Title:  Laboratory Petrophysicist

Job Req ID:  12327

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 Laboratory Petrophysicist to join the Exploration Core Laboratories Division of Geological Operations Department.


The Exploration Core Laboratories Division is responsible for providing Laboratory Petrophysicist or Core Analyst with extensive knowledge, skill and experience in the fields of petrophysics, geology, geochemistry, mineralogy and petrography. The successful candidate will work on different types of rocks and minerals to drive a state-of-the-art lab experimental facility, involving the planning, supervision and management of laboratory petrophysical, digital imaging and rock testing instruments. Integration of results with petrography, digital rock analysis, mineralogy, sedimentology, chemostratigraphy, radiometric dating, biostratigraphy, etc. is required to provide analysis of core and cuttings data in terms of their physical properties, facies, sedimentary architecture, isopach and depositional environment. Of primary interest is an ability to assess and integrate internal rock fabrics (structural physical properties), petrophysical properties and mineralogy to support reservoir characterization and calibration of rock attributes. The individual will be expected to have an ability and willingness to mentor co-workers and young professionals in applying petrophysical and image analysis principles to a wider geological understanding.

The primary role is to provide advance petrophysical support by utilizing petrography, clastic sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, structural geology, and have knowledge of wireline logs and well testing.

Duties & Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

  • Assess managing lab data planning, acquisition and interpretation programs for various types of petrophysical lab instruments. 
  • Provide advanced geological studies to support long- and short-term Saudi Aramco operations.
  • Provide Rock samples selection to characterize rock heterogeneity.
  • Assess CCAL and SCAL data acquisition, quality control and interpretation. 
  • Perform quantitative-based data analysis in digital formats. 
  • Assess preparation detailed reports in multiple formats. 
  • Perform data integration with lab results; e.g., petrography, digital rock analysis, downhole well logs, well tests, etc. Assess mentoring and technical coaching young professionals and laboratory technicians.
  • Provide collaborating effectively with other team members within a multidisciplinary Group. 
  • Assess ongoing collaboration with industry leaders on the evolution of new techniques and technologies.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelors degree in Geology from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree in Petrophysics is essential and will reduce prerequisite work experience stated below by a Master’s Degree or a Ph. D degree.

You will have ten years’ experience in laboratory petrophysical or core analysis, including at least 7 years in Petrophysicist or Core analysis.

  • Familiarity with different types of rock analysis instruments, including conventional (porosity, permeability, grain density) and special (mercury injection capillary pressures, nuclear magnetic resonance, whole core computed tomography, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction, 3D X-ray microscopy, etc.) core analysis is preferred.
  • Expertise in acquisition, QC and use of core-derived petrophysical properties (special and standard) is requirement. Geological software skills (Petrel, TechLog, Geolog, OpenWorks / DSS) are preferred.
  • Expertise in the machine learning and AI technologies application for geological rock samples data interpretation and integration is requirement.
  • Peer-reviewed, published scientific articles in petrophysics, special and conventional core analysis and/or digital imaging is a plus is necessary.
  • You must have hands-on experience with advanced image analysis tools (ZEN, Atlas, PerGeos, GeoDict, DragonFly, etc.) is beneficial.
  • Core to wireline log data integration and interpretation is required. Ability to promote open and effective communication is preferred. 
  • Ability to promote open and effective communication is preferred. 
  • Propensity for undertaking tasks before being asked to or forced by events is preferred. 
  • As the successful candidate, you must have the ability provide management and coach young professionals and junior colleagues to help their development.
  • You are expected to be fluent in both spoken and written English.

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