Our Wells Engineering careers require a high degree of technical competency, passion, innovative thinking, and the ability to work in collaboration with global teams.
Wells Engineers at Shell are responsible for some of the industry’s most exciting wells projects.
A Wells Engineering career at Shell will give you the opportunity to collaborate with global teams while developing your career further. You’ll have access to world-class training and development, because we believe that best practice and rigorous standards are only as effective as the people who implement them.
Our Wells Engineers are constantly innovating and pushing boundaries so that we can deliver on our promises and do industry-leading work. That’s why we invest in your development with an intensive learning programme that will help you grow through constant challenges and support.
On the Wells Learning Programme you’ll be able to develop through a mix of learning in the virtual space and in the field. Simulation training could take you to Robert, Louisiana in the United States, or to Rijswijk in the Netherlands to practice drilling projects and execute well completion intervention scenarios using tailored simulators. Once completed, you’ll have a qualification equal to a Master of Science degree at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK.
If you’re looking for pioneering work on some of the most innovative projects in the industry, then a Wells Engineering career at Shell is for you.
Meet the manager: Lance Cook
As a Shell Chief Scientist, Lance Cook's focus is on identifying, developing and implementing technologies that can not only have a widespread impact on Shell's global operations, but that are affordable and can be replicated in the field, too. For example, taking inspiration from the assembly line concept that revolutionised the auto industry, Shell has devised a system for mass-drilling tight reservoirs, such as shale and coalbed methane, that could make these deposits much safer and less costly to develop.