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Schlumberger Field engineer internship interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Good
Interview Tips
Better to have a sports profile
Mention POR's
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why do you want to join Schlumberger?
  • Question 2: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 3: Explain some POR's in your resume.
  • Question 4: What do Schlumberger do?
  • Question 5: What do you mean by Oil exploration and production?
  • Question 6: Do you travel alone?
Interview Experience
Very nice!
Peaceful 20 min interview.
Interview Tips
Be confident and explain everything properly to the point.
Round 3

Skills

Skills Tested

  • Confidence
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Schlumberger Field engineer internship interview

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Saharsh JhunjhunwalaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
HR Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Experience
It was a really chilled out interview with the interviewer asking normal hr questions
Skills

Skills Tested

  • HR Skills
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Group Activity HR Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
There will be an initial shortlist for GD. Its a simple GD, with probably 8-10 people and there will be 2 or 3 co-reps judging you. My topic was something like: Whether a consumer is the dominating force in the market (I don’t remember it exactly but basically you had to justify if consumer was the ultimate deciding factor in the market. It was simple.
Interview Tips
Skills Reqd: General communication skills and some general knowledge to give examples for supporting your arguments. You should be able to function in a group under stressful conditions. Too much jargon? What I mean to say is that just stay calm and show some leadership in dividing work and prepare some answers together. Questions: While marketing your car you need to mention some salient features in agreement to you. Do’s: The general GD rules apply, sit straight, talk clearly, look pleased and pretend you’re enjoying the discussion! On a serious note, give others a chance to speak and try to “moderate” the discussion Don’ts: Don’t start babbling something without thinking, don’t be argumentative rather justify why you wouldn’t agree with some point. Your opening sentence should not be conclusive: I agree or disagree with this topic.
Round 2

Group Activity

Interview Experience
People shortlisted for Phase 2 were divided into groups of 5. In each set, 2 groups of people entered the interview room and were seated in opposite corners. It was a 1+1+10+5 minute round and they handed us a Mechanix play set with its manual. In the first minute, we had to choose a car design, in second min we had to decide among ourselves who will make which car parts. We had 10 mins to complete the design and then we had to market our car to the other group in the remaining 5 minutes. They were allowed to ask questions on our designs and express their opinions about our answers.
Interview Tips
Do’s: Its important to be heard by the interviewer hence make valid points through out the activity. Be nice to your team members, decide on certain points which you are going to talk about with your team, try to help out those who are fitting in the parts if you are done with yours. Try to remember your role and stay calm - You are not designing an Audi! Don’ts: Don’t argue with your team mates when the interviewer questions your group and you don’t agree with the answer of one of your team members. Don’t be aggressive but make sure you have raised valid points.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Finally the shortlisted students appeared for a PI and the panel was of about 6 people. My interview lasted for about 35-40 mintues. Usually they will ask you about yourself and probably crack a few jokes to make you feel comfortable. Laugh along! After they have asked you some general HR questions like: Tell me something about yourself, they will scan your CV. My interview was mostly about my internship at Cairn Energy, details about the project, skills, outcomes and loads of technical questions related to the same. They will ask a lot of quick questions like the range of sonic log, reservoir development or exploration problem etc. and at one point almost everyone (except the HR) was questioning me simultaneously. Then there were a lot of specifics asking my preference of working in a team or working alone, whether I enjoyed “Selling or pitching in clients”, which segment I would prefer, why a job over PhD etc.
Interview Tips
Do’s: Answer honestly and be yourself! Don’t be pretentious - They will be judging for themselves your knowledge and skills. Revise your projects thoroughly and basics of seismic prospecting, well logging, data processing and inversion. Try to stress on your achievements and positive points on your CV. They want to see if you will be fun to work with (I tried not to be too serious and joked with them on many occasions!) Don’ts: Don’t be nervous and if you are just take a couple of seconds to compose yourself. If they ask you something you don’t know try not to guess.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • C language
Skill Tips
Usually a CG of 8 and above is preferred since they are hiring for a technical role. If your CG is too high, you might end up justifying the reasons for not wanting to pursue a Ph.D! Its always a plus point to know the following: Some experience of programming in MATLAB, FORTRAN, C, Shell etc. as your research/intern projects. Also, knowledge of commercial software such as Petrel, Geoframe, Paradigm etc. as a part of your industrial experience can also help. They ask in details about projects and internships from whatever you have written on your CV. They value if you have interned with a good oil & gas company and have some industrial exposure. I think its the most important factor for them under this category. Tangible results of the project- in form of a research paper, 3D models are appreciated. They are mostly interested to know if you have worked in Seismics, Seismology, Well logging and interpretation. Some international exposure can be useful (Total Summer program, Paris was very beneficial for my interview).
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • MATLAB,
  • FORTRAN,
  • C language,
General Tips
Revise subjects like Geophysical signal processing, seismic methods, sequence stratigraphy and general inversion. They will like to know that you are very clear in your basics because they can teach you the advanced stuff! I personally enjoyed each stage of the selection process and I would suggest applicants to do the same. Talking to alumni at Schlumberger prior to the interview is a great idea.
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Group Activity HR Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
“Crystal Ship”
Interview Experience
I chipped in 3-4 times. My points were accepted by the group in general. Also I expressed my support and extended a point mentioned by another person in the group. It was a decent discussion with very little arguments or chaos.
Interview Tips
Be patient. Listen to what others have to say. Make sure that whatever you say is relevant and adds value to the
discussion, no matter how fewer words you speak.
Round 2

