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Production Optimization Engineer - Unconventional

Keywords / Skills : Petroleum Engineering, Oil & Gas

12 - 16 years
Posted: 2019-01-10

Oil/ Gas/ Petroleum
Oil & Gas
Exploration and Production Engineering
Posted On
10th Jan 2019
Job Description

Position Description

Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join the growing Unconventional Resources exploration efforts.

Unconventional Exploration have an immediate requirement for an experienced Production Optimization Engineer with relevant artificial lift expertise in unconventional reservoirs, with previous experience in hydraulic fracturing, completion design, and production optimization in general.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate you should hold a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering with post-graduate studies being a plus for the position.

You must have a minimum of 12 years of extensive production engineering and artificial lift experience, and part of that in unconventional reservoirs with the ability to perform nodal analysis.

You must have experience in unconventional resources or HPHT/tight gas with a strong understanding of hydraulic fracturing.

Experience with relevant software such as Prosper, RodStar, SROD, Saphir, WellCat and Gohfer/StimPlan (or equivalent) is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Conduct studies and projects assuring adequacy and conformance to overall objectives of all phases of problems in all areas. This includes artificial lift, stimulation, production, well design and testing programs, reservoir flow properties, and fluid studies.

Evaluate new technologies, tools, or techniques and decide on suitability then present, or assist in the presentation of proposals to management, technical, and operating groups.

Determine and evaluate optimum artificial lift solutions to maintain productivity of wells.

Evaluate and design surface equipment, wellbore tubulars, and bottomhole assemblies for artificial lift and propose alternatives if required.

Evaluate the performance of artificial lift systems and recommend improvements as necessary.

Participate in project technical reviews and review proposals to ensure efficient/economic operations.

Represent Saudi Aramco in dealing with manufactures, vendors, and outside consultants in his area of expertise.

Prepare manuals, and train/develop engineers and operating personnel in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Coach and mentor other production engineers and graduates within the team.

Design well completion and propose alternatives if required.

Design and execute quality assurance/quality control measures and perform post-job analysis.

Own the quality and implementation of optimization tools.

Provide input to pilot design and interpretation.

Conduct flow assurance analysis.

Analyze and resolve water chemistry issues. Monitor corrosion and resolve paraffin and scaling issues.

Utilize artificial lift to increase productivity of wells.

Conduct nodal analysis.

Implement industry best practices and exchange of learnings with other similar unconventional gas assets.

About Company

Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise.

Over the past 80 years we have become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution and marketing.

Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas production infrastructure leads the industry in scale of production, operational reliability, and technical advances. Our plants and the people who run them make us the world’s largest crude oil exporter, producing roughly one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply.

We manage proven conventional crude oil and condensate reserves of 261.1 billion barrels. Our average daily crude production is 10.2 million barrels per day (bpd), and we have stewardship of natural gas reserves of 297.6 trillion standard cubic feet (scf).

Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with offices and operations throughout the Kingdom, we employ more than 65,000 workers worldwide.

Our subsidiaries and affiliates are located across the globe in Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt, Japan, India, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Today, we continue to deliver on our core mission of reliably supplying energy to the Kingdom and the world, and continue to progress towards becoming the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals enterprise, a top refiner and a creator of energy technologies.

The men and women of Saudi Aramco are firmly dedicated to the resolution that energy is opportunity - a promise we are proud to honor to our customers, partners, and stakeholders every day.
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