Development Geophysicist in Saudi Arabia

at Saudi Aramco
Location Saudi Arabia
Date Posted November 15, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


As one of the world’s largest fully integrated energy enterprises, Saudi Aramco not only looks for individuals who can meet our expectations, but for those individuals who can exceed them. Our intent is to become the world’s leading integrated energy company.

The Northern Area Reservoir Characterization Department is actively seeking a Development Geophysicist.

As the successful applicant you will perform detailed reservoir characterization using advanced geophysical analyses to support future field development, platform evaluation and well planning/drilling.

You will perform pre-stack/ post-stack seismic modeling to help calibrate/ QC seismic data processing, seismic attributes and seismic inversion products.
Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will have a Bachelors’ degree in Geophysics, preferably a Masters or PHD.

You will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a development geophysicist with the last 5 years’ specializing in advanced geophysical analyses for reservoir characterization.

Good understanding of seismic data acquisition, processing, and well log data analysis.

Competent in using 3D seismic interpretation software (Landmark DSG, Petrel, etc.), and some advanced geophysical software; for example - Jason Geoscience, Hampson-Russel, Well-Seismic Fusion.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Conduct detailed reservoir characterization using advanced geophysical analyses to support future field development, platform evaluation, and well planning/drilling.

Analyze the integration of well rock physics property and appropriate seismic attributes, post-stack/ pre-stack inversion to generate seismically-driven reservoir property distribution maps, and detailed structural and stratigraphic interpretation.

Perform seismic structural and stratigraphic interpretation, seismic attributes analyses and modeling demonstrated through actual work experiences.
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.

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