Company: Halliburton
Skills: Student / Recent Grad
Experience: 30 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Abingdon, England, 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.

We are looking for the right people - people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.
Landmark R&D and Services PhD Intern Program 2019

Landmark's rich history of innovation began more than 30 years ago when the company's founders changed exploration and production with the first interactive 3D seismic interpretation workstation. Landmark has continued to lead, invest in, evolve and advance our technologies. Milestone after milestone, the industry has hailed Landmark for its scientific leadership. Who we're looking for?
We have four intern projects which aim to solve petroleum geoscience challenges based in our Abingdon office in Oxfordshire. We are therefore seeking to recruit 10 interns:
  • 4 with geophysical backgrounds
  • 3 with experience in applied data science
  • 3 computer scientists.

We are looking for innovative self-starters with the ability to effectively express ideas to team members, project stakeholders and management.

Candidates MUST be registered in an academic programme with a completion date after end of August 2019.

Specifically, we are seeking candidates who have experience in the following research areas:

1. Geophysics:
The 4 geophysics interns should have an undergraduate qualification in geophysics/physics/or a mathematical science and be studying for a postgraduate degree in geophysics.
The successful candidate will have an understanding of the importance, application and impact of data science (especially machine learning and the utilization of big data) in resolving geophysical problems. Experience in seismic interpretation and analysis, and python programming is desirable.

2. Applied Data Science:
The 3 interns with applied data science backgrounds will need to show the ability to understand complex geological concepts, appreciate their significance, and ultimately represent the concepts in software code, through the modification of existing code or development of new code.
The successful candidates will have an understanding of machine learning applications within data science, ranging from the application of neural networks to more advanced processes. Knowledge of geoscience, specifically stratigraphy, would be beneficial.
We welcome applications from petroleum, chemical or electrical engineers who have a proven track record in applying data science techniques to geological problems.

3. Computer Science
The 3 computer science interns will need to show demonstrable experience of programming with Java, ideally when applied to the analysis of numerical data at scale. An ability to understand complex mathematical concepts is requisite and knowledge in cloud computing would be beneficial.
We welcome applications from petroleum, chemical or electrical engineers who have a proven track record in applying computer science techniques to geological problems.

Note: These projects are not suitable for independent master's projects.

What's in it for you?

The chosen candidates will work within multi-disciplinary teams, alongside subject matter experts, to complete projects that have been hand-selected by Landmark Leadership. These projects have a high level of visibility within the organization and we anticipate that they will result in patents, publications or conference presentations.
The internships will run concurrently over the summer of 2019 (June-August), will be of 8-12 weeks' duration and be funded by Landmark. Accommodation in Abingdon can also be supported.

Entry Requirements:
  • Candidates MUST currently be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Candidates MUST be registered in an academic programme with a completion date after the end of August 2019.
  • Candidates MUST be available to begin work from 3rd June 2019.

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

97 Jubilee Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RW, United Kingdom

Job Details
Requisition Number: 66640
Experience Level: Internship
Job Family: Support Services
Product Service Line: Landmark Software & Services
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Additional Locations for this position:

Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization.  Halliburton's fascinating and proud history reveals a continuous focus on innovation and expansion that began with the company's founder, Erle P. Halliburton. After borrowing a wagon, a team of mules and a pump, he built a wooden mixing box and started an oil well cementing business in Duncan, Oklahoma.


In the 1930s, Halliburton established its first research laboratories where the company tested cement mixes, began offering acidizing services to break down the resistance of limestone formations and increase the production of oil and gas, and performed its first offshore cementing job using a barge-mounted cementing unit at a rig in the Creole Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the beginning of what was to become the world's most extensive offshore service.


Halliburton took the initial steps toward becoming a worldwide company in 1926. We sold five cementing units to an English company in Burma, the start of our Eastern Hemisphere operations, and Erle P. Halliburton sent his brothers to open our business in Alberta, Canada. We opened in Venezuela in 1940. By 1946, the company – using its innovative technology – had expanded into Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Middle East and began performing services for the Arabian-American Oil Company, the forerunner of Saudi Aramco.


In 1951, Halliburton made its first appearance in Europe as Halliburton Italiana SpA., a wholly owned subsidiary in Italy. In the next seven years, Halliburton launched Halliburton Company Germany GmbH, set up operations in Argentina and established a subsidiary in England.


In 1984, Halliburton provided all of the well completion equipment for the first multiwell platform offshore China. Two years later, Halliburton became the first American company to perform an oilfield service job on the China mainland


The final decade of the 20th century brought more changes and growth to Halliburton. The company opened a branch office in Moscow in 1991.


The company realigned its work into Eastern and Western Hemisphere operations in 2006, and in 2007, divided its service offerings into two divisions: Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation.


Today, Halliburton offers the world's broadest array of products, services and integrated solutions for oil and gas exploration, development and production.


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Halliburton is an equal opportunity employer.





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