Orel
Engineering Intern – Summer 2012, Production Engineer – Spring 2013

Oxy’s interns have countless opportunities to make their mark.  As an intern, I appreciated the opportunity to work on a meaningful project. My project involved helping Oxy sign a new chemical contract by organizing and executing a trial of different vendors’ foamer surfactant to determine which product unloaded gas wells most efficiently. Whether it was becoming more familiarized with cap-strings, making sure that the vendors and production coordinators were on the same page, or putting together my final recommendation, I was given a great deal of responsibility and learned how to successfully manage a project from start to finish. 

One of the most valuable parts of my internship was gaining hands-on experience in the field. I enjoyed learning in a non-academic, real-world setting. Being on-site while coil tubing and slick line units were actually working, for example, helped me to better understand how they are implemented and the type of work for which they are used.  

Without a doubt, my internship was rewarding and prepared me to succeed at Oxy. It was a great starting point in my career.

Orel