CO2 Storage Geoscientist
Job description / Role
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 seeking a CO2 Storage Geoscientist to join Red Sea Exploration Department. The Red Sea Exploration Department (RSED) is accountable for the exploration activities in one of the few frontier basins left in the entire world, the Red Sea basin. The ultimate goal of the team is to secure the energy demands of the west coast, through delineating existing discoveries in order to meet the minimum economic threshold for development, finding new discoveries in areas with a working petroleum system and evaluating unexplored sub-basins. Over a vast area with such a complicated geology, competent teams of geoscientists do work together collaboratively on different branches that serve the department mission, either through regional and sub-regional evaluations, help assess the in-place hydrocarbon resources of the basin.
The candidate will be required to perform the following:
- Exploration mapping and option generation for CO2 storage in the subsurface geology of Saudi Arabia.
- Have a good understanding of CO2 properties and how they relate to depth of storage, seal effectiveness and long-term aspects of trapping mechanism, subsurface dynamics and interaction with subsurface materials such as lithologies and drilled wells.
- Interpret well information, making well correlations and working with petrophysicists as required to define stratigraphic frameworks and the properties of reservoirs and seals, and characterize in-situ formation water properties.
- Participate in the acquisition planning and interpretation of geomechanical information, such as analysis of conventional core, relating to seal integrity for CO2 storage.
- Familiarity with well injection testing and operations, and interpretation of well test data in terms of reservoir performance in relation to CO2 storage.
- Interpret seismic, including seismic stratigraphic interpretations for storage.
- Apply sequence stratigraphic techniques to identify storage opportunities. Structural geology skills including fault interpretation and fault seal.
- Understand and execute depth conversion of seismically-mapped geological surfaces, considering velocity information and uncertainties.
- Map making using industry standard tools.
- Storage volume and risk estimates.
- Prepare and present professional-quality presentation materials to technical peers and management.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor or higher degree in Geology or Geophysics.
- Twenty years of experience in subsurface geoscience including several years of experience specifically related to CO2 subsurface storage option mapping, selection and site characterization.
- Extensive experience in applying Clastic and Carbonate Sequence and Seismic Stratigraphy and Regional Geology using seismic and well data to document all scales relevant subsurface storage option generation, ranking and characterization.
- Extensive experience in petrotechnical applications relating to the use of wells and seismic (2D and 3D) for subsurface storage geoscience , e.g., Petrel, Petrosys. You will be competent with basic well log interpretation and familiar with advanced logs and well data such as image logs, NMR, pressures and core.
- You have planned and been involved with the operational decision making of several wells.
- English language fluency with the capability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing, with experience of working with multidisciplinary teams across different parts of an organization.
- Experience of other non-hydrocarbon subsurface management challenges such as geothermal, Hydrogen storage, chemical storage etc would be an advantage.
- A track record of research publications or patents would be an advantage.
- Excellent presentation skills.
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.