Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global petroleum enterprise, and a world leader in
exploration and producing, refining, distribution, marketing, and petrochemicals
manufacturing. We not only look for individuals who can meet our expectations, but for
those individuals who can exceed them.
Drilling Engineering is currently seeking an experienced Drilling Engineer to support and
direct drilling engineering functions to support complex drilling operations; and lead major
drilling engineering projects that require original or unusual analysis and solutions.
As the successful candidate you will have extensive experience with Drilling & Workover
rigs for all types of well construction (oil, gas, and exploration).
You will have experience to develop cost analysis, and prepare detailed workover
evaluations and programs. Prepare standard development practices and procedures to
ensure maximum drilling efficiency consistent with safety, economics, reservoir, and
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Provide sound drilling engineering methods and procedures to be used on assigned
Execute and accomplish assignments and studies in areas outlined in the scope,
assuring conformance to overall objectives of all phases of drilling operations in
areas including drilling penetration rate optimization, new drilling technology, and
Deliver technical support for many types of drilling wells including complex multi-
lateral and extended reach (ERD) horizontal oil and gas wells, HPHT gas wells,
offshore and deep water, and unconventional wells. Wells include power water
injections and producing wells, exploration wells and all kind of workovers
Analyze advanced drilling data and the performance of new or existing drilling
techniques to determine a need for or benefit from studies, recommendations,
and/or modifications with respect to unit costs, and operating efficiency consistent
with established operations.
Assume ownership of relevant Saudi Aramco General Instructions and standards
and, when applicable, recommend improvements to operational processes and
Extend training and technical support to junior engineers and ensure the sustained
meeting of regional and global standards, practices, and procedures.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering,
preferably in Petroleum, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
You will have a minimum of 12 years’ experience with a strong preference for 15
years’ plus experience as a drilling engineer or foreman in the conventional oil
industry. At least 10 years of this should be with a major international operator.
You should have a minimum of 5 years working as an operations drilling engineer
with at least 1 year cumulative time working on a rig as a Drilling Engineer or
Drilling Supervisor/Foreman or equivalent