Petroleum Simulation Engineer - Unconventional Ultra tight (Shale) / Tight Sand / Channel...

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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. 

We have an immediate requirement for experienced Simulation Engineers who have experience with unconventional production mechanisms and can simulate these through a variety of models including simple analytical methods to more complex numerical simulators. 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 Simulation Engineers to realize their full technical potentials. Soon, Saudi Aramco will be known not just for conventional oil and gas production, but also as a leader in full life cycle unconventional gas development. Consider the opportunity to join our team and help shape the future of one of the key global unconventional resource development!

As a Simulation engineer in an unconventional asset you will support the multidisciplinary team using your experience in numerical reservoir simulations that incorporate key components of dynamic models that come from other subsurface disciplines. You will have experience in utilizing the results of dynamic reservoir models to provide answers to key development decisions that impacts unconventional well and field performance. You will also be very familiar with dynamic model limitations and be able to recommend on methods to improve simulation such as additional data gathering, testing, monitoring and research.

Minimum Requirements:

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum engineering or a related science as appropriate to the required discipline. An advanced degree is preferred.

You will have a minimum 15-20 years’ experience with at least 10-15 years in unconventional plays including shale or tight gas, 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.

You will have other desirable skills include hands-on experience in black oil, compositional and thermal simulation of Conventional and Unconventional oil and gas fields, single-well and multiple-well modeling, integration of geomachanic, production log , assisted history matching, coupling of surface network to dynamic model, proficient in the use of software such as CMG, Eclipse, Petrel RE, Rubis package,Quiklook, IHS Harmony , PVTi, Piepsim.

Duties & Responsibilities:

You will be required to perform the following:

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

Design modeling strategies for single well and multiple well cases incorporating fracture information and based on other objectives of unconventional team.

Build representative dynamic models of unconventional reservoirs, both single well and multiple wells to assist in developing unconventional production concepts and full field development planning.

Deliver production profiles reservoir models including uncertainty envelopes on those profiles.

Provide risk mitigation methodologies, along with rest of unconventional multidisciplinary team, to ensure robust delivery of company’s business plan.

Make recommendations for requirements for wells and well designs for new wells based on results from reservoir simulation models.

Provide input for field development plans for unconventional resource plays. Work closely with multidisciplinary team in planning and conducting field studies.

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.