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Participant Info

Company
ConocoPhillips Canada
Location
Calgary
Position
Operations Engineering Intern
Work Term
May 2014 - Aug 2015
What are your daily responsibilities?
communicating with field staff, attending departmental meetings and team meetings, presenting safety topics, discussing project updates to teammates, team leads, field staff and staff from other teams and departments, having crash courses from mentors and experts, developing economic cases for a project, reviewing plot plans, and process and mechanical drawings, travelling to the field, modeling well performance, searching for assets and well information, learning about software upgrades, going for discipline-specific training, documenting field activities, attending lunch and learns, volunteering, and participating in company-wide events
What were some projects you were involved in?
I’ve been handed dozens of projects involving a mix of different fields – economics, accounting, engineering assessment and analysis, communication, and information management and organization.
What were strong points of your interview? Did grades matter?
past experience in an oil company, visible safety awareness, confidence and honesty in the interview, and my organization skills. Yes, grades somewhat mattered (a GPA greater than 3.5 was desired)
Which skill sets/courses were most relevant to your position?
Communications, Economic Analysis, Process Engineering, PFD and P&ID Development and Analysis, Organizational Skills, Quick Learning Capacity, Great MS Excel Skills, Aspen+, Presentation Skills. Basic Engineering Student Intuition, Wit and Common Sense
What did your company expect from you as a 2nd/3rd year co-op student?
learn quickly, be open about asking questions, reasonable level of organization, confidence, hardworking attitude, problem solving skills, ability to blend into the team and company culture, patience, mutual respect, good work ethic, obedience to company rules and policies, ability to accept advice, consistent improvement, ability to laugh and have fun
Did you like your overall PEY experience? Why or why not?
I loved it! You're always challenged and surrounded by hardworking, dedicated, and friendly people
One fun fact about your job?
amazing work space, wonderful people, great company.
Salary Range
>$30/hour
Other Comments
Don't take yourself too seriously: have faith in your abilities. If you make a mistake or notice a flaw in yourself, just patch it up as best as you can and move on to greater things. Learning to incorporate fun, chatting, trips, and personal development in your schedule will ultimately make you a fulfilled, efficient person.