Senior Consultant Project Management & Control

StatoilHydro Nigeria

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Statoil is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with approx. 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. Statoil ASA is an equal opportunity employer. The company has been present in Nigeria since 1992 when the country opened up its deep-water licences. Our values are open, caring, collaborative and courageous.

Job Summary:

  • This position requires a candidate with business development experience in a wide range of projects and in all of the commercial aspects of business development, including economic analysis, value chain knowledge (particularly oil & gas upstream and midstream) and negotiation experience.

Job Description:

  • Supporting the Asset Managers in developing, negotiating and maintaining commercial agreements relating to Statoil’s operated and partner operated assets and provide company representation at license meetings and/or follow-up of asset management strategies.
  • Support the subsurface team in subsurface and commercial assessments. 
  • Be a link towards the authorities in relation to subsurface activities.
  • Support in commercial work (both new and existing business opportunities), including the establishment of a business case and valuation, risk assessment, integrity due diligence, market and competitor analysis, transaction and contractual structure, as well bid strategy and negotiations.
  • Coordinate with other units in Statoil to assess and incorporate into commercial propositions matters of relevance related to legal, tax, financing and political and security risk.
  • Coordinate the preparation of decision support documents and presentation of projects for decisions to relevant decision makers.
  • Contribute to commercial negotiations with authorities and partners in cooperation with other internal units.
  • Keep continuously updated on developments in Nigeria regarding petroleum activities, legislation, politics, economics, competition, etc. 
  • Establish relationships with other relevant units in Statoil.
  • Establish, build and sustain relationships with key decision-makers and stakeholders in Nigeria, in both business and politics as well as with the oil and gas industry in general.
  • Ensure HSE, ethical practices and technical integrity (Statoil’s “non-negotiables”)

Job Requirement:

  • Minimum university education - Bachelor’s degree within Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or data science disciplines with good academic record. An MBA with bias in oil and gas will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, preferably in the oil and gas industry and within a role that demonstrates high proficiency in commercial, economics and business analytics.
  • Knowledge of oil & gas development and production in Nigeria preferred – with related personal network.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations
  • Ability to identify with and represent the company in accordance with its values: courageous, open, collaborative and caring 
  • High level of personal integrity and high ethical standards
  • High level influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Business understanding, involvement and stakeholder engagement skills 
  • Proactively engages and challenges all commercial contributors
  • Solid understanding of technical business development disciplines 
  • Self-motivated and independent, proactive and perseverant
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances
  • Ability to perform and succeed under pressure

We Offer

  • We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Statoil wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

General Information:

  • Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.
  • Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.
  • All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.
  • Please note that this a local position on local terms and conditions.

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StatoilHydro Nigeria

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Project / Programme Management

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years