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Geologist - Unconventional Resources
Requisition ID: 1403755
Req Number: 16679BR
Saudi Aramco is embarking on a program to develop its world-class unconventional resources and is seeking experienced professionals to join our Unconventional Multidisciplinary Team. We have an immediate requirement for experienced Exploration Geologists who have experience in exploring for, characterizing and realizing the full potential of shale and tight gas reservoirs. Of primary interest is experience in acquiring appropriate subsurface data integrated with seismic data to enable the identification of the most prospective areas in our shale and tight gas areas that will be fully appraised and evaluated for development. Saudi Aramco’s position as a world leading hydrocarbon finder and producer offers unique opportunities for Geologists to realize their full technical potential. Soon, Saudi Aramco will be known not just as the reliable supplier of conventional oil and gas, but as a leader in full life cycle unconventional gas development. Consider the opportunity to join our team and help shape the future of key global unconventional resources development!
As a Geologist working on the Unconventional Program you will be able to provide input into regional evaluation, basin analysis and prospect identification in frontier basins, prospect generation and appraisal for unconventional resources (shale gas and liquids and tight gas) and have the ability to transform an unconventional resource into a producing asset. You will therefore have experience in completing geological interpretations in a variety of structural and stratigraphic regimes incorporating a variety of geophysical and geological data. You will be able to provide detailed depositional models within a regional sequence stratigraphic framework. You will have the experience to enable you to actively participate in the well planning process to optimize well locations using a variety of geological and geophysical data. You will have the ability to provide input into the generation of both appraisal plans and field development plans for resource assessment and development optimization. The ability to work on a multidisciplinary team is a key asset.
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Geology or a related science as appropriate to the required discipline. An advanced degree is preferred and will reduce prerequisite work experience stated below by one year for a master’s degree and two years for a Ph.D.
You will have a minimum of 20 years of experience with at least 5-10 years in unconventional plays, including shale or tight gas, with some U.S. experience in unconventional hydrocarbon basins required. We will consider candidates with more or less experienced depending on the quality of their experience.
You will have experience in exploration geoscience, with exposure to several of the following areas: regional geological evaluation of unconventional plays, structural characterization of natural fractures and impact on unconventional reservoirs, sequence stratigraphic analysis, geochemistry, petroleum systems and basin modeling, reservoir characterization in unconventional hydrocarbons plays (tight gas, shale gas, unconventional oil and/or coal bed methane), log analysis and interpretation in unconventional reservoirs and/or experience locating and providing geological support to drilling operations in unconventional plays.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform and demonstrate the following:
Provide input into regional evaluation, basin analysis and prospect identification for frontier basins, prospect generation and appraisal for unconventional resources (shale gas and liquids and tight gas).
Perform geological interpretation in a variety of structural and stratigraphic regimes incorporating a variety of geophysical and geological data.
Provide detailed depositional models within a regional sequence stratigraphic framework.
Actively participate in the well planning process to optimize well locations using a variety of geological and geophysical data.
Provide input into the generation of appraisal plans for future developments.
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.