Oil Research Analyst

London, United Kingdom
17 Jan 2023
16 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Vitol and our people

We are the world's largest independent energy and commodities trading company. Every day we use our expertise and logistical networks to distribute energy around the world, efficiently and responsibly. From 40 offices worldwide, we seek to add value across the energy supply chain, including deploying our scale and market understanding to help facilitate the energy transition. To date, we have committed over $2.2 billion of capital to renewable projects, and are identifying and developing low-carbon opportunities around the world.

Our people are our business . Talent is precious to us and we create an environment in which individuals can reach their full potential, unhindered by hierarchy. Our team comprises more than 65 nationalities and we are committed to developing and sustaining a diverse work force. Learn more about us here.


Our global research team provides original, fundamental insights and analysis for our trading businesses and customers across energy commodities markets. Our research team continually identifies and analyses market information, strategic issues and trends that affect participants in the commodities markets on a regional and global scale.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will have responsibility for:
  • Delivering first class research and analysis to our frontline oil businesses and customers
  • Performing quantitative and qualitative assessments of the market environment including the interpretation of balance & physical flow data
  • Conduct research analysis ensuring assumptions are logical and flow from the financials and market data
  • Enhancing and developing oil desk relationships
  • Providing support to commercial teams on the assessment of market environment through provision of value-added research
  • Maintaining specific projects related to the continuous improvement of our research capability

Qualifications and Experience
  • 3-5 years' solid experience in oil / energy sector analysis is required, perhaps gained at leading investment bank, an oil company, industry consultant or a fund
  • Quantitative background with post-graduate degree in some analytical field (MSc in Chem Eng. or Economics)
  • Knowledge of quantitative methodologies and of manipulating and analysing data
  • Demonstrable understanding of accounting concepts
  • Strong Python and Excel skills

Personal Characteristics
  • Potential to influence commercial outcomes
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, excellent attention to detail
  • High motivation - we are looking for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Global outlook enabling work across organisational and cultural boundaries
  • Enthusiastic and willing to contribute to broader process-improvement initiatives
  • Excellent judgment. Outstanding communication and relationship management skills
  • Results oriented, disciplined, able to synthesize detailed information
  • Team player, with an open non-political style and a high level of personal integrity

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