Title:  Scientist Specialist

Job Req ID:  12612

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 PETE Engrg Sys Specialist to join the Drilling Technology Division of EXPEC Advanced Research Center in the area of Cementing & wellbore isolation. The candidate will be expected to take a Sr. scientist role in defining cementing technology programs for the company. The applicant is expected to provide top industry expert level technical advice and guidance in chiefly, but not limited to advanced or state-of-art technologies for Cementing and Wellbore Isolation.  Additional expertise related to geo-mechanics, drilling fluids, cementing, and advanced well completion are desirable but not essential.  Conduct seminars, prepare manuals, and train and develop young engineers in the area of his expertise. Originate novel ideas to address stakeholder challenges leading to the development of intellectual property.  Propose improvements to current technologies in portfolio, conduct field trials, analyze results and recommend new or changed procedures and / or facilities required.  Conduct economic evaluation of new and existing products to understand cost basis and value creation for projects under his supervision.  The applicant is also expected to act as a task force leader to solve major problems in the area of his expertise. Represent Saudi Aramco in dealing with manufacturers, vendors, and outside consultants. Prepare technical papers for international professional societies and technical groups, and represent Saudi Aramco on industry committees or specialized groups as appropriate. Provide expert training and teach technical in-house courses and workshops/forums.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Initiate & leade R&D projects directed toward enhancing wellbore isolation fluids and practices.
Provides expert advice and assistance on operating problems relating to his area of expertise.
Specifies design criteria and relevant operating parameters for development of Bl's and/or new projects within his area of expertise.
Participates in project technical reviews and reviews proposals for new or changed operating procedures on his area of expertise to ensure efficient and economic operations.
Conducts economic studies on cost analysis as appropriate to resolve alternative causes of action relative to his area of expertise.
Acts as Task Force Leader as assigned to solve special problems in his area of expertise.
Originates ideas for improvements, develops a basis for required field testing and Management review, analyses results and recommends new or changed procedures and/or facilities.
Recommends, designs and oversees suitable outside investigations to resolve problems which exceed current engineering knowledge in his specialty.
Represents Aramco in technical contacts with Shareholders and SAG representatives dealing with company procedures or proposed operations relative to his area of expertise.
Makes presentations to Executive Management, to Shareholder Program Review or to various Shareholder Technical Meetings, as appropriate.
Represents Aramco in dealings with manufacturers, vendors, outside consultants, etc. within his area of expertise.
Conducts seminars, prepares manuals and trains and develops Aramco engineers and operating personnel in his area of expertise.
Participates in technical societies and technical groups in his area of expertise; represents Aramco on industry committees or specialized groups as appropriate.
Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Unit Supervisor or Division Head to which he reports.

Minimum Requirements

The candidate should hold an advanced degree in Petroleum Engineering or related majors with more than 15 years in the oil industry, academia and/or related drilling engineering and rig operational activities. Outstanding technical ability and established successful track record in job performance as reflected by his prior job responsibility & achievements, industry recognition, intensive industry training programs, patents (granted or pending) and technical publications, is required. Demonstrated research capability and background on developing technology solutions to current and future drilling challenges, is necessary. Ability to communicate ideas, work with others, and utilize their expertise and technical knowledge to achieve results. Ability to mentor young researchers is required.

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