Drilling & Completions Engineering Internship

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North America


US - Texas - Houston

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

26 August 2019

Date closing

15 September 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. BHP Petroleum has a strategy to pursue significant upstream opportunities with multiple options for growth to ensure continued success.   We also hold interests in exploration blocks around the world where we expect to explore for new upstream opportunities in proven basins with promising prospects using the latest seismic and geophysical technology to discover additional resources. BHP Petroleum headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, USA.More information about our portfolio, operations and culture can be found at www.bhp.com.The BHP Petroleum Internship Program was established to give students first-hand experience of working in a petroleum company with experienced oil and gas professionals.  Interns will work as part of an integrated team on a specific challenging project. The Program was created to provide a unique experience that offers professional development while networking with other interns, graduates, and senior management. Our executive leader panel sessions additionally allow for continued growth while supporting an inclusive and diverse culture and work environment focused on caring and trust. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

 In this role you may have exposure to:Working with the BHP Well & Seismic Delivery Team to plan and execute Drilling, Completions, Geological and Seismic operations. The team’s work is integrated under a single aggregation point to facilitate collaborative well planning, risk assessment and mitigation, execution, and continuous improvement.  Typical responsibilities for drilling and completion engineers include designing the well; preparing cost estimates, preparing regulatory permits for proposed well operations; preparing drilling and completion procedures; working with Operations Management and Drilling Superintendents to execute the procedures; and daily surveillance of rig activities to ensure the efficient, safe completion of all operations.  
Intern students will have an opportunity to work on a specific challenging project interacting with other interns, early career engineers, experienced engineers and management. There may also be an opportunity to visit and gain valuable experience on a deepwater drillship. Success will be measured by the quality of the end of project findings and conclusions presentation.  We are committed to providing:
  • A challenging assignment with a set of attainable expectations and deliverables
  • Supervisor, team and mentor support and feedback on work-related matters
  • An assigned buddy (peer level) to assist you with information about the company and social aspects of Houston
  • Lunch and learns with senior management to learn about BHP Petroleum, career progression and leadership
  • Professional development workshops
  • Team building and social events with other interns and employees
  • Participating in community service project
  • Final presentation to managers and peers showcasing your internship assignment

About You

  • Pursing either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Petroleum, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • GPA = 3.25 or above
  • Available May 18 – August 7 for at least 9 weeks; 12 weeks preferred
  • Must have graduation date of December 2020 or later
  • Excellent interpersonal and grammar skills (both written and verbal)

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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