Artificial Lift Specialist

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-292

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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.

Saudi Aramco seeks for an Artificial Lift Specialist with emphasis in Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) and Gas Lift applications, to work with the Production and Facilities Production Department under the Petroleum Engineering & Development Admin Area.

The Artificial Lift specialist will lead Artificial Lift related projects including the design, installation, function testing, pre-commissioning, and commissioning. The specialist overall responsibility will be improving artificial lift performance through operations and failure analysis continuous improvement. The Artificial Lift Engineer will also work with other engineering disciplines (Workover, Drilling, Reservoir, Production, and Project construction) to ensure timely equipment delivery, optimum installation and design, and efficient operations towards reduced failures. The specialist will ensure reducing overall field operating costs by designing equipment at best efficiencies and proper frequency to minimize electrical power requirements. The specialist will lead group of engineers in specific tasks and studies, participate in company engineering standard review, and the development of young professionals. The specialist will also participate in new tender Technical and Commercial evaluations

Key Responsibilities

You are expected to be able to perform the following:
- Review, Optimize, and approve Artificial Lift designs
- Attend on-site Artificial Lift applications installations and function tests to ensure vendors follow company established procedures and industry best practices
- Attend DIFA and implement corrective actions
- Patriciate in Tender commercial and technical evaluations
- Introduce and review Artificial lift technologies to enhance runlife of applications installed in severe downhole conditions
- Establish, implement, and monitor Artificial Lift KPIs
- Ensure all artificial lift working procedures are in place and periodically reviewed
- Interface primarily with internal and external entities to ensure timely delivery of surface and subsurface equipment
- Manage contracts and service orders of artificial lift systems
- Support field staff and operation engineers in problematic well troubleshooting
- Ensure Monthly Service Quality Meetings are held and follow-up actions properly executed


Minimum Requirements

The specialist should hold a bachelor degree from a recognized and approved program in engineering specialties. MSc is desirable, but not required

Minimum of 10 years experience in artificial lift (mainly ESP or gas lift), including a minimum of 5 years of direct ESP project management related work. Within the 10 years required experience, the engineer must have at least 5 years of experience working with major ESP providers. It also required that applicant is well versed with standard and smart downhole well completions

The specialist shall have extensive experience in ESP and/or gas lift applications. This experience shall include artificial lift application design, on-site installation procedure, performance monitoring and analysis, ability to recommend corrective actions. Further, the specialist shall be capable to perform ESP DIFA and failure mitigation measures. It is also preferred that the specialist have good experience in ESP surface equipment applications. The specialist will be responsible to evaluate new artificial lift related technologies while ensuring compliance to company well control guidelines

The specialist shall accept and understand the nature of Artificial Lift/ESP work in Saudi Aramco. The job will include commuting to relatively far fields- and stay for extended periods when necessary- to perform ESP/gas lift installation, function testing pre-commissioning, commissioning, and troubleshooting. This applies to onshore and offshore fields. Saudi Aramco will provide required transportation and housing

Working environment

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.

About the Company

Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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