The Shell Graduate Programme

As an Exploration Geoscientist in the technical area of the Shell Graduate Programme for Geoscience you'll be part of an integrated blended learning programme lasting three-years. It is a combination of on-the-job development, structured training and fieldwork, designed to introduce you to the full scope of Shell’s operations, build your networks and give you a broad foundation for your future career. 

Curious to find out how and where you can apply your skills, you'll be assigned to work as part of a team on a current technical project. During the Shell Graduate Programme you’ll have the chance to rotate between roles, all the while working closely with senior technical experts.

Exploration Geoscience

Join Shell as an Exploration Geoscientist and you’ll become part of a dynamic team working to identify, characterise, safely drill and produce new reserves of commercially viable hydrocarbons. Shell actively explores for both conventional and unconventional oil and gas in more than 35 countries and is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities across the rest of the globe.

Roles and responsibilities

An Exploration Geoscience career offers you a wide array of roles and responsibilities that include: 

  • Regional geological evaluation 
  • seismic interpretation 
  • prospect evaluation and maturation 
  • exploration operations 

Whether working at global, regional, basin or near-field scale, you’ll deploy the latest technologies and work in integrated teams with colleagues from the other Geoscience disciplines (Geophysics, Production Geoscience and Specialist Geoscience), Well Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.

Training and development opportunities

At Shell, we believe in teamwork and we operate a culture of continuous development. You can expect industry leading formal training, on-the-job training, mentoring and regular progress checks. While on the Shell Graduate Programme you’ll have many opportunities to mix with colleagues and fellow graduates and to share knowledge. On completion of the Shell Graduate Programme, we want you to have developed a detailed understanding of Exploration Geoscience, Geophysics, Production Geoscience, Specialist Geoscience, and the overall Shell business.

Future assignments

Work on Shell’s most pioneering projects

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