Petroleum Engineer (475599) in Houston, United States

at Aramco Services Company
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted February 11, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Our Houston Research Center focuses on research and innovation in geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, production technology, drilling, and sensors development to advance the discovery and recovery of oil and gas. Located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, the center neighbors the nation’s leading petroleum engineering universities, labs, manufacturers, and service companies.
Basic Function
This position provides high-level technical analysis and innovation for the unconventional reservoir characterization and development. Candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team and perform applied research with a strong emphasis on the development of next-generation technologies for accurate determination of unconventional reservoir properties and performance prediction.
Duties & Responsibilities
Pursue research and maintain awareness of novel developments in the area of unconventional reservoir characterization and development
Perform theoretical, modeling and/or laboratory testing studies to develop innovative methods to accurate estimate unconventional reservoir properties and predict production
Apply research results to unconventional reservoirs by working with proponents on the operation side
Undertake applied research or specific problems leading to new reservoir characterization and development technologies
Work with commercial vendors for acquisition, support and upgrades of related equipment used in the research
Interface with external institution(s) for outsourced analyses and collaborative research as appropriate
Prepare written reports on results of R&D; activities that address technical issues for the unconventional reservoirs under development by Saudi Aramco
Represent Aramco Services Company (ASC) at outside meetings that discuss complex problems, when decisions are being arrived at concerning future approaches and directions of investigation
Constantly keep up to date in specialized discipline by reading technical journals and attending technical society sessions to ensure all recent developments are used in Saudi Aramco’s Exploration Organization
Prepare and make presentations to management, for the company and government agencies, if warranted, illustrating different geologic problems, results and conclusions
Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals
Perform the administrative functions required to implement the studies and research assigned to candidates discipline
Perform other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering or related areas required; Ph.D preferred.
Seven (7) years’ experience in Petroleum Development, Production, Reservoir or Geological Engineering required; research and/or industrial experience in unconventional reservoir simulation is preferred, experience with developing and applying coupled reservoir and mechanics modeling is desirable.
Track record of publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals is strongly preferred
Comprehensive knowledge in Petroleum Engineering related to unconventional reservoirs
Ability to prepare highly technical reports and memoranda; be able to make oral/graphic presentations to all levels of management.
Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette
Must be able to communicate and comprehend English accurately, clearly and concisely at a level required to perform the job as outlined

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