Petrophysicists at Shell are involved in working with cutting-edge technologies that help identify, quantify and develop hydrocarbon resources.
The Shell Graduate Program
As a technical graduate within the Petrophysics discipline of the Shell Graduate Program you will be part of our world-class technical team and reap the benefits of two to three years of structured learning. You will be involved in evaluating the nature and distribution of rock properties and formation fluids over the life cycle of reservoirs. You will be offered real responsibilities and challenges, and be given exposure to some of the critical issues facing the energy industry. You will be able to satisfy your curiosity and contribute solutions to those issues. Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to draw on the experience of senior Petrophysics experts while working on some of Shell’s most frontier technical projects.
Being a part of Shell’s global Petrophysics team gives you an opportunity to be directly involved in searching for and recovering new oil and gas reserves, and as a result have an impact on the future of the world’s energy supply. As an industry leader in the development and deployment of Petrophysics concepts, workflows and applications, a career in Petrophysics at Shell offers working with pioneering technologies which provides ample room for innovation. Your role makes a significant impact on our Upstream business, working alongside global experts from a range of disciplines, including Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir Engineering and Well Engineering. Apart from working with the best talent in the industry, you will have a direct influence on Field Development Planning studies, Well-Reservoir-Facilities Management, and Economics of the project.
Problem solvers and creative individuals will find a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where our teams work with state-of-the-art technologies. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself in line with your own ambitions, while simultaneously fulfilling ours by helping us remain one of the leading energy companies in the world. You will get the opportunity to take ownership of your own professional success and personal development. Our experts have designed the Shell Graduate program for Petrophysics to help propel your career at the forefront of the energy industry. Being part of an organization that promotes a culture of teamwork, integration and inclusivity, you will soon discover that it is the diversity and creativity of our teams that makes us a world leader.
Shell Graduate Program: Why should I join Shell?
Title: Shell Graduate Program Why should I join Shell
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Why should I join?
“I work with a lot of great people.”
“You’re working on multi-million pound projects.”
“Challenging, volatile, exciting industry.”
“You feel like you’re part of something that’s important, that’s moving, that’s evolving.”
“You’re talking to governments about their energy needs and how they’re going to provide energy for their citizens.”
“We created fuel that’s burning cleaner, less emissions and that’s key to making, let’s say, a society with less CO2 emissions.”
“You’ve got fantastic exposure to some of the real critical issues going on in the energy industry right now.”
“We all know the challenges that are facing, not just oil and gas companies, but energy companies in general, and I wanted to be part of working out that solution”
“Right now I’m working on a project which is to do with carbon capture, which for me is a big deal because as an energy company I feel we should be contributing and we should be looking into ways of making the ways we produce energy nowadays even more sustainable.”
“My projects are interesting, my colleagues are so friendly and supportive, and I see myself developing every day.”
“I get the opportunity to write a DS. Sometimes they get executed, sometimes they don’t, and people value me for that.
“Delivering your goals in Shell requires a multi-discipline approach and also a commercial mind-set, so I’m regularly working in teams of various sizes and thinking beyond the [unclear 00:01:21] is a must.”
“You get the opportunity to move around, see different parts of the business, apply your knowledge in those areas.”
“And if you look at some of our senior managers and look at their careers in Shell, they’ve tried a lot of these things out, and I don’t think a lot of companies let you do that.”
“For example, when I started I knew nothing about reservoir engineering, which is what I do now, yet within a year I was working on key projects.”
“If you don’t want to be inside engineering all your life you can go to commercial or you can do a finance marketing role.”
“You can go everywhere you want, only it’s up to you to take those opportunities and to determine what you value the most.”
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Roles and responsibilities
As part of the Petrophysics discipline, you will be working the industry’s ground breaking technologies and will be responsible for:
- Designing, supervising and evaluating data acquisition programs
- Managing and interpreting petrophysical data
- Quantifying and characterizing reservoir properties, including uncertainties
- Ensuring optimal design and suitable technologies are selected for data acquisition
- Working in multidisciplinary integrated teams to build subsurface static and dynamic models
You can expect to impact areas of the business involving:
- Field development planning of green and brown fields
- Well, Reservoir and Facility Management (WRFM) operations
- Well delivery and production optimization
- Stakeholder management with service providers, vendors, partners and third parties
Training and development opportunities
You will benefit from regular in-depth progress checks to make sure your career trajectory is on track, as well as the chance to develop the soft skills required to become a standout Shell professional. Shell has a supportive working environment where you will get the formal training, coaching and mentoring you need to polish your already extensive scientific knowledge and technical capabilities.
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