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Under the general direction of the Chief, Extractive Development Program, State Lands Commission, to plan, organize, direct and coordinate research on new and emerging petroleum and energy development and exploration activities in connection with the Extractive Development Program of the State Lands Commission; to direct the economic analysis and equity and unity determinations of the Extractive Development Program; and to do other related work.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate complex new petroleum or energy exploration and development activities in connection with the Extractive Development Program of the Commission; direct the research of emerging exploration technology and methodology, direct teams of engineers in the research phase of exploration and development of oil and gas in the Outer Continental Shelf and other energy sources in California; evaluate new technology of existing onshore and offshore oil and gas reservoirs and zones to determine feasibility of future development; represent the State in unitization and equity determinations for the allocation of oil values to the various overlying property owners in the field unit, including the State; consult with the Executive Staff on policy or procedural changes; direct special research studies or reports concerning future extractive development; act as project review person on all projects involving the Extractive Development Program (i.e., Point Conception exploration and Solar Pond); direct the economic analysis and long-range revenue projections on oil, gas, mineral and geothermal resources for the Extractive Development Program; review and prepare reports and correspondence.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in petroleum engineering or a closely related field. Either I Experience: Four years of petroleum engineering experience in California state service at a level of responsibility equivalent to Petroleum or Senior Mineral Resources Engineer which included participation in petroleum research and development.
Six years of professional experience in energy and mineral resource exploration, development, and production which shall have been in a supervisory capacity or as a consultant to executive management or in a staff position all of which included participation in petroleum research and development. (Experience in California state service applied toward this pattern must have been at a level of responsibility equivalent to Petroleum Engineer or Senior Mineral Resources Engineer.)
Knowledge of: Petroleum and reservoirs engineering; methodology and technology of petroleum production and recovery methods; methods of estimating oil, gas, mineral and geothermal steam production as reserves; economic analysis; research methods and techniques; statistical and other methods used in the analysis and projection of data; principles and practices of personnel management and supervision; manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the work of highly specialized engineers in a variety of activities; communicate effectively to individuals and groups related to the Extractive Development Program; analyze and make recommendations; plan and carry out research projects; prepare and present technical reports; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; communicate effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.