The Shell Graduate Program

The Shell Graduate Program is designed to help you make the most of your potential, both professionally and personally. From day one, you’ll have a supervisor and mentor to help you establish and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining your career goals and how you’ll achieve them. This plan dictates how much time you’ll spend in the program, which can be anywhere from 2 to 3 years. Throughout this time, you’ll be placed in a wide range of hands-on roles with competence-building tasks challenging and inspiring you to discover your strengths, develop your skills and broaden your experience in various real-world situations.

This program will also give you the opportunity to hone your expertise and leadership abilities and obtain industry-recognized qualifications through formal training courses, discipline-specific e-learning modules and world-class workshops. In addition, you’ll receive support from an international network of seasoned industry professionals. To monitor and track your performance in the program, your supervisor and mentor will conduct regular progress checks. Upon successful completion of your final review, you’ll be placed in the Shell Advanced Technical Program, which will prepare you for a more senior role at our company.


Exploration geophysics is the practical application of physical methods (e.g., seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic) to remotely sense underground anomalies. The conventional application to this science is searching for mineral and petroleum deposits. However, it can also be used in other areas such as monitoring environmental impact, imaging subsurface archaeological sites and interplanetary imaging. Numerous possibilities are ahead – and each gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.

Roles and responsibilities

Seismic Processing and Imaging

  • Executing the latest seismic data processing techniques to provide the best sub-surface images (e.g., Depth Migration, Velocity Modeling, Land and Marine)
  • Testing and developing new imaging methods
  • Managing and QC processing projects 

Seismic Acquisition

  • Working with interpreters to design and plan seismic acquisitions
  • Selecting to best address seismic imaging needs: 2D, 3D, Ocean Bottom Sensor (OBS), Ocean Bottom Cable (OBC), multi/wide azimuth (WAZ)
  • Tender surveying with contractors: Review, Analyze and Select 
  • Managing to ensure surveys are acquired as designed
  • Ensuring that proper HSSE practices are implemented 

Training and development opportunities

The resources and learning opportunities available to you at Shell are some of the best in the industry. As a graduate curious to know more about your chosen field you’ll benefit from a well-established learning and development program, fully aligned with the requirements for professional progression.

We aim to develop your competencies and capabilities in as short a time as possible, and enable you to make the most of the opportunities presented to you. You’ll receive regular progress checks from experienced professionals to ensure you are properly supported on your development path.


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