Geology Intern - Texas A&M in Houston, United States

at Hilcorp Energy Company
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted January 7, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,825 employees in multiple operating areas including the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, the Northeast United States, Wyoming, New Mexico and Alaska's Cook Inlet and North Slope. Our formula is to grow the company by leveraging our core competencies and operational expertise. Our proficiency in these key areas has resulted in significant growth over the last several years. Hilcorp is consistently acknowledged for its culture, values and ethics. In fact we have been recognized by multiple, local and national, publications as one of the best places in America to work. Hilcorp has also been commended for its unique programs that foster charitable giving by its employees and our emphasis on partnering with the communities in which we operate. We take great pride in our accomplishments and strive to maintain a culture that will allow for continued growth.
Hilcorp Energy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.
Freshman field interns will be exposed to daily field operations as well as facility construction, workover rig operations, drilling rig operations, and coiled tubing operations. Sophomore students will be exposed to the same operations but will also work on and present an engineering project for the second half of the summer that can range from optimizing facilities to optimizing and implementing secondary recovery equipment. At the completion of the internship, students will have a better understanding of oilfield fluid types, processing, and handling; artificial lift methods, the importance of volumes and pressures, and the production path from reservoir to sales. This understanding will yield a distinct advantage in their petroleum classes.
Junior level students and above will be eligible for a Houston office internship working with one of our asset teams. Office interns will conduct reservoir studies that will include analyzing well logs, working with a geologist to draft structure and net pay maps, managing pressure and production databases, and analyzing that data to quantify the oil and gas reserves of the project. Interns will also evaluate the economics of projects, research well files, create wellbore diagrams, and work with operations to create the workover procedure for the project they work on. The internship will include presentations throughout the summer to management for project approvals as needed. Past intern projects have included single field studies, recomplete proposals, and drillwells. Interns then oversee the approved project in the field if possible.
Please note that housing is not provided for Summer internships with Hilcorp
Applicant must have full summer available. Students working towards either their BS or MS in Petroleum Engineering are encouraged to apply.
Must be currently enrolled as a student at Texas A&M.;
Intern should have an interest in pursuing a career in the oil & gas industry.

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