Title:  GEOMECHANICS SPECIALIST

Job Req ID:  792
Description: 

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.

Overview

We are seeking a Geomechanics Specialist, with expertise in well planning, borehole stability, completion, stimulation, sand/proppant production, 3D Geomechanics, fractures and pore pressure modeling, for our Northern Unconventional Characterization Division (NUCD) within the Unconventional Resources Exploration & Characterization Department (URE&CD).

 

This Division is responsible for the appraisal, pilot and development programs evaluation and de-risking of tight-sand gas reservoirs and shale play concepts within the Kingdom, through initiating and executing integrated subsurface projects to guide drilling campaigns and support reservoir, completion and production engineering teams for stimulation and hydraulic fracturing operations. In addition, the division also support the planning and execution of field development plans to meet hydrocarbon production targets.

 

The candidate primary role will be to provide detailed analysis and support for drilling, completion, hydraulic stimulation and production optimization, and must be proficient in building fit for purpose 1D to 3D mechanical earth models. The candidate is expected to execute the following analyses as part of the established geomechanical model: wellbore stability, pore pressure prediction, fault/seal/fracture permeability, sand production prediction, casing shear analysis, coupled reservoir simulation, hydraulic fracture design, fracture stimulation and refrac analysis.

 

The candidate should understand lab-derived rock mechanical parameters and their application to geomechanical assessment, and their integration with drilling records, well tests and open-hole logs to derive reservoir-scale geomechanical properties and facilitate MEMs. The candidate should demonstrate through previous experience, the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team in an operational environment that requires interactive and proactive approaches to predicting and solving geomechanical related issues which impact borehole stability, hydrofracturing, geo-steering, and production tests.

Key Responsibilities

The candidate will be required to perform the following:

Proficiency in industry software e.g. Petrel, Techlog, Predict, WellCheck, FLAC, Elfen, Dynel, VISAGE, ABAQUS, Openwork’s, is preferred. Peer-reviewed published work in the subject matter will be an added value.

Conducting detailed geomechanical studies integrating all available data to optimize borehole planning, placement, completion, stimulation and production designs to minimize instability risks.

Building mechanical earth models from multidisciplinary data/observations to establish 1D models for individual wells to 3D and 4D models on reservoir/field and regional scales.

Mentor young professionals on applying geomechanical principles to support drilling, completion and production, and to become future Geomechanics Specialists. 

Contribute to developing and promoting geomechanical best practices.

Remain abreast of latest industry trends, best practices and technologies in geomechanics.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

A Bachelor in geosciences with a geology or geophysics or engineering. Master or PhD qualification in geoscience or engineering is preferred.

15 years of experience, with at least 5-10 years in unconventional plays, including shale or tight sand. We will consider candidates with more or less experience, depending on the quality of their experience.

The candidate must have experience in building, maintaining and evaluating large, complex geological models utilizing geomechanics modeling software. Knowledge in the integration of rock mechanics, geoscience and engineering data. Previous experience working with reservoir, completion and production engineers to conduct hydraulic stimulation evaluation on vertical and lateral sections. Experience working with the production and drilling departments on well stability and performance optimization is required.

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