About This Career
Joint Venture Representatives develop, negotiate and monitor the execution of formal agreements for operated and non-operated joint ventures. Joint ventures are partnerships where two or more companies work together. Petroleum companies form joint ventures for many reasons. These may be to share costs and risks, to leverage economies of scale, to access new technologies and customers, or to improve access to financial resources.
Joint Venture Representatives integrate the requirements of disciplines such as engineering, field operations, land management, marketing, legal counsel, accounting and auditing to ensure the company’s best interests are served and the agreements can be executed successfully.
Education: Joint Venture Representatives come from diverse backgrounds, such as engineering, field operations, land management and finance. A post-secondary degree or equivalent technical diploma is typically required. An Energy Asset Management (EAM) two-year diploma is available from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), in partnership with the Centre for Energy Asset Management Studies (CEAMS).
Employment: This occupation is found onshore and is typically employed in the exploration and production (E&P), oil sands, oil and gas services, and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Contract Management Officer, Contracts Officer, Joint Venture Agreements Analyst, Joint Venture Specialist, Commercial Specialist, Business Development Analyst, Joint Venture Administrator, Joint Venture Representative
Business and Operations Support
Oil and gas services
Exploration and production
- Post-secondary diploma