- Exploration and production
- Oil sands
- Oil and Gas Services
- Petrochemicals and Refining
- Post-secondary diploma
About This Career
Producing, storing, refining and delivering oil, natural gas, and petrochemical products is a highly complex and integrated component of the energy industry. Energy Trading Schedulers review market situations, contracts, inventories, supply and demand levels and schedule the movement of commodities between facilities and to downstream end customers efficiently.
Energy Trading Schedulers reconcile invoices and delivery confirmations with shippers, distributors and end-users. They work closely with supply chain/logistic departments, marketing and facilities or production departments to ensure the right products are moved to the right facilities within specified timeframes and evaluate opportunities and challenges depending on storage and transportation surpluses and constraints.
In this career, activities may include
- Managing nominations, confirmations, imbalances and other related activities pipelines, local distribution companies, and storage facilities and transportation companies.
- Coordinating logistics and scheduling for product volumes from oil and gas batteries, gathering systems, storage facilities and transportation infrastructure.
- Optimizing the use of transportation and storage resources for oil, gas, natural liquids and other petroleum or chemical products.
- Identifying incremental supply and transportation capacity to maximize supplemental value prospects.
- Reconciling transportation, production, and storage rates and costs.
- Confirming trades and volumes are accurate and allocated to the proper contracts to minimize accrual to actual variances.
- Develop contingency plans to ensure continued delivery and product sales in the event of production, transportation or other disruptions.
- Completion of secondary school is required. Depending on the employer and seniority of the position a university undergraduate degree in business, finance, accounting or engineering may be required.
- Several years of experience in the occupation are usually required.
- Depending on the company and responsibilities, typical requirements may include:
- Specific health and safety certifications may be required, determined by location of work and company requirements
- Customer and Personal Service
- Laws and Regulations
- Understanding Risk
- Sales and Marketing
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Data Entry
- Managing Finances
- Complex Problem Solving
- Professional Judgment and Decision Making
- Planning and Organizing
- Attention to Detail
- Mining and quarrying
This profile was funded by the Province of Alberta working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.Find out more about PetroLMI
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