Sedimentologist – Unconventional Resources

Saudi Aramco Oil Co.
Job Overview

Position Description

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. The professional rewards at Saudi Aramco are in work environment, the lifestyle and benefits. The unconventional business line is actively seeking a top Clastic Sedimentologist to join their world-class team.

The successful candidate will have strong geological and sedimentological background and be proficient in clastic core description from a broad range of depositional environments, facies analysis, petrographic interpretation, sequence stratigraphy, log correlation and diagenetic modelling. Specific experience in shallow marine (linear and deltaic) coastlines, glaciated margins, sediment gravity flow processes, borehole image interpretation and Lower Palaeozoic North African/Arabian stratigraphy is highly advantageous. A proven record of working within multi-disciplinary project teams, providing sedimentological advice/input. Data Integration experience using 2D/3D Seismic, Gravity, Magnetic, wireline logs, core, specialist geological techniques – SEM, XRD, chemo stratigraphy, isotopes, and biostratigraphy to provide analysis of well data in terms of sedimentary architecture, facies, and depositional environments.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and a higher degree is preferred. At least 10 years’ of oil and gas industry experience is required. Strong geological software skills (Petrel, Openwork’s / DSS) preferred. Peer-reviewed, published scientific articles in sedimentology, reservoir geology, and / or unconventional plays is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will demonstrate a sound understanding of associated subsurface disciplines – geophysics, biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, petrophysics, structural geology and reservoir geology.

Conduct detailed sedimentological studies based on core logging, petrography, diagenesis and integration of open hole logs to facilitate unconventional reservoir evaluation, exploration and development in clastic sequences of glacial, fluvial and deep basin systems and/or shale/source rock systems.

Establish detailed sequence stratigraphic and depositional environment models (2D and 3D) for unconventional reservoirs in clastic systems.

Integrating all available data (2D/3D seismic, gravity, magnetic, wireline logs, core, specialist geological techniques SEM, XRD, chemostratigraphy, isotopes, biostratigraphy, etc.) to provide analysis of well data in terms of sedimentary architecture, facies and depositional environment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the development of basin, and reservoir exploration models, and 3-D static geological models.

You will conduct detailed sedimentological investigations, draw conclusions, and make recommendations to support asset evaluations.

Mentor co-workers in applying sedimentological principles to wider geological issues. Candidate will support and mentor co-workers in applying sedimentological principles to wider exploration and development issues.

Develop and promote sedimentological best practices across the unconventional resource teams. Remain abreast of latest industry trends, best practices and technologies in sedimentology.

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