Staff Engineer, Business Development
Murphy Oil Company Ltd. www.murphyoilcorp.com is a senior energy company based in Calgary and is engaged in crude oil and natural gas exploration and production in Western Canada, offshore Eastern Canada as well as the extraction and sale of synthetic crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands.
Murphy operates three resource plays in Western Canada. Murphy is in the evaluation and pilot stage of various EOR (polymer injection and thermal) schemes to help unlock the 5+ billion barrels of oil in place across 300,000+ net acres in the Seal heavy oil area. In the next 10 years, there will be multiple EOR projects that will reach the commercial phase.
Reporting to the Manager, Reserves Planning and Business Development, the Staff Engineer, Business Development will provide leadership and coordination of all business development activities including evaluating and recommending potential acquisitions and divestitures. This position will also provide related engineering support to the Exploration team.
Specific accountabilities will include:
-Coordinate and perform all evaluations of potential acquisitions for Murphy Oil Canada
-Keep abreast of potential acquisitions in the market and recommend opportunities that will meet company targets
-Develop strategies to support the achievement of growth through acquisitions
-Provide engineering support to the Exploration team including economic evaluations of potential plays and provide input into Drilling and Completions plans
-Interact with asset teams to build and evaluate inventory of potential acquisitions in existing areas
-Develop refined process and methodologies for presentation of acquisition recommendations to management
Preferred candidates will bring the following skills, experience and attributes:
-P.Eng. status and 10+ years of oil and gas engineering experience in exploitation and/or development preferably with Business Development experience
-A strong background in economic evaluations, exploitation and an understanding of Reservoir Engineering and Drilling/Completions methods, ideally for tight oil and gas and heavy oil
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional asset teams to achieve goals and ensure delivery of stated objectives are achieved
-Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Accumap. Knowledge of PHDWin would be an asset
-Highly organized with excellent communication, analytical, integration and project management and presentation abilities
-Experience working with Acquisition and Divestiture consulting firms, business asset teams and senior management
-Strategy and results oriented, decisive and self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
The Location and Compensation
Based in Calgary, the successful candidate will participate in a comprehensive and most attractive total rewards program including an attractive base salary, competitive short and long term incentive programs, generous vacation and flex days programs, as well as an attractive company supported pension, savings and benefits programs.
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