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Commercial Advisor - VR/22094

Status: Permanent
Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Ref: VR/22094
Rate: Available Upon Request

A permanent opportunity for a Commercial Advisor to join an oil and gas E&P company based in Westhill. Providing support to a full range of commercial activities related to the management of the company’s operated and non-operated interests and, where required, in respect of business development and exploration opportunities.


As Commercial Advisor, your duties and responsibilities will be as follows:


  • Taking a supporting or leading role for the company in the review / interpretation / negotiation / preparation of commercial matters – e.g. joint operating agreements, transportation agreements, pipeline agreements, product sales contracts, third party access requests.
  • Ensuring senior management are fully appraised of all key issues / emerging situations / strategic options, etc. Proposing suitable solutions.
  • Working closely with other departments to ensure that Operated / Non-Operated field development and operational plans are properly validated and aligned with the company’s best interests and that the Operator is applying sound operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Working closely with other members of the Commercial Team to develop and implement commercial strategies and tactical plans to develop and manage the company’s current and future business.
  • Providing advice and guidance on commercial matters to colleagues, Senior Management / co-ventures’ / external stakeholders.
  • Representing the company at relevant external meetings (J.V. sessions, OpComs, FinComs, etc.) – ensuring the company’s best interests are protected and promoted.
  • Preparing requests for expenditure. Ensuring requests are aligned with budgets for approval by partners and works with partner group to gain support of same.
  • Providing input to e.g. the business plan, asset plans and annual budgets – and, where appropriate, working with partner group to gain support of same.
  • Preparing / presenting proposed commercial recommendations / options to Legal, Commercial Board (LCB) and undertaking follow-up activities consistent with LCB guidance.
  • Maintaining a high level of awareness of commercial and fiscal developments, A&D market activities, etc. and ensuring the company management are properly briefed on all developments.
  • Maintaining a risk and obligations register relating to all commercial activities.


Applicants to this position should offer previous experience in a similar commercially-focused role, ideally within an Oil & Gas Operator / E&P environment.


It is essential that you are a good relationship builder, comfortable with extensive use of Microsoft Excel and are conversant with industry-specific agreements, contractual terms, commercial developments


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