Economist

Nexen Energy
Houston - United States
S: Competitive

Position Overview
This position resides within the Gulf of Mexico Planning and Economics team which supports the company's long term strategic and annual operating plans. The Economist will be responsible for the economic modeling and analysis required by the business, with a primary focus on our world-class, multi-billion dollar deepwater development projects.

Core responsibilities include working with multiple stakeholders, including internal and external partners, to perform and present the economic analysis of various development considerations to enable management to make informed, quality decisions. The candidate will have additional opportunities supporting special projects and initiatives as they arise.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
Provides economic support for the U.S. division, ensuring quality control of economic models and their outputs
Generates economic calculations for reserves reporting and impairment testing
Ensures consistency in methodology and economic calculation across multiple projects and assets, adhering Corporate standards and requirements
Collects necessary modeling assumptions from key stakeholders or cost managers and review for validity
Contributes to investment decisions, field plans, the annual strategic plan, the annual Work Program & Budget, and Post Project Assessments
Collaborates with Planning to prepare reports, presentations and memos to finalize evaluations
Incorporates Decision Analysis methodologies into workflows where appropriate, to ensure common understanding of the decision at hand, key uncertainties and dependencies, and interaction between decision maker and project team
Presents the economic analysis of prospects and projects to management teams
Maintains versioning, upgrades, testing, file organization and permissions within economic software package (Palantir) as required
Provides economic context to management questions and business issues via thorough analysis to inform decision makers and management

Referral Information
Bachelor's degree with a preference in Engineering, Business, Finance, or Economics;
At least 7 years of oilfield experience with significant business and economics background, ideally with Deepwater Gulf of Mexico project expertise;
Proactive, hard-working, self-starter with a proven ability to handle complex economic problems in a rigorous analytical fashion;
Excellent organizational, facilitation and communication skills;
Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong interpersonal skills;
Positive, self-motivated and energetic individual who enjoys working in a fast paced, team-orientated environment and understands the importance of involving others to achieve success;
Proficiency with Palantir CASH preferred;
Experience with Decision Analysis, including decision analytic models and processes considered and asset.

Job summary

Employer:

Nexen Energy

Location:

Houston, United States

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Sector:

Economist

Salary:

Competitive

Job Type:

Permanent

Hours:

Full-Time

Posted:

9th May 2017

Apply By:

6th June 2017

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