PETROPHYSICIST - UNCONVENTIONAL (Relocation to Saudi Arabia) in Houston, United States

at Saudi Aramco
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted December 23, 2019
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Req Number: 18293BR
Position Description:
We are currently seeking an experienced Petrophysicist, who has experience with unconventional reservoirs, to join our Unconventional Reservoir Engineering Department.

As a Petrophysicist in an unconventional asset you will possess extensive experience in the acquisition, QC and analysis of various data from numerous sources (including drilling and wellsite geological operations, mudgas, LWD/MWD and wireline logs, cased hole and production logs, core, seismic data, and specialized studies/research) to produce integrated solutions for unconventional resources. You will have experience in utilizing these results to make key decisions impacting drilling, well completion, stimulation and field performance. You will also be very familiar with other subsurface disciplines (G&G;, production and reservoir engineering) and their role in delivering unconventional assets. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills are required.
Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will have a Bachelor degree in Engineering from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred.

You will have 15- 20 years’ experience with at least 5-10 years in unconventional plays, including shale or tight gas, with some international experience in unconventional hydrocarbon basins required.

It would be advantageous to have experience in managing petrophysical uncertainties and designing acquisition programs (logging and/or special cores analysis) to mitigate these uncertainties in unconventional reservoirs; expertise in unconventional log analyses, developing field-wide Petrophysical models, including calibration with core and analogues on exploratory, delineation and multi-well programs; expertise in acquisition, QC and use of core-derived Petrophysical properties (including measurements in Shale and Tight Gas cores); strong working knowledge of logging tool responses (wireline and MWD/LWD), including geochemical tools and NMR those heavily utilized for unconventional reservoir characterization; and hands-on evaluation experience with advanced log analysis software (Geolog or Techlog preferred), both deterministic and multi-mineral solutions.

Experience in core-lab measurements techniques and limitations for shale and tight gas plays is a plus.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Conduct all tasks related to petrophysical characterization using a combination of data sources including well logs, cores, remote sensing surveys and geologic analogues.

Build and implement robust workflow for integrated Shale/Tight gas plays formation evaluation, including developing new techniques/models and writing codes (programming).

Conduct regional petrophysical studies and make recommendations to drilling, completion and reservoir engineering groups.

Integrate all data sets into consistent, verifiable petrophysical models for incorporation into static and dynamic reservoir models (volumetric prediction and development planning).
Perform ongoing collaboration with industry leaders on the evolution of new petrophysical techniques and technologies being developed, and communicate these to the team.

Develop and deploy new petrophysical techniques and technologies, including collaboration with multidisciplinary team to ensure robust and consistent application.

Liaise with operations on log data acquisition and QC; communicate changes in acquisition programs.

Update existing petrophysical models with new data as it becomes available.

In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, assist in drilling location selection and field development planning.

Based on petrophysical analysis, make recommendations on testing, completion and stimulation programs.

Mentor and coach less experienced log analyst.
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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