Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Other Skills: Structural Geologist, Structural Geology, Shale Play
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
We are seeking a Structural Geologist, with expertise in regional and prospect scale structural analysis, seismic and well data integration, and experience in multiple international basins for the Eastern Unconventional Characterization Division (EUCD) within the UR Exploration and Characterization Department (URE&CD).EUCD is responsible for the characterization and development of a carbonate source rock play in the Kingdom, through initiating and executing integrated subsurface projects to guide appraisal and development campaigns in order to meet gas production targets from unconventional resources. In addition, the division offers support to production engineering for stimulation and hydraulic fracturing operations.
Structural Geologist primary role will be to interpret regional seismic volumes/lines and perform geometric/geomechanical structural analysis. In addition, to evaluate structural control on the prospect level to enhance prospectivity of drilling locations and establish structural frameworks of prospects to be utilized in Geocellular models. Most importantly, to integrate other disciplines such as sedimentology, geomechanics, as well as drilling, stimulation, and production to enhance structural controls on the tight sand play.
Candidate will be required to perform and demonstrate the following:
•Use geological and geophysical data to perform regional structural interpretation and identify structural trends and controls across interpreted basins.
• Produce regional and prospect scale structural restoration both geometrically and geomechanically in order to enhance the prospectivity of new wells. Restorations should confirm and validate structural controls across the prospect in terms of hydrocarbon accumulation, reservoir/source rock quality, and compartmentalization.Saudi Aramco: Company General Use
• Identify and catalog complex faults in seismic data with appropriate knowledge of their exact timing and effects on reservoir/source deposition, hydrocarbon entrapment, associated fracture propagation, and fault seal properties.
• Identify syn-post kinematic relationships within a given field for target reservoirs or formations, and relate their importance with regards to hydrocarbon accumulation and reservoir/source quality.
• integration of structural features of borehole images with restored sections to identify stresses acting on picked fault planes.
• Perform multi-horizon mapping of target reservoir/source crossing fault lines and integrate directly with Geomodeler to produce more robust structural frameworks for geomodelling purposes.
• Work closely with Sedimentologist, Basin Modelers, Geomodeler and Geophysicists, and champion goal driven projects from planning to execution using a Collaborative Work Environment.
Qualification and Experience
•A Bachelor's degree in geology or a related science as appropriate to the required discipline. An advanced degree is preferred and will reduce prerequisite work experience stated below by one year for a Master's degree and two years for Ph. D.
• Approximately 15 years' experience with at least 5-10 years in the field of structural geology across multiple hydrocarbon basins. We will consider candidates with more or less experience depending on the quality of their experience.
• High level experience in geometric and/or Geomechanical structural restoration on a regional and prospect level scales with industry best practices in establishing structural frameworks, picking faults, identifying kinematic relationships with proficiency in specialized software, such as MOVE or Dynel. Image log structural interpretation knowledge is also preferred.
• Candidate must have the ability to work on a multidisciplinary team with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills for knowledge sharing objectives.