Reservoir Engineers at Shell are helping develop game-changing solutions to some of the energy industry’s biggest challenges

As a Reservoir Engineer with Shell you’ll be involved in transforming petrophysical and geological data into dynamic reservoir models. You’ll see your research make a real-world impact, as you work with some of the industry’s most advanced technologies.

Careers in Reservoir Engineering at Shell give you scope to deliver groundbreaking energy solutions that make a real difference and are among the most rewarding in the industry. You might be developing economically viable plans, forecasting oil and gas flow rates, projecting the number of wells needed to optimise recovery, or recommending well locations to achieve maximum efficiency. 

Your skills and talents

You’ll be a creative and ambitious professional with proven experience and technical ingenuity. You will then continue to develop both your engineering skills and commercial acumen through comprehensive training programmes that provide you with a platform from which you can deliver and excel.

Being part of an organisation that promotes a culture of teamwork, integration and inclusivity, you’ll soon discover that it’s the diversity and creativity of our teams that make us a world leader.

"Shell was interesting because it’s very large and has so many more opportunities than the company I was working for. That’s why I switched.”

Roos van Ditzhuijzen, Senior Reservoir Engineer for Projects and Technology.

Meet the team

Roos van Ditzhuijzen, Senior Reservoir Engineer for Projects and Technology, came to Shell from a long career in another energy company. Mutual learning and collaboration are vital to the project Roos is working on, which aims to reinstate production at a shut-in oil field. “I gain technical knowledge just by talking to experts within Shell,” she says. “All the relevant disciplines are in the team – it’s all integrated.”

Roos explains that this collaborative culture is one element that makes Shell a great place to work. Another is the global scope of the company. “Shell has many locations; there is a very wide variety of fields that you can work in.”

“It is Shell’s passionate environment,” she continues, “that truly drives the organisation’s culture of expertise and collaboration.”

"People are really enthusiastic, eager to help and really driven. It’s very motivating."

Parque das Conchas (BC-10)

Shell has been involved in deepwater exploration and production for over three decades, and Parque das Conchas (BC-10) was one of our most challenging and ambitious projects.

Located approximately 120 kilometres off the coast of Brazil, at a depth of nearly 2,000 metres, the scattered nature of the reservoirs of Parque das Conchas has presented a technical challenge for our highly skilled and experienced Reservoir Engineers.

Our Reservoir Engineers have developed innovative ways to access hard-to-reach reserves, such as using pioneering technology and machinery to separate oil and gas on the seabed rather than on the surface, and special umbilical cables that connect each reservoir to a power supply, feeding chemicals to the seabed production system.

You could have the opportunity to get involved in exciting projects such as this if you embark on a career with Shell as a Reservoir Engineers.

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