Hydrocarbon Allocation Engineer



Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Queensland, Australia

Job Family Group:

Production Engineering Upstream

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

August 14, 2023

Business unit:

Integrated Gas and Upstream

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in

The Production Systems team are the focal points for QGC’s Upstream and Midstream FPP (Forecast & Plan Production) and PHEA (Perform Hydrocarbon and Energy Accounting) AMS (Asset Management Systems) processes. The team prepares quarterly LE (latest estimates) production forecasts, annual business plan updates, Midstream nominations, and support ship scheduling. The Production Systems team also reconciles the flow of hydrocarbons from well head to sales points and ship. The team prepares numerous reports to review performance for internal, global, JV and external stakeholders.

What’s the role?

The Hydrocarbon Allocation Engineer will support PHEA deliverables for QGC’s Midstream (LNG) Asset. PHEA provides a framework to accurately measure and account for feedstock, products, production losses, energy and greenhouse gas to enable delivery of business outcomes. PHEA services numerous internal departments, third parties and statutory authorities. The role is technically focused with considerable commercial interfaces.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring compliance with the PHEA AMS framework and regulatory requirements.

  • Supporting PHEA AMS embedment, ongoing review, and improvement.

  • Contributing to the development & maintenance of hydrocarbon accounting and allocation tools, procedures, and manuals.

  • Undertaking timely and accurate reconciliation of mid-stream energy balance and emissions.

  • Work with the metering team to identify and track any mismeasurements.

  • Preparing and presenting weekly, monthly & quarterly production & allocation reports.

  • Support to the production deferment management process through maintaining the loss tools and database.

  • Supporting broader production management systems such as production planning, reporting, scheduling, and forecasting etc.

  • Reviewing PHEA & FPP processes and tools to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Collaborating with Shell Global Process Leads, IT & Digital teams to drive improvement initiatives and ensure local process are aligned to global strategic direction.

  • Responding to ad-hoc requests & queries for production data.

Although primary focus will be in supporting Midstream PHEA, the Hydrocarbon Allocation Engineer may also be required to support deliverables across the wider team dependent on business priorities.

What we need from you

We hope to see as many of the following in your CV:

  • Engineering degree preferred or another technical related discipline.

  • Oil and gas industry experience.

  • Understanding of hydrocarbon accounting & allocation methods.

  • Understanding of the coal seam gas to LNG industry & processes, particularly LNG.

  • Experience working with OSISoft PI, Quorum Energy Components (EC), or equivalent applications would be highly regarded.

  • Demonstrated coding skills (VBA) would be highly regarded.

  • Experience managing large data sets. Comfortable preparing and presenting performance data.

  • Advanced MS Excel skills; highly numerate.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Results-orientated with a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

  • Should be highly self-motivated and able to work independently from daily supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines.

  • Ability to foster team relationships. Ability to interact and influence effectively with every level of the organization.

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. ​

We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered.

More about Shell in Australia

Shell Australia is a leading natural gas producer, and we are playing our part in the transition to a low-carbon future by also investing in the power sector, renewable energy sources and carbon abatement activities. A Shell career offers opportunities to work on innovative projects such as the Prelude floating LNG facility offshore of Western Australia and the QGC onshore gas business in Queensland. Beyond these are a wide range of Shell’s New Energies development opportunities. Join Shell and let’s power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions.

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There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

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  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

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We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. Shell values diversity and offers: flexible work schedules, work and family programs, health and wellness programs, employee networks and mentoring, plus great training and development. The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.