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.
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.
A multi-disciplinary team with appreciation for everyone's qualities and backgrounds.
My supervisor was available whenever I had a question and we were working together on the same project for most of the time.
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.
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.
They taught me everything I needed for the job from Numerics to Coding.
supportive and friendly.
Not very structured as we weren't sure where the results / failures of the project would take us.
They've given me a supervisor who introducedd me to all the skills that I'd need to develop to work for Schlumberger.
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.
Lots of interns and joint activities
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.
Not in Abingdon but certainly in Oxford
Internship (1-4 Months)
30th October 2012
£20,000 - £21,999