Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


Shell’s Jack Hirsch Memorial Drilling and Production Camp (a.k.a. Camp Longhorn) in Louisiana is a fantastic week-long opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience in the field with a renowned energy company.

Shell’s Jack Hirsch Memorial Drilling and Production Camp is hosted for one week in January before the start of spring classes at Shell’s Offshore Training Facility in Robert, La. UT PGE students will learn about basic oilfield equipment, subsea operations, drilling and production fundamentals as well as on-shore and off-shore environmental health and safety standards and practices, which includes the camp favorite off-shore rig helicopter training in the heated pool facility. Students will also visit One Shell Square in New Orleans, which house the offices of Shell Oil and Pipeline Company.

With UT PGE alumni working on drilling platforms throughout the world, this camp gives UT PGE students the valuable experience of what a career in the energy industry will be after graduation. The camp provides a valuable bridge between the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to working environments.

This camp is open to engineering BS students in petroleum, chemical, civil, mechanical and electrical. Applications for the 2019 camp will become available in early fall.

For questions or more information about the camp, please contact Gabby Banales.