Shell Wells Engineering is responsible for some of the industry’s most exciting wells projects

Wells Engineering careers at Shell offer global opportunities and 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 will 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.

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.

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Mars B

Shell’s Mars B development is the first deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico to expand an existing offshore oil and gas field with significant new infrastructure, which should extend the life of the greater Mars basin to 2050 or beyond.


Our first deep-water project in Malaysia uses Shell’s advanced technology to safely produce and pipe oil from the Gumusut-Kakap field beneath seas 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) deep.

Cardamom Deep

Shell has developed its major Cardamom oil and gas field in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Cardamom project is expected to produce 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) a day at peak production.

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