Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join the growing Unconventional Resources exploration efforts. Unconventional Exploration have an immediate requirement for an experienced Production Optimization Engineer with relevant artificial lift expertise in unconventional reservoirs, with previous experience in hydraulic fracturing, completion design, and production optimization in general.
As a successful candidate you should hold a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering with post-graduate studies being a plus for the position. You must have a minimum of 12 years of extensive production engineering and artificial lift experience, and part of that in unconventional reservoirs with the ability to perform nodal analysis. You must have experience in unconventional resources or HPHT/tight gas with a strong understanding of hydraulic fracturing. Experience with relevant software such as Prosper, RodStar, SROD, Saphir, WellCat and Gohfer/StimPlan (or equivalent) is preferred.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following: Conduct studies and projects assuring adequacy and conformance to overall objectives of all phases of problems in all areas. This includes artificial lift, stimulation, production, well design and testing programs, reservoir flow properties, and fluid studies. Evaluate new technologies, tools, or techniques and decide on suitability then present, or assist in the presentation of proposals to management, technical, and operating groups. Determine and evaluate optimum artificial lift solutions to maintain productivity of wells. Evaluate and design surface equipment, wellbore tubulars, and bottomhole assemblies for artificial lift and propose alternatives if required. Evaluate the performance of artificial lift systems and recommend improvements as necessary. Participate in project technical reviews and review proposals to ensure efficient/economic operations. Represent Saudi Aramco in dealing with manufactures, vendors, and outside consultants in his area of expertise. Prepare manuals, and train/develop engineers and operating personnel in the candidate’s area of expertise. Coach and mentor other production engineers and graduates within the team. Design well completion and propose alternatives if required. Design and execute quality assurance/quality control measures and perform post-job analysis. Own the quality and implementation of optimization tools. Provide input to pilot design and interpretation. Conduct flow assurance analysis. Analyze and resolve water chemistry issues. Monitor corrosion and resolve paraffin and scaling issues. Utilize artificial lift to increase productivity of wells. Conduct nodal analysis. Implement industry best practices and exchange of learnings with other similar unconventional gas assets.
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.