Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Specialist, Upstream Data Archival

Specialist, Upstream Data Archival

Category: Projects & Engineering

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


Recommends development of Upstream historic data management systems and services in line with technological developments. Formulates historic data management processes and workflows in line with ADNOC data governance standards. Advises for the development of policies and procedures for restricted and confidential data according to Oil & Gas industry standards. Evaluates scope of works and flow of ongoing projects. Enhance data indexing and search features to optimize the data request process. Prepares management reporting in terms of activities and project cycles. Ensures safety, security and confidentiality of data. 


Analyze information flow and recommend appropriate technology to provide support to all business processes.

Coordinate with project supervisors and business heads and manages all projects regarding enterprise data.

Design and provide support to all data management methodologies according to required standards.

Determine procedure to identify and collect all required data, validate process and recommend improvements to corporate data.

Coordinate with clients, data users and key stakeholders and develop and achieve various long term objectives for data architecture.

Collaborate with new and existing external vendors and provide support to all objectives and assist to create various data architecture.

Interact with key decision makers to understand business needs, design use cases and determine a path to delivery.

Establishing architectural approaches and patterns that incorporate modernizing data governance, metadata management and data quality.

Responsible for providing the business strategy insight into the development and deployment of key metrics and for business intelligence solution delivery.

Responsible for ensuring that key performance metrics are deployed in accordance with global standards established for metric deployment; interacts with the governance process for new metric deployment and development.

Responsible for gathering, consolidating, and communicating the data related aspects of analytic or information business requirements from the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across ADNOC Upstream and Group Companies.

Provide expertise in the establishment and implementation of effective data design principles in a Big Data environment

Collaborate with the IT architecture teams to ensure that the data management principles and strategic assumptions are enabling the metric deployment and aligned with the IT strategy

Determine the proper deployment strategy and sequence of data standards, data models, system designs and metrics

Lead and facilitate the capture business and technical requirements and defines target solution design

Responsible for ensuring that the operational landscape for master data enables the business processes and aligns with the vision of global master data

Develop data models and database designs, across all phases of data modeling from conceptualization to database optimization. Where appropriate, incorporate emerging technologies like columnar and NoSQL databases, predictive analytics, data visualization, and unstructured data.

Responsible for designing, building & managing the advanced analytics platform to support Upstream Information Management user community and ensures high quality level of professional experience is being provided to cover the required support.

Leads Big Data and batch/real-time analytical solutions leveraging transformational technologies.

Ensures all automated processes preserve data by managing the alignment of data availability and integration processes.

Provide support to technical users (Upstream end users) of current system for the provision of required data. Defines data integration requirements/procedures with other Group companies’ systems.

Build and operate stable, scalable and highly performant data pipelines that cleanse, structure and integrate disparate big data sets into a readable and accessible format for end user analyses and targeting.

Provides first-line applications support to the Upstream engineers’ community. Reports and escalates major application failures and bugs to vendors, and follows it up until they are fixed.

Provide specialized database support services and coordinate the activities in the formulation and implementation of an integrated solution and data management strategy.

Liaise and follow-up with ADNOC and group of companies to oversee all Upstream related solution issues / requirements and identify required corrective actions.

Develop frameworks and processes to analyze unstructured information collected through internal and external data sources

Enhance information visualization through development of dashboards and user interfaces

Provide recommendations to management and business stakeholders on how to integrate requirements with current systems and business processes across regions or domains.

Identify and validate value gaps and opportunities for process enhancements or efficiencies. 

Support solution design by providing insight at design sessions with IT teams to help translate requirements into workable business solutions. 

Identify and recommend additional data and/or services needed to address key business issues related to process or solutions design. 

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 team objectives.


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

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

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

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

Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.

Performance Management

Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Department / Team 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 ISO 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 and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices


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


Frequent contacts with counterparts in ADNOC and Group Companies to provide technical advice in relation to Data Management and other project and for upstream information exchange.

Frequent contacts with ADNOC and Group Companies to present and report the progress of projects


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors’ Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Reservoir Engineering, Geophysics or equivalent.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

Minimum 10 years’ experience in Upstream Data Management discipline in the Oil and Gas industry with good exposure to information management.

Sound knowledge in operation, planning and administration.

Exposure to multi data types and classification.

Good and sound knowledge of Upstream data formats.

Deadline: 09/Aug/2021

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