Drilling and Completions
The Drilling and Completions function (D&C) accepts candidates from all engineering disciplines. We design and construct Woodside's well assets to maximise value from producing hydrocarbons from oil and gas reservoirs. The dynamic work environment in D&C will provide graduates the opportunity to work extensively in teams and extend their development through experience working offshore on drilling rigs.
Within Woodside Environmental Engineers play an essential role in identifying and managing environmental risk across Woodside’s assets throughout their full life cycle. They will be at the interface between external stakeholders (regulators, NGO’s, local communities etc) and the project development effort, ensuring Woodside’s proposed developments meet with broad stakeholder acceptance. The work focuses on concept design and specification; preparation of scopes of work; inputting into basis of design documents; support of environmental approvals and stakeholder engagement processes; managing technical studies; advice and verification during detailed design, construction and operations; and maintenance of engineering standards.
Geomatics is the discipline covering the acquisition, management, analysis and delivery of geospatial information. This covers the fields of surveying, GIS, geospatial data management, cartography, remote sensing, and geodesy. Within Woodside, Geomatics is responsible for planning, executing and managing surveys, the provision of positioning services, the management and usage of geospatial information and technology across the company, as well as providing geodetic advice. Geomatics works across the entire hydrocarbon exploration and production lifecycle due to its critical dependency on geospatial data.
Geoscientists at Woodside will be involved in exploring for oil and gas in the sub-surface and working with engineers to develop resulting discoveries. Geoscientists in Woodside use seismic data and geological data acquired while drilling to carry out regional studies, asset-based exploration and development of discovered hydrocarbons. Geoscientists also work in a range of specialist technology groups, responsible for acquisition, processing and quantitative analysis of seismic data, characterisation, prediction and sequence stratigraphy of reservoirs, hydrocarbon charge modelling and structural interpretation.
Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Engineering (ICE)
As a graduate in the ICE engineering disciplines, you will work in a multi-disciplinary engineering team and will be primarily responsible for front line engineering support for instrumentation, control systems and electrical systems on Woodside’s onshore and offshore operating facilities. Such support will include troubleshooting, investigation and optimisation of equipment and work processes to maximise longer-term integrity and availability of the facilities.
The Logistics function safely, effectively and efficiently provide services across Woodside to ensure movement of people and materials are delivered to where they are needed. As a graduate in Logistics, you will receive broad business exposure and development opportunities in inventory management, distribution and warehousing, marine, aviation and accommodation in Perth and Karratha.
Materials engineers at Woodside play a critical role in ensuring safe and reliable operation of our facilities throughout the facility lifecycle by developing optimal materials selection, corrosion management and inspection strategies.
Mechanical engineers at Woodside can expect a very exciting and rewarding career. As a global focused upstream and downstream production company with both offshore and onshore facilities, there are a wide variety of opportunities covering the breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline. These include opportunities for troubleshooting problems on static and rotating equipment, optimising the plant and process, participating in the overhaul of major equipment, developing detailed scope of work documents, managing contracts, liaising with vendors, conducting feasibility studies, and participating in major design projects. Woodside is committed to developing its engineers through specific training and mentoring programs and offers career paths in both technical and managerial fields. As a graduate, you will undertake three one year rotations to gain exposure to different parts of the organisation and build your knowledge/skill sets across various areas.
Naval Architecture/ Marine Engineering
Woodside Floating Structures group provides specialised Engineering support across the Company. The scope includes vessel strength, stability, motions, station keeping, propulsion and utility systems. Our role extends throughout the life cycle of the vessel. Activities include researching new floating technologies, evaluating project feasibility, developing projects for new fields, managing asset integrity and efficiency during operation, decommissioning, supporting exploration and marine operations. We strongly interact with classification societies and support legal compliance. We aim for highest efficiency and quality in all we do.
Petroleum Engineers at Woodside are typically focused on reservoir development opportunities. They look at how best to develop a reservoir and what sort of production rates to expect. They can also take on development roles in integrated gas forecasting and working offshore optimising production. Petroleum Engineers are also encouraged to considered roles in well engineering; designing constructing exploration, appraisal and development wells.
Process engineers at Woodside have the opportunity to support two LNG processing plants based in Karratha, WA, or to support one of several offshore oil or gas facilities. Process engineers have the opportunity to be involved in the conceptual and detailed design, installation, commissioning and start up of new projects – both onshore and offshore.
Safety and Risk Engineers
Safety risk engineers at Woodside come from various engineering disciplines and interface widely with other engineers and management to ensure that safety is adequately considered in the design of facilities. This discipline provides an opportunity to gain breadth of experience as well as strong communication and influencing skills. Safety risk engineers support all phases of our assets’ lifecycles from new technology evaluation and concept development through to operations and decommissioning and have a key role in liaising with government regulatory authorities. Typical activities that graduates may participate in include safety focused design workshops; risk-based decision making; safety system design; fire, explosion, and gas dispersion analysis; qualitative and quantitative risk assessments; safety case development; human factors engineering and process safety performance management.
Subsea and Pipelines
The Subsea and Pipelines (SSPL) department at Woodside manages the company's extensive network of subsea and pipeline infrastructure in Australian waters. SSPL covers all phases from project management, design and installation to surveillance of the underwater network. As an SSPL Engineering Graduate you will be exposed to all subsea disciplines, and to all phases of the work including project management, engineering, construction and surveillance with underwater robots.