GEOMECHANICS SPECIALIST – UNCONVENTIONAL

Job Description

Req Number: 17475BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Geomechanics Specialist to join the Emerging Unconventional Assets Department of Unconventional Resources Organization.

You will have strong and diverse geomechanics experience for drilling, completion, hydraulic stimulation and production optimization and have to be proficient in building fit for purpose 1D to 4D mechanical earth models. A proven track record in predicting wellbore stability, pore pressure and hydraulic fracture design is essential. You should have an understanding of lab-derived rock mechanical parameters and their application to geomechanical assessment, and their integration with drilling records, well tests and open-hole logs to derive reservoir-scale geomechanical properties and facilitate MEM. You should demonstrate through previous experience ability of working within multi-disciplinary teams in an operational environment that requires interactive and proactive approach to predicting and solving geomechanics related issues which impact borehole stability, hydrofracturing, geosteering, and production tests.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in geosciences with a geology or geophysics major or engineering with a petroleum or reservoir engineering major from a recognized and approved program.

You will have Ten years of geomechanics industrial experience in oil and gas exploration and development is required. Proficiency in industry software e.g. Petrel, Techlog, Predict, WellCheck, FLAC, Elfen, Dynel, VISAGE, ABAQUS, Openwork’s, is preferred. Peer-reviewed published work in the subject.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Conduct detailed geomechanical studies integrating all available data to optimize borehole planning, placement, completion, stimulation and production designs to minimize instability risks.

Build mechanical earth models from multidisciplinary data/observations to establish 1D models for individual wells to 3D and 4D models on reservoir/field and regional scales.

Mentor young professionals on applying geomechanical principles to support drilling, completion and production.

Contribute to developing and promoting geomechanical best practices.

Remain abreast of latest industry trends, best practices and technologies in geomechanics.

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.