Title:  Petroleum Engineering Specialist

Job Req ID:  977

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 Engineering Specialist to join the Drilling Technology Division of Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC).

EXPEC ARC Drilling Technology 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 Petroleum Engineering Specialist role takes a leadership part in defining drilling technology programs for the company. The Specialist 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. 

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Conduct and supervise day-to-day operations of Research & Development projects within Cementing and Wellbore Isolation domain.

Communicate and document research project plan and results to stakeholders and management. Efficiently deploy developed technologies to expedite delivering new solutions to stakeholders.

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 KPI’s (technology deployments, publications, patents).

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

Participate in project technical reviews and review proposals for new or changing operating procedures on the area of expertise to ensure efficient and economic field test operations. Conduct economic studies on potential research proposals as appropriate to resolve alternative causes of action related to the area of expertise.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate, you

Hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field. Master’s Degree or PhD is desirable, but not require.

Must have at least 20 years of related experience, including 10 years of intensive experience in specialty.

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

Are active in related professional societies and have achieved professional recognition through publications; committee activities, etc.

Have received a higher level of industrial recognition, such as committee leadership, appointment as "distinguished lecturer", etc.

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