Production and Planning Lead

Join our Copenhagen Operations Team

Noreco is looking to recruit an experienced, technically strong and organized professional with experience from the Danish oil and gas industry to be a key member of the operations teams to deepen our understanding of current production operations, advance our projects in relation to our existing producing oil & gas assets, as well as taking the lead in the planning and execution of future projects. Application deadline Monday: 23 May 2022.


  • Conduct independent analysis of a wide range of production data and identification and promotion of projects to reduce environmental footprint and improve energy efficiency around produced water management, cost of water, fuel and flare and operational efficiency   
  • Conduct analysis of cost and production performance to identify improvement opportunities and risk areas
  • Coordinate the Noreco forecast management process
  • Build and execute plans for future field development projects
  • Create and maintain an opportunity inventory
  • Conduct ad-hoc daily production analysis
  • Assist with building overview of and identification of challenges and risks in relation to operations in existing fields and development projects

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong engineering background
  • 10+ years relevant professional experience
  • Relevant oil & gas experience
  • Strong knowledge of basic production performance; able to produce and analyse impact on performance
  • Excellent analytical and planning skills
  • Relevant experience in project planning could be advantageous, but is not a prerequisite
  • Excellent presentation capabilities (oral and written in English)
  • Strong work ethic and committed to excellence
  • Excellent organisation skills, eye for detail, time-management skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks for different departments/personnel within the organisation
  • “Can-do” attitude and hands-on approach, willingness to assist departments/personnel where your skills could aid the company’s overall objectives, even if not defined in your typical role
  • Comfortable working in an environment without pre-set ideas and ways of working. We challenge approaches and develop new approaches where necessary dependent on the issue at hand.


  • Excellent understanding of all Microsoft Office products, with a focus on high-level proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word, any experience in Power Query and Power BI would also be beneficial
  • Experience with any relevant oil & gas software like OFM is desired, but not a requirement
  • Ability to produce work to a completed standard without significant oversight
  • Excellent communication skills, importance of generating positive relationships internally despite Noreco employees working remotely within Copenhagen, Oslo and London

Noreco's Team, Soft Skills and Expectations

  • Noreco operates a relatively flat structure with a team of c.30 personnel spread across Denmark (Copenhagen), Norway (Oslo) and the UK (London), by order of number of personnel high - low
  • The new role will be reporting to our Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line to our Asset manager and with strong visibility to EVP Upstream and the wider operations team
  • Due to the nature of the company and spread of our offices across Northern Europe, some travel will be required and expected (COVID-19 restrictions compliant!)
  • We are looking for someone with the following qualities that we believe will fit well within the culture of our organisation:
  • Self-motivation, as we practice hybrid working across all offices and working from home is a regular occurrence
  • Hard-working and self-accountability for a role that is less defined than may be typical at larger corporates and the professional services industry
  • Willingness to assist in all business functions, we are a flat organisation and therefore providing assistance to our operations, commercial, tax, treasury and accounting functions is not uncommon
  • Collaborative nature, willingness to engage in a positive manner to progress tasks
  • Demonstrate a forward looking and learning mind-set, not just within the requirements of the role but in the wider sense of Noreco’s business model and the industry as a whole

Application process

If our vacancy is of interest to you, submit your CV and state your motivation for taking up the vacant position at Noreco by Monday 23 May. Applications will be assessed consecutively.

Only applicants that can document current eligibility to work and resident in Denmark will be considered for the vacancy. Applicants from non-EU/EAA and non-Scandinavian countries must prove to hold a valid residence permit, work permit - and Visa if applicable. Applicants from EU / EEA must upon employment prove to hold an EU resident document.

If you have any question regarding our new position as Production and Planning Lead, please contact our EVP People & Capability Hege Hayden -

We do not want to be approached by recruitment companies or staff agencies for this vacancy.

Photo: Jehyun Sung -


Norwegian Energy Company ASA (“Noreco” or “the Company”) is an Oslo Stock Exchange listed oil and gas company trading under the ticker “NOR”. In 2019, the Company completed the transformational acquisition of Shell’s upstream assets in Denmark. As a result of this transaction, Noreco established itself as a material independent E&P company, focused on the North Sea and the second-largest oil and gas producer in Denmark.

The Company holds a 36.8% non-operated interest in the Danish Underground Consortium (“DUC”). The DUC is currently redeveloping the Tyra field, which will extend production by 25 years. Redeveloped Tyra is expected to increase Noreco’s net production by 90 percent, decrease field emissions by 30 percent, lower OPEX significantly and unlock gross reserves in excess of 200 mmboe. The Company has a focus on developing and implementing solutions that will improve the long-term position of oil and gas as a key part of the global energy mix while reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the Danish Continental Shelf. The Company has proven and probable (“2P”) reserves of 200 million barrels of oil equivalent (“mmboe”) at the end of 2021.