Title:  Development Geologist

Job Req ID:  11089

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Field Development Geologist to join the Shaybah/ Manifa/AFK Fields Division of NA Reservoir Characterization Department

The Shaybah/ Manifa/AFK Fields is responsible for providing characterization and assessment of oil resources of developed fields at the highest definition required through building and maintaining always-ready integrated earth models to assess and update all in-place oil resources, support the optimization of oil field development and ensure excellence in well placement.

The Field Development Geologist primary role is to utilizing all available Geological, Geophysical, Petrophysical, and other dynamic information to identify optimum subsurface targets for all type of wells such as vertical, S-shape, J-shape, Single lateral and multi-lateral wells in order to place wells in the targeted reservoirs for maximum reservoir contact.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Conduct reservoir characterization studies, including Log-to-core integration, mapping, sequence stratigraphy and conceptual 3D geological modeling (Facies and reservoir properties).

Contribute to field development plans through well planning using simulation ready 3D integrated model.

Perform well planning, including creating well targets data with reservoir and drilling engineers, generating well trajectories and loading the directional data, preparing geological prognosis (including but not limited to tops, cross sections and correlation panels) along with monitor operational and geo-steering activities for all types of wells (horizontal, deviated, and vertical) in the office or offsite if needed, including monitoring, geo-steering and tracking wells, performing well evaluations while and post drilling, making well correlations, generating and/or updating maps for structural, stratigraphic and fluid limits in light of the new drilling information, and making critical decisions for wellbore adjustments.

Interact with concerned geoscientists in the Reservoir Characterization Department, Reservoir Engineers, and Drilling & Workover Engineers and communicate clearly with all parties involved in drilling activities, and prepare post-drilling analysis.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from a recognized and approved program, an advanced degree is preferred.

You will have Fifteen years of experience in Field development activities or role of development geologist.

You will have the ability to integrate all available Geological, Geophysical, Petrophysical, Sedimentological, and 3D Geological model and other dynamic information for advance reservoir characterization studies to in-depth understanding for reservoir architecture and flow behavior.

You will also have the ability to integrate all characterization studies to identify suitable locations for drilling.

Extensive experience in subsurface mapping and be familiar of utilization of various geological applications and packages (such as DSG, Petrel, Petrosys, Geolog, Teclog etc.) is also necessary.

Also, a minimum of two years’ experience in geo-steering (with triple combo log) and real-time operations is preferred.

You need to be familiar with LWD and/or wireline borehole image interpretation and also with rig operations and vendor logging systems.

Previous experience in reservoir geology, drilling operations, field development, sedimentology/stratigraphy or structural geology is necessary.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA