Shell Senior Well Engineer (Well Engineering) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago


Job Title:

Senior Well Engineer (Well Engineering)

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

Purpose and Accountabilities:

  1. Project Design/Execution: Deliver world-class design/execution performance by embedding Revitalized Deliver-the-Limit (rDTL) and the Better to Best methodology as the way of working and implementing full use of the Global Well Delivery Process (GWDP). Responsible for the design, planning, and management of drilling operations, with the full integration of the WE Operations team and relevant asset teams. Preparation of detailed cost and time estimates, tracking of relevant metrics during job execution, after action reviews (AAR) documentation, well handover to production, and developing subsequent improvement plans.

  2. HSSE – Integrate HSSE in the design, programming, and execution of well work on drilling operations. Actively promote HSSE and Sustainable Development (SD) in all activities and ensure compliance with business principles.

  3. Mentor junior staff in all aspects of well engineering design and operations, and in interaction with other asset teams.

  4. Support and foster relationships with other asset teams including subsurface, production, facilities, and construction. Support engagements with JV partners and the development and analysis of competitive benchmarking to drive operational excellence.

  5. Lead the technical and HSSE management of relevant service provider contracts and support the contracting and procurement strategy. Collaborate with contractors regarding performance, future plans, variances, etc. as needed.

  6. Actively drive the identification, development, and implementation of new technologies and the opportunities to optimize field operations.

  7. Develop annual personal performance review/management documents including performance contracts, individual development plans (IDPs) and goals and performance appraisals (GPAs).


  • Number of rigs/work units: 3 producing shallow water platforms, shallow water subsea tie-backed assets, 4 land wells. 1 MODU, 1 land rig.

  • Annual spend: USD5-300mln

  • Location: office based with offshore trips as and when required

  • On-site Time Requirements: standard office hours (8 am to 5 PM)/12-14 hrs per day while on shift

  • Off hours calls - Yes

  • JV exposure: Yes

  • Coaching of Junior Staff

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Country of Work Location:

Trinidad and Tobago

Company Description:

As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. Shell is committed to high standards of health, safety and environmental performance; to upholding honesty, integrity and respect for people in every aspect of our operation; and to the equal treatment and development of staff. Shell has been active in Trinidad for a century. Our business activities in Trinidad include exploration and development activities, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and providing high technical support to a state company.

The world faces energy challenges that are becoming more complex each day. We’re looking for people who share our passion for taking on those challenges with cutting edge technology, innovative thinking and a commitment to properly managed risk. Shell develops and operates some of the largest and most complex projects in the world and we always endeavor to work at the leading edge of technical innovation.

Work Location:

Port of Spain - St. Clair Avenue



  • Minimum of 12 years of work experience;

  • Engineering degree or Round II Certification/Diploma equivalent required;

  • Have the legal right to work in Trinidad and Tobago without requiring sponsorship.

Recommended Competencies:

Design a Casing String: Skill

Optimize Well Delivery Program: Skill

Prepare Well Engineering Design Options and Program: Skill

Prepare Drillstring Design and Directional Plan Options and Program: Skill

Specify Well Control Equipment and Execute Well Control Operations: Skill

Prepare Drilling Fluid and Cementing Design Options and Program: Skill

Prepare Abandonment Design Options and Program: Skill

Execute Well Engineering Operations: Skill

Select Drilling Units and Equipment: Skill

City, State (if applicable):

Port of Spain