Saudi Aramco

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Job Purpose

We are seeking a Petrophysicist with a Seal Evaluation Speciality to join the Exploration Resouce Assessment Department 

A Petrophysicist with Seal Evaluation Specialty will have specialized expertise on multiple integrated geoscience disciplines to assess sedimentary basins and the associated undiscovered prospective hydrocarbon resources. A Petrophysicist with Seal Evaluation Specialty will be able to critically evaluate all basin-scale geoscience data to analyze regional and intra-formational seals, and assess sealing capacity for different hydrocarbon traps in various scales. A Petrophysicist with Seal Evaluation Specialty will perform top and lateral sealing capacity assessment including hydraulic sealing potential to constrain play fairways, and provide essential play-based exploration (PBE) opportunities for exploration geoscientists.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Assess regional and intra-formational seals of Arabian stratigraphic systems in a sequence stratigraphic framework.

Evaluate and predict sealing capacity for varying lithofacies by integrating petrography, Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure (MICP) data and well logs in industrial software packages.

Assess hydrodynamic and hydraulic sealing capacity for varying lithologies and trap geometries 

Collaborate with basin modelers and provide vertical and lateral sealing capacity inputs for 3D basin modelling in a play-based exploration approach.

Assess and predict fault seals in carbonates and siliciclastic systems.

Place work into play venture context by integrating with other geoscience disciplines and ultimately reporting actionable play-level plans to management.

Minimum Requirements

You should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Geosciences or related field (e.g., Geology, Geophysics, or other related science and engineering fields), an advanced degree is preferred.

A minimum of 15 years of experience, with extensive experience in regional studies and at least 5-10 years of professional experience in play-based exploration

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


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