Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Internship (masters, PhD)
Country to Study in: Nigeria (+/- Overseas)
In pursuance of its education support and knowledge sharing/transfer strategy, the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, invites suitably qualified candidates for its 2014/2015 Postgraduate Students Internship / Research Programmes.
The SPDC Internship/Research Attachment programme, unlike the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, is aimed at providing opportunities for talented Nigerians to gain work experience and carry out topical research within Shell Exploration & Production Companies in Nigeria (SEPCiN).
The SPDC Research Internship programme provides the framework for the direct transfer of practical and current industry experience to Nigerian university research students. With the understanding of their university-appointed supervisors, graduate students (MSc, Ph.D) spend a year in Shell to conduct research on the E&P challenges of the Company.
The research reports produced by the interns at the end of the internship are adapted for presentation to their universities for the award of higher degrees.
Open primarily to talented Nigerian Postgraduate Students in Nigerian Universities, but in exceptional cases, Nigerians studying abroad could be considered.
M.Sc. students must be under 30 years by November 1, 2014 and PhD students under 35 years by November 1, 2014 to qualify to apply.
Students of Nigerian origin
Shell Exploration & Production Companies in Nigeria (SEPCiN)
Fields of Study
Approved Discipline Areas for 2014/15:
- Geology (Geochemistry, Basin Modelling and Pore Pressure Prediction);
- Specialist Geology (Biostratigraphy, Sequence Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Sedimentary Petrography, Petrology);
- Well Engineering;
- Electrical Engineering;
- Civil/Structural Engineering;
- Production Technology;
- Production Geosciences;
- Environment (Environmental Monitoring, Remediation, impact Assessment Carbon/Energy Management);
- Geomatics (Remote Sensing and GIS, Environmental Mapping and Monitoring);
- Occupational Health.
Not specified. Do note however that Shell offers approximately 20 research internship appointments yearly
It will be a 12 months (non-renewable) period
Emoluments given to the interns cumulate to N50 million annually. A number of interns have taken up appointment with Shell on completion of their studies.
Method of Application
Applications from candidates should consist of:
- An application letter,
- Curriculum vitae including applicant's contact phone number, email address, as well as contact information of three referees
- A 3-paged summary of candidate's postgraduate research programme including: study background, technical objectives, expected outcomes and methodology/data required.
Send all requested documents to the email address above no later than April 7th, 2014.
Selections will be based on postgraduate programmes/proposals that are pertinent to SEPCiN business objectives and only students with the highest potential will pass screening.
For Enquires on all SPDC Scholarships, contact:
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria
Freeman House, 21/22 Marina,
PMB 2418, Lagos. Nigeria
Tel: +234 1 2769999
Internship Application Deadline: 7 April 2014
Open to International students: No (ONLY Nigerians)
More Internship Information and Application
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