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Business Analyst, Upstream

Job Title: Business Analyst, Upstream
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
REF: 1245
Contact Name: David Bernard
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Business Analyst, Upstream for an oil operator in Sharjah, the candidate must have 10 years of experience within the Global oil and gas sector/advisory services.

•As part of the Commercial Team, the Senior Business Analyst is responsible for providing sound and timely strategic, commercial, economic analysis and advice in support of E&P operations and objectives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic & Portfolio Analysis:
•Provide support to the company Strategy and portfolio management review.
•Proactively identifies commercial risks, issues, and dependencies for proposed projects and works with the Upstream team to implement mitigating strategies and procedures.
•Maintain a database of market intelligence and current knowledge of the key competitors in upstream oil and gas markets, industry and market trends, commodity prices
•Researches and collates information, on particular assets, opportunities with an emphasis on the impact it has from a geopolitical angle. Analyses the data gathered and utilizes it to produce quantitative and qualitative in-depth reviews and updates of the highest quality.

 Petroleum Economics / Economic Analysis
•Developing, structuring and conducting deterministic and probabilistic economic models & evaluations for existing, potential and competing assets
•Ensure quality compliance and lead all efforts aimed at validating, administering, maintaining and updating Company’s economic models, and projections
•Provides guidance on the application of fit-for-purpose economic/commercial work 
Business Development
•Provide effective framing and analysis for new business opportunities, including M&A, farm-in, farmout, bid rounds
•Provide value guidance to management by identifying value levers and opportunities for value creation/optimization; quantifying the value of upside opportunities and future growth potential and clearly communicating the impact of commercial and technical risks on investment economics.
•Lead projection and preparation of yearly business plan & budget in collaboration with all functional and regional teams
Business Planning and Reporting
•Monitor, track and report existing operation progress and cost and compare with existing business  plan and budget

Reporting and Communication
•Reports to the Commercial Manager and E&P Director
•Enhances relationships with counterparts in other oil and gas companies in order to keep pace with technical and market exploration developments.

Continuous Development of Position
•Conducts regular research and studies to enhance industry knowledge by attending work related conferences particularly within the Energy Sector as well as attending relevant seminars on Finance, Legal and related Industrial subjects.

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required
Bachelor degree ideally Engineering, Economics or other mathematically rigorous disciplines from a top tier University
10 years of experience within the Global oil and gas sector/advisory services