WS/2654 - Data Solutions Architect - Remote Operations of Global Wells

Job ID



Information Technology/System Analysis/Design


Data Solutions Architect - Remote Operations of Global Wells





UK Surrey

Open To

EU Nationals or UK work permit holders

Start Date


URGENT: A major Oil and Gas Operator seeks a Solutions Architect to develop, recommend, and build the end to end solution for remote operations for global wells. Applicants are invited with a strong background in delivering solution architectures for complex solutions across multiple vendors. Experience within the upstream oil and gas industry highly desired, especially within remote operations for operated wells. Acting as the design authority for the project, you will be involved with multiple vendors and various technologies and systems, and departments across UK and US. This is a great opportunity working in an exciting project for a major operator. The contract is initially for 3 month but it is expected to run for a large part of 2019.

The Oil Operator is creating remote collaboration environments across their UK and US operations. These environments will provide decision support, optimization, well control and reporting services to their operated wells globally. The scope of this project is to develop, recommend, and build the end to end solution for these remote operations. The key focus is on optimising the data streams.

The following deliverables are expected to be completed:
  • Build the vision for remote operations
  • Develop conceptual and data logical architectures
  • Build the technical solution for remote operations
  • Integrate cloud and in-house systems.
  • Act as the design authority for this project.
  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders including project managers, development teams, the data community, delivery teams, solution managers, business representatives, domain architects and various IT&S teams within Upstream.
  • Create, maintain and improve reusable assets,
  • Ensure that the solution components of project are aligned to the Company’s Technology Standards.
  • Own Non -functional requirements
The successful candidate will have:
  • An academic background in IT, Data Management or Systems highly advantageous.
  • Experience within the upstream oil and gas industry highly desired.
  • Experience of remote well operations advantageous.
  • Experience in delivering solution architectures for complex solutions across business, technical, and data architecture domains.
  • Experience translating business requirements into functional, technical integration and data requirements specifications.
  • Experience reviewing impacts on existing and developing architectures and proposing suitable architecture solutions.
  • Experience working with multiple solutions and internal IT teams in order to provide architecture coverage at all stages of a program, and across all technical, functional, integration, data, and infrastructure components
  • Experience of cloud technologies (Azure specific) desired.
  • Knowledge off and high appreciation of upstream open standards desired.
  • Experience of PPDM standards and best practices for data management desired.
  • Experience using Sitecom or WITSML (preferably) for transmitting technical data between organisations desired.
  • Proven work experience in big data desired.
  • Strong stakeholder management essential – the ability to engage and keep all stakeholders in the loop is key.
  • Excellent project management experience essential – can develop effectively within timeframes.
  • A strategic outlook. Previous experience developing multi-year architecture strategies, transitional architectures and associated roadmaps for complex and business critical areas desired.
Other Information
A highly competitive market Day Rate is on offer dependent on skills and experience.
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