Unconventional Corrosion Engineer

Saudi Arabia
31 Oct 2016
22 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Req Number: 13755BR
Position Description:
Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join our growing Unconventional Resources (UR) program. We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Corrosion Engineer.

As the successful candidate you will join UR Operations, which is responsible for operating all surface facilities, including field wells and processing facilities. The UR Operations team will operate the well manifolds, provide field services, maintain facilities, and reduce equipment downtime. The team will also perform preventive maintenance activities and provide maintenance services in addition to providing all the technical engineering and inspection activities.

Expansion of the team is required to meet the significant increases in operation activity levels. By the end of 2017 it is estimated there will be more than 270 km of pipelines, 520 km of flowlines, and five processing facilities scattered in different geographical locations.

As the successful candidate, you will lead the design review, follow the construction phase, and lead the commissioning and testing activities for the new shale gas facilities.
Minimum Requirements:
You will have a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or any other relevant engineering degree. An advanced degree is preferred. A Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) license or registration will be desirable but is not essential. A NACE certificate is preferred.

You will have minimum of 10 years of corrosion engineering experience preferably in shale gas facilities. You will also have knowledge of modular skid mounted process units. You will have a combination of experience in engineering consulting as well as owner operating facilities.

As a subject matter expert you will have extensive knowledge of corrosion management and be familiar with ASME, API, WRC and other industry codes applicable to the oil and gas industry. You will be experienced in material specifications/selection, welding procedures/specifications, cathodic protection, protective coating, NDT, and water management as well as metallic and nonmetallic materials.

You will also have extensive experience and demonstrated success in the resolution of materials and welding issues encountered in the oil and gas industry, and sour and non-sour facilities with varying compositions of water, CO2, and H2S.

**Please note that this role is field-based and candidates may be required to work in remote parts of Saudi Arabia**
Duties & Responsibilities:
As a Corrosion Engineer you will be required to perform the following:

Be a subject matter expert in corrosion management and materials selection.

Provide day-to-day technical support to the Operation and Maintenance groups to troubleshoot and fix any corrosion problems.

Develop and review the engineering designs packages for new installations and upgrade projects.

Review project proposals and detailed designs packages for new facilities as well as test and pilot new technologies.

Participate in the testing and commissioning of new facilities, and turnaround and inspection (T&I) activities.

Conduct failure analysis and provide recommendations for failed equipment due to corrosion or erosion.

Update and maintain engineering documentation and drawings.

Analyze system performance and find solutions for any corrosion issues.

Ensure quality, cost effective, and timely solutions to any upgrade.

Ensure full HSE compliance.

Report and analyze key performance indices.

Make recommendations for technical/economic optimization of existing facilities and lead feasibility/profitability studies for new facilities.

Contribute to business unit strategy.

Assist in the training, development, and mentoring of younger staff.

Provide analysis, evaluation, and interpretation in support of projects, processes, and financing related to Saudi Aramco capital investment decisions.
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.