Saudi Aramco Careers

Wellhead Specialist

Saudi Arabia

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1012408

Req Number: 14834BR

Position Description:
Saudi Aramco Drilling & Workover Organization (D&WO) is seeking a Wellhead Specialist to join Technical Support Services Division (TSSD), Drilling Technical Department (DTD).

The wellhead (WH) specialist will provide expert advice and support on wellhead equipment, and will be responsible for the qualification of fit for purpose wellhead and associated components. The candidate will also support engineering and operations by handling failure incidents, and providing technical support to the operational team. The candidate must work effectively in multidisciplinary teams and must be experienced in preparing and delivering technical presentations.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum/Mechanical Engineering from a recognized and approved program.

You will have a minimum of 15 years related experience, including 10 years of focused experience in wellhead design and operation. As well as be well versed with API specifications and RP-related to the wellhead and Christmas tree.

You must also have in depth knowledge of Christmas tree design, manufacturing and materials selection for offshore and HPHT wells.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be required to perform the following:

Review and optimize, through collaboration with various departments, the wellhead equipment configurations/designs for conventional and complex onshore, offshore wells.

Write the WH equipment specification for all types of wells/menus in full compliance, to the relevant International and Saudi Aramco standards (oil, water, gas, and exploratory wells).

Conduct technical review/evaluation to introduce/qualify new wellhead supplier products, process approvals for the new WH equipment trial on Saudi Aramco wells, follow up on the WH supplier performance during manufacturing and installation at the rig location, and issue a report on the success or otherwise of the new WH product/WH supplier.

Conduct on time failure root cause analysis for any wellhead equipment failure at the rig location, and issue the recommendation for design, process, and QA/QC change, to prevent the recurrence of the failure.

Extend training/technical support of junior engineers.

Inspect and audit well head manufacturers to ensure API compliance and following of best practices.

Propose, plan, and implement optimization initiatives that will result in significant cost avoidance, while maintaining Saudi Aramco and industry safety standards.

Participate in technical societies and technical groups in incumbent’s area of expertise; represents Saudi Aramco on industry committees or specialized groups as appropriate.

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