Scientific Geomechanics Intern
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Schlumberger-Doll Research in Cambridge, MA, USA and Schlumberger Abingdon Technology Center in Abingdon, UK are seeking a highly motivated intern to assist with cutting edge research into automatic construction of borehole geomechanics models, also known as 1D Mechanical Earth Models (MEMs).
A 1D MEM is comprised of attributes required to predict the mechanical failure of rocks i.e. the pore pressure, rock properties, and the in situ stress field. Traditional methods for constructing MEMs are tedious, time-consuming, and often impractical on a multi-well scale.
The objective of this project is to further the development of a new theoretical framework for stochastic inversion of 1D MEMs. The framework builds on recently published work [Nicolaidou et al 2022; Birchwood et al 2021]. The intern will collaborate with research scientists in the USA and the UK to apply this theory to field data. Such data would include core data, well logs, and stress measurements.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
The main responsibilities and duties involved within this position are:
Qualifications and competencies:
The successful candidate should possess the following:
We are open to flexible, hybrid working with a combination of on-site & home working days.
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