Structural Geologist

Job Description

Req Number: 17966BR

Position Description:
As 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.

The Gas Reservoir Characterization Department is seeking a Structural Geologist to join its world-class team.

As the successful candidate, you will work closely with the reservoir characterization team on structural geology, structural restoration, naturally fractured reservoir characterization, and geomechanics. The main focus will be on conventional reservoirs under IOR/EOR recovery processes.

You will be responsible for improving organizational capability in developing models of 3D discrete fracture networks, stress regime/pore pressure, and hydraulically fractured completions.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will have a bachelor degree in geoscience, geology or a related science. A Masters or Ph.D. in geoscience is preferred.

You will have 10+ years of experience in Geoscience with a major international oil company or industry leading company.

Familiarity with Petrel 3D modeling software, or equivalent, and experience with Dynel (2D/3D) modeling software.

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

Describe structural features at a variety of scales from regional to micro-scale integrating a variety of data.

Perform geomechanical interpretation and fracture analysis by incorporating core, core CT scans, borehole image logs, dipole sonic logs, 2D and 3D seismic, and regional outcrop analogs.

Evaluate regional tectonic frameworks, stress/strain histories, and relate this to field/reservoir scale structural and diagenetic features.

Conduct 2D and 3D seismic interpretation to build faulted structural models, and review strain history through palinspastic reconstructions and forward models.

Build and QC structural cross sections, structure maps, fault surface maps, and curvature maps.

Participate in in geologic modeling and reservoir simulation projects involving naturally fractured reservoirs.

Assess staff technical competencies in tectonics, structural geology, naturally fractured reservoir characterization, and geomechanics, and develop training programs.

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.