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Petroleum Engineer – Unconventional

Job ID
15762BR

Position Description

Saudi Aramco is embarking on a program to develop its world class unconventional resources and is seeking experienced professionals to join its Unconventional Reservoir Management team.

We have an immediate requirement for Reservoir Engineers who have experience with unconventional reservoirs, their production mechanisms and related planning to enable optimize development of unconventional plays. Of primary interest is experience with development and production of shale and tight gas assets.

Saudi Aramco’s position as a world-leading hydrocarbon finder and producer offers unique opportunities for Reservoir Engineers to realize their full technical potential. Soon, Saudi Aramco will be known not just for conventional oil and gas production, but as a leader in full life cycle unconventional gas development.

As a Reservoir engineer in an unconventional asset you will support the team with your experience in reservoir management, performance and surveillance to develop and execute a field development plan for Ultra tight and Channels sand reservoirs.

Experience or a good understanding of stimulation programs design, well test analysis, rate transient analysis, decline curve analysis, dynamic reservoir modeling, reserves classification, EUR predictions, well spacing optimization, will be required to support key development decisions.

You should also be very familiar with the “factory” approach to development of resource plays and the requirements to increase efficiency and reduce cost to make the plays economic.

Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for this vacancy are as follows:-

Bachelor's degree in Petroleum engineering or a related science as appropriate to the required discipline. An advanced degree is preferred and will reduce prerequisite work experience stated below by one year for master degree and two years for PhD.

We are targeting 15-20 years’ experience with at least 5-10 years in unconventional plays including shale or tight gas or channel reservoir, with some US experience in unconventional hydrocarbon basins required. We will consider candidates with more or less experienced depending on the quality of their experience.

Other desirable skills include oil and gas field development and production operations, preferably some in unconventional gas/condensate and Channel sand reservoirs, some knowledge of work over/recompletion program design and wellsite operations , log analysis, operating expense analysis, understanding of geology and reservoir mechanics , material balance, formation evaluation, core analysis, geomechanics and hydraulic fracture optimization, single-well and multiple-well modeling and nodal analysis preferred.

Familiarity with software such as Petrel RE, Kappa’s Saphire, Rubis, IHS Harmony, PVTi, OFM, DSS, Eclipse Quiklook, Pipesim and other commercial reservoir simulation tools.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Performs engineering work requiring application of standard and unconventional techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of engineering tasks.

Prepare requirements for well completion, develop well designs for new wells and provide technical assistance to drilling and production staff to ensure that each well is completed in a safe, efficient manner.

Design and implement field development plans for unconventional resource plays.

Monitor operating expenses to operate and maintain wells to produce the highest volumes of oil and gas at the lowest cost. Prepare annual volumes and expenses for budgeting.

Monitor and analyze well tests and production curves.

Gather, perform calculations on and analyze data such as well tests, fluid levels, bottom-hole pressures, and decline curves to assure efficient producing and equipment utilization.

Coordinate all aspect of new completions, especially design of fracture stimulation.

Work closely with the wider unconventional team in planning and conducting field studies.

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