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How do you practice safety on


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Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from
deposits below the earth?s surface. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to
extract oil and gas from older wells.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/petroleum-engineers.htm#tab-1

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What are your career goals?


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I want to be really skillfull and fine educated engineer with pretty good practical skills.

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I want to be the chief reservoir engineer, managing a group of engineers.

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What brought you into petroleum


engineering?
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Growing up in the heart of oil business along the LA gulf coast.

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SInce, my background is chemical engineering. I am very much fond about the mass
transfer operations like distillation, stripping etc., and in addition to this we are supply
the fuel resources to this great nation.

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#4 of 25

What are the different types of well


logging?
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There are many types of well logging these are as follows, sp log , resistivity log,
induction log, denisty logs, cement bond log etc.

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Open hole logging; cased hole logging techniques.

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#5 of 25

What is enhanced oil recovery?


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Oil recovery from a reservoir or field beyond that accomplished by primary methods
posed by natural energy of reservoir.

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To increasing the oil recovery from the well with different methods like injection water,
thermal recovery etc.

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What is Pseudo Pressure?
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Pseudo-pressure is a mathematical pressure function that accounts for the variable
compressibility and viscosity of gas with respect to pressure.

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The pressure which changing happen to the phase.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Petroleum engineers generally work in offices or in research laboratories. However, they
also must spend time at drilling sites, often for long periods of time. This means they must
travel, sometimes with little notice.
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#7 of 25

How do you handle stressful situations?


User Submitted Interview Answers
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Take a little break and iam recharged, I face the situation bravely and will take a
decision.

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I handle stressful situations by saying calm and ensuring that everything is done in the
books.

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#8 of 25

Describe a situation where you had to


use confrontation skills.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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While working on my senior design project one of our group members did not put forth
enough work so we professionally confronted him about it and said he needed to put
forth more effort. When he continued to lack in work performed the other group member
and I advised our professor of his lack in responsibility.

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When there is a mutual understanding between my co workers and i.

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#9 of 25

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


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I see myself having taken part in many projects and have experienced many ups and
downs. I see myself having been promoted 3 times and on progress to become the
chief reservoir engineer.

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I see myself having extensive knowledge of the operations of this company and that I
have made a significant impact in the company's goals.

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#10 of 25

Tell me about a time when you were able


to overcome an obstacle in a creative
manner.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Using PE analysis to cancel a 25 well Austin Chalk development program and force
operator to generate new objectives in more prolific are of field.

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Really I donot face a big obstacle in my life but like continuous my study with success.
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#11 of 25

Tell me about a crisis you encountered


at work and how you handled it.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Issue of working with a geologist that did not openly share maps generated for a field of
mutual responsibility... Handled it directly.

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#12 of 25

Have you ever been in a situation where


the majority disagrees with you? What
did you do?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes in choosing my major but I able to confine them.

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#13 of 25

Tell me about a time when you had to


defend an idea to your boss or someone
else in an authoritative position.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Defended my idea using sound engineering principles and convincing backup data.
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#14 of 25

Do you enjoy traveling for work?


User Submitted Interview Answers
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Clearly, after words its a enjoyable and amazing view until there.

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Do you have experience in chemical or


mining engineering?
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Tell me about a mistake you have made


when incorrectly picking a drilling spot.
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#17 of 25
Tell me about a time where you had to
deal with conflict on the job.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Conflicts are dealt with directly but with common sense approach.

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Tell me about a time when you had to


present complex information. How did
you ensure that the other person
understood?
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I will deliver my knowledge to listerners in such a way that they will be satisfied.

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Know your audience and presently accordingly.

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#19 of 25

What do you know about our company?


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What do you want me to know about your company.
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#20 of 25

What is the drill-stem testing?


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A drill stem test (DST) is a procedure for isolating and testing the pressure, permeability
and productive capacity of a geological formation during the drilling of a well. The test is
an important measurement of pressure behaviour at the drill stem and is a valuable way
of obtaining information on the formation fluid and establishing whether a well has found
a commercial hydrocarbon.

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#21 of 25

Which mineral is frequently used to


increase the weight or density of drilling
mud?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Barite, or barium sulfate is used to increase the weight or density of drilling mud.

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#22 of 25

Do you work well under pressure?


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Uncomfortably but work through it with excellent time management skills.

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#23 of 25

What is well logging?


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A well log is used for graphical representation of any drilling condition or subsurface
features that come across while drilling, which is used for the evaluation of the well.

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Well logging, also known as borehole logging is the practice of making a detailed record
(a well log) of the geologic formations penetrated by a borehole. The log may be based
either on visual inspection of samples brought to the surface (geological logs) or on
physical measurements made by instruments lowered into the hole (geophysical logs).

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#24 of 25

What is the main advantage of using the


pressure drawdown tests?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Determine skin damage across face of producing interval.

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#25 of 25
How would your former employer
describe you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Innovative, respectful, hard working staff member, Diligent team player... Willingness to
accept challenges/ work assignment with a positive attitude. A problem solver!!