Projects: Senior Project Legal Advisor

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Projects: Senior Project Legal Advisor
DohaLocal/InternationalLegalRef.: MO-044486
Maersk Oil is looking for a Senior Project Legal Advisor to provide legal support and services to a major new project. You will also contribute to contract project strategy and tender procedures and develop standard project contracts. You will have regular interaction across the various departments within the company and with counterparts within the industry (e.g. other operators, non-operators, contractors, government)
We Offer
In partnership with Qatar Petroleum, Maersk Oil Qatar operates one of the world’s most complex fields, offshore at Al Shaheen. It produces over one-third of Qatar’s oil. Turning marginal and challenging fields into successes has been the cornerstone of Maersk Oil’s growth since it began in 1962. Maersk Oil has now recovered in excess of one billion barrels of oil from the field, which currently produces around 300,000 barrels of oil per day. Success has come from Maersk Oil’s experience, expertise and close relationships. We employ talented professionals who enjoy challenge careers which contribute to the country’s growth.

Working in a multicultural environment where safety, integration and collaboration are key factors for driving success, Maersk Oil can offer a challenging and rewarding environment where an individual can make a significant impact and contribution to the development and growth of the organisation while building a successful career that can lead to exciting opportunities with the A.P Moller-Maersk group.

Maersk Oil Qatar offers a wide range of education and career opportunities for employees possessing necessary skills and competencies.

We offer competitive salary with family status and relocation to Doha if required.
Key Responsibilities
•Contributing to mitigation of potential disputes and claims
•Implementing contract strategy and tender procedures
•Overseeing and resolving negotiation of construction, EPIC and drilling contracts, services and procurement contracts
•Dispute resolution, including warranty and other contract claims
•Legal compliance
•Corporate reporting requirements
•Insurance
•Legal support to tender committee related matters and support during meetings with Qatar Petroleum
•Liaison with Qatar Petroleum as required
•Supervision of younger lawyers in the project team
•Initially, prior to allocation full-time to the Project the job holder’s role will include preparation for the above responsibilities including:
•Getting to know the organisation
•Familiarisation with previous field development projects and lessons learned
•Using experience to plan measures to mitigate disputes and claims
•Strengthening Project knowledge including regular visits to the Project team in Copenhagen
•Ad hoc support to ongoing development projects
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a professionally qualified lawyer with solid commercial acumen, theoretical background and professional experience, you will have;
•An understanding of the oil and gas business (experience in the Middle East will be an advantage) and project management/execution experience in development projects
•Legal and negotiation skills and commitment to teamwork and a high degree of personal and professional accountability
•Cultural awareness and ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams
•Experience in managing a team, will be an advantage although not a requirement Highly developed written and verbal communication skills plus an ability to influence and communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation
>Last application date: 23 December 2014.
Maersk Oil Qatar AS is the leading oil producer offshore Qatar and a recognized pioneer in oil development and production techniques. On the basis of an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) signed in 1992 with Qatar Petroleum, Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) is the sole operator of Al Shaheen field.
The current oil production from the Al Shaheen field is approximately 300,000 barrels per day from nine different locations and is exported via two main offshore facilities.

Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company with operated production of about 650,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day offshore Denmark, UK and Qatar, as well as onshore Kazakhstan and Algeria. Exploration activities are ongoing in Angola, Brazil, Norway, the US Gulf of Mexico, Greenland and in producing countries. Turning marginal and challenging fields into commercial successes has been the cornerstone of Maersk Oil’s business since 1962. Maersk Oil focuses on pioneering technologies and harnessing talent to continue to operate safely and successfully, creating value for Partners and host governments. Maersk Oil and its subsidiary companies are part of the Danish A.P. Moller – Maersk Group
 Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company with a 2016 entitlement production of 313,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Our production comes from Denmark, the UK, Norway, Algeria, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kazakhstan, and the US Gulf of Mexico. Exploration or development activities are on-going in Angola, Kenya, Brazil and in the producing countries. Turning complex and challenging fields into commercial successes has been the cornerstone of Maersk Oil business since 1962. Maersk Oil focuses on pioneering technologies and harnessing talent to continue to operate safely and successfully, creating value for partners and host governments. For more information about Maersk Oil, please visit the website at www.maerskoil.com