Facilities Planning Specialist - Oil

Job Description

Req Number: 17775BR

Position Description:
Facilities Planning Department (FPD) is responsible for the development and coordination of the capital program throughout the Company. The successful candidate will be part of the Oil Facilities Planning Division (OFPD) within FPD.

The Oil Facilities Planning Division (OFPD) comprises Oil Production & Processing Group, Upstream Group, and Master Plans & Major Studies Group. OFPD’s responsibilities include: planning and coordinating all crude oil operations in support of hydrocarbon exploration and production, developing and optimizing new hydrocarbon processing facilities, engineering technical solutions and enhancing oil facilities optimization as oil fields mature into secondary and tertiary recovery phases, and conducting studies to keep pace with the best industry practice.

Minimum Requirements:
A potential candidate for this position, should have:

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 12 years.

Major: B.S. in Chemical Engineering.Advance Degree Preferred (Yes/No): Yes, MS in Chemical Engineering.

12 years of professional experience in oil production, oil processing, facilities planning and capital evaluations.

Experience in performing economic evaluations, feasibility studies and preparing requests for budgetary approvals.

Experience in process/system simulations.

Excellent written and oral technical presentation skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
As a Facilities Planning Specialist, your primary role is to:

Conduct studies to confirm the scoping requirements and justification for major additions/upgrade to existing oil field crude processing, water injection, and stabilization plants.

Perform evaluations of oil field facilities configurations required for new field developments.

Determine facilities requirements for alternative methods of artificial lift.

Perform economic evaluations of alternative oil processing and water injection facilities configurations.

Prepare scoping papers to define capital projects covering new oil processing and water injection facilities.

Interface with operating organizations, engineering specialists, project management and Strategy & Market Analysis.

Present the findings of major evaluations to executive management.

Advise executive management and operating organizations about the business case for proposed projects.

Mentor young planning engineers to be Facilities Planning Specialists.

About us:
The Engineering & Project Management (E&PM) business line studies, plans and oversees the construction of the Company’s new facilities, including some of the biggest and most complex projects in the petroleum industry. Recently, Saudi Aramco completed the largest capital program in its history that included new or expanded oil, gas and petrochemical facilities, raising maximum sustainable crude oil production capacity to 12 million barrels per day and significantly increasing gas production and processing capacities. Among the recently completed projects was the largest crude oil increment in the history of the industry: Khurais, with a production capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day. More challenges lie ahead, with a slate of new or expanded oil, gas, refining and petrochemical projects in the works. E&PM also manages the Company’s Research & Development Center where scientists investigate topics such as the desulfurization of crude oil, advanced fuel formulations for next generation combustion engines, and reservoir nano-scale robots (Resbots™) for injection into reservoirs to record their properties.