Exploration Technical Advisor

Job Description

Req Number: 18163BR

Position Description:
Exploration are seeking an Exploration Technical Advisor to join their Strategic Planning and Optimization Team (SPOT).

This team reviews and assigns risk and volumetric assessments for all leads and prospects in the exploration inventory. Team members are responsible for assessing post-drill outcomes and cascading learnings throughout the exploration organization.

You would be responsible for maintaining up-to-date exploration portfolio analytics and value assessments in support of Senior Management decision-making.

Minimum Requirements:
As a successful candidate you should hold a Bachelors' degree in Geology, Geophysics, or Physics. A Masters degree or PHD is preferred.

You must have a minimum of 20 years of full-cycle exploration experience including prospect generation, evaluation through drilling, post-drilling appraisal and a track record of adding value.

Possess core technical skill sets in log analysis (or advanced petrophysical evaluation) and/or sequence stratigraphic interpretation of both carbonate and clastic depositional systems, and have experience in technical assurance, risking/volumetric and exploration portfolio analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be expected to:

Attend technical presentations for exploration leads and prospects and be involved in the risking, setting of volumetric input parameter distributions, volumetric modeling and technical writing summaries of the opportunities.

Manage prospect and well approval meetings, providing technical insight to senior management as required.

Coordinate post-drilling appraisal reviews and assist in the technical writing of the key learnings and path forward recommendations.

Assist in exploration portfolio management and portfolio analytics to guide internal decision-making and to benchmark SPOT team performance.

Engage with the prospect generators through technical peer assists; knowledge transfer of the team’s methodology and results to the exploration organization and senior management.

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.