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Research Internship at HARC
HARC is a research hub that provides independent energy, air, and water analysis to people and institutions seeking scientific answers. HARC is focused on building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish. Founded in 1982, HARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in The Woodlands, Texas, 30 miles north of Houston.
RESEARCH INTERNSHIP, 2 positions – ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRILLING (EFD)
Education: Pursuing a BS/BA (must have completed at least two years of study) or MS in petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science or related disciplines.
Skills: Must have strong communications skills, ability to perform in a team environment. Must be a self-starter and able to perform with minimum oversight.
Duties will include, but not be limited to: Assist in investigating the environmental footprint of oil and gas operations. An example project is to investigate the use of dope-free technology used for casing in order to quantify how the use of dope-free technology impacts casing running speeds, waste management at the rig site and other operational issues. A second project may be to investigate the use of natural gas to power drilling rigs and hydraulic fracturing operations. Write reports. Update web sites. Develop and make presentations concerning results. Communicate verbally and in writing with Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems research team across the United States.
Additional information: Must be willing to travel and work in the field. No housing or relocation available.
Submit resume through the HARC website:
Click on posting for RESEARCH INTERNSHIP – ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRILLING (EFD)
Follow directions for resume submission.
No phone calls, please.
Open Position in Hilcorp Energy Company
Hilcorp Energy Company currently have 1-2 openings for UH students for the company. The details for the job are the following:
The students will be working with logs in Petra (mapping system) to update SPUD (Hilcorp information database) formations based on the existing correlations. They will then create a production database using state allocated numbers and gaugers black production books, and updating total volumes in SPUD. We have a pressure database project mentioned in the attachment, but we will be working on this during the summer. It may also need some help from students. We are looking for someone to work 15-25 hours per week, between the hours of 7 AM – 5 PM. Hours in the office may be flexible to allow for the students class schedule.
The student should be capable of gathering production data and organizing in a database. Previous experience with well logs through a prior job or log analysis class (or currently enrolled) will be helpful for this position. Experience with Microsoft Excel is required, Microsoft Access is preferred. Overall, the student should seek the core values of the company : Integrity – “Do the right thing” Urgency – “Act today, not tomorrow” Ownership - “Work like you own the company” Alignment – “When Hilcorp wins, we all win” and Improvement – “Get better every day”, and interact well with Asset team members and other office staff.
Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,000 employees and 11 operating areas including the Gulf Coast region, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, and Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Hilcorp has been recognized for its progressive culture, values and ethics, and was named the #1 Midsize Workplace in 2010 and 2011 by the Houston Chronicle and ranked a Best Medium-sized Workplace in America 2011 by the Great Places to Work Institute and Entrepreneur Media. Most recently Hilcorp was recognized as the Outstanding large Corporation for the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Award.
If interested, Please contact mhuber [at] hilcorp [dot] com (Meg Adamson) for more details.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Seeks Petroleum Engineers
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement of the United States Department of the Interior is hiring additional petroleum engineers and inspectors. Director Watson will be speaking on the Monday afternoon panel with Norway's offshore regulator Magne Ognedal. He is willing to meet with students immediately following the conclusion of the panel. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about a career in public service and some additional incentives for petroleum engineers.
If you are interested in meeting Director Watson, please RSVP to Nicholas [dot] Pardi [at] bsee [dot] gov
Open Position in BASF
There is one position open in BASF as Feedstock Economist and the details of this job are the following:
Purpose of the Job
The Feedstock Economist is responsible for economic evaluation of feedstocks, including condensates, naphthas, raffinates and reformates for the Port Arthur steam cracker. This person is responsible for communicating feedstock values to the Business Manager and Trader for the purpose of making purchase decisions. The Feedstock Economist is responsible for running the global and site linear programming model for the purpose of determining the optimum feedstock slate and operating mode in the Supply Plan period.
Knowledge and Experience
- The candidate must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering / Chemical Engineering and some experience working in a manufacturing environment.
- Knowledge of the petroleum refining and petrochemicals markets and operations is essential. Economic and mathematical skills are required.
- Technical competencies are critical in the position. Requires a firm understanding of refining operations and economics. This position requires extensive and detailed knowledge to run Linear Programs, and the experience to interpret the results and to make recommendations for optimization.
- Perform economic evaluation of feedstocks.
- Report economic evaluations and make recommendations to the Business Manager for the purpose of making feedstock purchase decisions.
- Determine optimum operating mode for the Site in the Supply Plan period.
- Maintain yield data in the LP.
- Manage the price database.
- Report performance of Condensate Splitter based on replacement cost economics.
Please apply online at BASF Career and search the job title and email heidi [dot] alderman [at] basf [dot] com (here) for more inquiry about this job.
A key advantage to studying Petroleum Engineering in Houston, the center of the world petroleum industry, is the proximity to the leading energy businesses. Many of these businesses provide opportunities for student internships. The UH Cullen College of Engineering Career Center is the first point of contact for students seeking such internships.
Internships are a win-win-win situation for everyone involved. All Petroleum Engineering students at the University of Houston are encouraged to gain some industry experience during their studies here.
What’s the win for companies?
- Offer industry high quality potential future employees
- Give companies an extended careful look at candidates for future employment, e.g., “extended interview”
What’s the win for students?
- Provide an early link between these students and oil and gas companies in the Houston metropolitan area
- Provide financial assistance to students
- Some companies are only interested in hiring after graduation students with intern experience
What’s the win for the PE Program
- Attract top quality engineering students into the PE program
- B.S. students can continue to earn an MS PE degree
Click here to visit the UH Cullen College of Engineering Career Center.