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### Field Specialist at Schlumberger was asked...

Mar 11, 2014
 On a clock, what is the difference in the angle of the minute hand and the hour hand when the clock shows 3:15.5 AnswersYou can answer this question a number of ways with trig. But the simplest way is to think about it. a Circle (clock) is 360 degrees. A clock as 60 mniutes on it. 360/60=6 degrees per minute If the clock reads 3:15, that means the hour hand is on the 3, and the minute hand is 1 minute past the 3. Therefore the answer is: 6 degreesThe minute hand is front of the hour hand.The answer is simply, ZERO!Show More ResponsesIf a clock reads 3:15, then the minute hand is on the "3" (at zero degrees given a standard unit circle configuration). The hour hand is a little ways past the 3, a quarter of the way to the 4. There are 360/12= 30 degrees in each hour section. Since the hour hand has advanced a quarter of the way through the 3-4 hour section, 30/4= 7.5 degrees. So the hour hand is at -7.5 degrees and the minute hand at 0 degrees. There is a 7.5 degree difference.6 degrees

### Field Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Nov 6, 2011
 Why are manhole covers round?3 Answersso they dont have to be rotated or lined up to be replacedit's so that they cant be dropped through the holeif it's round there are no sharp edges to deal with

### REMS, Mechanical Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Feb 22, 2013
 If you were in a dark closet with 49 white socks and 1 black one.how many socks would you pick so as to ensure that you exit the closet with a pair of similar colored socks3 Answers3 socksthis is probability qtn and always prober provide prober answer 33 socks

### Reservoir Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Dec 28, 2012
 You are in a room with 3 switches which correspond to 3 bulbs in another room and you don't know which switch corresponds to which bulb. You can only teleport to the room with the bulbs and back once. You can NOT use any external equipment (power supplies, resistors, etc.). How do you find out which bulb corresponds to which switch? 3 Answerscheck bulb heat ..The requirements say that you can not use any external equipment, but it fails to say that you can not use any of your fellow co-workers to help you. Have one of your fellow co- workers stand in the room with the light bulbs holding 3 pieces of tape (Red, Blue and Green). You stand in the room with the switches and place a different color of tape on each of the 3 switches. You tell your fellow co-worker you are flipping on and off the red switch and when the corresponding bulb in the other room begins to flicker, your co-worker will place the corresponding color of tape(Red) next to the bulb. Do this for the other two bulbs and you will have figured out which switch corresponds to which bulb.Turn on the first switch then wait say 5 mins and then turn it off. Leave the second switch off and turn on the third switch. Teleport and then touch the two bulbs that are off. Whichever is warmer is operated by the first switch. The cold bulb is operated by the second. The lit bulb is operated by the third switch.

### MWD at Schlumberger was asked...

Aug 28, 2010
 how many cubic feet of water is in a 9 inch dia pipe 100 feet long.4 AnswersSolution = 9/12 * 100 = 75 cubic feet. Note conversion factor from inches to feet is 12 inches = 1 feetThe real answer is Pi*Radius^2*Length or 3.14159*(9/2/12)^2*100 = about 44.2 cuftThe real answer is Pi*Radius^2*Length or 3.14159*(9/2/12)^2*100 = 40 cu ftShow More Responses^ These big dumb dumbs lol Volume of a cylinder = pi * r^2 * h 3.14 * 4.5^2 * (100*12inches) = 76,302 cubic inches 76,302 / 12 = 6,358.5 cubic feet

### I Applied for Machinists Position But Was Interviewed for A Supervisors Role at Craig Technologies was asked...

Jun 5, 2015
 They asked mostly the right questions just for the wrong role..Im at a point in my career I do not want the leadership roles any longer I just wanted to go to work do a good job and go home2 AnswersI was frank and to the point Although uncomfortable speaking of a disciplinary issue I had with a former employee.. I did not discipline this person I simply reported as it was required by my position art a previous job..Greetings, I am very sorry to hear of this experience and would love to speak with you further in an effort to do whatever we can to correct any issues we have in our processes. Hopefully you feel comfortable enough to speak candidly to me over the phone about this. You can reach me at 321-613-5633. Ben Yeargin

### Project Control at Fluor was asked...

Nov 2, 2009
 what is BIM? tell us your experience in BIM and what would be your assessments?2 Answersit is a technical question, will take a long page to answer it....BUilding Information Modeling. It is a fairly new tool in field rough in management. It is extremely helpful in catching areas where high congestion is going to be a problem. It doesn't solve all problems but it helps in alleviating some and recognizing where areas are going to require a high amount of coordination. One issue is having to update both CAD and BIM models as construction moves forward so that all new RFI and ASI changes are up to date in the latest files.

### Staff Scientist at Golder Associates was asked...

May 12, 2011
 I guess not really a question because I was not asked - but several times the same person said she did not think I would be happy there.2 AnswersAfter answering the concern earlier in the interview process I did not know what to say by the end when it kept coming up. I did not think any answer would have changed her mind.That seems like a very odd and unprofessional thing for an interviewer to say. Even if it was a casual observation on the interviewer's part, I can't see it having any place in an interview for a career-level position.

### Production Tester at Fesco was asked...

Jan 26, 2010
 Do you consider yourself a patient person?3 AnswersCan you let me know what did you answer for this?I stated,"While others may say/think otherwise, I consider myself a patient person. I am a candid person, and sometimes my willingness to tell the truth can be perceived as impatient."I w you can tell me what

### Design Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Sep 10, 2012
 A puzzle. Create 4 equilateral triangles from 6 matchsticks of equal length2 Answersa 3-d pyramid with a triangular baseOr a "star of David" would work too.
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