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Wells engineering careers
Shell wells engineering jobs require a high degree of technical competency, passion, innovative thinking, and the ability to work in collaboration with colleagues in other fields such as exploration and production. A Shell wells engineering career can also offer global opportunities and world-class training and development, because at Shell we believe that best practice and rigorous standards are only as effective as the people who implement them.
Exciting opportunities around the world
Shell wells engineering is an organisation that is constantly innovating and our staff are key to our aim of delivering on our promises. That’s why we invest in your development. At Shell our Wells Engineers and Completion and Wells Intervention engineers get the chance to follow an intensive learning program. Central to the Wells Learning Program is simulation – learning in the virtual space. Your training will take you to Robert, Louisiana, in the United States or to Rijswijk in the Netherlands to practice remarkably lifelike drilling projects and execute well completion intervention scenarios, working with specially tailored simulators.
In addition to simulation, we’ll take you into the field. Your qualification is a degree equal to a Master of Science degree at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK. There are exciting opportunities available with Shell wells engineering – we are looking for Completion & Well Interventions Supervisors; Senior Well Engineers – Design & Operations; and Drilling Supervisors, among others. Why not get in touch and find out more?
MEET THE MANAGER: Lance Cook, Shell Chief Scientist
As a Shell chief scientist, Lance Cook's focus is on identifying, developing and implementing technologies that not only can have a widespread impact on Shell's global operations, but also that are affordable and can be replicated in the field. An example? Capitalizing on the assembly line concept that revolutionized the auto industry, Shell has devised a system for mass-drilling tight reservoirs, such as shale and coalbed methane, that could make these deposits much safer and less costly to develop.
Find out about our projects
Whatever challenges you take on, we can offer you a career at the forefront of industry innovation, with outstanding professional development and opportunities to work on some of the most demanding and exciting energy projects anywhere in the world.
Shell is developing its major Cardamom oil and gas field in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Cardamom project is expected to produce 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) a day at peak production.
The Parque das Conchas fields lie in ultra-deep water off Brazil, where a constant swell, shifting sands and near-freezing seabed temperatures pose huge technical challenges. Several technology firsts have helped to bring the fields on-stream.