Thursday, July 17, 2008

Schlumberger Internship-Summer 2008

Thats me:)

I put this pic on orkut, and a junior commented "Oh man!", my reply was " Oh woman!" *grin*

I was in the wireline segment at Schlumberger, Baroda. As wireline engineers, we are the people who send tools down into the oil well to check its various properties and hence give readings which help people know the well conditions *in very layman language:)* Also we are engineers with the most rigorous schedules and perhaps the best paid among all. We deal with catwalks, dog houses and monkey boards *these are all components of a rig:D*. We also deal with guns, explosives and radioactive sources:D

Its been a very different month for me. I have been on an oil rig twice - once for 26 hours and the next for about 8 hours. I've done it all right from washing oil off the tools to holding equipment while getting drenched in the rain to standing within about 3 metres of a radioactive source. I've used the hammer, the filer, the wire clipper, solder iron etc. again *mech workshop memories*. I've worn double layer of clothing for 32 days in the summer heat. I have worked for 40 days straight without any holiday * no weekends*.

I have also watched every movie released- hastey hastey, sarkar raaj, mere baap pehle aap, indiana jones. I have played TT, carrom and chess. I have eaten awesome food *courtesy our cook babun*- fish, prawns, chicken, mutton, pancakes, pasta etc. I have gained 3 kgs *sniff sniff:( * I have had a chauffer driven car take me to office and drop me home everyday *grin grin*. I have cooked dinner with 4 indians, a thai and an american.

Most importantly, I have met an amazing set of people. Everyone from a different background with a different story, but each one with a hearty sense of humour.

Cheers to Schlumberger Baroda for making summer of 2008 such a memorable experience!:)

20 comments:

pragyag said...

ohk..this was a nicer and a clearer picture of ur memorable month...much more than what we talked about...i think i shud meet a stronger woman now :P :D

Abhishek said...

u interned in schlumberger....awesome... i never knew that....sahi hai..so now u gonna get a PPO and earn 22L PA....ahhaa !! humm chotte pyaare logon ko mat bhoolna :) ..

abhishek said...

u look good in the photograph :)

Mohit said...

double layers of clothes in Baroda ki summer???:O

gurveen said...

@pragya:stronger girl:P:P
@chams: meri lena band karo>:P>:P
@mohit: yup 2 layers..one of normal clothing followed by the coveralls which was the uniform..

PP said...

hey lady!!
good to know your whereabouts for last 1 month.. come soon now.. enough of masti !!

Ya, I Am A Dastard said...

u were right - it sounds good :)

the bewildered CRANK..... said...

Ya absolutely memmorable....
infact the best summer i had till now... cant 4gt d evry weekend movies and get2gethers at diff places ... masti at offfice ..late working hrs... "FIT Pros"....Printing experts, infact only mem in base who kno to use ECGP after vicky left.... misses it all... miss gurveen baby tooo :D

prash said...

hi, could you tell me the procedure to apply for an intern at Schlumberger India?

Anonymous said...

hi, could you tell me the procedure to obtain an internship at Schlumberger India?

prash said...

hi, could you please tell me the procedure to apply for internship at Schlumberger India?

sergges said...

So, are you going to work for Slb when you graduate ?

nipun said...

hi am at iit roorkee , 3rd elec
hav been selected fr intern at schlum fr summer09. could u guide me as how to conduct urself there and any pre preparations required?
that means do i need 2 know something beforehand or i'll b trained there itself? also r u gettin a ppo?

gurveen said...

@prash:the company came to my campus for interns, so i dont knw the procedure for other colleges
@sergges: maybe..
@ nipun: you dont need to know anything before going...just go work hard and have a blast..and ya i got a ppo..:) all da best for the intern:)

nipun said...

thanx fr ur reply.. and just 1 more thing ... u hav any idea what elec engg r supposed 2 day... do they train u? and working hard means working fr hours or working productively? i mean some innovation ..

sergges said...

Hahahaha...it means work productively AND for hours

Ambuj said...

So Baroda also didnt have any concept of weekends :). Rajahmundry was much the same except that we didnt get any hindi movies to watch and the theatres do not have subtitles ....

awadhesh said...

nice to see u at schlumberger,,,,,,
me too wanna thr....its my life's aim n i wanna it fullfill.....can u suggest me hw to i gt in ,,me awadhesh at nit calicut...

Nilesh said...

hello,
I am Nilesh,a third year student at IIT kanpur, materials department
can you please suggest me some ways how you prepared for getting the intern at schlumberger.....and how you cracked the interview
anxious to hear..
thank you.....

Anonymous said...

hi gurveen,
i m anurag, a second year student of chemical engg from nit calicut. and im dying to pursue internship at schluberger and of course this is my dream company. plz tell me how should i get into it and how shud i prepare my self to grab the summer intern at schlumberger.thanks :)