Req Number: 16545BR
Saudi Aramco offers experienced petrophysicists the opportunity to evaluate, develop and manage world-class fields, reservoirs and reserves. We are looking for experienced professionals to join us at our state-of-the-art Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Our petrophysics team manages hundreds of rigs, introduces new technologies, conducts fundamental and applied research, and provide specialized services as part of our customized best-in-class reservoir description practices.
This senior technical position is embedded within the Reservoir Description Division business and, as a senior technical specialist in either exploration, development, or surveillance petrophysics, will engage with leaders and experts from across the upstream business.
The successful candidate should hold a bachelor degree in petroleum engineering, geology, geophysics, or physics. A Master’s degree or PhD is desirable, but not required.
A minimum of 10 years related experience including at least 7 years in petrophysics. Technical publications are strongly valued and in-depth practical experience is paramount.
You must have experience with integrated petrophysical studies and petrophysical modeling.
You must have demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly with specialists in reservoir characterization, core analysis, reservoir management, simulation, drilling, and production engineering.
You must have demonstrated ability to use industry standard petrophysical data processing and interpretation software.
You must have extensive working knowledge of vendor tools and data acquisition practices.
It is advantageous to have experience in mentoring/raining/teaching.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You are expected to be able to perform the following:
Conduct comprehensive petrophysical studies and analyses by integrating logging tool responses, rock, fluid and production data for formation evaluation and reservoir surveillance.
Act as technical advisor to management regarding best practices for the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and integration of logging data.
Design and oversee core and fluid studies to enhance petrophysical models.
Develop verifiable petrophysical models for incorporation into static and dynamic reservoir models for volumetric prediction and development planning.
Lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.
Represent Saudi Aramco in external technical contacts with consultants, and vendors, etc.
Evaluate new logging tools and data acquisition and analysis procedures in terms of cost and technology.
Participate in technical societies and technical groups.
Mentor and train young engineers.
Saudi Aramco’s Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world’s largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company’s reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world’s largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company’s Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry’s most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.