Title:  Mineralogist / Clay Mineralogist

Job Req ID:  12328

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 Mineralogist/Clay Mineralogist to join Exploration Core Laboratories Division of the Geological Operations Department

The Exploration Core Laboratories Division is responsible for providing advanced Laboratories support to exploration, development, and unconventional activities. Saudi Arabia.

Duties & Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

  • As a successful candidate you are expected to establish a Stander Operation Producer in diffractogram interpretation involving multiple methods (Rietveld, refinement, Mineral Intensity Factor, etc.).
  • You will also apply mineralogical/clay mineralogical profiles to diagenesis, paleoclimate studies, drilling stability issues, adjustment of mud recipes and estimation of petrophysical parameters (grain density, porosity, permeability, weathering intensity, brittleness index, etc.).
  • You are also required to train new laboratory analysts and technicians with appropriate interpretation techniques including Rietveld refinement, peak fitting, and full pattern fit and deconvolution methods.
  • You are expected to be familiar with laboratory analysis for quality assurance of mineralogy datasets, and provide quick operational responses and analyses in office and also in rig-sits.
  • You will also have the ability to Interpret X-ray diffraction patterns and integrate mineral dataset with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence and stable isotopes data, and provide analysis of Graphical and statistical evaluation of geochemical datasets.
  • As the successful candidate you should prepare advanced technical reports, scientific papers, patents and presentations to communicate findings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • You also need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, maintain laboratory equipment, ensure compliance with safety protocols and manage laboratory operations, and effectively collaborate with geoscientists, engineers, and other professionals within a multidisciplinary Group.
  • You should also provide mentoring and technical coaching to young professionals and laboratory technicians.

Minimum Requirements

As the 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 ten years of experience in industrial mineralogy.

  • You will have strong understanding of X-ray diffraction, and bulk and clay mineral analysis.
  • You must have expertise in qualitative and quantitative crystallographic planes.
  • You will also have an expertise in integration of XRF, SEM and stable isotope analytical techniques with mineral datasets.
  • You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of crystallographic parameters such as clays (illite, kaolinite) crystallinity.
  • It is also necessary to have experience using X’Pert Highscore, JADE, FULLPAT, and NEWMOD for bulk rock and clay quantification.
  • You will have knowledge of industry standard software packages (e.g., ODM, IC, Illustrator. Petrel, etc.), knowledge of statistical tools (PCA, Eigen-vectors, etc.), and work in a team with excellent communication skills.
  • As a successful candidate you will show data management skills, provide core to wireline log data integration and interpretation.
  • You will have to promote open and effective communication, in written and spoken English, and to coach young professionals and junior colleagues to help their development.

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