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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BP in September 2013.

Interview Details – Interviewed at job fair, heard back within 5 weeks. Everyone very helpful along the way and I felt that they were really interested in how the experience was for me. I think it definitely helped that I was referred by one of their previous interns and his supervisor. I did have to follow up to get information on my offer.

Interview Question – Had to interpret seismic section, relatively simple, kind of poor quality data.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for internship.

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Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BP in November 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume for a student Expo, go a call for interview

Interview Question – Exploration Scenario   Answer Question

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Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BP in September 2011.

Interview Details – After delivering the resume through the career center of our campus, I was notified the time slots to set an appointment with BP. The interview is 1:1. It can be divided into two parts. The first part was about the background (education, research area). The other part was like a test. He pulled out a seismic cross section and let me to interpret the geologic phenomenon.

Interview Question – where is the best place to drill a well? (show it on the seismic cross section)   Answer Question

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Houston, TX

I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BP in January 2011.

Interview Details – Applied through the AGU career center.
First interview 1x1 at AGU, lasted about 75 mins. A regular discussion of myself/work followed by a scenario based session. Questions to expect, how did you get into your field, strengths /weaknesses, what did you do when you were in a confrontational situation. Next they offered me seismic profile line to interpret.

Second Interview - on-site in TX. 1x1 scenario based interview, first few minutes similar to the first interview, a regular discussion. The scenario based question. how would you develop a basin from exploration to production. Lasted about 60 mins.

Presentation: based on your current research. Lasted about 45 mins. Expect questions. ex. assumptions/alternate interpretations etc.

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  • Describe a confrontational situation you under went and your solution.   View Answer
  • Interpret a seismic profile + explain basin development from exploration to production   View Answer

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