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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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15 Petroleum Engineer User Answer Examples

1.

What brought you into petroleum engineering?

User-Submitted Answers

1.

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

2.

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.

2.

Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.

User-Submitted 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.

3.

Which mineral is frequently used to increase the weight or density of drilling mud?

User-Submitted Answers

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Barite, or barium sulfate is used to increase the weight or density of drilling mud.

4.

Describe a situation where you had to use confrontation skills.

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

2.

Maintain positive attitude when dealing with an overly aggressive manager.

3.

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.

4.

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

5.

When one of my team members in our research study disobey instructions I had to confront her.

6.

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.

5.

Tell me about a time when you had to present complex information. How did you ensure that the other person understood?

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

6.

Tell me about a time when you were able to overcome an obstacle in a creative manner.

User-Submitted Answers

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

2.

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.

7.

What are the different types of well logging?

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

4.

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

5.

Open hole logging; cased hole logging techniques.

8.

What is the drill-stem testing?

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

9.

Describe an experience where you overcame a multicultural divide to accomplish a challenge.

10.

What do you know about our company?

User-Submitted Answers

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What do you want me to know about your company.

11.

What experiences do you have with hydraulic fracturing?

12.

What is Pseudo Pressure?

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

3.

Pressure that accounts for compressibility and viscosity in respect to pressure.

4.

Pseudo pressure is the mathematical expresion accounts for variable compressibility and viscosity of gas with respect to pressure.

13.

How do you practice safety on the job?

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

3.

I plan ahead. I make sure everyone is on the same page.

14.

What are your career goals?

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

5.

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.

7.

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

15.

How do you handle stressful situations?

User-Submitted Answers

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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.

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Interview Questions

  1. What brought you into petroleum engineering?
  2. Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.
  3. Which mineral is frequently used to increase the weight or density of drilling mud?
  4. Describe a situation where you had to use confrontation skills.
  5. Tell me about a time when you had to present complex information. How did you ensure that the other person understood?
  6. Tell me about a time when you were able to overcome an obstacle in a creative manner.
  7. What are the different types of well logging?
  8. What is the drill-stem testing?
  9. Describe an experience where you overcame a multicultural divide to accomplish a challenge.
  10. What do you know about our company?
  11. What experiences do you have with hydraulic fracturing?
  12. What is Pseudo Pressure?
  13. How do you practice safety on the job?
  14. What are your career goals?
  15. How do you handle stressful situations?
  16. What is enhanced oil recovery?
  17. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  18. Do you work well under pressure?
  19. What is well logging?
  20. What is the main advantage of using the pressure drawdown tests?
  21. How would your former employer describe you?
  22. Tell me about a time where you resolved a complex problem.
  23. What is your greatest weakness? And your greatest strength?
  24. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  25. Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
  26. Have you ever been in a situation where the majority disagrees with you? What did you do?
  27. Tell me about a time when you had to defend an idea to your boss or someone else in an authoritative position.
  28. Do you enjoy traveling for work?
  29. Do you have experience in chemical or mining engineering?
  30. Tell me about a mistake you have made when incorrectly picking a drilling spot.
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