Title:  Geophysical Software Specialist

Job Req ID:  11580

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 geophysical application analyst to join Geophysical Applications Division of Exploration Applications Services Department.

The Geophysical Applications Division (GAD) core responsibilities include support of a large user base in Exploration with wide range of geoscience applications, technologies and solutions spanning the whole upstream spectrum from Exploration to Development. As Oil and Gas exploration in Saudi Arabia has moved to higher levels of complexity and more challenging frontiers, GAD is committed as ever to acquire and develop state of the art technologies and to hire the best-in-class geoscientists to meet the growing energy demand and achieving net zero emissions by 2060 as strategized by the 2030 vision of Saudi Arabia.

As a geoscientist working in GAD, you will be involved in developing workflows that integrates multidisciplinary upstream data utilizing mainstream G&G software platforms, such as AspenTech’s Paradigm and Schlumberger’s Omega among multiple other specialized software. You will work closely with exploration and development geophysicists leveraging an in-depth experience in industry-leading Geophysical software to conduct advanced seismic processing, inversion and imaging including rock-physics analysis.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

  • Recommend and conducts studies on the extension of computing technology into profitable areas of Geophysical Processing and Interpretation technical activities. In conjunction with Exploration customer representatives, determines opportunities for computer assistance.
  • Prepare proposals for higher management on Geophysical Processing systems projects.
  • Endorse on technical applications where initial study has determined a high degree of operational feasibility is involved.
  • Initiate and conducts continuous research into advanced systems concepts and latest developments in techniques and applications pertaining to Geophysical Processing systems.
  • Maintain close liaison with U.S. Company representatives on availability of programming systems which they have developed that may be of interest to Saudi ARAMCO.
  • Participate in activities of technical societies and keeps abreast of advancements in Geological/Geophysical mapping, modeling and data display techniques applicable to the area of organizational responsibility.
  • Advise on internal department work procedures to promote increased productivity and efficiencies.
  • Apply best practices to achieve collaborative disciplined and well-governed work environment


Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate you will

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences, HPC, or related field. An MSc or PhD degree in geosciences is also desirable.
  • Have extensive recent industry experience working on geoscience projects, studies and operations.
  • Have an intensive knowledge in a wide range of geological and geophysical disciplines such as exploration seismic processing, inversion and imaging including rock-physics and other geoscience-related disciplines. Specialization in few sub disciplines is advantageous.
  • Have Mastery level knowledge and experience in GPU development experience including porting a high compute intensive geophysical algorithm (i.e. depth migration) onto GPU architecture. As well as, experience with seismic processing applications and High Performance Computing. In addition, Programming skills ( C/C++, Fortran & Python), GPU acceleration and Unix/Linux background.
  • Have knowledge to deal with 2D/ and 3D seismic data, and conducting velocity models, seismic attributes, inversion, spectral decomposition, AVO, AVA, and well familiar with quantitative and pre-stack seismic imaging.

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