Posted on :
6 Feb, 2017
6 Feb, 2017
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.
As at 31 December 2012 Tullow had total group reserves and resources of 1.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent including commercial reserves of 388 million barrels of oil equivalent. Tullow’s 2012 exploration and appraisal drilling success rate was 74% around double the industry average;this success has been ascribed to its drilling in geological formations similar to those in which oil has been discovered at other locations. For example, a formation off the coast of South America which is similar to formations in West Africa.
|Job Title:||Offtake Operations Coordinator|
|BU Department:||Technical Services & Planning|
|Function:||Risk & Marketing (London)|
|Reports To:||TBA but TS&P Mgr interim|
TGL Operations – Onshore & Offshore (specifically Marine Team Lead/ Mooring Masters)
|JV Shipping Partners
Jubilee/TEN FPSO O&M contractor (MODEC)
Cargo Assurance Rep
Ship Vetting Agent
Govt Agencies in Ghana
|This role will be Ghana based within the TS&P Department but embedded into TGL Operations with periods of training in London. The candidate will be responsible for shipping operational duties for TGL and will interface with the Subsurface team to ensure accurate production forecasts are utilised. The role will focus on the Planning Process for offloading operations including Boarding Party arrangements, cargo quality assurance, FPSO internal audit and cargo claims management process.|
|Responsibilities / Key Objectives for the Shipping Role :||Forecasting
Responsibility for obtaining production forecasts from Operations/Subsurface team for scheduling purposes;
Organise weekly calls with the Ghana Operations team to discuss process restrictions, changes to rig schedules, FPSO maintenance plans;
Monitor production levels and issue revised forecasts as necessary
Issue forecasts of entitlements to Partners;
Receive nominations of cargo size requirements from Partners;
Organise OMS calls to discuss Lifting Schedules;
Monitor daily production, offtake and forecasts suggesting potential adjustments to offtake schedules as necessary;
|Responsibilities / Key Objectives for the Shipping Role :
|Tanker Nominations and Vetting
Receive tanker nominations from Partners;
Perform initial tanker vetting procedures;
Monitor timely arrival of tankers, and manage substitution of vessels where necessary;
Shipping Documentation/Loading Operations
Receive, and forward offload documentation to the Mooring Master;
Keep Lifting Party informed of progress on each offload;
Prepare and distribute Sailing Cable for each offload;
Supervise distribution of original shipping documents to Lifting Parties;
Obtain Inspection reports and forward as required.
Post Offtake Operations
Take a proactive approach in potential claims assessment;
Set up and maintain Claims Management System for Quantity/Quality and Demurrage.
Maintain statistical data for BOL v Outturn volumes and prepare reports for internal use;
Monitor cargo quality and prepare ad-hoc reports as required;
Prepare CFTM submissions to UO monthly report;
Identify other areas where Shipping Operations could add value and produce relevant reports.
|Responsibilities / Key Objectives for the Ghana Production Operations Team Role :
Special Requirements :
Work closely with the TEN/Jubilee Planning team to understand the production forecasting process and links to Integrated Planning
Input into planning and forecasting process in relation to cargo and vessel nomination timescales
Arrange Operations involvement in OMS/Partner discussions where applicable
Tanker Nominations and Vetting
Ensure timely liaison with TGL Mooring Master in relation to tanker nomination and vetting
Ensure tanker details are provided to Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) as soon as approval is received from TGL Mooring Master
Pre Offtake Operations
Ensure nominations for Boarding Party representatives are requested in a timely manner, specifying the required certification and travel stipulations
On receipt of nominated Boarding Party representatives, ensure the aforementioned certification is in place to enable travel offshore
Liaise with the Operations Team Assistant and Jubilee/TEN Planning to ensure the necessary travel bookings are made. Link to TGL Mooring Master for mobilisation timelines in relation to transfer to tanker
Notify Boarding Party Representatives of check-in times for travel
Post Offtake Operations
Ensure receipt of original BOL hard copy documentation and link to TGL DCC for hard and soft copy storage
Ensure original BOL is securely delivered to the nominated person for onward transit to OOC (Oil Offtake Coordination), team in London
Close out BOL Tracking Sheet and issue to the relevant parties
Work with TGL Mooring Master to review and collate Post Offtake Actions – monitoring status and ensuring close-out
Ensure liaison with Production Operations Cost Engineer in relation to Oil Offtake Budget build and commitment tracking
Coordinate weekly OOC/Operations meeting if required
Provide Operations Offtake Summary for Unit Operator Monthly Report
Ensure any sampling requirements are understood and liaise with Operations for collection and dispatch – track process until receipt is confirmed by requesting party
Candidate must have excellent communication skills.
Role will involve travel to London but is essentially permanently based in Accra, Ghana.
Role will require routine weekend duty cover.
|Education:||Previous experience in marine operations would be preferable. A good standard of education (degree level preferred).|
|Skills:||A good working knowledge of shipping operations at offshore and onshore terminals;
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English
Strong numerical and spreadsheet skills;
Strong organisational skills and ability to multi-task
Clear understanding of the underlying principles of oil allocation and accounting;
A good understanding of Commercial Agreements and Procedures
Ability to work under pressure and to observe contractual deadlines and timetables;
Excellent communication skills and ability to deal with JV partners, Governmental agencies effectively
|Business Behaviours:||Strong interpersonal skills, able to integrate with R&M team, the Ghana operations team and with the wider internal infrastructure within Tullow;
Excellent verbal, written and aural communication skills;
Able to handle conflict and potential difficult conversations with JV partners during OMS scheduling calls
Can build, develop and maintain Third party relationships, anticipating problems;
Ensures continued professional development in marine operations sector;
Able to work effectively as part of two teams in two different locations;
Ability to work on own initiative with limited supervision;
Ability to provide holiday and sickness cover for the Jubilee Offtake Coordination team
React quickly & flexible to changing circumstances and job priorities;
Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach;
Act with integrity; being open, honest, reliable and trustworthy.