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The Role

Role Description

the analytical development and MATLAB-implementation of a new numerical model for fluid flow in oil reservoirs:
reading and understanding papers, solving linear algebra and analysis problems, coding and debiugging.

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. My job was to help develop and code a new numerical model for oil reservoirs. We hit the wall a number of times and didn't get anywhere near the results we were aiming for but that's research I suppose.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. A multi-disciplinary team with appreciation for everyone's qualities and backgrounds.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. My supervisor was available whenever I had a question and we were working together on the same project for most of the time.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Sometimes what I had to do seemed pointless and like nobody cared about it (including whether or not I got it done), at other times there was a lot of drive to solve a particular problem. I was never asked to do overtime though.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. The numerical model we were working on for was in the early development stage and its assets are disputed - so nobody was surprised that results weren't really as great as we'd aimed for.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. They taught me everything I needed for the job from Numerics to Coding.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. supportive and friendly.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. Not very structured as we weren't sure where the results / failures of the project would take us.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. They've given me a supervisor who introducedd me to all the skills that I'd need to develop to work for Schlumberger.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. very well paid and conceptually interesting work. On the other hand: I can't imagine working for them long-term. Oil really isn't for me.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Lots of interns and joint activities


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Abingdon = the place where people go to die in peace. Oxford is nearby though and there's always a couple of people there to socialise with.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. It's Abingdon...


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Not in Abingdon but certainly in Oxford


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Internship (1-4 Months)


West Midlands

30th October 2012

£20,000 - £21,999

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