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### Process Engineer Intern at BP was asked...

Sep 13, 2009
 You are in charge of building a pipeline 200 miles from the ocean to a refinery and there is a mountain range in the way. What issues are involved in this project?3 Answersmostly the mountainsHydrate formation Slugging and pressure lossPressure loss in the piping, the pumps may need a huge head / energy requirement to push the chemicals through. The different altitudes create a change in the chemical composition, increase vapor pressure which need to be compensated for before being pumped or reacted

### Director at Koch Industries was asked...

Apr 6, 2011
 Tell me about a time you had a co-worker issue - how did you handle it?4 AnswersTypical STAR question to ride out the clock if they are not serious about wanting you.did they pay for relocation to Wichita?Position was going to be based in Atlanta, GA and there was a relo package for the selected candidate.Show More ResponsesMy fellow coworker and I got into a fight during morning formation before PT. the Sargent on duty asked us to think of a way to be punished. This fellow worker and I decided to be bunkmates. To set aside our differences and try to become better team players. As of today we are still life long friends who can joke around about our first meeting.

### Petrotechnical Geology Intern at Schlumberger was asked...

Mar 11, 2013
 What is the most creative solution you had to a problem?3 Answerseverytime to be positive and smilein order to communicate easlyDaily life.

### 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

### 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.

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

Dec 13, 2011
 If you placed a perforating gun 2000 ft underneath the ground and ignite the charge. Which direction would it blast? If you were do the same, but the depth was 200 ft, would you expect the same direction? Why?3 Answerswould you mind to tell me were i can find the answer ?Where is the oxigen that is needed to ignite?don't you aim perf guns? Perhaps he is looking for the direction of the least horizontal stress in the earth ?

### Intern at Schlumberger was asked...

Oct 3, 2012
 Name 5 things you could use a gallon of water and a styrofoam cup for that don't involve holding water.2 AnswersMake a watering canThe stryofoam cup will float on water.

### REMS FreshOut Position at Schlumberger was asked...

Dec 12, 2012
 What are you most proud of? What has been your biggest failure? Name 4 days that start with T. and What are the ways of heat transfer? Explain what factors affect conduction. 2 AnswersDays: Tuesday, Thursday, Today, and Tomorrow Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation Conduction Factors: Temperature difference, Length, Material, Cross-sectional area"Name 4 days that start with T" I can't believe some hot shot actually thought this was a good question to ask in an interview.

### Field Engineer at Baker Hughes was asked...

Jan 29, 2014
 Average difficulty, just read the reviews here.2 AnswersWhen did you receive a decision and how were you notified?BHE ended on Wednesday,by Monday I got a call about the decision.

### Field Engineer at Baker Hughes was asked...

Feb 21, 2012
 Describe a time where you had two conflicting commitments. How did you handle the situation?2 AnswersThis question is probably one of the most difficult interview questions I've heard- it requires you to have been in a very specific situation that fits the question. This was asked during the group panel interview.HI... I´m from Venezuela and I`d like to know about your phone interview with Baher Hughes... Tell me how it was 4 you--here`s my e-mail lanti117@hotmail.com thanks
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