I am thinking about applying to Shell. What are salaries for university hire reservoir engineers (BS vs PhD) running these days?
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The format was weird using asterisk. Wanted c1 x c2 x c3 x 15% x salary
@7xfg+1kTdzjJs thank you for your feedback. I saw that Shell pulled back on hard core upstream research. If there is no differentiation in petroleum PhD roles then it would make more sense to go with CVX or XOM because they still have the option for high end research and regular asset roles. Is the nominal bonus around 15% of base salary with multipliers for "global company", "local org", and personal performance? So bonus = C1C2C315%Salary?
A Petroleum Engineering PhD started on my team with $144k. With a BS, one would start at $113k. If you have a PhD, people with less qualifications that you will be perceived as more motivated and have better outcomes. You will get your first two promotions quicker but the content of the job will not be any different than someone with just a BS. Unlike CVX or XOM, Shell Upstream does not have a suitable system to utilise the skills of doctoral level entrants. So the job content will not be very different than someone straight out of college.
@1dkp+1kTdzjJs This particular post is not the same person, but you are right that I'm being lazy. There is some easu-to-find benchmark data (glassdoor) but it is a bit cryptic/vague with how wide the range is. There is a salary report from the leading o&g professional society but that is out of date and expensive for a regular person. Asking for salary range on the layoff is simply getting info (probably bad but might yield something interesting).
What a total clown coming to a layoff site to ask for salary info- LMFO
To 1dqr+1kTdzjJs, there are questions every few weeks here about starting salary for engineers /reservoir engineers, probably from the same person. They need to f*** themselves right over to a search engine.
Don’t listen to the nay sayers on this sight. It’s a great option and despite every Shell is not a bad employer.
Has it lost some of its sparkle over the last 10 year, yes, but still you get out what you put in.
Oil will still be important 20-30 years from now.
You start in the low 6 figures btw
Waste of time, would reconsider your options.
Have you heard of energy transition?
We're all just excited that you're considering applying.