Title: Training to become a Shell Well Engineer - Hanne Skogestad
Duration: 2:03 minutes
Description: Hanne talks about living and working offshore as a drilling engineer
Training to become a Shell Well Engineer - Hanne Skogestad Film Transcript
Hanne wearing hardhat and overalls walking through factory. Close-up of Hanne’s face. Hanne working at a desk.
Interview with Hanne Skogestad
“Hi, I’m Hanne Skogestad and I work as a drilling engineer on the West Navigator.”
Large ship with a rig on it moving away from port and into open water. Mountains in background.
“My background is actually chemical engineering, but I always knew from university that I wanted to work offshore. My main responsibility is here to learn and the whole purpose is to prepare you to become a well engineer in the office.”
Large machinery, lots of pipes. Hanne and group of people standing at the bottom. Hanne listening and nodding to what someone is saying. Man looks up and points.
“Because people come from different universities, different countries, so for Shell to make sure that everybody has the same experience, same knowledge they have this well engineering programme that train you and you have to do two exams, and in this way they can make sure that everybody has the same knowledge and the same competence.”
Worker walking around plant. Two people working on machinery. Group of people talking.
Hanne working at a computer. Close-up of Hanne’s face. Close-up of monitor. Hanne using a calculator.
“Shell has given me a huge packet of books, thousands of pages, and when I’m at home I study them and I have to pass 80% of those papers before I’m allowed to take the exam. It’s like a little family offshore, you know you take care of each other. We eat, we sleep, we’re always here. So the atmosphere is quite unique.”
Two men in control room of a ship, talking.
Close-up of safety checklist in Hanne’s hand.
Probably feel safer here than at home. It’s just because safety is such a big part of your daily life. When you think about these things every day, you go around, is this safe, should we be doing this a different way? It just becomes a habit and something you get very good at. Of course, I still need years of experience but you just get better and better and when I go home I still… it’s still part of me.
So I can see when I’m home I’m always thinking safety as well.”
Two workers on a high platform, pointing at something. Man looks at safety checklist.
Looking down from a high platform. Worker is looking over edge. Another worker walks along platform and bends down to look at railing.
Close-ups of health and safety posters on the wall.
“It’s not only cosy out here, it can be quite tough. It’s not for everyone, but I still enjoy it.”
Ship at sea.
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