Dorine Bosman works in Shell’s New Energies business looking at ways of making offshore wind projects commercially-viable. This is her story.

I am a Business Opportunity Manager in Shell’s growing New Energies business. I head up wind development where we focus primarily on offshore wind technology.

Though wind technology has been around for a long time, we are still exploring ways to make it economically and financially viable. My job is to understand the best way of operating, designing and deploying such technology, while also ensuring that it’s commercially attractive.

It’s a complex process with many elements to take into consideration. But it’s a part of Shell I’m proud to be involved with.

I studied petroleum engineering and geophysics at university and was the only woman in a class of 80 students. The landscape has definitely changed during my time in the industry.

There’s far more gender equality now, largely because companies like Shell prioritise diversity and inclusion. The industry’s objectives have also evolved: fossil fuels once dominated energy production and now renewables are gaining traction.

Shell is committed to investing in lower-carbon technologies that are commercially viable, and I’m tasked with providing research that informs the company where it should concentrate its efforts.

Looking forward, I think we will start to put more emphasis on utilising digitalisation, modelling, and other methods that will enhance our ability to make robust and accurate predictions about the future of low-carbon technology.

We want to eliminate speculation wherever possible so we can be more confident in our findings.

The five elements key to successful product innovation for me are:

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