An international Individual Consultant (IC)

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Type d'emploi

Consultant

Location/Pays

Baku, AZERBAIJAN

Address

PUNUD

Date limite de dépôt des dossiers

08-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)

Description :

Duties and Responsibilities

The oil wells, in addition to producing crude oil, also produce some amount of natural gas. The associated gas discharged at the wellhead is often captured and sent to the transmission network for sending it for distribution to consumers.  However, as there is no existing transmission network in the area of Siyazanneft oil-field, the options are for gas to be either vented or flared. The aim of “Associated Gas Capture” component is to apply the best available technology to plug the venting of low pressure associated gas by capturing it and compressing and transporting it to a gas processing plant. This can be done by adding the leaking gas to the gas grid in the proximity of oil-field or, alternately, directly distributed to nearby communities. The households and small-sized industry/businesses in the neighborhood of Siyazanneft oil-field mostly use wood or very expensive kerosene and LPG in low-quality stoves. By replacing these fuel-sources, which have a relatively large Carbon footprint, a more efficient fuel source will become available to the area’s residents. There will thus be a two-fold benefit, namely (i) reduction of GHGs being added to the atmosphere and (ii) recovery and use of captured gas as a fuel to replace fuels viz. wood, LPG, kerosene, etc.The main thrust of the international consultant’s (IC) effort will be to develop a pilot program for capturing gas leakages in Siyazanneft oil-field and directing the gas for use by end consumers living in 12 nearby villages (approximately 600 households comprising of a population of 2,500) to meet their heating and cooking needs and (if viable) produce electricity.  The IC’s scope of work also entails reviewing existing reports and data and conducting field measurements to confirm the magnitude of gas leakages. In the fulfillment of this objective, the IC shall undertake the following specific tasks:

Overall analysis

  1. The IC shall use a reliable set of tools viz. infrared cameras or handheld leak detection equipment to confirm and reassess the quantities of gas leakages into atmosphere from oil-wells in Siyazanneft.

  2. The IC shall estimate the economic value of methane gas leakages and the savings that will directly accrue to SOCAR by implementing measures to capture these leakages.

  3. The IC shall recommend measures that rely on existing technologies and techniques, including cost estimates, to capture the leakages and direct them for alternative productive use(s), as appropriate.

  4. The IC shall analyze and recommend viable alternatives for the most effective end-use of captured gases.

    Design/implementation of pilot program

  5. For the approach or combination of approaches considered to be most viable to capture and utilize the associated gas, the IC shall develop a pilot program including preliminary engineering design to meet the energy needs of 12 nearby villages.

  6. The IC shall develop a preliminary cost estimate of the proposed scheme for the utilization of captured gases along with their cost/benefit and financial and economic analysis. Total investments will need to consider gas capturing (purchase of compressors), gas processing and cleaning facility as well as required distribution network.

  7. The IC shall include in the report the outcome of any survey and interviews carried out with the village dwellers to identify their energy needs.

    Data gathering and inventory of gas leakages

  8. The IC shall set-up a detailed monitoring mechanism for the gas capturing process as well as the avoided emissions data. The methodology to integrate the data into SOCAR’s energy balance and GHG inventory will also be recommended by the IC.

  9. The IC shall make a qualitative assessment of the overall potential and replication possibilities of best practice in capturing of associated gases as demonstrated at Siyazanneft in the other oil-fields managed by SOCAR.

  10. The IC shall propose a methodology for use by SOCAR staff to undertake the capturing of leaking gases when such repairs are economically feasible (i.e. benefits outweigh the costs).

Deliverables

  1. A report outlining the methodology and results of field measurements and analysis to estimate methane gas leakages into atmosphere from Siyazanneft oil-field and equivalent CO2 emissions. The economic value of “gas loss” based on the prevailing market price will also be estimated.

  2. A report recommending a set of measures based on existing technologies and techniques, including cost estimates, to capture the leaking gases and the various scenarios for using them productively along with a detailed economic analysis that demonstrates the benefit-cost analysis of proposed mitigation measures.

  3. A report that makes recommendations based on the outcome of the above two reports for recording the gas leakages from SOCAR fields and replication of results and outcomes of gas-capture pilot program in Siyazanneft and other oil-fields in Azerbaijan.

Competencies

Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;

  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;

  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexities and work under pressure, as well as conflict resolution skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

An appropriate degree in Energy/Engineering/Environmental or a relevant field. A Master degree which is relevant to the scope of work of the assignment will be an asset.

Experience:

  • Minimum 15 years of international experience as consultant or operator of design and implementation of mitigation actions to prevent flaring or venting of associated gas leakages in oil fields;

  • At least 10 years of international experience and strong knowledge of key issues relating to the international agenda of Climate Change prevention and mitigation;

  • Good knowledge of international best practices in the project related fields, state of the art approaches in the specific areas of the project and its subcomponents;

  • Previous relevant working experience with UN or other international organizations;

  • Preferably working experience in the region of South-East Europe/ Caucasus;

  • Familiarity with UNDP and GEF requirements.

Language:

  • Fluency in English;

  • Knowledge of Azeri or Russian is an asset.

The Evaluation Method will be technical responsive lowest priced method, which means that out of the offers gaining 70 points the lowest priced will be chosen. Technical responsiveness will be evaluated by criteria shown in this PN with the maximum amount of points given for each technical requirement as below: Total maximum number of points for the evaluation are 100 points.

An appropriate degree in Energy/Engineering/Environmental or a relevant field. A Master degree which is directly relevant to the scope of work of the assignment will be an asset. – (20)

Experience of design and implementation of mitigation actions to prevent flaring or venting of associated gas leakages in oil and gas fields – (20);

Experience and a strong knowledge of key issues relating to the international agenda of Climate Change prevention and mitigation as applicable to oil and gas industry – (20);

Brief Description of Approach to Assignment (20)

Previous relevant working experience with UN or other international organizations – (10);

Preferably working experience in the region of South-East Europe/ Caucasus – (10).

The contract for the International Consultant will be a Lump Sum contract. The candidates are required to include in the Financial Proposal template to be provided by UNDP all the costs related to this assignment. These include:

  • Number of consultancy days – 55 days

  • Round trip airfare (economy) to Baku, Azerbaijan – 3 trips

  • Number of total scheduled days in Baku – 21 days (The maximum daily rate to be included for Baku as per DSA is 176USD)

  • Other, if applicable.

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate eligibility of their qualifications:

•     Offeror’s letter/filled-in template to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment;

•     Signed P11 Form;

•     Breakdown of Costs Supporting the Final All-Inclusive Price;

•     Description of Approach to Work.

If any of the above-mentioned documents is missing UNDP holds the right to reject the respective proposal altogether.

 
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