Saudi Aramco is one of the world’s largest fully integrated energy enterprises. Saudi Aramco not only looks for individuals who can meet expectations but for those individuals who can exceed them. Benefits of working for Saudi Aramco include excellent work environment, lifestyle and remuneration. The unconventional business line is actively seeking a top geomechanics specialist to join their world-class team.
The successful candidate will have strong and diverse geomechanics experience for drilling, completion, hydraulic stimulation and production optimization and have to be proficient in building fit for purpose 1D to 4D mechanical earth models. A proven track record in predicting wellbore stability, pore pressure and hydraulic fracture design is essential. The candidate should have an understanding of lab-derived rock mechanical parameters and their application to geomechanical assessment, and their integration with drilling records, well tests and open-hole logs to derive reservoir-scale geomechanical properties and facilitate MEM. The candidate should demonstrate through previous experience ability of working within multi-disciplinary teams in an operational environment that requires interactive and proactive approach to predicting and solving geomechanics related issues, which impact borehole stability, hydrofracturing, geosteering, and production tests.
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in geosciences with a geology or geophysics major or engineering with a petroleum or reservoir engineering major.
We are targeting 10 years of geomechanics industrial experience in oil and gas exploration and development. Proficiency in industry software e.g. Petrel, Techlog, Predict, WellCheck, FLAC, Elfen, Dynel, VISAGE, ABAQUS, Openwork’s, is preferred. Peer-reviewed published work in the subject matter will be an added value.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be working on geomechanical issues as a part of a dynamic, multidiscipline team dealing with well planning, design, placement, borehole stability, completion, stimulation and production. The duties related to the above activities include but are not restricted to:
Conducting detailed geomechanical studies integrating all available data to optimize borehole planning, placement, completion, stimulation and production designs to minimize instability risks.
Building mechanical earth models from multidisciplinary data/observations to establish 1D models for individual wells to 3D and 4D models on reservoir/field and regional scales.
Mentor young professionals on applying geomechanical principles to support drilling, completion and production.
Contribute to developing and promoting geomechanical best practices.
Remain abreast of latest industry trends, best practices and technologies in geomechanics.