Geophysics is at the core of Shell’s business and is suited to creative, technical graduates keen to embrace innovative technology.
The Shell Graduate Programme
As a Geophysicists joining the technical area of the Shell Graduate Programme for Geoscience is a technical, three-year blended learning programme. 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. You’ll be able to apply your skills and be assigned to work as part of a team on a current technical project. During the Shell Graduate Programme you will have the chance to rotate between roles, all the while working closely with senior technical experts.
Join Shell as a Geophysicist and you’ll become part of a vibrant global community of more than 500 staff from a broad range of strongly technical backgrounds. Through the acquisition, processing, integration and interpretation of different types of high quality geophysical data you will impact major project decisions, either in a research role or as part of an operational team. The projects you work on may range from unexplored greenfield areas to the optimal development of existing fields, in almost every global habitat from arctic to tropical and from remote to built-up areas.
Meet Shell's Young Explorers
Title: Shell Exploration -- Meet Shell's Young Explorers
Duration: 3:14 minutes
Description: Young graduates talking about the opportunities to travel with Shell
Shell Exploration -- Meet Shell's Young Explorers Film Transcript
Bright, uplifting music
Large building next to a road, cars driving past.
Woman going through revolving doors with Shell logo on glass.
Digital display of date: Mon 03 Jun 2013
Interview with Steve Phelps
[Steve Phelps ]
Shell Chief Exploration Geologist
“This is the Young Professional Explorers Day. We’ve run this for multiple years now, both internationally and in Houston in the Americas.”
Looking down on an event with stands and boards set up. People reading the boards. Man attaching a poster to display board.
Interview with Marijn Koopman
Exploration Geoscientist, New Ventures, Netherlands
“Today is actually an event for all explorers within Shell to connect and to share what everybody is working on.”
People standing around a table, drinking coffee and networking.
Woman manning a stand, talking to people.
Interview with Edidiong Ekwere
Seismic Interpreter, Nigeria
“Most people here are between one and five years in the company and it’s just helping us see what’s happening generally.”
Edidiong laughing and chatting to people.
Interview with Shaun Jones
Exploration Geoscientist, Unconventionals, Netherlands
“There’s people here from all corners of the world working in various offices for Shell so I can see in one day what’s going on on a worldwide scale.”
People chatting in groups. Close-up of Shaun smiling.
Interview with Edward Warrillow
“Through these presentations it’s an opportunity to share in a very brief period of time what it is you’re working on and how you fit into the bigger picture in exploration.”
Edward and others walking into a room with lots of seats set out for a presentation. Sped-up footage of people sitting down.
[Jack delivering presentation]
“Hello, I’d really like to welcome you all to this annual event.”
Interview with Jack Russell
Shell Exploration Discipline Lead
“We have people who are working on geology, on geophysics, on non-technical risk, on finance, on production, seismology.”
Man delivering presentation. Person looking through a booklet: Young Explorers Expo 2013
Edidiong delivering a presentation.
“I’m very excited about the non-technical aspects that are coming in, like the finance, the economics.”
“Allows the young explorers to see just different things away from their day job, whether they’re in operations, whether they’re in studies, they get a different perspective and a different lens to look at the business through.”
Man delivering presentation. Close-up of person in the audience listening. Someone taking notes. Shot of audience.
Interview with Thomas Golding
Graduate Exploration Geoscientist, Australia
“It’s a very diverse range of people. We’ve even had an economist today tell us about whether or not an economist is an explorer.”
[Edward delivering presentation]
“If you think an economist is an explorer, perhaps raise your hand.”
Man delivering presentation raises his hand. A few people in the audience also raise their hands.
Interview with Wee-Ren Lee
Exploration Geoscientist, BSP Brunei
“I’m from Brunei and it’s just every day you learn something new, and I’m a curious person so any new techniques, any new refinements, that excites me.”
Man delivering presentation. Wee-Ren and other audience members listening.
“The main thing that’s become apparent to me today is the capacity for my own development because there are some people who have been here probably less than a year, so I can aspire to reach their level in that year.”
Close-up of a slide from a presentation. Shaun listening to presentation. Someone taking notes.
Man talking to people at a stand. Three people listening to talk.
Interview with Joanne Venus
Exploration Geoscientist, New Ventures, Netherlands
“The things I found really useful about today’s event, twofold, one, meeting lots of different people from different areas; secondly, hearing about the projects they’re doing.”
People networking at event. Joanne listening to a presentation. Close-up of a slide on a presentation board.
“One quote which I remember from this morning was: you’re responsible for your work, and that I found really powerful.”
Rows of people watching a presentation. Close-up of three people.
“I think the main thing people can take away from today is that they’re starting out their new careers in a company that offers lots of opportunities.”
Close-up of someone looking through the event booklet.
Looking down on atrium with stands set up. People networking.
“Shell focuses on training and makes sure that young people who join a big company are able to catch up quickly and to learn quickly.”
People reading a presentation board. Woman delivering presentation in front of board, people standing and listening.
“The graduate scheme in Shell is the most flexible I’ve ever come across. It’s tailored to your exact needs; nobody is standardised in Shell.”
“It’s quite an exciting time to be working for Shell, particularly as an explorer.”
People listening to a talk.
“You can actually move from your team and explore a different country, a different setting, a different geological setting.”
Edidiong delivering a presentation. Close-up of Edidiong.
“A great, friendly, safe work environment. A place where you’re going to be respected and your ideas and creativity are going to be rewarded and encouraged.”
Close-up of a presentation board. Man talking to people at his stand.
“It’s investing greatly in developing future leaders.”
Man delivering presentation at his stand. Three people standing and listening to talk.
“I’ve mapped a basic career plan in my mind already and I’ve only been here for three weeks.”
“It is just so opportunity rich, we just need the people to come in and prosper here. Pretty exciting.”
“There’s huge amounts of places to go and work, different projects to be involved in, and that’s good.”
People laughing. Presenter pointing at a diagram on a board while delivering talk.
“I’m very positive for the future.”
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Roles and responsibilities
A Geophysics career offers you a wide array of roles and responsibilities that include:
- Operations Geophysicist
- Processing Geophysicist
- Quantitative Geophysicist
- Geophysical Interpreter
Whether working at global, regional, basin or field scale, you will deploy the latest technologies and work in integrated teams with colleagues from the other Geoscience disciplines (Exploration Geoscience, Production Geoscience and Specialist Geoscience), Well Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.
Training and development opportunities
At Shell, we are all about 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 will 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.
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