Much of the work in refineries involves moving crude oil and finished products through miles of pipes. This is a 24/7 process - the refinery never sleeps. Gauges must be constantly monitored and checked, and connections maintained to keep our energy flowing. What is most exciting about downstream manufacturing is transforming crude oil into raw ingredients which are used to produce many of the products we use every day. From the fuel that powers our cars, to the packaging of food and cosmetic products; oil impacts our lives every day.
Shell is a leader in exploration and development of onshore resources, which represent a new energy frontier. With recent technological advancements, onshore oil and gas fields are now delivering a significant amount of America’s energy resources. If you’re looking for a challenging career in at the forefront of technology, a career in onshore operations could be for you.
Much of the oil produced today comes from offshore platforms operating in waters throughout the world. Once oil has been discovered deep beneath the ocean floor, a production platform is required to bring the oil and gas to the surface to begin the production process. These platforms are often located hundreds of miles offshore, and operate 24/7. The crews on platforms work in shifts around-the-clock to maintain efficient production with a continuous focus on safety and environmental protection. The typical offshore worker has a 14-day on/14-day off, rotating 12-hour shift. While offshore, workers receive free food and lodging, and have access to recreation and fitness facilities as well as other entertainment.
Shell Midstream Partners, LP was formed by Shell to own, operate, develop and acquire pipelines and other midstream assets. Our assets consist of pipelines, crude tank storage and terminal systems that serve as key infrastructure to transport and store onshore and offshore crude oil production to Gulf Coast and Midwest refining markets and to deliver refined products from Gulf Coast markets to major demand centers.
Shell Midstream currently owns the largest refined products pipeline in the country, and operate 6 tank farms across the US. We transport more than 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through 3800 pipeline miles across the Gulf of Mexico and 16 states, in addition to various non-operated interests connecting us with another 8000 pipeline miles. We carry more than 40 different kinds of crude oil and 20 different grades of gasoline as well as diesel fuel, jet fuel, chemicals and ethylene – products that are fundamental to our modern lifestyle.