Statoil Leader Data Governance in Houston, Texas

Leader Data Governance


  • Job ID: 244191

  • Country: USA

  • Location: Houston, Texas

  • Company: Statoil Gulf Services LLC

  • Contact Name: Melinda East

  • Workplace: Onshore

  • Discipline: Petroleum Technology

  • Education Preferred: Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience Preferred: 5 - 7 Years

  • Closing Date: Apr 242018

Job Description

Founded in 1972, Statoil is an international energy company, with operations in more than 30 countries and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide. Our purpose is to bring energy to a growing population while creating value for our shareholders and the communities where we operate. Building on over 40 years of experience on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world’s energy needs in a safe, secure, responsible, and efficient manner through innovative technology and business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. Some of our most exciting development work is taking place in the United States, one of our key innovation hubs. Our onshore shale oil and gas operations involve finding solutions to new challenges, while our expertise in operating at significant offshore depths is constantly being refined and developed.

Technological innovation, rigorous safety standards, and environmental awareness drive our operations in the US and have helped Statoil to build a portfolio of onshore, offshore and exploration assets in some of the industry’s most exciting energy resource areas. We have offices in Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Williston, ND, Stamford, CT, Washington D.C., as well as in Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities to contribute to our organization.

Job Description

The Leader Data Governance position is responsible for DPUSA data governance program; which includes the dedicated priority for data content quality, ownership, security, usage, and transparency.

Transparent integrated data and information for the business is the focus. It provides leadership across cross-functional teams. It actively contributes to long-range strategy planning and develops and implements the policies, procedures and systems required for maintaining and developing the overall data accessibility, reporting, modeling, and quality goals.

This position will own the DPUSA Data Hub (technology agnostic), Reporting Portal on Insights, Data Mapping, and dashboards.

The leader will plan, document, and manage direct reports and a technical network.

In full collaboration and partnership with the DPUSA business the following functions will be expected:

Enterprise coordination and implementation of a roadmap for data governance related strategic priorities considering business needs and industry trends

Hold Business and project leads accountable for adherence to data policy requirements, including demonstration of assigned roles and responsibilities, as well as the ongoing tracking and resolution of issues

Engage Risk and Compliance to ensure policies are adhered to, such as records retention, Data Loss Prevention, Identity and Access Management, Privacy, Data Protection etc.

Extend current data governance practices to support a hybrid cloud environment that will effectively address data consistency and data duplication challenges

Actively engage in identifying continuous improvement opportunities to better manage structured and unstructured data both on premise and on the cloud

Ability to break down complex problems and projects into manageable goals. Understand root cause of the problem and make sound timely decisions to resolve problems.

Tasks include:

Data governance

Manage and maintain the data dictionary for DPUSA

Assist users with finding data, reports

Work with users to find the best option for solving their data availability issue

Work with assets, information architect and data management to prioritize and align requests for reports or data to be made available in the hub

Data Hub enhancement:

Understand and communicate use cases for the data hub

Work with assets, information architect and data management to prioritize and align requests for data to be made available in the hub

Work with product owners to understand security requirements of data

Work with IT to secure data access to source systems and build out central data platform

Add data types to the data hub by mapping from System of Record to the data hub PPDM model

Propose additional uses of data hub functionality to further streamline information flows

Reporting enhancement

Design, align and coordinate implementation of reports in Business Warehouse (BW)

Develop reports in Tibco Spotfire and/or PowerBI with IT collaboration

Maintain reporting portal

Reporting governance

Ensure reporting quality by using right tools and data sources for the right purpose in such a way that reports are pulled efficiently and accurately.

Ensure the totality and cohesiveness of DPUSA reports.

Maintain the DPUSA Analytics reporting portal on Entry.

Act as a gatekeeper on DPUSA report portfolio. Work with assets, functional managers, local process managers, information architects and data management team to prioritize and align requests for changes or new reports.

Design, align and coordinate implementation of new reports using relevant systems such as SAP business warehouse, Composite data hub, Spotfire, Business Analytics, MiS etc.

Ensure data availability in business warehouse and/or the data hub to support DPUSA standardized and ad-hoc reports. Work with users to find the best option for solving their data availability issue.



Proven collaboration skills, and ability to lead with influence throughout a cross-discipline value chain

General understanding of energy operations, terminology, and how information flows through the business

Good understanding of Statoil processes, systems and how they work together.

Good overall understanding of DPUSA reports and reporting requirements

Excellent requirements gathering

Coordinating tasks

4+ years of energy experience working with data preferred

Thorough understanding of information and data modelling techniques

Proficient in SQL


Data Management Experience

Integrations background

PPDM Certification

SAP BW knowledge

Azure Data Platform knowledge

Bachelor's degree

Relevant work experience may compensate for formal education

Personal Qualities

Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations

High ethical awareness and personal integrity

Strong business and customer focus

Good teamwork ability, stakeholder management

Structured, systematic and target driven

Ability to understand, describe and communicate risks

Drive for consistency and results

We Offer

Statoil offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Statoil is an equal opportunity employer.

General Information

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.