Drilling Engineer- Unconventionals

Position Description:

Saudi Aramco is embarking on a program to develop its world class Unconventional Resources, and is seeking experienced professionals to join our Unconventional Multidisciplinary Team.  Unconventional Exploration requires experienced Unconventional Drilling Engineers with experience in drilling and completing shale and or tight gas reservoirs. Of primary interest is experience in maintaining shale integrity while drilling and setting up construction of the well for effective stimulation. You will perform Drilling Engineering functions that require advanced knowledge to provide sound drilling technical support to drilling operations, drilling equipment, projects, and drilling technical services. This expertise will help to successfully deliver the Unconventional Resources program objectives.

Minimum Requirements:

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering. You will have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in Drilling, Unconventional Engineering, and operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

You will be required to perform and demonstrate the following: Determine sound drilling engineering methods and procedures to be used on assigned drilling problems. Perform and complete assignments and studies in areas assuring conformance to overall objectives of all phases of drilling operations, including drilling penetration rate optimization, new drilling technology and development studies. Analyze data and performance of new or existing techniques to determine the need for or benefit from studies, recommendations and or facility modifications with respect to unit costs, and operating efficiency consistent with established safety, and operating requirements. Manage and prepare studies and reports on drilling subjects, provide recommendations, alternative proposals, and preliminary design and program outlines with statistical cost data, economic analyses, back-up data and charts, or assist in the presentation of studies and proposals to management, technical, and operating groups. Initiate detailed work outlines and perform, or delegate work for final development of technical proposals and studies of proposed projects. Coordinate and resolve any problems in assigned areas with personnel throughout Saudi Aramco and with outside organizations to ensure that conclusions and recommendations conform to and are consistent with overall Company objectives and requirements.

About us:

Saudi Aramco’s Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world’s largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company’s reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world’s largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company’s Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry’s most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.