Asset Commercial Analyst



Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Job Family Group:

Commercial and Retail

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

October 17, 2023

Business unit:

Integrated Gas and Upstream

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

What is the role?

The Venture Analyst support and advises on a range of upstream commercial matters requiring analysis of contractual obligations and asset performance as well as provide support to Asset Commercial Manager on venture management activities.

Specifically, the Venture Analyst should identify issues and improvement opportunities proposing solutions, securing mandate where needed, support negotiations set up, framing and governance, and be a member of the cross functional team for commercial opportunities management. These may include contracts negotiation for unitizations, equalizations, review and preparation of work program and budget, development and maturation on growth opportunities, establishment of a robust control framework on venture activities, and may involve support to multiple parallel negotiations with external counterparties. In addition to actively engaging internal stakeholders and selected external counterparties the position holder will directly support Venture Managers and Venture leads.

The Venture Analyst takes a key role in ensuring venture day-to-day activities are performed in compliance with Joint Operating Agreement and Shell’s Joint Venture Governance Standards. As part of a diverse team, creative thinking is required to devise workable solutions to complex issues, to identify opportunities and address risks. Within the Asset Commercial team, members are expected to contribute to team development activities including providing feedback to other members. The role reports to the Asset Commercial Manager for Inova.


  • Participate as a team member on negotiations for commercial agreements such as Joint Operating Agreements, Unitization agreements (e.g. Equalization agreements, Unit Operating Agreements, , Redetermination agreements), and, where applicable, provide commercial advice.
  • Provide direct support to Venture Managers on all venture management aspects,
  • Support effective planning and preparation for Technical and Operating Committee meetings with Partners.
  • Coordinate ballot review and approval process, including coordination of weekly ballot board meeting.
  • Undertake project management activities as (or for) the scope of Asset Commercial Managers to ensure agreed priorities and expectations will be met. Update negotiation plans and action logs.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders in external organizations, identify specific challenges or alternatives, propose clear recommendations for action, advocate for them and build internal functional support to implement.
  • Build knowledge of model agreements and industry practice and advise on compliance with Shell standards and policies including Ethics and Compliance, Health & Safety etc
  • Recommend courses of action to the Asset Commercial Managers related to asset and commercial strategy.
  • Ensure adequate control on venture activities and compliance with JOA and Shell Joint Venture Governance Standards, including cost oil recovery in Production Sharing Contracts.

What we need from you:

  • Must have legal authorization to work in Brazil on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • At least a bachelor’s degree required (preferably Engineer and Economist. Business Administration, International Relations, Lawyer also acceptable)
  • At least 3 years of relavant working experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese and in English for drafting and reviewing mandate and internal approval documents and engaging with stakeholders.
  • Ideally, some work experience in a similar role within the upstream industry.
  • Ability to analyze parties’ interests and potential opportunities to uncover and identify value from a variety of perspectives including presenting the merits and risk reward balance to decision makers.
  • Petroleum contracts and agreements discipline knowledge (desirable).
  • Ability to work in a deal team to support delivery of fully negotiated agreements for deals in differing environments and in accordance with mandate.
  • Knowledge of risk identification, assessment and the creation of risk mitigation features in agreements to address key risks and uncertainties.
  • Strong capability to analyze economic and financial valuations to determine preferred deal outcomes.
  • Ability to make considered and timely decisions to achieve results that are sustainable and reflect positively on Shell’s reputation.
  • Strong ability to prioritize own activities and work effectively under periodic peaks of time pressure such as may result from partner/stakeholder demands or at time of deal closure.
  • Ability to draw on a wide range of influencing approaches.


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