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. Participation in the camp is by invite only. Each year Shell will determine the specific criteria for camp eligibility then UT PGE will send invitations to engineering students who meet these qualifications. If you don’t receive an invitation, you are not eligible for the camp.

The approximate date for invitations to be sent for the January 2018 camp will be by the end of October 2017.

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 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.

2015 shell camp

For more information, contact the department's Student Support Specialist, Jessica Jimenez.

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Jessica Jimenez

Student Support Specialist

CPE 2.502B

512-232-9306