Our Client operates in the Oil and Energy industry, with its headquarters rooted strongly in Saudi Arabia. It has its branches spread to more than 50 countries, providing employment to more than 68,500 people all over the world. They fall under the Fortune 500 Companies. They are one of the world’s largest oil producers. They are constantly growing by creating new technologies through its Research and Development efforts and branch into new business lines through Investments and Acquisitions.
Candidate will be required to perform and demonstrate the following:
- Leading and building mechanical earth models from multidisciplinary data/observations to establish 1D models for individual wells to 3D and 4D models on reservoir/field and regional scales.
- Conducting detailed geomechanical studies integrating all available data to optimize borehole planning, placement, completion, stimulation and production designs to minimize instability risks.
- Use/maintain mechanical models to conduct and document reservoir characterization work-flows via generating cross sections from well logs, maps, cores, cross plots, histograms, summary tables, and written reports for different stratigraphic intervals to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance fracture design and production.
- Evaluate current practices and identify opportunities for innovative improvements using data science applications to predict reservoir quality.
- Demonstrate the ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously by actively participate in the well planning process to optimize landing zone using a variety of geomecanical data.
- Monitoring and tracking wells, during and post frac jobs.
- Effectively communicate through presentations to technical peers and management teams to enhance in-house knowledge.
- Provide support, recommendations and advise in the area of expertise.
- Mentor and develop young professionals on applying geomechanical principles to support drilling, completion and production.
- Remain abreast of latest industry trends, best practices and technologies in geomechanics.
The successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:
- A Bachelor’s degree in geosciences or a related engineering as appropriate to the required discipline.
- An advanced degree is preferred and will reduce prerequisite work experience stated below by one year for a Master’s degree and two years for Ph.D.
- 10 years or more of geomechanics industrial experience and active technical roles, with at least 5 years in shale unconventional plays, we will consider candidates with more or less experience, depending on the quality of their experience.
- Experience in building, maintaining and evaluating large and complex geomechanical models utilizing lab-derived rock mechanical parameters and industry software e.g. Petrel, Techlog, Predict, WellCheck, FLAC, Elfen, Dynel, VISAGE, ABAQUS, Openwork’s, software.
- Working knowledge in the integration of well placement, hydraulic fracture design, stimulation and production.
- Demonstrate the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team in an operational environment that requires interactive and proactive approaches to predicting and solving geomechanical related issues which impact borehole stability, geo-steering, stimulation and production tests.
- Peer-reviewed published work in the subject matter will be an added value.