Title:  Well Testing Engineer

Job Req ID:  7182

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.


This senior professional will be a focal point in well testing/pressure transient analysis as part of the Well Testing Division in Petroleum Engineering. He or she is expected to provide support and leadership in multi-disciplinary projects for clients from diverse organizations.

Key Responsibilities

Have skills in pressure transient analysis (PTA) in complex well/reservoir/fluid systems – for example, ICD/ICV/Smart Completion/Multilateral/MRC/EOR/Channel/Multi-Phase/Tight and Unconventional Gas
Must have excellent skills in building numerical models to study pressure-transient scenarios; for example, fault/fracture networks in heterogeneous systems, thermal effects in injection wells, etc.
Competent in processing and interpreting large and real-time data from intelligent fields
Integrate PTA with petrophysical, geological, fluid properties, drilling and completion data, and operational details to build representative reservoir models.
Field experiences in design, supervision and execution of exploration well testing operations are essential. Special emphasis is put on testing operations in harsh and difficult environments, e.g., deep water, heavy oil, involving H2S/CO2, etc.
Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and must be experienced in conducting studies and delivering technical presentations
Prior experiences in modeling complex wells, completed over multiple, heterogeneous reservoir layers, are essential
Capable of teaching complete, structured courses on well testing
Coach young professionals to prepare them to take over difficult projects in the future. Also guide them as a career advisor.
Possess track records of building complex analytical and numerical models from scratch. Skills with deriving and coding mathematical solutions for transient pressures are desirable
Experiences in building advanced transient models by calibrating geological sector models with well-test data are desirable
Be seen as a person of excellence or a subject matter expert in the area of well testing
Adapt and promote new technologies for efficiency and for improving quality of work. Get involved in development of new technologies
Contribute to knowledge substantially by writing technical papers and filing patent ideas. Also present existing and new technologies in the knowledge sharing meetings
Get involved in local, regional and international professional societies for exchange of knowledge and ideas

Minimum Requirements

Extensive engineering background with a degree in petroleum engineering or similar discipline. However, an MS or a PhD is preferred. Good exposure to production engineering, well logging, well testing operations, simulation, drilling and completions, and field development is essential
At least 12 years of experience in petroleum engineering, including on-the-job experiences in pressure- transient analyses, numerical modeling with complex well and reservoir configurations, or leading well testing operations
At least 10 years of experience in building complex PTA models, or reservoir simulation models, or leading well testing operations is essential
Practical knowledge of using commercial software packages of well testing, simulation and geological modeling
Field experiences in designing exploration well testing programs, and supervising and supporting operations are valued. Excellent understanding of surface and downhole tools in well testing is essential. Prior experiences of testing in difficult environments (e.g., deep water, heavy oil, high H2S/CO2 contents, etc.) are preferable
Excellent project management skills

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