Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Senior Analyst, Upstream System Archival

 Senior Analyst, Upstream System Archival

ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates.

Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.

Here at ADNOC, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us.

By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life.

Company : ADNOC HQ


Plans a variety of system related activities pertaining to restricted and confidential digital media testing, evaluation, transcription, management, handling, data recovery, seismic/well data verification in accordance with established systems. Performs system management and administration, troubleshooting, maintenance and independent user support in a remote site environment. Recommends system development, in line with technological developments and standards. Develops and updates procedure in computer operation unit. Maintains and ensures that safety, security and environment control systems are in good operating conditions.


Plans, organizes and designs workflows and system related activities for the restricted and confidential data at the Upstream Data Center. Assigns work tasks for digital media transcription, including tape maintenance, backup, and processing requests, etc., in accordance with established procedures and technological standards.

Plans and monitors data recovery procedure and technics, assure maximum possible data recovery is achieved from digital media at all times.

Ensures accuracy and timely implementation of requests for digital media transcription, data recovery, backups, testing, evaluation and other related jobs.  

Develops proposals/recommendations for computer facilities upgrades and updates to meet operational requirements. Reviews and evaluates new systems’ (H/W & S/W) technical data, specifications, etc., identifies new features that enhance Upstream Data Center (UDC) existing systems’ performance and recommends appropriate systems’ upgrades to keep up-to-date with technological developments and standards.

Prepares operating and revenue budgets and inform Team Leader UDC for future requirements in terms of I.T equipment, consumables, safety and security.

Performs technical evaluation of bidders’ offers, and follows up their implementation (installation, testing, etc.).

Performs a variety of systems’ management and administration activities independently for remote offsite UDC location, including reconfiguration of systems/drives’ setup to meet operational requirements, troubleshooting, reporting problems, follow-up rectification, installing fixes/upgrades, and testing. Conducts system maintenance and backup handling/solving UDC users’ PC H/W, S/W and network problems.

Performs local database administration tasks, in collaboration with GITU, for the UDC data management system, including monitoring database performance. Secures availability of the system and provides technical support and training to Upstream users.

Follows up on preventive maintenance implementation, as per set schedules and ensures that all computer facilities (H/W & S/W) are maintained in good operating condition.

  Ensures accuracy and timely preparation of Management Reporting, weekly and monthly progress reports and Annual Achievement Report.

Develops, manages and updates/upgrade UDC operational procedures, users’ guides and other related documentation pertaining to Computer Operation, in line with technological developments and industry standards.

Ensures that safety, security and environment control systems are maintained in good operating conditions. Follows up on preventive maintenance of related systems (H/W & SW).  Monitors humidity and temperature levels and ensures that set levels are maintained.

Maintains confidentiality of data, safety and security of the UDC facilities, and performs other similar or related duties, as assigned.


Generic Accountabilities


Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.

Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.



Provide input for preparation of the Unit / Department / Section budgets, assist in the implementation of the approved Budget, and work plans to deliver Section objectives.

Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

Implement approved Unit/ Department/ Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the work programs in line with Company and International standards.


Performance Management

Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Unit/ Department/ Section in line with the Company Performance framework.


Innovation and Continuous Improvement

Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.

Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with best industry standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.


Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability

Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures, controls, applicable legislation, and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.



Provide inputs to prepare MIS and progress reports for Company Management.


Frequent contacts with Upstream Geoscientists/Users in ADNOC and Group for providing services.  

Frequent contacts with ITU & vendors’ technical staff for systems’ (HW/SW) development, troubleshooting, maintenance, technical assistance and discussing related issues. Frequent contacts with ADNOC Upstream Directorate Managers and engineers to coordinate the flow of data.


Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management or equivalent.


Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

Minimum 8 years’ experience in Computer Operation in the Oil and Gas industry with good exposure to information management technology.

Sound knowledge in operation, planning and administration, 3 years of which should have been spent in handling and usage of high-end tape drives.

Exposure to multi-operating system environment.

Good and sound knowledge of Upstream data formats.

Deadline: 09/Aug/2021

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