Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Student / Recent Grad, Chemist
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.
     


Are you looking for an internship in CHEMISTRY ?

We're the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry across the world. At every stage of the oil and gas lifespan, we design, develop, and deliver technology that transforms how work is done.

Our technology centres across the United Kingdom are recruiting multiple Chemistry Interns for 2020.
All openings listed in the following table and detailed below have flexible start dates dependent on your availability.

When applying here, make sure to include your preferred start and end dates in your CV and to name your CV file in the following format: where XXXXX is the opening reference of the internship you would like to be considered for in priority. Want to add more ? You can also upload an optional cover letter.

Domain

Location

Position

Duration

Opening Reference

Chemistry

Cambridge

(Cambridgeshire)

Measurement of Complex Fluids

12 months

C20TH

Electrochemical Sensors

Flexible: 6 to 12 months

C20EC

Infrared Gas Sensors

12 months

C20JG

Drilling fluid testing and optimization

12 months

C20DC

Soft matter & Interface Science

Several openings

12 months

C20LB

C20TH: Measurement of Complex Fluids - Cambridge - 12 months

Scope and Subject of the Opening

You will be part of a research team developing new instrumentation for analysing the properties of complex drilling fluids used in the construction of well bores. The technology development will be performed in collaboration with other Schlumberger business units. aiming to deliver solutions in the most challenging drilling environments.

You will be involved in preparing and measuring a wide range of drilling fluid and related samples using a variety of advanced analytic techniques, including FTIR and XRF.

Your work will contribute the collaborative effort of the team in understanding the complex fluid properties of the samples and how the various analytic techniques can be combined in complementary studies.

Responsibilities

You will be integrated into the research team and engage in daily to weekly update meetings with your supervisor and less often reviews meetings with the Well Construction sensors team. Tasks will be set during the update meetings and continuous engagement is expected to ensure the project remains flexible to meet changing demands of a research project.

You will be expected to prepare and measure samples in a laboratory, maintaining a safe and clean environment and setting a positive example for colleagues.

Competencies

Required skill:
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn new analytic techniques
  • Good fundamental laboratory skills
  • Basic data analysis skills (e.g., plotting graphs in Excel)
  • Good communications skills

Exposure to any of the following would be a plus:
  • FTIR or XRF analytical methods
  • Software programming in Python or Matlab.

Qualifications

Studying towards a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Chemistry or related field.

C20EC: Electrochemical Sensors - Cambridge - 6 to 13 months Flexible duration

Scope and Subject of the Opening

You will join the Well Construction Sensors group in Cambridge, involved in the research and development of novel measurements and sensors for the Well Construction platform. The majority of the work will be lab-based, carrying out experiments towards testing and developing robust methodologies for the electrochemical detection of various target analytes and materials characterization.

The successful candidate should be able to work effectively as part of a team, be enthusiastic and curious towards science and able to communicate effectively with the other members of the team.

Responsibilities

You will be integrated into the research team and engage in weekly update meetings and regular reviews with the team. Tasks will be set during the update meetings, plus more regular Informal meetings. Continuous engagement with your supervisor will ensure the project meets the set targets. An internal report is expected as one of the outcomes of your internship.

Some of your key responsibilities are:
  • Ensure that laboratories and experimental activities are keep within Health & Safety standards guidelines
  • Plan and carry out experiments under the general supervision
  • Present the work to the Well Construction Sensors team
  • Assist with the laboratory housekeeping

Competencies

Required skill:
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Good fundamental laboratory skills
  • Basic data analysis skills (e.g., plotting graphs in Excel)

Exposure to any of the following would be a plus:
  • Laboratory practices
  • Electrochemical techniques and NOVA software
  • Analytical characterization techniques

Qualifications

Studying towards a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Chemistry.

C20JG: Infrared Gas Sensors - Cambridge - 12 months

Scope and Subject of the Opening

You will join the Well Construction Sensors group in Cambridge, involved in the research and development of novel measurements and sensors for the Well Construction platform. Most of the work will be lab-based, carrying out experiments towards testing and developing robust methodologies for the detection of various target gases. In addition to FTIR spectroscopy, you will be exposed to a range of material characterization techniques (e.g.: SEM-EDX, and ATR-FTIR), which are used for the characterization of key components of the sensors.

