We are one of the world’s leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates.

Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.

Here, we, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us.

By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life.


Al Dhafra overview:

We are a young and emerging upstream member of company Group, focused on unlocking undeveloped oil and gas potential in the UAE.

Al Dhafra Petroleum is a dynamic and efficient upstream company with a mandate to maximize the UAE’s natural resources. Our shareholders are company, which owns 60% of the company, with Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and GS Energy owning the remaining 40%.



Build high quality static reservoir models, integrating all available core, log, seismic, production, engineering, and other data, as input for dynamic reservoir modeling and field development planning.  Provide inputs for well planning and optimal well placement for short- and long-term field development. Ensure that all geological inputs and models are captured in reservoir simulations and engineering designs. Contribute to best practices within subsurface team for analysis, interpretation, and modelling.

Quality Control & review of generated models by other peers. Provide required coaching / mentoring support to other subsurface and operations staff in the team to ensure recognized competence in the team to permit delegation and supervision of the wider team modelling effort.



  • Participate and contribute to the development and refinement of the vision and long-term strategy for the Company, and contribute to the overall process of corporate governance, management and corporate decision making to ensure the organization maximizes returns to its shareholders.
  • Integrate all available G&G and reservoir engineering data (including well test, PVT fluids analysis, SCAL and routine core analysis data), and carry out reservoir geomodelling studies using appropriate software (e.g., Petrel) to produce representative and reliable reservoir static models.
  • Assist in field development planning, monitoring, and forecasting by utilizing available reservoir models.
  • Identify and manage key sub surface uncertainties.
  • Evaluate in-place hydrocarbon volumes based on reservoir models to accurately and reliably represent the remaining ultimate in-place reserves.
  • Carry out uncertainty analyses and provide sensitivities for integration into the volumetrics and simulation exercise.
  • Provide key mentoring/training to junior staff on geomodelling workflow and work tasks, and in taking lead for building multiple static models by the team (Full-field, sector etc.)
  • Update reservoir models with results of drilling activities to optimize well placement for appraisal and development wells.
  • Interactively provide the reservoir engineering team with upscaled reservoir grids (surfaces, faults, properties etc.) for integration into the dynamic simulation models.
  • Assist the Geological Operations Team with well planning/ well placement support (using available static models) and for post-drill evaluation of well results.
  • Provide geological inputs for Delineation, Development, Appraisal & Workover well prognosis (If required)
  • Communication of study results (Peer reviews, presentations, and reports) to team members, senior management, and shareholders, as required.



  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
  • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.


  • Guide the development and monitoring of Unit’s business plans and optimal annual budget, in line with the company objectives and work programs to support alignment and arbitration while ensuring quality and reality checks are in place.
  • Provide input for preparation of the Department/ Section budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives.
  • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

  • Implement approved Department I Section policies, processes, systems, standards, and procedures in order to support execution of the Department I Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.
  • Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.

Performance Management

  • Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Department I Section in line with the Company Performance framework.

Innovation and Continuous improvement

  • Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.
  • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability

  • Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and company Code of Practices.


  • Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management.



  • Reports directly to Line Manager, management and team member within Development and Division on the ongoing operations and projects.


  • Becomes focal point with shareholders in communicating the geomodelling and other related G&G studies.
  • Establish contact with other OPCOs on sharing knowledge and joint studies.
  • Contacts with consultants and contractors on projects carried out for Al Dhafra, as required.


Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor Degree in Geology, Reservoir Engineering or Petroleum Engineering.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

  • 12 – 15 years related petroleum industry experience as oil company geomodeller, preferably with carbonate reservoirs background and understanding.

Professional Certifications

  • Course certificates from core area of Petroleum Geology/ Geomodelling.


  • Demonstrated, high-level proficiency of geomodelling software (preferably Petrel ITM).
  • High-level skills in geomodelling workflows, uncertainty analysis, and volumetric estimation.
  • Good communication and report writing skills in English.


  • Having good attitude, interpersonal and inter-cultural communication skills
  • Decision-making and prioritizing abilities, goal-oriented and capable of meeting deadlines.
  • Adhere to HSE policy and commit to core value principles (Leadership, values, and ethics)

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