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Schlumberger Geologist Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2014
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Geologist
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – First interview, laid back. Second interview, 8 hour day with all-day interaction with managers and some staff.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you were faced with a challenge and came up with a unique solution.   Answer Question

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Geologist
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Schlumberger in April 2013.

Interview Details – The process was a lengthy and a bit frustrating, eventually yielding no result. Had two telephone interviews and two panel interviews all with their offices in four different countries. Overall, the people seemed friendly, nice office space and a relaxed work environment. It seems like a good company to work with regardless.

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Geologist
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Schlumberger in August 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Recruiting manager interviews first
2. Interview on the job scope, history and career opportunity in Schlumberger
3. Asked several personal questions like family background, medical condition, relationship etc.
4. Second round involves 3 employees of schlumberger (senior grade)
5. Candidates are required to present on their final year projects/technical skills and soft skills.
6. Candidates have to utilize their problem solving skills in certain situations depicted by interviewers (can be easy or hard)

Interview Question – Elaboration on your final year projects as well as your soft skills, required to come out with a 5 minute presentation on the spot.   Answer Question

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Geologist

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – Met Schlumberger at university's career fair and gave them my resume. About 3 or 4 weeks later they contacted me and set up an interview for the following week. Interview consisted of some standard questions mixed in with many of the questions brought up here on glass door which are quite difficult. Questions such as "What is your best McGyver moment," and a brain teaser.

Interview Question – If given a boring and tedious task by your supervisor, what keeps you motivated to keep working hard?   Answer Question

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Geologist

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – After submitting my resume, Slb recruiters contacted me via email to set up a phone interview. The call lasted about an hour and consisted of general behavioral interview questions. About a week later they asked me to interview in Houston where I had to give a 5 minute presentation on past research, toured the facilities, and interviewed/met with 2 senior geologists.

Interview Question – What is the most creative solution you had to solve a problem?   Answer Question

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Petrotechnical Engineer/Geologist for Data and Consulting Services Interview

Petrotechnical Engineer/Geologist for Data and Consulting Services

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Schlumberger.

Interview Details – Met recruiter at a conference. About a month later I had a phone interview. 3 weeks later I was invited to the 2nd interview in Houston. I was in Houston for about 24 hours. The recruiters and interviewees had dinner the night before the interview. The interview lasted all morning and afternoon. We all gave a 5 minute presentation on our research and had 2 1-on-1 interviews. There were additional presentations about the company and a tour.

Interview Question – In about 15 minutes, describe the steps you took to complete your thesis, including challenges, how you overcame them, and who helped you and how.   Answer Question

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Geologist
Jakarta (Indonesia)

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Schlumberger in May 2010.

Interview Details – Some behavioral questions, about myself, my educational background, my organizational experiences, my dream job, my daily activity, etc. Later on, he asked me about technical question, mainly he asked the questions after he asked me to tell my thesis. Tough enough, i did not manage to pass that interview.

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Geologist
Mumbai (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Schlumberger in July 2009.

Interview Details – 1. Standard 1:1 interview on techinical background
2. Presentation to a group of management on why you want to joint he company and what the company will get from you
3. Panel and group discussion on various topics- non technical

Interview Question – General Log behaviour in clastic sediments   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not try negotiation

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