Group Activity

Interview Experience
A group of 7 students were given 3 minutes to choose a design for a toy car. 7 minutes to implement it from memory and another 5 minutes to sell it to the invigilators.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
It started with tell me something about yourself. In my answer I mentioned that I want to do a field job from where the next series of questions came. Why a field job? Why not an office job? Why not higher studies? Why not MBA? How long do you plan to stay in the field? How do you think you will be able to do it after say 3 years when you plan to settle down? What has been your involvement in campus? Tell in brief 3 initiatives you took as the president of the hostel. Are you afraid of water? Do you swim? Do you have any relatives in the oil field? What companies did you interview with? I answered the questions honestly. After 2-3 rounds of cross questioning, every time I was able to give them a reason for a particular choice I made.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    I was sure that I do not want to go for higher studies just after IIT, but still gave GRE thinking that after 2 years I may apply. Because of the same reason, I ruled out the option for CAT and GMAT and chose to do a job. Now looking at the list I have mentioned in the companies I interviewed with, it becomes apparent that I did not decide which sector to go for. But it was not like that. I realized that it was not possible for me to try my hand at every option I had. So, I decided to prepare for core and consulting. Consulting because what I learnt from seniors I thought I would enjoy it and core because it was one area I thought I had a good grip on and was easier to prepare. For core, you can revise some of the basics of courses like EE 370, EE 610, C/C++, VHDL/Verilog (try to do it a little bit early as during the placement semester a lot of other things will take up your time). Also you should be thorough with your internship and thesis. You can easily impress the interviewer in these areas if you have a good hold on them. To prepare for consulting, I read a few cases by myself (a whole bunch of consulting guides are available on the SPO placement portal). Then attended the mock sessions organized by the consulting club. Also formed groups of three to practice more case studies. Because of inadequate reading I think I lacked a basic practical approach as compared to my peers. I was bad at guess estimates in particular and prayed till the last day that I may not face one. Resume is also a very important aspect in your preparation. Prepare it well in advance, take feedback from a couple of seniors working in that particular sector and do incorporate those changes which you think will help improve its impact on the recruiter. Practice is the only way out to crack GD’s and tests. Don’t do too much of it either. First and foremost try to find out what kind of a job you would want to do by gathering information by reading about it yourself, talking to people working in that industry, matching it with your priorities and your long term goals. It sounds difficult but trust me it’s better to do some thinking now then to regret later.<br />
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    Prepare your resume well. Even if it is a small point in your resume be prepared to speak at least 2-3<br />
    meaningful sentences about it.<br />
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    No matter however trivial it seems, please do not rush with whatever you are saying. First think and develop a strong argument to support your statement. Also please try to avoid any preconceived notions you might have formed during preparation time to interfere with your attitude on the final day. Stay focused to answer the question asked to you then.<br />
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    No matter what do not speak until you are sure, but once you are don't change your answer until and unless the interviewer points out the flaw in your assumption.<br />
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    Be genuine and sound convincing. Once you take a stand, be firm on it no matter whatever extreme situations the interviewer throws on you. Start reading about whatever sector interests you. It’s never too early to start. Prior knowledge will count a lot not only in your preparations but will also help you in making better decisions about what you want. As it will happen, some interviews will go good some bad, don't get disheartened because no good will come out of it. Moreover, you will spoil the next interviews. Go with a smile in every interview and be yourself. Just think about doing well in this interview and nothing else. Hope you make the most out of the time and resources you have and enjoy as well.
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    Schlumberger Junior field engineer internship interview

