Reservoir engineers at Shell use their remarkable technical skills to deliver groundbreaking energy solutions.
The Shell Graduate Programme
As a graduate within the Technical area of the Shell Graduate Programme you can expect an industry-leading two to three-year learning programme, 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 pioneering 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 and work with with cutting-edge technologies. We want to help you pinpoint the areas of the company that excite you most and shape you into an accomplished professional.
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 is 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.
Gulmira Urazova on the freedom and responsibility she has in her role as a Reservoir Engineer.
Title: A day with Gulmira Urazova - reservoir engineering
Duration: 1:50 minutes
Description: Gulmira Urazova talks about her work at Nam
A day with Gulmira Urazova - reservoir engineering Film Transcript
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A day with Gulmira
Reservoir engineer Nam
Interview with Gulmira Urazova
“My name is Gulmira Urazova. I am a reservoir engineer. I do field performance analysis and future forecasting.”
Gulmira in a glass elevator.
“I collect data, I analyse data and come up with further planning and ideas. In the laboratory together with my colleagues, like geologists and geophysicists or petrophysicists, we review core data, try to understand and build subsurface picture for further development of the area.”
Gulmira looking through a microscope. Close-up of substance going under microscope. Colleague looks through microscope. Gulmira and colleague talking. Room with materials laid out in rows for analysis. Gulmira and colleagues discussing something.
“I work on fields, small fields, and I have a degree of freedom and responsibility, and I can see that my ideas can be implemented and I can impact on the future of the field.”
Close-up of computer monitor showing coloured diagram.
Gulmira working at computer, discussing diagram with a colleague.
Another close-up of a diagram with Gulmira working at desk.
Close-up of Gulmira smiling.
“Nam is a very big company, working for many years, decades. It’s well-organised, with many people, international staff and excellent knowledge and expertise. And it’s also a very good starting ground for young people, just graduate from the university, because Nam has a very good development programme.”
Three computer monitors showing coloured diagrams. Diagram projected onto large screen in background, with people standing in front.
People standing in a circle in front of screen, talking.
Close-up of Gulmira.
People talking again.
Close-up of Gulmira and others as they talk.
“I’m looking for different colleagues, international people coming all over the world, different continent – India, Russia, China, America. People who will work together as a team and think out of the box, helping each other, supporting each other in achieving the goals.”
Gulmira taking a cup of coffee from a machine. Chatting to a colleague. Another woman collects a mug and walks away. Gulmira and colleague chat as they walk.
“Work life balance is good; I’m happy about it. I have flexible hours and my manager is okay and supportive. I’m happy at work because I do very exciting work and I’m also happy at home, having my child and family.”
Outside of office building. Gulmira emerging from underground car park with a bicycle, gets on and rides off. Camera follows Gulmira riding away.
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Roles and responsibilities
Reservoir Engineering covers a large range of complex functions critical to Shell’s global businesses. Curious minds will not be disappointed; you'll be exposed to an exciting range of challenging opportunities available, 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
- Optimising 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
Shell is a supportive working environment where every opportunity is taken to help you achieve your career potential and push boundaries within the field. You will benefit from a well-defined learning structure and will receive regular progress checks to ensure you are benefiting from the wide range of learning resources available.
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