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 an Exploration Geologist, with expertise in advancing Unconventional exploration programs. You will be a team member under the Unconventional Exploration Division (UED) within the Unconventional Resources Exploration and Characterization Department (URE&CD).
This Division is responsible for the identification and evaluation of Unconventional Resources that fall within the broad spectrum of tight reservoirs to source plays within the Kingdom. We bring a new perspective to the Kingdom's, world-renown, conventional systems with an eye for unconventional opportunities. Integrated subsurface studies initiated by the group, often challenging previous biases, guide our portfolio development and support the proposal of new exploration wells. In addition, the division also compliments existing asset teams with ongoing appraisals and field development plans.
Your primary role will be to integrate regional to field-scale geological studies, correlate stratigraphic units, and work with multi-disciplinary teams to predict and identify prospective opportunities.
You will be required to perform the following:
- Document and share your work through cross sections, maps, cross plots, histograms, and summary tables.
- May be involved in proposing, defending, and planning exploration wells in collaboration with operations teams and engineers.
- Effectively communicate with peers and the management team through presentations, technical discussions and written reports.
- Evaluate current practices and identify opportunities for improvements.
- Provide recommendations and advise in your particular area of expertise.
The successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:
- A Bachelor's degree in Geology or a related science, however an advanced degree is preferred.
- 15-20 years of experience in conventional/unconventional exploration required. We will consider candidates with more or less experience, depending on the quality of their experience.
- Experience in mapping and evaluating Petroleum Systems and plays utilizing sound geological techniques.
- A well-integrated geologist, adept at working in broad, regional projects and comfortable with a more focused field-scale study.
- Experience in describing, integrating, and correlating clastic and mud rock units.
- Can generate depositional models.
- Integrates input from core description, seismic interpretation, lab measurements, and logs to guide and refine the geological understanding.
- A competent stratigrapher who works in clastic or carbonate environments and correlates by employing the most adequate techniques to further the regional/local framework.
- Demonstrates a good understanding of basin fill processes and their implications on the facies mapping and correlations.
- Works well with a multi-disciplinary team and is comfortable with an iterative approach that honors input from complementing professionals.
- Previous experience working with resource assessment and estimation is a plus.
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.