Head, International Exploration & Growth (ME, Asia & EP)

Company: Full Time QatarEnergy
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted: July 25, 2023
  • Salary: Negotiable

About the job

The primary purpose of the job

  • Responsible and accountable for managing all QatarEnergy’s international non-operated exploration, appraisal and growth assets in the Middle East and Asia at the highest safety standards and technical/operational excellence to maximize economic value creation for QatarEnergy in the international upstream sector.
  • Manage all technical, operational and all related administrative activities in QatarEnergy exploration, appraisal and growth assets in Middle East and Asia.
  • Supervise Exploration and Growth asset teams consisting of multidisciplinary teams of professionals and support function staff for QatarEnergy’s global exploration assets.
  • Provide technical leadership, oversight and assurance and provide deep subsurface knowledge of the conventional and unconventional exploration plays across Middle East and Asia.
  • Plan and formulate in line with Exploration and Growth Manager, the long- and short-term asset management strategies and plans and to represent QatarEnergy interests to partners and operators.
  • Work closely with partner counterparts in each respective asset/project in order to set out mutually acceptable project execution and performance targets through the business planning and the budget cycle process.
  • Actively promote areas for growth and business development across Middle East and Asia and work closely with the Business Development teams to manage growth projects and evaluations.

Experience & Skills

  • Oil/gas finder with 15+ years of experience as an explorer in international oil companies
  • Experienced exploration leader with 1st hand operational experience, and track record of having led teams through the full exploration value chain, from BD to appraisal hand-over
  • In-depth firsthand knowledge and experience of Middle Eastern and Asian sedimentary basins and exploration landscape a must
  • Proven track record of prospect maturation and risking in conventional and unconventional exploration plays
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams, projects and ventures
  • A keen explorer who enjoys working with a close team of professionals to mature exploration projects and provide clear recommendations for the company and JV
  • An ability to enthuse the team and to mentor younger staff as well as to reach across different disciplines
  • Must be able to work in a non-operated capacity demonstrating communication skills fundamental to preserving credibility and influencing QP’s operating JV partners
  • Should be abreast of the latest technological advancements in the industry


  • M.Sc. or higher in a core Geoscience subject

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