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.


The candidate will be a qualified and experienced geochemist for a position in Saudi Aramco’s Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) to conduct research and expand existing analytical capabilities in sedimentary rocks, petroleum and oilfield water research. The position will complement the interdisciplinary geofluids and basin modeling research to support exploration, field development and production operations. Requirements for this position are demonstrated skills in fluid and rock samples preparation, geochemical analyses, and instrumentation maintenance including Multicollector-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (MC-ICPMS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Triple quadrupole Spectrometer (ICP-MS-QQQ), Ion Chromatography (IC), and   Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) instruments. Experience in at least three of the mentioned instrument types is required. Skills in the quantitative interpretation of analytical data for the geochemical fingerprinting of fluids are desirable. The candidate should have excellent interpretational, report writing and oral communication skills, and will work closely with geologists, geoscientists and engineers on exploration and field development challenges.

Key Responsibilities

You are expected to perform the following activities as a lab researcher and team member:


  1. Responsible for the inorganic and isotope geochemical instrumentations to ensure seamless lab operation and high-quality production of geochemical data.
  2. Establish analytical methodology for measuring elemental composition and isotopes of rock and fluid samples.
  3. You will act as researcher in analytical geochemistry for the Geofluids Team, developing and implementing ultra-sensitive laboratory techniques and analytical protocols in a research-intensive environment.
  4. You will evaluate and revamp standard laboratory procedures.
  5. You will prepare technical reports, provide presentations and recommendations to E&P geoscientists and management, and illustrate the business impact of technical results to exploration and field development.
  6. You will train and supervise less experienced lab technicians and young professionals.


Saudi Aramco EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) provides an unrivalled 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 technological needs and challenges. It offers the successful applicant a unique workplace to further expand technical and professional skills underpinned by a strong commitment to training and personal development.


The Geology Technology Division (GTD) of EXPEC ARC is a multidisciplinary team of geoscientists, geochemists and engineers, with a focus on developing technologies to improve discovery and increase recovery of oil and gas. The candidate will join a strong research team spanning solid and fluid components in petroleum system, from source to trap. The candidate is expected to improve analytical protocols and to set up novel geochemical techniques to streamline existing E&P workflows.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in inorganic and isotope geochemistry with a hands-on experience with analytical instruments for geochemical applications in sedimentary rocks, petroleum and groundwater chemistry is required. A minimum of ten years’ lab experience in the field of inorganic geochemistry, and preferably hands-on specific instrumental techniques ( such as MC-ICP-MS and ICP-MS-QQQ) to perform compositional analyses and measurement. A proven ability to participate in scientific collaborations with demonstrated project management, and required experience in lab design, management and supervision of technical staff. Fluency in oral and written English communication skills is considered a given. Research record demonstrated in quality publications, conference presentations and, where possible, patents.

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.


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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.