Petroleum Engineering Consultant

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-248

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 is seeking for a Senior Scientist to join their Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC). We are looking for professionals to conduct upstream research in the Productivity Enhancement Focus Area within the Production Technology Team. The position offers the opportunity to contribute in leading edge technology development in order to increase recovery, improve operational efficiency and reduce cost.

Successful candidate should be able to formulate new ideas and carry out studies to solve oilfield challenges in fracturing and acid stimulations, formation damage mitigation, scale and corrosion prevention, and water and sand control. The candidate will also interact with field operation personnel and service providers to jointly define the problems and solution strategies , designing innovative solutions, managing product development collaborations, field testing new products and supporting technology commercialization.

Key Responsibilities

- Engage with multi-disciplinary teams to identify well productivity enhancement challenges and provide solutions to fill the technology gaps. Initiate technology development proposals
- Design, develop and formulate new fluids for enhancing the well productivity
- The candidate is expected to perform experiments in the lab along with fellow scientists and technicians
- Perform business case analysis for the need to develop new products
- Develop and trial test new technologies in the field. Implement full-scale deployment of high-impact technologies
- Write and publish technical papers
- Generate new IP for Saudi Aramco
- Prepare and present technical talks to highly technical audience


Minimum Requirements

- Hold a PhD degree either in chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, or related fields. Studies and experience in chemical sciences including chemical synthesis, organic chemistry, and/or materials science would be a plus
- Have a minimum of 10 years related experience with demonstrated skills design and R&D of well productivity enhancement including stimulation/fracturing and stimulation tools development or scale mitigation/water treatment
- Have an in-depth theoretical and hands-on knowledge of productivity enhancement performance evaluation techniques including rheology formation damage and scale mitigation.
- The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge in chemical laboratory instruments, testing methods and procedures, and the ability to design new experiment protocols. The candidate should also have demonstrated ability to conduct experiments hands-on.
- The candidate should be an independent thinker to apply knowledge gained from industry and academia to generate practical solutions in upstream oil and gas production
- The candidate should be an effective communicator to deliver his/her ideas to the R&D team, the collaborators, and proponents; a good listener and learner to rapidly understand the challenges faced by the production and reservoir engineers
- Have history of high impact technical publications and patents

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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