Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia
Req Number: 18750BR
We are seeking a Geomechanics Engineer to join our Structure and Geomechanics team in the Gas Reservoir Characterization Department (GRCD).
The GRCD is an advanced technical center at Saudi Aramco in charge of gas reservoir characterization of all Saudi Arabian gas fields.
Your primary role will be working in a multidisciplinary team and conducting geomechanics studies, characterization, and modelling to support gas field characterization and field development for both clastic and carbonate gas fields and reservoirs.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a degree in petroleum geology or geophysics. A master's degree is preferred.
A minimum of seven years of experience within the oil and gas industry is required.
A strong geomechanical background with proven experience in 1D and 3D geomechanics, real-time geomechanics, and wellbore stability analysis is essential.
You should also be able to demonstrate a proven ability to support drilling operations through geomechanics studies, familiarity with Petrel/VISAGE 3D modeling software, or equivalent.
The ability to apply geomechanical models to optimize fracture stimulation; optimize drilling and well placement; and minimize reservoir compaction, surface subsidence, and sand production is required.
You must also have proven experience using industry standard 1D/3D geomechanics software (Petrel preferred).
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Conduct 1D mechanical earth models, 3D geomechanical modelling, and wellbore stability studies.
Support drilling operations through geomechanical, wellbore stability studies, and real-time geomechanics.
Contribute to R&D studies related to rock strength analysis and geological stress studies.
Formulate geomechanical contributions for developed reservoirs.
Perform wellbore stability analysis for inclined and horizontal wells.
Conduct analysis of well data and drilling parameters to extract stress anisotropies, orientations, and magnitudes.
Manage all geomechanical projects related to the asset teams.
Integrate the geomechanics solution with other domains in the GRCD.
Integrate geomechanical monitoring for cap rock integrity analysis.
Ensure clear communication with all parties involved in drilling operations including Reservoir Characterization Department geoscientists, Reservoir Management engineers, and Drilling & Workover engineers.
Participate in geologic modeling and reservoir simulation projects involving naturally fractured reservoirs.
Mentor young professionals and junior staff transferring the knowledge of geomechanics.
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.