Title:  Petroleum Scientist

Job Req ID:  6816

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 is seeking for a senior Engineer to join their Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC). We are looking for professionals to conduct upstream research in the productivity enhancement Focus Area within the Production Technology Team. The position offers the opportunity to contribute in leading edge technology development in order to increase recovery, improve operational efficiency and reduce cost. Successful candidate will be responsible for R&D tasks, such as introducing stimulation technologies by identifying company needs, setting tool/fluids requirements, designing innovative solutions, managing product development collaborations, field testing new products and technology commercialization.

Key Responsibilities

Engage in multi-disciplinary teams to identify well stimulation challenges and provide solutions to fill the technology gaps. Initiate technology development proposal
Design and draft different stimulation treatment under an integrated platform of fluid placement, well completion, reservoir geology and fluid selection
Development and prototyping of new well stimulation technology in the context of well completion (MSF, plug & perf, acid tunneling) 
Design and run lab experiments to evaluate new stimulation/fracturing technologies. Familiarity with core flooding, rheological measurements and advanced material characterization 
Perform business case analysis for the need to develop new products. Expertise in modelling different stimulation processes using finite element/finite difference analysis is a plus.   Analyze large datasets, preferably using ML codes to develop predictive models.  
Install and trial test new technologies in the field. 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


Minimum Requirements

Hold a master degree in Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical engineering or related discipline. PhD degree is a plus
Have A minimum of 5-10 years of related experience with demonstrated skills design and R&D of well stimulation/fracturing and stimulation tools development or scale mitigation/water treatment
Have an intensive knowledge on different type of well stimulations from planning, designing and execution point of view. Expertise of the different fluid systems/stimulation completions
Skills in evaluating well performance pre – and post stimulation
Expertise in simulating acid fracturing, proppant fracturing and matrix acidizing to optimize the design
The candidate should be an independent thinker to apply knowledge gained from industry and academia to generate practical solutions in upstream oil and gas production
Have history of technical publications and patents

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