Skills: Petroleum Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia
Aramco energizes the world economy.
Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.
With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco's value to society.
Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations' spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom's vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.
We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.
We are looking for experienced professionals to join us in the Upstream Development Strategy and Reserves Department (UDS&RD) based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to manage one of the world's largest portfolios of on-shore and off-shore oil and gas fields. We provide opportunities to conduct pioneering studies, introduce new technologies and propose innovative development solutions.
The PE Specialist-Consultant working in UD&SRD should have broad experience in the oil and gas upstream business with specialty skills in reserves assessments and resource evaluation.
UDS&RD provides high level technical support to Upstream Management in its assigned areas of responsibility. This role requires both depth and breadth of critical technical expertise, managerial acumen and exceptional communication skills. The PE Specialist-Consultant will lead and coordinate reserves assessment process and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to complete reserves related studies.
Lead and guide work processes for the Reserves Division, which include significant liaison responsibilities with other departments within exploration, petroleum engineering & development, engineering services, marketing, finance and corporate planning
Apply reserves definitions, guidelines and defend decisions
Monitor daily exploration, delineation/extension, & development drilling activity as it impacts reserves
Select key reservoir intervals for testing and assist in planning & interpreting test results
Apply classical reservoir engineering in assessing uncertainty and undertaking reserves assessments. This, includes log & wireline formation test interpretation, pressure & rate transient analysis, PVT and SCAL interpretation, production performance and material balance
Review geologic interpretation and mapping, including rock typing & facies characterization, reservoir communication, seismic application, sequence stratigraphy, etc
Participate in integrated reservoir studies and quality check reservoir simulation results (history match validation, production constraints, technical assessment of forecast results, etc.)
PEER review 3D static and dynamic modelling in particular its fitness for purpose
Understand commerciality assessment (discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return, forecasting prices/capex/opex, etc.)
Mentor younger professional staff through designing, implementing and overseeing professional development programs
Represent Saudi Aramco in external technical conferences, symposiums, and forums
The successful candidate should hold a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in petroleum engineering or related disciplines. A PhD or additional exposure/training in business, economics or finance, is also beneficial
You must have a minimum of 15-20 years of experience gained through working for reputable oil and gas consulting and/or E&P companies in reserves related roles
You must have extensive experience in reserves estimation (both deterministic and probabilistic), classification and reporting (e.g. PRMS, SEC, etc.), solid foundation in classic reservoir engineering, 3D static and dynamic modeling of reservoirs, and experience in enhanced oil recovery and/or unconventional reservoirs as they relate to reserve assessment
You must have working skills in reservoir characterization, petrophysical analysis including log and MDT interpretation and core analysis, fluid characterization including PVT studies and geochemical fingerprinting, and well testing including pressure transient analysis and wireline formation testing
You must have experience working in a large organization with a varied portfolio of reservoirs, or had a wide range of experience in smaller companies. You must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in presenting to Executive Management and large audiences and effectively leading teams consisting of geoscientists, engineers, economists, etc.
Supplemental experience in reservoir engineering, especially technical principles for developing long-term oil & gas reservoir depletion plans, economics evaluations, and key performance measures and benchmarking in E&P industry
Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.
At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world's biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.
We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs - one of the largest in the world.