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Drilling & Well - graduate opportunities

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The drilling and well (D&W) technology network has almost 1,300 employees and includes engineers, specialists, and managers. The main disciplines we cover are drilling, completion, intervention, and subsea engineering.

We have worldwide corporate responsibility for D&W activities, and we are currently running approximately 40 operations daily from platforms, rigs, and vessels. Our teams collaborate closely with a wide range of Equinor stakeholders, our customers, suppliers, and partners to deliver exploration and development wells worldwide.

Our work plays a significant role across all areas of our strategy, from enabling safer and more efficient production to reducing the CO2 emissions from our oil and gas outputs and delivering wells for our carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.

Meet one of our graduates

Get a first-hand look at life on one of our platforms with Viktor, a graduate in our drilling and well discipline.

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What can I do in Drilling & Well?

Our diverse and evolving project portfolio means we can offer graduates a varied career path and plenty of opportunities to develop their skill sets and broaden their experience. A typical starting point would be in one of our planning centres, which are the backbone of D&W and will ensure you have the competence and expertise to work across any of our disciplines, which include:

  • Drilling
  • Completion
  • Well Intervention
  • Subsea technology

Further experience could include opportunities in our operational centres, exposure to central functions such as facilities and subsea or discipline engineering, or the chance to work on digitalization and improvement projects.

Wherever your career takes you, you’ll have access to on-the-job learning, dedicated learning modules through Equinor University, and the chance to work in and learn from other business areas.

Who can apply?

We're looking for graduates who are studying any of the following subjects:

Petroleum Technology, Subsea Technology, Marin and Offshore Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical engineering, Petroleum Cybernetics, Data Science, and Industrial Economics.

Additional technology, information technology, and management education could also be relevant.

Which locations could I be based at?

Graduates in this area could be assigned to any of the following locations:

Norway; (Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Harstad)

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)