Petroleum Engineering Specialist - Unconventional

Saudi Arabia
31 Oct 2016
23 Jun 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Req Number: 13760BR
Position Description:
Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join the growing Unconventional Resources exploration efforts.

We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Production Engineering Specialist with relevant unconventional expertise. Of primary interest is experience in hydraulic fracturing, completion design and production optimization. Consider the opportunity to join our team and help shape the future of the unconventional resources exploration and producing in Saudi Aramco.

As a successful candidate you will be responsible for ensuring appropriate well completion designs, cost-effective fracturing programs tailored to numerous reservoirs, and studies on related projects.

As a subject-matter expert you will coach and mentor other production engineers and graduates within the team.
Minimum Requirements:
You will hold a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering. A Masters' degree would be an advantage.

You will have at least 10 years of extensive production engineering experience including experience in unconventional resources or HPHT/Tight Gas with a strong understanding of hydraulic fracturing.

You will be familiar with simulation software such as Prosper, Saphir, WellCat and MFrac (or equivalent) with the ability to perform nodal analysis.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform production engineering duties, including:

Design well completion and propose alternatives if required.

Design and execute quality assurance/quality control and perform post-job analysis for acid and proppant fracturing treatments.

Determine the optimum production rate for wells.

Perform studies and projects assuring adequacy and conformance to overall objectives of all phases of problems in areas including stimulation, production, well design/testing programs, reservoir flow properties & fluid studies.

Own the quality and implementation of optimization tools.

Analyze and resolve water chemistry issues.

Working closely with the surveillance organization you will plan, monitor and validate surveillance activities for wells to ensure well integrity.

Provide input to pilot design and interpretation.

Conduct flow assurance analysis.

Monitor corrosion and resolve paraffin scaling issues.

Utilize artificial lift to increase productivity of wells.

Conduct nodal analysis.

Implement industry best practices and exchange of learnings with other similar unconventional gas assets.
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.