WS/2655 - Data Solutions Architect - Oil Well Design

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Information Technology/System Analysis/Design


Data Solutions Architect - Oil Well Design





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 identify and deliver inherently safer and more reliable well design. 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 well design. Acting as the design authority for the project, you will be involved with multiple vendors and various technologies, systems and data. 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.

A key strategic objective for the Company’s “Global Well Organisation”, is optimised well delivery. The goal of this initiative is to build the technical solution that will deliver safer and more reliable well design. The key focus is on optimising the data streams.

The following deliverables are expected to be completed:
  • Act as the design authority for this project
  • Develop conceptual and data logical architectures
  • Build the technical solution for Optimise Well delivery
  • Integrate cloud and in-house systems
  • 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
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 well design advantageous.
  • Experience in delivering solution architectures for complex solutions across business, technical, and data architecture domains.
  • Experience in translating business requirements into functional, technical integration and data requirements specifications.
  • Experience working with multi-vendor 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.
  • 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.
Other Information
A highly competitive market Day Rate is on offer dependent on skills and experience.
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