Recruitment At Tullow Ghana (2017 Jobs)

Posted on :

4 Apr, 2017

Category :

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.

Job Title: Business Planning and Reporting Lead
Department: Technical Services and Planning
Business Unit/Team: Ghana
Location: Accra
Reports To: TGL Technical Services and Planning Manager
Interacts With: Internal: External:
TGL Project Controls TeamExploration, Development and TGL Operations Team

Ghana BU Leadership Team

TGL Finance/Supply Chain teams

TGL Commercial Team

Tullow Corporate Finance

Industry Contractors &  SuppliersJV Partners
Supervises: Project Controls Engineer (Long Term Planning), Technical Coordinator, Special Projects Coordinator (Cost and Planning Systems/BU Information Management Framework Delivery), External Consultants, Information Management Team /Document Control.
Job Purpose: Key role within Technical Services and Planning team to:

Lead the Strategic Technical Planning Work for TGL Exploration, Development and Operations activities.


Provide and communicate BU Long Term Plans to help inform and enable timely inputs and engagements to be made to meet JV and other external stakeholder requirements prior to execution of specific BU Development and Operational scopes.


Lead the delivery of Special Technical Projects within TGL e.g. Information Management Framework, Cost and Planning System Deployment aligned with Maintenance Management Systems and effective utilization by TGL and its Contractors (e.g. O&M and Engineering).



Lead TGL ongoing Information Management/Technical Document Control Support activities.

Responsibilities / Key Objectives: Lead team to develop clear and well documented Life of Field assumptions, plans and costs (CAPEX/OPEX) via use of activity based cost estimating tools as inputs to support Tullow Reserve Based Lending (RBL)/Technical Banks process.Using input from the TGL Cost Control team and during conclusion of the Annual Work Programme and Budget (AWP&B) process, develop, finalize and issue a Budget Book, clearly documenting all assumptions and technical plans that sit behind the final approved JV/Corporate Budget.

Lead team in providing key assumptions and cost profiles as Economic Data Inputs for Commercial analysis linked to 1P/2P/3P production profiles (reserves) for the both TEN and Jubilee as required.

Lead Cost Control and Planning support activities for Further Development Opportunities within the Ghana BU (e.g. TEN Further Expansion, Greater Jubilee Full Field Development Projects).

Coordinate and manage annual updates of the TEN and Jubilee Asset Value Plans (AVP) to ensure Asset Performance data and updated future plans are accurately documented.

Lead development of Long Term Business Plans and communication to BU Functional Managers/Leadership team to ensure key decisions are made to optimize operations and/or enable relevant engagements to take place with required Government agencies and Joint Venture Partners for compliance to Petroleum and JV Agreements.

Responsible for Exploration, Development and Operations performance reporting to both internal/external stakeholders.


Lead the coordination of reports and review of presentations for JV Partner meetings and further engagements with other external stakeholders (e.g. Petroleum Commission) as required.

Support development of team members based on agreed personal development plans.

Lead the implementation of the TGL Information Management Framework to establish a consistent way of working and operating with high quality procedures and use of information that is continuously improved and ensures a safer, more efficient and productive environment.

Lead the Setup of Information Management Support governance procedure and ensure compliance to Corporate IMS requirements.

Lead document control team in ensuring effective technical documentation control and management processes are enforced throughout the business including management of the TGL Operations Framework (OF).

Together with the O&M Contractor, lead the implementation of the ‘Activity Based’ Cost estimating tool (OPE$T) for both TEN and Jubilee and aligned with work plans driven by the Maintenance Management Systems (MAXIMO) for the facilities.

Ensure the esi.manage system (as an integrated budget database for the Technical Teams) is fully embedded after rollout and utilized to its full capacity to improve version control on budgets and to provide quick and effective economic analysis during the development of Business Plans.

Be responsible for driving/coordination of the Joint Venture ‘Authorization for Expenditure’ (AFE) process on behalf of the Exploration, Development and Operations departments to provide required inputs to TGL Finance team to ensure quality and timely submissions to the JV.

Financial Responsibility: TBC

Person Specification

Experience & Education: Degree qualified in an  Engineering/FinanceProven Oil and Gas Experience
Skills: Expert in Project Control methodologies within the upstream oil & gas industry and highly conversant with cost estimating and field planning.Experience of industry standard project controls systems such as Primavera, Artemis, or MS Project is essential.

Experience of managing costs associated with 1 or more rig program

Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills

Able to work effectively as part of a team

Excellent IT Skills and Expert in use of Microsoft Office suite


Business Behaviours: Takes a proactive approachAbility to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion

React quickly & flexibly to changing circumstances

Great Attention to detail

Ability to meet stretched deadlines

Seek ways to find and apply best practice

Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose, approach

Open, honest & reliable

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