Reservoir Engineer (Unconventionals) — Saudi Arabia

at Saudi Aramco
Location Saudi Arabia
Date Posted November 20, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10

Description

Saudi Aramco has a world-class Unconventional Resources (UR) program and is seeking experienced professionals to join this program. There are immediate needs for Reservoir Engineers who have experience in UR reservoirs, with field development experience, and who understand reservoir characteristics, reserves and field economics to optimize unconventional plays. The incumbent will provide engineering functions that will integrate with multidiscipline teams and be a major component of an unconventional organization to ensure its success. Saudi Aramco is a world leading E&P company and offers unique opportunities for unconventional reservoir engineers to realize and develop their full technical potential. Consider joining our team to help influence the future of significant global UR development.
Candidates will have a strong background in field development planning and execution, reservoir characteristic analysis, reserves and economic evaluation experience in UR. Have the ability to mentor and develop young reservoir engineering talent.
Minimum Requirements
A B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering or a related science as appropriate to the required discipline. An M.S. degree is preferred. A minimum of 10-20+ years of applicable unconventional experience with strong field development planning and execution, reserves and economic evaluation experience in UR. Will consider candidates with more or less experience, depending on knowledge and background.
Duties & Responsibilities
Field Development and Reservoir Management:
• Create, design, optimize and update field development plans for UR plays.
• Coordinate all functional inputs to the projects and integrate with assets to ensure all requirements are met prior to execution.
• Document all future drilling locations for the next drilling cycle as part of the field development plan.
• Understand development of resource plays and the requirements to increase efficiency, improve operational efficiency and lower full-cycle economics.
• Interact with assets and communicate regularly with critical functions of multidiscipline teams, and coordinate their input in a timely manner.
• Well design for optimizing recovery.
• Reservoir and production surveillance.
• Integrated testing and flow back behavior.
• Postmortem analysis (drilling, completion/stimulation and production).
Reservoir Engineering Analysis and Techniques:
• Tailor reservoir models to unconventional reservoirs – evaluate analytical and numerical simulation models to determine how to calculate EUR estimates more accurately and optimize field development planning in UR.
• Production forecasting in unconventional reservoirs – optimize decline curve analysis and rate transient analysis to increase the accuracy of production forecasts in UR.
• Rate transient analysis, pressure-volume-temperature and flow regime analysis for unconventional reservoirs – optimize unconventional reservoir analysis techniques to improve well performance diagnostics and EUR calculation reliability.
• Use reservoir models to determine the optimal well spacing – combine reservoir models with EUR calculations, production forecasts flow regime analysis to determine subsurface spacing for unconventional wells.
• Completions optimization from the reservoir engineers perspective – utilize reservoir modeling, production forecasts and early production data to ensure the right decisions are made on completions design for each unconventional well.
Economic Evaluations:
• Economic analysis of potential development projects for drilling, completion/stimulation, facilities and field development.
• Authorization for Expenditure (AFE), project, portfolio and business plan, decision and risk analysis, and expense management and accruals/budgeting.
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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