provide the Management with key technical decision-making points, in compliance with the standards of JOCAP in terms of design, safety and environment.
 Carry out technical and economical evaluations with the support of JOCAP Economist.
 Optimize development schemes by taking into account the resources, the contribution of new technologies and the economic viability of the Project.
 Establish the specifications for the studies (study content, deliverables, planning and budget).
 Collect, analyze and consolidate data for the studies, review them during the study if necessary.
 Drive and coordinate the various engineering disciplines during the study using the development study management methodology, and ensure that deadlines and budgets are met and that the quality assurance process set up by Exploration & Production is maintained.
 Guarantee that the development schemes comply with the standards of JOCAP and JV Partners in terms of design, health, safety and environment.
 Ensure that technological innovations are adopted as required, and that standardized concepts are applied wherever possible.
 Prepare the final report, as well as the Statement of Requirements (for pre-project) and make it approved by the various parties.
 Organize and lead Development studies Quality Reviews.
 Participate, as necessary, in technical exchanges with Partners and Authorities.
 Contribute to knowledge transfer and feedback to JOCAP and JV Partners.
 May be asked to represent Company in technical committees, conferences, seminars..
 Demonstrate his personal commitment to JOCAP’s HSE policy. Update his HSE knowledge and training and ensure that they comply with JOCAP regulations. Play an active role in HSE awareness activities set up by the company. CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT
Absheron is a major step change in term of Project Development and Governance of a Joint Venture in Azerbaijan through the establishment of JOCAP. This Operating Company JOCAP (Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum) will be instrumental to the development success and it will be the first of its kind in country as jointly owned by SOCAR (50%) and Total (50%), so governance is key.


 Ensure the implementation of the JV Partners development strategy and of the development studies of Operated Absheron gas & condensate field in order to maximize economic value.
 Ensure regular internal & external (in line with EDPSA & JOA) reporting of the development activity detailing technical. planning & budget aspects.
 Provide to Management decision package for Absheron in line with JOCAP standards in term of design, safety & environment.


 Degree in a relevant Petroleum Engineering discipline
 15 year experience of Oil & Gas multi-discipline technical background and experience in Development studies.
 Strong knowledge in Exploration & Production codes & standards.
 Ability to work on projects in a complex and multicultural environment and used to communication with international technical staff and experts
 Language: Fluent English and Azerbaijani.
 Computer literate, especially in process simulation.
 Strong leadership skills and good communication skills
 Good analytical skills
 Candidate shall be dynamic, and shall be able to convince and to explain his decisions/choices. Ability to negotiate.

Interested applicants should submit their CV in English with subject Development Manager to 

Deadline for applications – May 10, 2019.

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