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ConocoPhillips Alaska - Commercial Consultant, KRU in ANCHORAGE, Alaska

Title: Alaska - Commercial Consultant, KRU


Job Number: 00T65

Who We Are

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production (E&P) company, based on production and proved reserves. With operations in 17 countries, we explore for, develop and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Alaska Overview

ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska's largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 182 thousand barrels of oil and 9 million cubic feet of gas per day. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields, has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet. For more details visit: ConocoPhillips’ Alaska Fact Sheet at .


If you are selected for the Commercial Consultant position you would primarily support the Kuparuk River Unit (KRU) Operations, Development, and Exploration and is responsible for conducting commercial evaluations and agreements as well as work on Investment Appraisal Special Projects. KRU is a significant area for ConocoPhillips and the Commercial Consultant position plays a key role in creating value by advancing and optimizing the asset. This position reports to the Vice President, Strategy & Commercial in COP Alaska

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Negotiating and drafting agreements with third parties for infrastructure sharing agreements, Caribou study cost sharing agreements, seawater services, telecom access, road/pad use, etc.

  • Negotiating and drafting agreements supporting unit operations including operating agreement amendments, satellite processing, tract operations, gas balancing & gas imports, etc.

  • Issuing letters of non-objection, notices of damaged assets, releases of liability, comments to DNR regarding applications that impact KRU

  • Advising and consulting on contract interpretation and implementation

  • Producing quarterly facility sharing reports and providing to Working Interest Owners

  • Building and updating production tax reimbursement models

  • Collaborating with other Alaska S&PM team members, the KRU asset team and Commercial organizations to develop economic analysis and strategic guidance in support of business decision-making

  • Analyzing commercial terms and leading/supporting negotiations with other working interest owners

  • Evaluating acquisition and disposition opportunities and moving them through the corporate approval processes as appropriate

  • Decision and Risk Analysis -- providing facilitation and analysis for projects ranging from field development to North Slope seismic to permitting strategies

  • Preparing and delivering presentations and functional reviews for Alaska senior management

  • Providing facilitation/strategic consulting expertise to various teams throughout the ConocoPhillips Alaska organization



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S, citizen or national or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, economics, mathematics, finance, accounting or other related quantitative field or foreign equivalent

  • 5 years oil and gas experience

  • Intermediate commercial negotiating and/or economic evaluation experience

  • Experience developing contracts and agreements

  • Advanced Excel modeling and PowerPoint skills


  • MBA or graduate Finance degree or higher or foreign equivalent

  • Finance experience - business analyst / investment appraisal support roles

  • 1 year of experience with the Long-Range Planning processes

  • Proven strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Demonstrated self-starter who can work independently with high standards of performance

  • Proven continuous-improvement focused

  • Upstream / E&P experience

  • Facilitation and/or Decision & Risk Analysis training and experience including building decision trees and probabilistic models

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

  • Experience in SAP

  • Familiarity with Operating Agreements

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of December 16, 2019 .

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Strategic Planning, Economics, and Business Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: ALASKA

Title: Alaska - Commercial Consultant, KRU