Control Engineering – Production automation Internship (6-12 months) | Schlumberger

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Control Engineering – Production automation Internship (6-12 months)

Cambridge - United Kingdom

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Control Engineering – Production automation Internship (6-12 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 be part of a multi-disciplinary team who are advancing the area of oilfield production automation by conducting applied research in control, optimisation, estimation, instrumentation, mathematical modelling, and data analytics. Our team’s research interests are closely related to “greenifying” the oilfield production by assessing the impact of the current practices and developing automated approaches to support the ongoing energy needs in a more sustainable way. Your role will be to work with one or more research scientists helping to develop automation algorithms for the oil production operations to improve the reliability and therefore increase the assets lifecycle value while reducing the associated emissions.

Your work will involve literature review to understand the limitations of the current ways of oilfield operations, simulation study to compare the novel approaches with the state-of-the-art, and possibly, testing the algorithm in our experimental set-up.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Learn about production system modelling
  • Develop algorithms for production system automation
  • Support scientists on algorithm development, simulation and experimental study
  • Present work to the local team, as well as the business and engineering


Studying towards a Bachelors or Masters in Control Engineering or a related field.


Required skills:

  • Passionate interest in control engineering
  • Good knowledge of Matlab
  • System dynamics modelling
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills

Exposure to any of the following would be a plus:

  • Python or C++ programming language
  • Model predictive control
  • Optimisation algorithms
  • Experimental experience 


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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