The successful candidate should be able to work effectively as part of a team, be enthusiastic and curious towards science and able to communicate effectively with the other members of the team.

Responsibilities

You will be integrated into the research team and engage in weekly update meetings. More regular Informal meetings and continuous engagement with your supervisor will ensure the project meets the set targets. As an outcome of the internship, an internal technical report is expected.

Some of your key responsibilities are:
  • Ensure that laboratories and experimental activities are keep within Health & Safety standards guidelines.
  • Plan and carry out experiments under general supervision
  • Present the work to the Well Construction Sensors team
  • Assist with the laboratory housekeeping

Competencies
  • The intern should be comfortable working in a laboratory.
  • An interest in analytical chemistry would be beneficial.
  • Full training will be provided on operating the specific equipment and techniques required for the project.
  • As this is a research project, some flexibility in the direction of the project and techniques used etc. is to be expected.

Qualifications

Studying towards a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Chemistry or related field.

C20DC: Drilling fluid testing and optimization - Cambridge - 12 months

Scope and Subject of the Opening

You will be part of a research team developing new instrumentation for analyzing the properties of complex drilling fluids used in the construction of well bores. The technology development will be performed in collaboration with MI Swaco, a Schlumberger company with a global footprint dedicated to delivering solutions in the most challenging drilling environments.

You will be involved in preparing and measuring a wide range of drilling fluid and related samples using a variety of advanced analytic techniques, including NMR, FTIR, and XRF, plus conventional measurements for rheology and composition.

Your work will contribute the collaborative effort of the team in understanding the complex fluid properties of the samples and how the various analytic techniques can be combined in complementary studies.

Responsibilities

You will be integrated into the research team and engage in weekly update meetings and monthly reviews of the group activities. Tasks will be set during the update meetings, plus more regular Informal meetings and continuous engagement to ensure the project remains flexible to meet changing demands of the research program.

You will be expected to prepare and measure samples in a laboratory, maintaining a safe and clean environment and setting a positive example for colleagues.

In addition to your own work, you will be expected to engage with and provide support (primarily sample preparation) for scientists and PhD students within the immediate group and sometimes the wider research program.

Competencies

Required skill:
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn new analytic techniques
  • Good fundamental laboratory skills
  • Basic data analysis skills (e.g., plotting graphs in Excel)
  • Good communications skills

Exposure to any of the following would be a plus:
  • NMR, FTIR, or XRF analytical methods
  • Software programming in Python or Matlab..

Qualifications

Studying towards a Bachelors, Masters in Chemistry or related field.

C20LB: Soft matter & Interface Science - Cambridge - 12 months

Scope and Subject of the Opening

Schlumberger's research laboratory in Cambridge is located two miles from the city centre, close to the majority of the physical science departments of Cambridge University. The research in this laboratory involves high-quality science focused on applications important for the oil industry. The Laboratory is fortunate to host many interns; these young scientists make a valuable contribution to the research and it is our intention that they receive a good training experience that increases their scientific and general professional skills.

We have vacancies for interns in the area of soft matter and interface science. The systems under study are fluids with combinations of surfactants, polymers and / or colloidal (or larger) particles that are to be applied in well construction operations. Surfactants are used to make and break emulsions in drilling fluids. Dense particles can be used to increase density of drilling fluids (to prevent "blow outs") while clay particles may act as gelling agents and so prevent the dense particles from sedimenting. Larger particles with controlled particle size distribution are also added to drilling fluids to block drilling induced fractures. Concentrated suspensions of particles are used as cements are required to seal the wellbore after drilling has been completed.

Responsibilities

You will work within a team of scientists that include chemists, physicists and materials scientists. The work will be primarily experimental and involve application of advanced physico-chemical techniques to varied complex systems.

There are up to three positions available and the work would be suitable for those interested in physical chemistry or chemical physics.

Competencies

There are up to three positions available and the work would be suitable for those interested in physical chemistry or chemical physics.

Additional required skills:
  • Positive and pro-active attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills

Qualifications

Studying towards a Masters in Chemistry or Chemical Physics, Physics or related field.

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