Title:  Core Analysis Specialist

Job Req ID:  12608

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.


Petrophysics Unit (PU) designs and executes lab tests to evaluate rock fluid interaction as a function of reservoir conditions to support different Upstream departments. The mission is to determine Petrophysical parameters of reservoir rocks to assess reservoir characterization and reserve estimation.

The position requires an individual to initiate, lead, and provide consultation and conduct technical projects, to ensure the proper planning and execution of the entire core analysis program. The candidate is expected to lead Conventional (CCA), and Special Core Analysis (SCAL) projects, and design core analysis program. The job is a full-time employee position reporting to the supervisor of the PU which is part of the EXPEC ARC Advanced Technical Services Division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, conduct and report Petrophysical (Special & Conventional Core Analysis) studies.
  • Manage all aspect of Petrophysical projects such as instrumentation, calibration, data accuracy, safety, data quality, timelines, work scheduling for delivering optimal quality data. 
  • Improve and optimize core analysis test procedures, computational methods and interpretation of test results.
  • Contribute substantially in up-scaling from core scale to field scale and to provide upstream proponents with high quality and crucial Petrophysical data required for simulation modeling and development of oil and gas reservoirs.
  • Liaise with service companies to prepare workflows and monitor progress & QC of CCA &/or SCAL projects
  • Train and mentor young engineers and lab technicians. 

Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or Science in Geology or Physics
  • Advanced degree e.g. MSc or PhD in technical disciplines is preferred
  • Fluent in English writing and speaking
  • 12 years in the oil & gas industry experience focused on Petrophysical discipline.
  • Expert level knowledge of well site and laboratory core handling and processing and laboratory testing
  • Must have hands on experience in the laboratory generating quality Petrophysical data, proficient in data interpretation, reduction & evaluation techniques and final report generation for Routine Core Analysis and Advanced Rock Properties.
  • Expertise on conducting, validating, and analyzing Petrophysical experimental results using various software like Sendra, Cydar, network models, and imaging software,…..etc.
  • Excellent knowledge and hands on experience in core analysis lab equipment

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