Gas Acquisition Specialist

  • Regions
  • Country United States
  • City Houston
  • Type of Employment Permanent
  • Job number WTSBD12926

About the job


This position will be responsible for advising the Commercial Department with regard to the development of the corporate gas acquisition plan. The plan will cover quantities of gas necessary for (a) commissioning and startup (C&SU) of each liquefaction train, (b) fuel for the ongoing operations of the facility; and (c) the production of LNG for FOB/DES sales during commercial operations by company’s  LNG Liquefaction Owners or their affiliates. This position will be responsible for , as well as negotiation of NAESB and asset management (AMA) agreements with gas suppliers, and execution of the gas acquisition plan during commissioning and operations. This position will interface internally with the Commercial, LNG Marketing, Treasury, Finance and Commercial Operations departments, and externally with third party gas suppliers, marketers and transportation companies and potentially the EPC Contractor.

Essential Functions & Duties/Responsibilities

Gain familiarity with and document the gas requirements for each of the areas noted in (a)-(c) above.
Develop gas acquisition strategy (to be documented in a summary report for senior management which will include the following:
Overview of transport and storage options to support gas supply for each phase.
Anticipated gas market supply terms for each stage of the gas acquisition plan (C&SU, fuel, LNG sales).
The role(s) of each company LNG entity involved in gas acquisition.
Protocol for utilization of COMPANY owned UGS facility in each phase.
Identify credit requirements for storage, transport and gas acquisition during each stage.
Working capital requirements and capabilities/constraints of the relevant Xx LNG entities.
Overview and ranking of recommended storage, transport and gas supply counterparties.
Define potential range, scope and cost structure of asset management (AMA) services, and ranking of potential AMA counterparties.
Quantitative and qualitative cost-benefit analysis of utilizing an AMA versus internal management/coordination of storage, transport and gas supply.
Identify any mid- or back office requirements which may need to be addressed in COMPANY’s staffing plan and corporate structure based on recommended gas acquisition strategy.
Negotiate and execute NAESBs with recommended counterparties.
Negotiate and execute Asset Management Agreement.
Coordinate HQ relationship with interconnected pipeline companies.
Contribute to the design, testing and implementation of the management information systems being developed to support the gas scheduling and acquisition functions.
Support the negotiation, execution and implementation of agreements for the sales of NGLs from the facility
Position Description
This position will be responsible for advising the Commercial Department with regard to the development of the corporate gas acquisition plan. The plan will cover quantities of gas necessary for (a) commissioning and startup (C&SU) of each liquefaction train, (b) fuel for the ongoing operations of the facility; and (c) the production of LNG for FOB/DES sales during commercial operations by company’s LNG Liquefaction Owners or their affiliates. This position will be responsible for , as well as negotiation of NAESB and asset management (AMA) agreements with gas suppliers, and execution of the gas acquisition plan during commissioning and operations. This position will interface internally with the Commercial, LNG Marketing, Treasury, Finance and Commercial Operations departments, and externally with third party gas suppliers, marketers and transportation companies and potentially the EPC Contractor.

Essential Functions & Duties/Responsibilities

Gain familiarity with and document the gas requirements for each of the areas noted in (a)-(c) above.
Develop gas acquisition strategy (to be documented in a summary report for senior management which will include the following:
Overview of transport and storage options to support gas supply for each phase.
Anticipated gas market supply terms for each stage of the gas acquisition plan (C&SU, fuel, LNG sales).
The role(s) of each company LNG entity involved in gas acquisition.
Protocol for utilization of COMPANY owned UGS facility in each phase.
Identify credit requirements for storage, transport and gas acquisition during each stage.
Working capital requirements and capabilities/constraints of the relevant company LNG entities.
Overview and ranking of recommended storage, transport and gas supply counterparties.
Define potential range, scope and cost structure of asset management (AMA) services, and ranking of potential AMA counterparties.
Quantitative and qualitative cost-benefit analysis of utilizing an AMA versus internal management/coordination of storage, transport and gas supply.
Identify any mid- or back office requirements which may need to be addressed in COMPANY’s staffing plan and corporate structure based on recommended gas acquisition strategy.
Negotiate and execute NAESBs with recommended counterparties.
Negotiate and execute Asset Management Agreement.
Coordinate HQ relationship with interconnected pipeline companies.
Contribute to the design, testing and implementation of the management information systems being developed to support the gas scheduling and acquisition functions.
Support the negotiation, execution and implementation of agreements for the sales of NGLs from the facility
 

Requirements

Deep and broad experience in the US and Texas Natural Gas Markets (trading, origination, transport, storage)
Experience negotiating and implementing NAESB, transport and storage agreements.
Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to interpret and maintain in-depth understanding of key Commercial agreements.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Willingness to travel to the company facility periodically.
Must be able to remain calm in stressful conditions and make rational decisions.
General knowledge of computer operations desired.
Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly excel).
Ability to prioritize effectively, multi-task when necessary
Ability to secure resources and information to get the job done
Ability to work effectively on short notice and off- hours
Willingness to cross train in other functions (gas & LNG) within the Commercial Department, as required

 
Minimum Required:
Bachelor degree and 8 years of natural gas trading, transport and storage experience.

Preferred Level:
MBA and 10-12 years of natural gas trading, transport and storage experience.

 
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