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Computational Geoscientist (340868), Aramco Services Company


Houston Research Center of Aramco Services Company is looking for a highly skilled computational geoscientist with seven to nine years of industry experience. The successful candidate will pursue research and maintain awareness of novel developments in numerical simulations related to constructing accurate geologic subsurface models to understand the geological structure, rock characteristics and the likely distribution of oil/gas/mineral-bearing strata. He or she will develop in-house numerical models from scratch using programming languages suited for scientific computing (C++/Python), as well as utilize existing scientific packages (e.g. Comsol) to build model prototypes. The research topics may include but are not limited to unconventional resources, hydrocarbon systems evaluation, source-rock analysis, reservoir quality, environments of deposition and reactive transport modeling.

We are looking for candidates that have extensive experience in writing custom software for numerical simulations using C++, Fortran or Python; have thorough knowledge of general techniques for solving partial differential equations. They must be well versed in the modeling applications for the oil and gas industry and be current in established industry practices and the views of industry/academic thought leaders in the field. Supplementary skills in the area of statistics and uncertainty analysis are desired; knowledge of methods for statistical inference from data is beneficial. Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals strongly preferred. Finally, the candidate must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette.