Electrical Intern – Surveying tool calibration development and optimisation (6-12 months) – Starting Summer 2023 | Schlumberger

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Electrical Intern – Surveying tool calibration development and optimisation (6-12 months) – Starting Summer 2023

Stonehouse - United Kingdom

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Electrical Intern – Surveying tool calibration development and optimisation (6-12 months) – Starting Summer 2023


About Us:

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.



Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK.

Stonehouse Technology Centre (SHTC) is the SLB drilling Centre of Excellence. It supports SLB through innovative engineering and quality-driven manufacturing, with portfolio emphasis on rotary steerable systems, Measurement While Drilling tools, Specialised Measurement tools and Rechargeable Batteries for Downhole use, and power source products.

Over 300 employees work in SHTC's modern, fit-for-purpose building in scenic Gloucestershire. The facility was constructed to handle future demand for PowerDrive tools with an efficient workflow that ensures assembled tools are extensively and rigorously tested before delivery. On site, tools can be monitored using state of-the-art hardware and connectivity that link SHTC to all field locations.

SHTC continues Research & Development investment for new technologies, extending operational limits so that clients can reach hotter, deeper reserves.


Job Summary:

All wells being drilled need to be ‘surveyed’ to understand where they are located (measure the trajectory of the wells). This means taking the azimuth and the inclination at various points during the drilling phase. A special azimuth and inclination measurement module (called D&I package) is used to perform those surveys. To ensure very high degree of accuracy of the measurements, the module needs to be calibrated as part of the manufacturing process.  As part of the Engineering team, you will work in a multi-disciplinary team that will help you understand the details of the methods to take surveys. You will then:

- Review the current calibration process for previous generations of D&I packages

- Propose optimisations for this calibration process to reduce the calibration time

- Propose the development of new hardware to improve the calibration process

- Propose and develop software upgrades to implement the process improvements.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

At the end of your internship, you will be able to independently explain the surveying process, detail the steps needed for the calibration and the optimisation that you will have proposed. You will also present regular updates as part of the multi-disciplinary team, which will improve your communication skills and prepare you for professional life. Finally, you will conclude your internship by a report detailing your progress and roadmap for further improvements.



Studying towards a Bachelors or Masters in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Data Science or related field.



SLB 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.