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Title:  Reservoir Simulator Code Development Engineer

Job Req ID:  1337

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 looking for a Specialist Engineer to work with the Strategic Modeling Technology Division to initiate and conduct theoretical and practical research in the development of reservoir simulator codes individually and/or along with a team utilizing the latest in scientific programming languages.  The Saudi Aramco Strategic Modeling Technology (SMT) provides an environment for creativity and innovation in the upstream sector by creating new opportunities to find, develop, and produce hydrocarbon resources, developing cost-effective solutions to meet Saudi Aramco's unique upstream challenges. Strategic Modeling Technology is organized into the following technology teams: Advanced Reservoir simulation Technology Team, Production Simulator Development Team and Advanced Research & Development Teams. SMT is responsible for developing the next generation reservoir simulator and Basin simulators for Saudi Aramco to support recovery and discovery. Highly motivated and team-oriented personnel are needed to met our goals.

Key Responsibilities

You are required to perform the following:

Develop and maintain code for Black Oil and/or Compositional reservoir simulators.

Generate new ideas and projects, and contribute substantially to existing efforts.

Mentor young professionals. Provide expert training and teach technical in-house courses and workshops/forums.

Be involved with national and international professional societies. Should be able to communicate and steer practical research in various international Research & Development organizations.

Prepare technical papers for professional societies local and/or international technical meetings, conferences, forums and workshops.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate, you

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science, a higher degree of Master’s or PhD is preferred.

Have at least 5 years of combined experience in the oil industry, academia and/or government employment related to coding reservoir simulators.

Must have a strong background in fluid mechanics, mathematics and physics.

Should have an extensive knowledge and experience in modern computer programming languages such as C++ and FORTRAN 90. Also, background in parallel programming environments is preferred.

Have excellent research skills supported by publications, presentations, patents, professional awards and honors, and professional society activities.

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

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