Title:  Petroleum Engineer

Job Req ID:  12609

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.


Saudi Aramco are seeking senior Engineers for their Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC). We are looking for professionals to conduct upstream research in the Advanced Well Systems Focus Area in the Production Technology Division. The position offers the opportunity to contribute in leading edge technology development to increase recovery, improve operational efficiency and reduce cost.

This technical role will be responsible for introducing breakthrough technologies focused on the metallurgy of the well by identifying company needs, material compatibility requirements, designing innovative solutions, managing Well completion and production product development collaborations, field trialing new products and commercializing the technology in Saudi Aramco. Additional responsibilities include managing the Advanced Well Systems lab and working with other Subject matter Experts in EXPEC ARC.

Key Responsibilities

You are expected to be able to perform the following:

  • Engage in multi-disciplinary teams to identify optimal well material selection and current challenges to complete and intervene in harsh downhole environments and provide solutions to fill the gaps.
  • Initiate technology development proposals.
  • Design experimental and modeling studies to evaluate performance of certain materials in different downhole conditions.
  • Run finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics on completion items.
  • Perform business case analysis for the need to develop new products.
  • Perform failure mode and effects analysis, fault tree analysis and tool reliability studies related to well materials.
  • Install and trial test new technologies in the field and implement full-scale deployment of high-impact technologies.
  • Write and publish technical papers and patent applications.
  • Prepare and present technical talks to highly technical audience.
  • Participate in technical societies and groups.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate, you must

    • Hold a master degree in Petroleum Engineering, materials engineering/mechanical engineering or related discipline. PhD degree is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of 10 years related experience with demonstrated skills in electro-mechanical design and R&D of completions or downhole equipment.
  • Possess working knowledge of downhole well metallurgy requirements and operating envelopes, chemical and mechanical properties of different materials.
  • Be aware of well intervention methods, advanced completions packaging and product testing and qualification.
  • Have other skills such as 3D modeling, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, reliability, nodal analysis, functional completion design, and intellectual property.
  • Have the ability to interact and communicate clearly with professionals from other disciplines at all levels.
  • Have a history of technical publications and patents.
  • Familiar with lab methods and techniques, demonstrated skills in lab testing and characterization.

Familiar with industry standards such as API and AWES . Prior participation in governing industry

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