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    Chinthan MuthurajFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Junior field engineer role at Schlumberger
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist HR Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    The first round of shortlisting was a resume shortlist in which 24 people were shortlisted.
    Interview Tips
    Show that you are a unique candidate and that you are both physically and mentally capable of working in harsh conditions.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
    • Question 2: Tell us what you know about Schlumberger and the internship experience with the company.
    • Question 3: Why are you a good fit for this internship?
    Interview Experience
    We were given about half an hour to prepare for these questions after the initial shortlist was released and we had to present our answers to these three questions to the panel of judges. We had a strict time limit of three minutes and we were stopped if we reached this limit.
    Interview Tips
    Be confident
    Present yourself as a good fit for the company, and give proof for the same
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    After the first round of HR interviews, we were again shortlisted and about 10 people were remaining. This round was another HR interview in which different people were asked different types of questions. The majority of questions were as follows:

    General ice breakers, questions related to our first round answers
    Situational questions. (What would you do if you were in the middle of nowhere and your car broke down? etc.)
    Resume related questions (About hands-on projects and internships we have done)
    Why Schlumberger?
    Why should Schlumberger take you?
    etc.

    Then there were a set of mandatory questions that everyone was asked:
    Are any of your family members in the oil and gas industry?
    Are you afraid of the water?
    Interview Tips
    Again, be confident with your answers. They are looking for thought process more than final answers in the situational questions.
    Be thorough with your resume.
    Prove that you can adapt to any work conditions.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Physical Strength
    • Adaptability
    • Dynamic Personality
    • Confidence
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    Schlumberger Junior field engineer internship interview

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    Rohan AjithFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Junior field engineer role at Schlumberger
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist HR Interview Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Good, I like the fact that it was not pure academics based and took extra curricular and PORs into account.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    Good. Company based questions were well drafted and common through out.
    The 3 minute statement procedure wherein we had to describe ourself, about out expectations from the internship and why we fit their profile was innovative and time saving.
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    I am considering the last interview as technical interview where in I had to explain my previous internship.
    I liked the overall format and how it was just contained to my experience in work field and not just in the academics.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Innovating
    • Grasping Power
    • Positions Of Responsibility POR
    • Speaking Skills
    • Speaking Skills
    • Leadership Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Team Player
    • Able To Speak With Perception
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Videos
    • Youtube.com,
    • Interview Videos On Youtube,
    General Tips
    Be confident<br />
    Have prior interest in their profile, since it is unique.<br />
    Be thorough with what you have to present.
    Motivation for applying
    training intrinsic profile<br />
    Oil and gas industry<br />
    Technological province of the comlNy in upstream oil and gas industry<br />
    Excellent environment for learning in the company:
    Funny Moments
    The situation based questions were fun and eye opening. One of these being "are you afraid of water", being asked of I can swim or not. I replied" sir, I can swim in a swimming pool. But if you drop me in Ocean, I would surely die!". To which the interviewer replied "so would I kid!".
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    Schlumberger Junior field engineer interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for Junior field engineer role at Schlumberger
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Group Activity HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Resume based shortlisting
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Duration
    10-15 Minutes
    Interview Experience
    "Change the topic" was the topic of the GD. All the GD topics were random like this one. Another topic I can remember is "Hakuna Matata".About 8 members were part of the GD.Speak something sensible about the topic and you'll clear the GD. I think for Schlum it is more an elimination round than a selection round. Most of them cleared GD in my group.
    Interview Tips
    Only one guy who was silent was left out. So, use the opportunity and speak!
    Round 3

