Senior Economist


Aberdeen, onshore 

Staff / Contractor

Full time staff

Reports functionally to

Portfolio Manager

Reports operationally to

Portfolio Manager

Roles that report to this position


Job summary

Responsible for economics input and support to investment decisions primarily for UK assets. This includes quality control and analysis of investment decision data, across exploration, development, production and M&A

Roles and responsibilities

This role has the following responsibilities and outputs

Investment Decisions & Economics

  • Provide economic support primarily to the UK. Direct responsibility for pre-developments and exploration/new ventures
  • Produce the economics section for investment decision documents;
  • Create analytical reports bespoke to individual investment decisions
  • Explain to management the outputs from economic evaluations
  • Peer review of economics generated by others (in UK, and if required NL and Egypt);
  • Cover for other UK assets as and when required
  • Set up new fiscal models for assessing new country entries
  • Maintain/update Dana Economics manual and Economic standards
  • Focal point for PSC modelling processes and standards
  • Research and establish missing data in evaluations (e.g. NTS gas charges, NGL product pricing)


  • Gather inputs for and provide input to Business Strategy Reviews, annual Group Portfolio Management Report.

Ad Hoc Commercial/Business Support

  • Provide commercial and business strategy input to asset development teams (including support to commercial negotiations as and when required)
  • Provide support to corporate exercises such as reserves audit, CPR, company audit. Resolve follow up questions/queries

Business Planning

  • Gather inputs for and provide output to the Annual Business Planning Process
  • Quality check and review prior to submission and incorporate further feedback

HSEQ responsibilities

Everyone working for or on behalf of Dana Petroleum has the following responsibilities with regard to his or her work to:

  • Familiarise with the Dana Policies, including the policies on HSE, Risk Management and Major Hazards;
  • Familiarise with the One Dana Management System and its meaning for day-to-day work;
  • Familiarise with the work and be aware of all associated risks for People, the Environment, Assets and Reputation (PEAR);
  • Report any incident, near miss, hazards (unsafe acts/situations) and improvement suggestions;
  • Know their roles and responsibilities;
  • Actively participate in any job or HSEQ training or instruction by or on behalf of Dana Petroleum;

Competence requirements

Job specific skills and knowledge

  • Significant demonstrable experience in Petroleum Economics
  • Proficient and experienced in the use of Palantir
  • Expert knowledge of economic and commercial oil/gas issues
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role gained in an E&P Operator environment
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject with clearly demonstrated numerical and analysis capabilities

General capabilities

Excellent Analytical Skills;

  • Ability to deliver high quality, timely economic analysis within short timescales
  • Apply analytical experience to interrogate and interpret, in order to improve quality of economic process/output

Excellent Communication Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively across various disciplines which provide input to the economics/planning processes
  • Results-oriented, insightful, rigorous, patient

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