Field Development Planner

Papua New Guinea
May 30, 2024
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About Us Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time. 
Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States. 
At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress. 
Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves. 
For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households. 
Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure.  
The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution. 
Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy. 

About the RoleAn excellent career development opportunity for a Field Development Planner to join the Santos team. Based at our offices in Brisbane, the primary objective will be to assist in strategic decision making for assigned areas, including framing scope of future projects and final investment decisions within the Cooper Basin. You will also provide support to Northern Territory subsurface teams as required. 
Key accountabilities:   

  • Provide visibility of Subsurface priorities through field and medium-term plans 
  • Build and maintain development planning models 
  • Deliver business targets through the development of field development plans 
  • Support delivery of key business processes, such as Long-Term Plan, Portfolio, Budget, and Reserves as required. 
  • Evaluate the economic viability of development scenarios in conjunction with the economics analysis team 
  • Present development plans to senior management and joint venture partners as required 
  • Effective and timely collaboration with internal and external stakeholders as required 
  • Contribute to delivering on cost reduction efficiencies and value creation strategies as directed 

About YouHolding a Degree (ideally in Geoscience or Engineering) or an Equivalent Tertiary qualification and/or relevant work/industry experience in a technical area, it is essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate the following: 

  • Significant experience in technical or commercial disciplines, including drilling and completions, oil and gas exploration, production, operations and/or development 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Visio 
  • Proven self-starter and self-guided, with the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with key stakeholders 

Further to this any experience in the following will be looked upon favourably: 

  • Experience and understanding of upstream oil and gas operations including the various phases of the well life cycle  
  • SQL, R Studio/Python 
  • SharePoint and Microsoft PowerApps power user 

This role will suit agile, adaptable individuals who thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy the challenge of managing a variety of stakeholders across multiple disciplines.  

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, do not hesitate, apply now! 

Supporting a Diverse WorkforceSantos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.   
We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.   
Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply.  

How to ApplyApplications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 11th June 2024.   

A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply. 

Potential ScamsThere are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is