Carbonate Sedimentologist

Saudi Arabia
31 Oct 2016
23 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Req Number: 13607BR
Position Description:
As one of the world's largest fully integrated energy enterprises, Saudi Aramco not only looks for individuals who can meet our expectations but for those individuals who can exceed them. Our intent is to become the world's leading integrated energy company by 2020. The professional rewards at Saudi Aramco are amazing, but so too are the lifestyle and benefits. The Exploration Technical Services Department is seeking a top Carbonate Sedimentologist to join their world class team.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in Carbonate petrography, an understanding of various carbonate pore types, and a strong background in assessing reservoir quality of exploration wells via core descriptions. Experience in both conventional and unconventional core descriptions, and developing basin, reservoir exploration models, and 3-D static geological models will be required. Other aspects include data Integration experience using 2D/3D Seismic, Gravity, Magnetic, wireline logs, core, specialist geological techniques - SEM, XRD, chemo stratigraphy, isotopes, and biostratigraphy to provide analysis of well data in terms of sedimentary architecture, facies, and depositional environments.
Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Geology.

A higher degree is preferred.

At least 10 years' oil and gas industry experience is required.

Strong geological software skills (Petrel, Openwork's / DSS) preferred.
Peer-reviewed, published scientific articles in sedimentology, reservoir geology, and / or unconventional plays a plus.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You are required to demonstrate a sound understanding of associated subsurface disciplines (geophysics, biostratigraphy, chemo stratigraphy, petro physics, structural geology and reservoir geology). The successful applicant will be responsible for the development of basin, and reservoir exploration models, and 3-D static geological models. You will conduct detailed sedimentological investigations, draw conclusions, and make recommendations to support asset evaluations. Candidates will have strong sequence stratigraphic analytic ability, and knowledge of current industry trends, practices and technologies in sedimentology. A proven record of working within multi-disciplinary project teams, and the ability to provide sedimentological advice, and input is preferred. The ability and willingness to mentor co-workers in applying sedimentological principles to wider geological issues is desired.
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.