Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir Simulation)

Saudi Arabia
31 Oct 2016
26 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Req Number: 14537BR
Position Description:
Saudi Aramco offers experienced engineers the opportunity to develop and manage world-class fields, reservoirs and reserves. We are looking for experienced professionals to join us at our state-of-the-art Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to manage some of the world's largest on-shore and off-shore oil and gas fields.

Our petroleum engineers conduct pioneering research, introduce new technologies and provide specialized engineering services as part of our customized reservoir simulation practices.

This senior technical role requires an expert in reservoir simulation to provide expert advice and guidance to the business of reservoir simulation.

This position is embedded within the Reservoir Simulation Division business and, as a senior technical specialist in reservoir simulation, will engage with leaders and experts from across the upstream business.
Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate should hold a bachelor degree in petroleum engineering or related discipline. MSc or PhD is desirable, but not required.

Must have a minimum of 10 years of intensive experience in the area of reservoir simulation.

Extensive working knowledge of standard vendor applications for pre and post processing of simulation data and Assisted History Matching software and workflow.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and to communicate ideas clearly with specialists in reservoir characterization and geologic modeling, petro-physical evaluation, core analysis, reservoir management, and production engineering.

A training history of appropriate specialized courses and seminars is expected.

Technical publications are valued but in-depth practical experience is paramount.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be expected to be able for perform the following:

Lead and participate in integrated reservoir simulation studies which include data analysis, model construction, history matching, calibration and prediction.

Act as technical advisor to management regarding best practices for reservoir simulation and modeling topics.

Apply special simulation modeling techniques such as fracture modeling, compositional, coupling surface and sub-surface modeling, and complex well and smart completions.

Study and propose alternatives to optimize field development and maximize hydrocarbon recovery from new and mature fields.

Provide expert mentoring, training and teach in-house technical courses to develop young engineers.

Represent Saudi Aramco in external technical contacts with consultants and vendors, and participate in technical societies and technical groups.
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.