Clastic Sedimentologist - Petrology focus

Job Description

Req Number: 16821BR

Position Description:
Saudi Aramco is one of the world’s largest fully integrated energy enterprises. Saudi Aramco not only looks for individuals who can meet our expectations but for those individuals who can exceed them. Our intent is to become the world’s leading integrated energy company.
Explorations Gas Reservoir Characterization Department is seeking a Clastic Sedimentologist with a focus on petrology.

As the successful candidate’ you will apply your skills in sedimentology and stratigraphy to a number of siliciclastic reservoirs occurring in the subsurface of the Arabian Plate. The work will entail in large part the detailed description of cores recovered from a number of subsurface reservoir formations, ranging in age from Ordovician to Permian.

You will analyze detailed rock description by insightful interpretation of depositional environment, regarding which experience in eolian, fluvial, paralic systems and shallow marine rocks will be required. The results of this work will be integrated with wireline log suites, biostratigraphic and chemostratigraphic data, and applied in the construction of reservoir stratigraphic models for various formations.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelors’ degree in Geoscience, Geology or related field. Masters’ degree or PHD is preferred.

You will have a minimum of 15 years' experience with a major oil/gas company including considerable prior experience in description and interpretation of siliciclastic cores and/or outcrops

Previous experience in data integration for geological modeling purposes and the ability to use industry software (e.g., OpenWork, Petrel) is desirable for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be expected to :-

Perform detailed core-based siliciclastics reservoir description (core logging) and facies interpretation (sedimentological observations).

Assess reservoir quality of exploration and development wells via core descriptions.

Describe and analyze sedimentary rocks from various depositional systems, (e.g., eolian, fluvial, estuarine, shallow marine). Be able to work on field scale and regional scale.

Apply biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy concepts to siliciclastic reservoirs.

Analyse and integrate petrology data (eg. thin sections, SEM and XRD) for facies interpretation, diagenesis modeling and reservoir quality prediction.

Integrate and apply data for geological modeling purposes by using industry software (e.g., OpenWork, Petrel).

About us:
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.