The Shell Graduate Program

As a graduate within the Technical area of the Shell Graduate Program you can expect an industry-leading 2 to 3-year learning program, offering real responsibilities, challenges and continued professional development. It’s a comprehensive introduction to the exciting world of Reservoir Engineering and a chance for you to gain insights into some of Shell’s most critical projects. You'll benefit from formal training and continuous coaching.

As part of Shell’s global network of professionals, you'll have the chance to work alongside some of the industry’s leading visionaries with cutting-edge technologies. We want to help you pinpoint the areas of the company that excite you the most while giving you the resources and experience to become a future leader in the company.

Reservoir Engineering

Our Reservoir Engineers make a significant contribution to our Upstream operations. Requiring the innovative application of a highly technical skillset, you’ll be transforming petrophysical and geological data into dynamic reservoir models. By developing economically viable plans, forecasting oil and gas production, or recommending well locations for maximum efficiency; you will have a hands-on impact on how oil, gas and water are distributed within our reservoirs. At Shell, our Reservoir Engineers work together as part of a collaborative team to deliver groundbreaking energy solutions and help solve the energy issues of the future.

Roles and responsibilities

Reservoir Engineering covers a large range of complex functions critical to Shell’s global businesses. You'll be exposed to an exciting range of challenging responsibilities, including:

  • Using advanced numerical simulation techniques to forecast oil and gas production from both new and existing hydrocarbon fields
  • Collaborating with other technical professionals in devising economically viable development plans for oil and gas accumulations
  • Optimizing recovery plans, including new well locations or projects involving enhanced recovery methods
  • Managing the day-to-day operation of oil and gas fields
  • Developing and executing data-gathering plans and using the results to develop projects to increase recovery efficiency

Training and development

In the Graduate Program, you will benefit from a well-defined learning structure and will receive regular progress checks to ensure you are leveraging the wide range of learning resources available. Shell is a supportive working environment where every opportunity is taken to help you not only achieve your career potential, but push boundaries within your field.

Work on Shell’s most pioneering projects

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