Oil and Gas Project Services

Subsurface Manager

Published on: 12/12/22

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Subsurface Manager Job Description

  • To lead the subsurface technical function to help meet the performance objectives and harness business improvement opportunities
  • Ensure that the subsurface team has the necessary resources with appropriate skills and competencies
  • To ensure that the subsurface team is effectively managed to optimize the delivery
  • To establish, maintain and develop appropriate technical Standards and to ensure these are implemented.
  • To ensure the timely and accurate assessment and reporting of Company`s net reserve/resource entitlements.
  • To ensure effective communication between all relevant parties, including knowledge capture and transfer, identification of appropriate emerging technologies etc.
  • To liaise and work closely with the other disciplines (Drilling, Engineering, Planning, Production, New Business Development especially Gas & Power, etc.) to ensure an integrated cost-effective delivery mechanism.
  • To establish, maintain and develop processes in support of the functional capability, e.g. Technical Networks etc.
  • To manage a fit-for-purpose Capital Value Process to ensure a rigorous and consistent approach to evaluating and progressing opportunities from discovery to production, including the coordination of annual Capital/Expense budgets, FDPs, Production forecasts, etc.
  •  Coordinate activities necessary to meet corporate governance requirements – functional reviews, stage gate approvals, risk management etc.
  •  Actively engage in reservoir and well monitoring and surveillance.
  •  Formulate subsurface workflow for well performance improvement and intervention.
  •  Prepare semi-annual and year-end reserves, complete internal technical and economic reviews within assets, and secure Corporate Reserves Group approval. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or earth sciences
  • Masters in relevant discipline an advantage
  • A minimum of 20 years of E&P experience, including working on both production and development projects, and preferably with exposure to unconventional resources.
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams involved in Integrated Petroleum Engineering Studies and field development, including operational aspects & Exploration projects.
  • Skilled in most relevant subsurface techniques, software tools and data analysis methods (both analytical and numerical), and their application to problem-solving.
  • Excellent working knowledge of dry and wet gas field development and fluid dynamics.