Petrophysicist

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.

Overview

We are seeking a senior petrophysicist to join Eastern Area Exploration Department with the focus to look into Contingent hydrocarbon resources and propose solutions to upgrade them into the proved reserves. Duties cover opportunity maturation and integration of well results.

Team members are responsible to evaluate all the contingencies for reserves booking, propose action plan to resolve those contingencies, secure management approvals and performing post-drill analysis.

 

The position entails implementing formation evaluation and advanced petrophysical workflows to define upside potential and resolve complex petrophysical challenges with the focus on making technically sound justifications for reserves booking capturing all range of uncertainties. Past experience in integrated petrophysical studies for exploration and field development is critical.

Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate will be required to perform the following:

  • Preform open and cased hole logs processing and interpretation.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of rig operations, mud gases and advanced cuttings analysis.
  • Expert in multimin analysis, rock typing and facies analysis integrating well logs and core data.
  • Conduct Formation pressure data analysis on a well, field and regional scales for fluid type, contacts and pressure communication evaluation.
  • Plan routine and Special Core Analysis (SCAL) program and integrate analysis with wireline logs.
  • Build 1D to 3D petrophysical models to highlight hydrocarbon potential capturing all range of uncertainties.
  • Interpret well testing and PTAs and integrate with the petrophysical models to calibrate reservoir and fluid interpretations.
  • Provide petrophysical solutions for marginal and tight reservoirs in both clastics and carbonates to capture hydrocarbon potential.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to provide recommendations on minimizing formation damage and designing reservoir stimulation programs.
  • Preform porosity, permeability and saturation height modelling.
  • Model the range of uncertainties in the petrophysical parameters used for resource estimation.
  • Conduct detailed petrophysical studies integrating G&G and engineering data to optimize well planning, placement and resource estimation.
  • Provide Pre/Syn/Post-drilling support for exploration wells.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in utilizing AI/ML techniques for log prediction and estimating petrophysical parameters.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with core and thin section analysis for petrophysical evaluation.
  • Perform scripting to devise innovative formation evaluation techniques.
  • Demonstrate working familiarity with low resistivity pay solutions.
  • Demonstrate working familiarity with heavy oil.
  • Prepare and present professional-quality presentation materials to technical peers and management. 
  • Provide mentoring and technical assistance to young professionals
  • Able to take critical decisions and solve problems.
  • Works in multidisciplinary teams.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor or higher degree in geosciences or petroleum engineering with +20 years of experience in petrophysical evaluation for clastic and carbonate reservoirs in exploration and development wells.

 

The candidate should have a strong expertise in planning wellbore data acquisition, quality control and interpretation of petrophysical data using industry standard software such as Techlog and Geolog in both deterministic and stochastic analyses. The candidate should provide recommendations to optimize data acquisition programs and provide accurate, reliable and timely petrophysical solutions to ensure proper technical evaluation of hydrocarbon potential.  The candidate should demonstrate experience in integrated studies utilizing logs, cores, geological, geophysical & production data including RCA and SCAL analysis for building wettability, capillary pressure and saturation height profiles. The candidate is expected to provide comprehensive petrophysical analysis for prospect generation and maturation.

The candidate should be fluent in English with the capability to communicate verbally and in writing with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. The candidate should be able to work as a team player in a multidisciplinary team environment that requires proactive approach of engaging with other team members.

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.

 

To apply for this job please visit careers.aramco.com.

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