    Group Activity

    Interview Experience
    We were divided into groups of 4 and were given a few building blocks to build something stable and that can move (4 groups per each group activity round). They then exchange the group models and ask them to sell it to the other groups, as in, you try to sell another group's model. Other groups can ask you two questions each.
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: On my institute life
    • Question 2: What I would have done differently, if given another chance.
    • Question 3: A few were also based on my resume.
    Interview Experience
    Interview started on points outside my resume. They tried to make it a stress interview initially. Then moved on to questions on my institute life and what I would have done differently, if given another chance. A few questions were also based on my resume.
    Interview Tips
    Interviews are not orthodox. Expect some weird questions and maintain your cool while answering. Prepare a good answer for convincing them that you're not going to do an MBA anytime soon. They are looking for people who'll stay in the company for more than 2 years at least. So, make your answers sound like that . Didn't specifically prepare for this. Know your resume well and more importantly know yourself well.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Puzzels
    • Team playing
    • Leadership skills.
    Skill Tips
    I was confident and my answers were to the point. Knew my resume well. Was able to justify all the questions based on my resume and personality.Started working on my resume earlier though (September may be). Yes, starting earlier would have helped.Resume, courses, project works, little prep for CAT, interview prep - HR answers towards the end. Group prep helps (Wing GDs, mock interviews)
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Economics from the books available on lan,
    General Tips
    Yes. I started preparing for fin companies after getting shortlisted for DB and Credit Suisse.Read the business parts in the news paper and Economic Times, went through some basics in fin and economics from the books available on lan , did some puzzles, CAT prep to some extent. It might have been the right way of going but it wasn't enough. It didn't work out <br />
    well in the end.Brushed up all my internship project works. Being thorough with them is very important.Went through the basics of few related courses. Take good care on what courses you put on resume, because you need to be thorough with them.
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    Schlumberger FIELD ENGINEER interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for FIELD ENGINEER role at Schlumberger
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    I had a standard resume for this company as per our institute placement cell norms. Resume is one of the most important parts in placement preparation. A student should dedicate at least 3-4 days for resume preparation. I specifically highlighted my extracurricular with facts and figures and tried to write about my projects in short as my technical knowledge was poor. I used to change my “Area of Interests” as well as subjects studied according to the company. I tried to write those field as my interests in which I had thorough knowledge. Schlumberger looks for people with all round performance and specially if you are into sports its a added advantage.
    Interview Tips
    Try to include details about your achievements in sports.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    The final round was an interview. There were two interviewers, one was an IIT Roorkee alumni and other was a senior personnel from one of their foreign offices. They were trying to make it a stress interview. I remained very cheerful throughout the interview and this helped me a lot I guess.
    The first question was regarding my look (I keep a bald head). I defended it by saying that I am confident and hence I like it. After hearing that I am from Bhopal, they gave me a virtual situation to answer. They asked me what I would do if I am posted in Sudan and the Sudanese people hate Indians. Additionally I had to keep in mind that I am just a six month old recruit in Schlumberger and there are around eight senior employees who are from Sudan. My first response to such a situation was that I would ask for a replacement. He laughed at me and told me that it is not a solution. Then I explained to him that I would try to make my fellow workers understand that may be Indians are good at something and it is because of this we are called for such jobs. I also told him that I would tell them about our history and that we Indians are a very peaceful race and haven’t had wars for thousands of years. He then asked me if I was trying to project that Indians are superior to other races to which I replied no. I said that we are first humans and then citizens of some country and because of the upbringing we may be good at something while others may be better at something else. I said the same thing in different ways twice or thrice, so the Indian guy interrupted me and asked whether I have a habit of speaking too much. To this I said that yes and also told him that this might be because I am a bit stressed out. He literally shouted that I am boring as hell but I was still laughing.
    He then moved on to my resume and asked me about my intern in detail and also asked me about my extracurricular activities. On hearing about all this he said that I look like a guy who would go for an MBA and leave Schlumberger within a period of 2 years. I responded that I had never had such thoughts and I would like to experience industry culture for few years. He also asked where I see myself in five years to which I gave a lucid and simple reply.
    The foreigner asked that being an Indian I would be strongly attached to my family and asked would my father have any issues if I go outside. The Indian asked whether I had a girlfriend and would she have a problem if I was to go out. To all this I replied that they would have a problem initially but they are all educated individuals and they know that it is part and parcel of professional life to move out of a place/country and eventually they would be able to adjust accordingly.The interview concluded with me asking few questions related to profile and Schlumberger culture.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Motivation for applying
      Many of my seniors work at Schlumberger. They were the main source of information about the company and the kind of work there.
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      Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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      AnonymousFresherNot Selected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
      Interview Process
      Group Discussion Interview
      Round 1

