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Question 1 of 30
How do you practice safety on the job?
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By being a responsible advocate of safety concerns.
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I make sure next step will and to cause danger for me or anyone else.
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I plan ahead. I make sure everyone is on the same page.
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Question 2 of 30
What are your career goals?
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I want to be the chief reservoir engineer, managing a group of engineers.
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Accomplishing challenges of current position in order to move forward with positions of more responsibility.
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My career goals for the prosperity of the company and devotion our work.
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To be leader in leading organisation where I can utilize my skills at full potential.
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To make my task successful.
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Since I am a fresh graduate, I believe in the importance of growth and skills enhancement.
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I want to be really skillfull and fine educated engineer with pretty good practical skills.
Question 3 of 30
What are the different types of well logging?
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Resistivity, gamma ray, porosity, sonic.
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Wire line logging, logging while drilling.
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Reservistivity log, gamma ray log, density log.
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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.
Question 4 of 30
What is Pseudo Pressure?
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The pressure which changing happen to the phase.
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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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Pressure that accounts for compressibility and viscosity in respect to pressure.
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Pseudo pressure is the mathematical expresion accounts for variable compressibility and viscosity of gas with respect to pressure.
Question 5 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
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By staying calm and thinking of the best way to solve the issue quickly and efficiently.
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By staying calm and solving the issue quickly and efficiently.
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With a positive attitude.
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I handle stressful situations by saying calm and ensuring that everything is done in the books.
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I take a step back and determine how I can change the situation in a collaborative way.
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I believe this philowsophy: Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
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Based from my experience I just being calm. Because I know that stress might affect my work.
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I plan carefully the things I need to do and focus on one task at a time.
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Take a little break and I am recharged, I face the situation bravely and will take a decision.
Question 6 of 30
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.
Question 7 of 30
What is enhanced oil recovery?
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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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Measures taken to increase the production of oil such as water injection or the use of a pumping unit.
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To recover the remain oil from the reservior through artificial recovery method.
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Oil recovery from a reservoir or field beyond that accomplished by primary methods posed by natural energy of reservoir.
Question 8 of 30
Describe a situation where you had to use confrontation skills.
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While doing our major project for an academic purpose, our strategic moves were clear to my teammates but still cudnt perform or keep up with the other teams. This was due to a reason that my 2 team mates weren't coporating and eventhough after giving them a boost they remained the same. So I had to confront them.
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Maintain positive attitude when dealing with an overly aggressive manager.
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In my last job I had another sales person view me as negative competition and verbally talked bad about me to other workers. I sat down with her and explained to her that we are a team and that I'm here to help her, not take business away from her.
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When there is a mutual understanding between my co workers and i.
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When one of my team members in our research study disobey instructions I had to confront her.
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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.
Question 9 of 30
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 hope to see myself finishing my master and getting more experience in my field of study.
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I see myself as a drilling engineer specializing in well control and having kept my crews as safe as possible.
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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.
Question 10 of 30
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.
Question 11 of 30
Which mineral is frequently used to increase the weight or density of drilling mud?
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Barite, or barium sulfate is used to increase the weight or density of drilling mud.
Question 12 of 30
Do you work well under pressure?
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Uncomfortably but work through it with excellent time management skills.
Question 13 of 30
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).
Question 14 of 30
What is the main advantage of using the pressure drawdown tests?
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Determine skin damage across face of producing interval.
Question 15 of 30
Describe an experience where you overcame a multicultural divide to accomplish a challenge.
Question 16 of 30
How would your former employer describe you?
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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!!
Question 17 of 30
Tell me about a time where you resolved a complex problem.
Question 18 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? And your greatest strength?
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Oral communication; written commuication.
Question 19 of 30
What experiences do you have with hydraulic fracturing?
Question 20 of 30
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Experience and Impeccable career record.
Question 21 of 30
What do you know about our company?
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What do you want me to know about your company.
Question 22 of 30
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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Know your audience and presently accordingly.
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I will deliver my knowledge to listerners in such a way that they will be satisfied.
Question 23 of 30
Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
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Conflicts are dealt with directly but with common sense approach.
Question 24 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were able to overcome an obstacle in a creative manner.
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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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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.
Question 25 of 30
Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.
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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.
Question 26 of 30
Have you ever been in a situation where the majority disagrees with you? What did you do?
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Yes in choosing my major but I able to confine them.
Question 27 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to defend an idea to your boss or someone else in an authoritative position.
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Defended my idea using sound engineering principles and convincing backup data.
Question 28 of 30
Do you enjoy traveling for work?
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Clearly, after words its a enjoyable and amazing view until there.
Question 29 of 30
Do you have experience in chemical or mining engineering?
Question 30 of 30
Tell me about a mistake you have made when incorrectly picking a drilling spot.

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