Data Scientist – Aramco Services , Saudi Arabia

Position Description:
We are seeking a Data Scientist to work with Drilling Technical Department in order to support the development of IR4.0 and digital projects that are led by Drilling Digital Team. Drilling Technical is a department within the Drilling & Workover Admin area.
The Data Scientist will report to the Leader of Drilling Digital Team and will work with other colleagues in IR4.0 and digital projects and should be experienced in all of its enabling fields, such as digitalization, modeling, machine learning, programing, prototyping, AR/VR, mobile development, and/or AI.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you should have M.S. in science or engineering (a Ph.D. is preferred) and at least 15+ years of progressive professional experience including a minimum of 3 years working experience as a specialist with full responsibility for supervising major technical work, gaining recognition as a leading expert in IR4.0-enabling fields, such as digitalization, modeling, machine learning, programing, prototyping, AR/VR, mobile development, and/or AI in addition to an industry experience with a major technology developer and oil and gas operations background. You also must have patents and/or publications in any of these areas.
As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively lead cross-functional research teams to successful project completion, effectively represent an organization in high-level interactions with strategic partners with excellent communications skills as well as credibility as a leader and effectively interact with all organizational functions, including senior leadership. You will also have sound knowledge and experience working in developing technologies for industrial environments, ideally in a large company with diverse operations and/or in oil and gas operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Work in IR4.0 and digital projects and master all enabling fields such as digitalization, modeling, machine learning, programing, prototyping, AR/VR, mobile development, and/or AI.
Develop applications and software for Drilling Digital Team related projects.
Train team members and conduct knowledge sharing sessions regarding data science.
Work with engineers of different disciplines providing support to ensure the reliability of projects.
Visit rig site to monitor and implement IR4.0 and digital tools and projects.

About us:
Saudi Aramco’s Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world’s largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company’s reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world’s largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company’s Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry’s most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.

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