Sensors and Measurements Internship (12 months) | Schlumberger

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Sensors and Measurements Internship (12 months)

Cambridge - United Kingdom

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Sensors and Measurements Internship (12 months)



Cambridge, UK


About Schlumberger:

We are Schlumberger, the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry. Throughout much of the oil and gas lifecycle in over 120 countries; we design, develop, and deliver technology and services that transforms how work is done.

We define the boundaries of the industry by unleashing our talented people’s energy. We’re looking for innovators to join our diverse community of colleagues and develop new solutions and push the limits of what’s possible. If you share our passion for discovery and want to find out what you could really do, then here is the place to do it.


Job Summary:

You will join the Well Construction Sensors & Measurements programme at Schlumberger Cambridge Research and be involved in the research and development of novel chemical measurements and sensors for fluids characterisation. The work will primarily be experimental and will focus on the development of new methods for the chemical and physical analysis of drilling fluids. These are complex multi-component and multi-functional fluids used during the drilling stage of Oil & Gas wells. Various analytical techniques will be used including Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry and Laser diffraction analysis. The majority of the work will be lab-based, carrying out experiments as well as performing the analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. You will work within a team of scientists as an integrated part of the team working on on-going research projects. 

Candidates should be detail oriented, enjoy taking on new challenges and have good writing skills. 


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Planning and carrying out experimental work, ensuring that laboratories activities are keep within Health & Safety standards guidelines
  • Analysing and interpreting experimental dataset
  • Participating in regular meeting to discuss project progress
  • Writing technical reports and presenting to peers
  • Assist with the laboratory housekeeping



Studying towards a Bachelors or Masters in physical chemistry, chemical physics or related field.


Required skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good fundamental laboratory skills
  • Basic data analysis (e.g., Excel)


Exposure to any of the following would be a plus:

  • Programming Languages (e.g.: Matlab, Python)
  • Analytics tool (e.g.: Dataiku, R)


Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.


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