Title:  Petroleum Engineer

Job Req ID:  2227

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 Petroleum Engineer to join the Drilling Technology Division of the Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center (EXPEC) Advanced Research Center. The team is tasked to develop future drilling and workover technologies that will place Saudi Aramco among the best in the industry in terms of Safety, Performance, Efficiency and Cost effectiveness.

The Engineer is expected to take technical leadership role in defining drilling technology programs for the company. Also, to provide top industry expert level technical advice and guidance in chiefly, but not limited to advanced or state-of-art technologies development for drilling tools, methods, and systems. Additional knowledge in the areas of completion and software development for drilling and completion applications is not required but highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Identify business needs in collaboration with proponents from the Drilling & Workover (D&WO) engineering and operations departments.

Initiate, Conduct and supervise day-to-day operations of Research and Development (R&D) projects (in-house as well as outsourced collaborations) within Drilling & Workover Systems and Methods focus area.

Communicate and document research project plan and results to stakeholders and management.

Efficiently deploy developed technologies in collaboration with stakeholders from the D&WO organization.

Publish research findings in high-ranking publications including scientific journals.  Generate and protect novel ideas through filing patents. Review and mentor less experienced researchers in domain to achieve research Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) (technology deployments, publications, patents).

Provide expert advice and assistance on operating problems relating to the area of expertise. Execute project management for development of new research projects within the same area.

Conduct financial evaluation of the expected added value of new proposals, and the added value of completed projects.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate, you

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field. MS or PhD are desirable.

Have at least 10 years of related experience, the Engineer is expected to demonstrate a track record in the area of technology development and deployment of new drilling tools. A proven track record related to the design of downhole tools is highly desirable, as well.

Have an intensive industry training including appropriate specialized courses and seminars.

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