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Internship Announcement

Title: Structural FEA Intern

Category: Internship in Industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land

Opening Date: 04/22/2013

Schlumberger is the leading supplier of technology, project management, and information solutions, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Reflecting our belief that diversity spurs creativity, collaboration, and understanding of customer's needs, we employ over 118,000 people of more than 140 nationalities working in 85 countries. With 25 research and engineering facilities worldwide, we place strong emphasis on developing innovative technology that adds value for our customers. In 2012, we invested $1.2 billion in R&D. For more information about Schlumberger, please refer to our web site . Schlumberger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

We are looking for extremely high-energy, self-motivated Ph.D. candidates with exceptional problem-solving, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills who are seeking challenges to solve real technical problems. If you have the academic qualifications listed below, please submit an application to join the Simulation & Modeling Group located in Sugar Land, TX. Please send your cover letter and resume via email to


Job Description 

The objective of this 6-month internship is to investigate and analyze downhole tool dynamics and the associated failures.



1.      Ph.D. candidacy in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics with a specialty in solid mechanics.

2.      In-depth understanding of continuum mechanics, elasticity, plasticity, fracture mechanics, dynamic systems, mechanical vibrations, finite element methods, probabilistic and statistical methods, and materials engineering.  

3.      Extensive experience in large-scale, scientific coding is required. 

4.      Experience in experimental and numerical studies of metal forming processes will be desired.

5.      Solid knowledge of ABAQUS is essential. Experience in developing user subroutines and Python scripts for ABAQUS is a plus.

6.      Excellent team spirit and communication skills


Dear Dr. Zhang,

Would it be possible to know what the duration of this internship is i.e. does it start in May or is it flexible to start from July-Dec? I'm a PhD candidate at Purdue with specialization in Applied Mechanics (FEA, experimental and mechanical design) with specific expertise in material failure characterization and am planning to defend in the summer. However, I can consider the internship if the time frame looks suitable. Please let me know if possible.

Thank you and Best Regards,

- Somesh

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