Saudi Aramco Careers
PETROPHYSICIST – UNCONVENTIONAL
Requisition ID: 1465966
Req Number: 17474BR
We are seeking a Petrophysicist to join the Emerging Unconventional Assets of Unconventional Resources Origination.
As a Petrophysicist in an unconventional asset you will possess extensive experience in the acquisition, QC and analysis of various data from numerous sources (including drilling and wellsite geological operations, mudgas, LWD/MWD and wireline logs, cased hole and production logs, core, seismic data, and specialized studies/research) to produce integrated solutions for unconventional resources. You will have experience in utilizing these results to make key decisions impacting drilling, well completion, stimulation and field performance. You will also be very familiar with other subsurface disciplines (G&G, production and reservoir engineering) and their role in delivering unconventional assets. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills are required.
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Geophysics or Physics from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred.
You will have Twenty years’ experience as a Petrophysicists, with at least 5-10 years in in unconventional plays, including shale or tight gas, with some US experience in unconventional hydrocarbon basins required.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Conduct all tasks related to petrophysical characterization using a combination of data sources including well logs, cores, remote sensing surveys and geologic analogues.
Build and implement robust workflow for integrated Shale/Tight gas plays formation evaluation, including developing new techniques/models and writing codes (programming)
Conduct regional petrophysical studies and make recommendations to drilling, completion and reservoir engineering groups
Integration of all data sets into consistent, verifiable petrophysical models for incorporation into static and dynamic reservoir models (volumetric prediction and development planning).
Ongoing collaboration with industry leaders on the evolution of new petrophysical techniques and technologies being developed, and communication of these to the team.
Develop and deployment of new petrophysical techniques and technologies, including collaboration with multidisciplinary team to ensure robust and consistent application.
Liaise with operations on log data acquisition and QC; communicate changes in acquisition programs. Update existing petrophysical models with new data as it becomes available.
Assist in drilling location selection and field development planning.
Make recommendations on testing, completion and stimulation programs.
Mentor and coach less experienced log analyst.
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.