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PETRONAS; 3 Positions

Posting date: February 20, 2024 Expiry date: March 05, 2024

PETRONAS; 3 Positions

PETRONAS is a multinational oil company of choice and ranked amongst the largest corporations in the world. The growing demand for energy inspires and strengthens our purpose to steadily drive for new solutions and push boundaries towards a sustainable energy future.

PETRONAS Indonesia is currently holding participating interest in 9 blocks across Indonesia, with 4 of them in the production stage. PETRONAS has consistently and successfully implemented various social and community programs, focusing on education, capacity building, environment, health, as well as community wellbeing and development which are governed by its large Corporate Sustainability Framework. PETRONAS Indonesia implements programs that can sustainably benefit and empower the communities where we operate to support our growth agenda and aspiration to be a progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for sustainable future. PETRONAS Indonesia is looking for competent, dynamic, and creative candidates to join us in this exciting journey. 

Under the Production Sharing Contract arrangements with SKK MIGAS, PETRONAS Indonesia Operations is looking for the following professionals:

1. Business Development Manager

Provide direction and lead the formulation of strategies and influence Operator to implement plans for reserves monetization, development of oil and gas fields in order to maximize value and to meet target value creation for production growth in line with PETRONAS’ Corporate Agenda. Also monitors corporate governance, provide board support along with partner relationships management.


• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Geoscience.

• Minimum 3 years of experience in Business Planning, Commercial, Operations Management.

• Minimum 12-15 years experiences in JV in upstream oil and gas industry.

• Good command of written and spoken English.

• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.

• Good analytical and negotiation skills.

• Well-versed with PSC Management e.g. PSC, JOA, Accounting Procedures and other legal documents attached to the respective PSCs.

• Brief company directors for Board meetings and key decisions and prepare support materials as needed.

• Oversee or conduct analysis on joint ventures (JVs), prepare materials for internal approvals (e.g., capital investments), and manage review and alignment processes.

• Assist the JVs in accessing resources and services (e.g., skills, data, tools, best practices, relationships) inside the company.

• Monitor and manage or coordinate information requests, audits, site visits, and communications between PETRONAS Carigali and JVs.

• Understand all interfaces (e.g., services, support agreements) between company and JVs, and intervene where necessary to ensure value creation and maintain support.

• Manage ongoing operational reporting, including JV audit, projects progress and tracking and investor-level reporting.

• Help develop the company’s strategy and business plan for JVs.

• Develop and drive the implementation of a coordinated influencing plan in line with the company’s approved strategy and business plan.

• Proactively identify opportunities for performance improvement or synergy capture, develop associated business cases, and negotiate with JVs/partners to adopt.

• Develop and annually update JVs risk registries, including company and JV risks.

2. Sr. Reservoir Surveillance Engineer

Conduct comprehensive monitoring of well performance, regularly update the Reservoir Management Plan (RMP), engage in reservoir simulation following PETRONAS guidelines, and provide support to the study team. Manage reservoir performance in alignment with the endorsed RMP for respective fields, aiming to maximize hydrocarbon recovery factor and concurrently prevent or reduce profit loss.


• Degree in Petroleum Engineering discipline, post graduate degree would be an added advantage.

• Requires a professional with 8-10 years of comprehensive Petroleum Engineering experience in both oil and gas development and production phases.

• The incumbent should have in-depth technical experience in reservoir engineering development projects as well as reservoir management and production.

• Possess wide experience in managing petroleum engineering activities in various domestic or international environments.

3. Sr Geophysicist

Conduct seismic interpretation, prospect maturation, and other geoscience evaluation for exploration projects through established Play Based Exploration with focus in exploration workflow.


• Minimum Bachelor’s degree level in Geophysics or Geology with Minimum 7 years experience in oil and gas with extensive exposure in 2D and 3D seismic interpretation, seismic well tie, time-depth conversion, attribute analysis, quantitative interpretation.

• Identify and leads/prospects and collaborate with other discipline other SMEs (Structural Geologist, Petroleum System Modeler, Stratigrapher, Reservoir Engineer, Petrophysicist, Drilling Engineer, etc.) and matured it into drill-ready prospect.

• Possess good geology background with good understanding in Indonesia petroleum geology. Familiar with DSG, Petrel, and other G&G application.

• Able to work as a team and familiar with working as Operator and JV partner.

• All candidates must be proficient in English (oral and written) and possess strong interpersonal qualities with good relationship building, networking, and leadership skills.

Functional Competencies

• 2D & 3D Seismic Interpretation

• Quantitative Interpretation

• Seismic Imaging

• Play Based Exploration (Regional Geology and Play Mapping)

• Sedimentology and stratigraphy

• Well log interpretation and correlation.

• Hydrocarbon resource and risk assessment


Suitable CVs with the above requirements are welcome to submit an application no longer than 26 February 2024 via email to: recruitment_pcino@petronas.com.my (mentioned the proposed position title on your email subject).

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