New Vacancies At Tullow Ghana 2017

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14 Feb, 2017

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Oil and Gas Jobs in Ghana

Tullow Oil plc is a multinational oil and gas exploration company founded in Tullow, Ireland with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

It has interests in over 150 licenses across 25 countries with 67 producing fields and in 2012 produced on average 79,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Its largest activities are in Africa and the Atlantic Margins, where it has discovered new oil provinces in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and French Guiana.

Tullow’s main production comes from six countries in Africa as well as the Southern North Sea and Asia.Ghana’s offshore Jubilee oil field which was discovered in 2007 and started production in December 2010 is Tullow’s largest discovery

Date: 10-Feb-2017

Location: Accra, Ghana

Residential Position

Employment Type:Permanent

Position Description

Job Title: Technical & Business systems/application Lead
Function: IS
Business Unit/Team: Ghana
Location: Accra
Reports To: Direct: Ghana IS Manager

Indirect: Global Application Manager


Interacts With: Internal: External:
Technical IS team

Offshore/onshore Operations team

Facilities Engineering team

Engineering & Project teams (covering  Control system, Measurement and Process engineers

Subsurface team

Exploration team

Drilling team

Commercial & Business Development team

Finance team

Supply Chain team

HR team

Well Management team


Third Party providers of Technical and Business systems software, hardware and services

Third party Offshore Facility operators & Technicians


Supervises: Production systems application Specialist

Subsurface systems application Specialist

Technical/Production systems application support analyst


Job Purpose: To Lead the efficient and effective management of Technical, Production & Business application systems covering production monitoring & forecast, hydrocarbon accounting, reservoir simulation & modelling and other critical business application systems within the Ghana Business Unit.



Responsibilities / Key Objectives:  

Champion the design, deployment and management of Production monitoring & forecasting, reservoir simulation & modelling are in line with business requirements and Global IT Architecture, policies & guidelines.

Lead the deployment and management of Hydrocarbon accounting system and its interface with other business systems


Lead the management and support of a secured and scalable Production and Technical systems which covers Production Reporting, Production Forecasting, Loss Management, Production Metering, Asset Integrity Management, Production Modelling, Production Chemistry Management, Real Time Data Acquisition, Data Historian etc.

Play a leading role in the roll-out of critical D & O plant and asset management systems

Serve as the key focal point for the implementation and support of all Production, technical and business applications in order to maintain reliability and business benefits

Provide guidance on the installation, licensing and configuration Production, Technical and other business application systems

Ensure adequate backup and recovery mechanism are in place for all critical business application systems. 

Contribute to Operations Readiness and Assurance activities by ensuring the readiness, reliability, maintainability, integrity and availability of production and technical systems.

Define and establish user needs and production and technical systems control access permissions and privileges.


Lead the development of reports, workflows, web interfaces and forms to maximize ROI and ensure efficient and enhanced use of production and business application systems

Lead investigate security threats posed to production and business applications systems through patches, devising and implementing security measures to mitigate against such threats

Lead the installation, testing, upgrades and patches management covering all production and technical application.

Serve as the Key focal point for Interfacing with external and third parties for all issues related to production and technical applications.

Lead the enhancement of the user experience through the creation of guides, self helps and delivering formal and informal training sessions to staff on a one to one or forum basis.



Financial Responsibility: Budgets, contract and vendor management associated with Production and technical application hardware, software and licenses

Person Specification

Education & Experience: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a computing/engineering or related subject

10 – 12 years’ post degree experience with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas Industry

Certification/training in real time production monitoring and forecasting systems

Certification/ training in reservoir management/modelling systems

Certification/training in Database Administration and a good experience in database development, design and administration

IT Service Management Certification is required

Professional accreditation in areas such as Project Management, Business Analysis

A good experience with Windows server operation system and applications

Experience  in installing and managing OPC server

Proven experience in delivering and Managing  large scale complex and field projects



Proficient in software/applications used for real time production system monitoring and Production Data Historian such as PI system.

Demonstrable Knowledge of installing and management of reservoir simulation and modelling software such as petrel, Eclipse, tNavigator etc…

A good understanding of MS SQL Server, Oracle and other Database and practicable knowledge on management of database systems,  performance tuning, integration and testing

Hands on experience of VB.Net, web applications, Dot Net framework, Web Services development

Knowledge of Hydrocarbon accounting system

Knowledge of OPC communication

A good understanding of the various workflows/process for the digital Oilfield.

A good understanding of the application of ITIL (or equivalent) as a methodology for management IT systems.



Business Behaviours: Pragmatic approach to solving problems

Able to influence thinking of others

Uphold and demonstrate Tullow values

Excellent verbal, written and listening skills

Maintains customer rapport by listening to and resolving concerns; answering questions.

Maintains safe work environment by following standards and policies.

Ability to work on own initiative

Ability to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion

React quickly & flexible to changing circumstances

Use initiative to ensure issues are overcome

Seek ways to find and apply best practice

Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach

Open, honest & reliable.

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