Intern - Petroleum Engineering (Salt Lake City, UT) in Salt Lake City, United States

at Dominion Energy
Location Salt Lake City, United States
Date Posted September 7, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.
Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.
Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.
At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

Job Summary

Wexpro is a Rockies focused, exploration and production company. Wexpro operates 850 wells across multiple basins with the primary target being natural gas. Wexpro is integrated with Dominion Energy’s utility in Salt Lake City, which serves Utah and Wyoming.
The petroleum engineer intern will be responsible for a project in one of several categories, which includes reservoir, completions, and production. During the summer, the intern will gain hands-on engineering experience while completing a project that will directly influence the business unit. The intern will work directly with multiple engineers and petroleum professionals to complete the project. The project could involve optimization, modeling, subsurface correlations, and data analysis.
At the end of the internship, a presentation covering the project will be given to upper level management and various technical professionals.
The position is in Salt Lake City and reports to the Manager of Geoscience and Engineering under direction from an experienced engineering mentor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Knowledge of petroleum systems, fluid flow and pressure.
The candidate should be able to identify opportunities and challenges and have the ability to understand and manage risk.
Must have oral and written communication skills
Must have the ability to use Excel at an intermediate or higher level.
Candidates who have well log analysis expereince preferred
Experience with data software packages preferred.
Experience managing large sts of data preferred.

Education Requirements

Candidate must be currently enrolled full-time in an ABET accredited Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Petroleum or Chemical Engineering.
Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or greater
Candidates must have an anticipated graduation date of December 2019 or later
Candidates must have completed one or more courses in petroleum engineering, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics.

Working Conditions

Test Description
No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.
Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.
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