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My first months at Bayerngas Norge

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Eventually my curiosity for learning even more about the more practical sides of reservoir engineering grew strong and I started to look for opportunitiesin an oil company.

I was about to complete my PHD thesis in scientific computing when I realized that I was on a steadypath to become a geek. For years I had enjoyed studying and developing computer algorithms, and I started to wonder how they were applied outside University. I decided to leave the academic world to explore real life, and was lucky to get a position with Schlumberger.

Six year later, I had become a reservoir engineer with responsibility for training engineers using reservoir simulation softwareworldwide. My years with Schlumberger gave me the opportunity to still work with software but at the same time gain domain knowledge. Eventually my curiosity for learning even more about the more practical sides of reservoir engineering grew strong and I started to look for opportunitiesin an oil company. I was sure that I looked for a company where cross-domain work was expectedand where openness and curiosity was encouraged.

I was looking for a company that was smallenough for everyone in the organization to keep the overview and still large enough to provide anengineering society. With those criteria in mind, I chose to approach Bayerngas and was lucky to be offered a position. Now, with a month of seniority, I am currently excited about my very own oilwell! I have followed the drilling process closely, and these days I receive the first production data. I expect the next few months to become very interesting as the geologist and I get the new well datainterpreted in our 3D model.
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