Company: Shell
Skills: Drilling Engineering, Production Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Job Description

QGC runs a fully integrated venture which is operated by Shell and includes coal seam gas wells, compression stations and processing plants in Queensland's Surat Basin. The QGC project tenure is about 5,000 km2 and over 3,000 wells have been drilled. QGC wells are drilled to depths between 300 - 1,000 m and to sustain gas production to both domestic customers and export markets, QGC continually drills new wells across the project area. Additionally, the QGC Wells Operations Team currently manages 14 workover rigs to execute approximately 1,300 completion and well intervention activities per annum. It also manages 2 drill rigs and various offline interventions including P&A and coiled tubing work.

We are currently seeking 2 Wells Operations Engineers (Drilling and Completion and/or Well Intervention Engineer) to join our Brisbane based Wells team.

Our Wells Operations Engineers play a key role in our business and are responsible for the planning and coordination of all well activities, including drilling, completion and well intervention operations. This includes the preparation and implementation of drilling or well intervention programs, optimisation of operational processes, after action reviews and lessons learned, and preparation and maintenance of the OPEX and CAPEX budget. They are responsible for protecting Shells core values, reputation and economic interest in those operations. Well Operations Engineers promote a high degree of HSE awareness and good HSE practices to achieve "no harm", "no leaks" and "goal zero".

Company Description

Your interest in working for Shell Australia is the first step towards a great career that focuses on securing an energy future for generations to come. Shell Australia can offer you a platform from which you can propel your career and work on projects as diverse as the game-changing Prelude FLNG, industry-leading QGC project in Queensland, or our range of upstream exploration and development opportunities. Shell has been in Australia since 1901. Today Shell Australia is focused largely in the upstream sector, especially in the exploration, development and production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil.


As the successful candidate for the role you should have:
  • Relevant engineering degree
  • Demonstratable experience working within the Coal Seam Gas industry or similar high intensity land operation
  • Strong understanding of the Well Delivery Process and related value creation activities
  • Working knowledge of drilling or well intervention operations
  • Working knowledge of EDM well engineering software packages
  • Exposure to working in a field environment
  • Ability to coaching and mentor less experienced staff

Crucial to the success of this role is the ability to work collaboratively across multi-functional teams and interface with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, based in various locations, and being able to work autonomously.

If you have these skills, qualifications and the specialist competencies and experience relevant to the gas and energy sectors we would love to hear from you.


Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. Shell values diversity and offers: flexible work schedules, work and family programs, health and wellness programs, employee networks and mentoring, plus great training and development

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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