      Group Discussion

      Interview Experience
      The topic they gave us was one I had done a GD on with my friends. No, this wasn’t a dream come true as they are well known to give the same topics year after year. In Schlumberger,the more you shout the better prospective rig engineer they see in you. The supervisor often used to go out to fag, and this gave us time to catch our breaths and start shouting again as soon as he re-entered. Expectedly I got short listed and was called for the interview process.
      Round 2

      Interview

      Interview Experience
      The interview was very easy and they focused on knowing why I was so interested in joining the company. I gave answers I believed in and was very honest. They asked me about how I would tackle a rebellious group of people in Africa. “Hotel Rwanda” came to the rescue and I thought I impressed them. I won't go into the details any more but the point is that
      Schlumberger people were really looking for confident people who are ready to take challenges. The results came in the night and I wasn’t able to make it through.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        There are all sorts of people one will come across at IIT. There are people who are sure about themselves and then there are people who are not. The people who are sure about themselves are not to be discussed here as this article wants the private account of the writer.<br />
        It was really during the pleasant industry experience I had that I became less unsure about doing a job. I thought a lot and finally converged on a few sectors which could interest me and the job would involve something I would have fun doing. The criteria were interest factor and of course money. The funny thing is that the more you consult and seek public opinion, the more confused you get. This is because of the wide range of opportunities there are in all the sectors. So my advice here would be to choose something you would like to do. Doing something you don't like for at least a dozen hours a day, daily, would make you search for alternatives. So make<br />
        an informed decision but not a confused one.<br />
        <br />
        <br />
        Importance of GDs and Aptitude tests:<br />
        We used to organize wing GDs and had detailed conversations over a variety of topics ranging from contemporary politics to issues of social relevance. Looking up to the placement site for the GD topics the companies gave won't hurt. It helped us a lot in building up an opinion and feeling confidant. Besides it also made us recognize our weaknesses and gave us a chance to improve upon them. The rest of the things, I did when the SPO notified<br />
        about them. For example the SPO would, from time to time, announce deadlines to make versions of our resumes and if one just follows them, it's enough. While making the resume, I used to discuss with friends and then alone and only then, write. Resume making workshops are also a great help. I wasn’t a serious CAT aspirant and so I was skeptical as to whether I would be able to compete in the initial short listing round of companies where they ask specifically, aptitude and English questions. But fortunately, there was this company which came about a week before the actual placements started and took its aptitude test. When I wasn’t short listed, I realized the importance it had in the process. I had a week's time and I somehow managed to improve upon my aptitude skills. My advice to the students is that they should at least be giving serious attention to their English comprehension skills and aptitude. You don't want to have an excellent resume (I don't mean that I had one) and a high CPI and not even clearing the first round.<br />
        <br />
        In Retrospection, I think that the most important part of the placement process is that it is a really good “learning experience”. I think I matured along the process and started feeling a lot surer about myself. I realized that friends are forever and the times of stress are the only time you realize their value.
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        Schlumberger Junior field engineer interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus for Junior field engineer role at Schlumberger
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Round 2

        Group Discussion

        Group Discussion Topic
        3 topics - 140 characters,Defense budget v/s Education budget and a topic related to ethics.
        Interview Experience
        GD was conducted for shortlisted candidates and candidates were divided into groups of 6 people.There were 3 topics and each topic was discussed for 2 minutes.No specific rules,like each person needs to speak,are to be followed during the GD.Anyone can initiate,intervene,etc. Finally we were asked to link all three topics and this discussion went on for another 2 minutes.
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Experience
        Only a single round lasting about 40-45 minutes.There were only 4 people in the panel and technical as well as HR questions were asked. First I was asked to go through my own resume, “Introduce/Tell us about yourself?".  E.g: “Where have you shown leadership qualities? Have you led a team? Size of team? What new initiatives did you take?” Core questions starting form basics like “How does an airplane fly?” to specific questions about the different types of engines used in airplanes,their specifications, etc. were asked. HR questions were put up like"What was the most difficult decision in your life?" and grilled on my internship for 15-20 minutes which I did in Transocean. (Another oil field services company).
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Leadership qualities
        • Athletic
        • Quick thinking
        • presence of mind
        Skill Tips
        Highlight any intern in Oil industry or anything related to that in your resume.Any POR or any sport activity which shows your leadership qualities should me mentioned in your resume.
        General Tips
        You need to be very good in the basics of your core courses and if you have done an internship in the oil industry, you will definitely be grilled on that.Questions will be asked in quick succession.
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