Statoil is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. In just a few years Statoil has positioned itself as one of the largest lease holders in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Our GoM portfolio is managed out of our Houston office. The Statoil Houston office, which was established in 2002, also manages our Alaska, Marcellus, Eagle Ford and Bakken shale gas portfolios. To date Statoil has invested more than USD $11 billion in US upstream activities, and currently produces more than 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. We have US offices located in Anchorage, Austin, Houston, Stamford and Washington D.C. USA, and are looking for talented people to contribute to our growing activity base.
Development and Production USA (DPUSA) is responsible for Statoil’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments across the US. Technological innovation, rigorous safety standards, and environmental awareness drive our operations in the US and have helped Statoil to build a portfolio of onshore, offshore and exploration assets in some of the industry’s most exciting energy resource areas. Statoil’s US headquarters are located in Houston, TX. We also have offices in Austin, TX, Stamford, CT and Washington D.C, as well as in Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities in even the most challenging situations to contribute to our organization.

Job description

  • Under the general guidance of the applicable Manager, the Engineer Intern is responsible for the completion of a project supporting drilling, completions, production or reservoir engineering and operations.
  • The work is to be conducted in a safe, legal, and environmentally/socially responsible and effective manner, and in conformance with established Statoil guidelines, policies, procedures, and applicable governmental regulations.
  • The position will be at either our Austin, TX office or one of our Field locations (Eagle Ford, Marcellus or Bakken).
  • The Intern Engineer reports to the respective Sub-Surface, D&C or O&M Function Manager. Under the day to day guidance of an experienced engineering mentor.
  • Responsibilities and Duties
  • The key responsibilities of the Petroleum Engineering Intern include:
  • Gain hands-on engineering experience working on a project which will directly impact the business.
  • Work directly with other engineers and professionals in the different assets as a team and see how people work together at Statoil.
  • Develop your skills under the supervision and guidance of an assigned, experienced mentor.
  • Work with your mentor to make a final project presentation.
  • Display and present your project in an end-of-summer poster session.
  • Use the internship program as a gateway to explore job opportunities within Statoil.


  • Requirements
  • Pursuing a BS or higher in Petroleum Engineering
  • Sophomores or Juniors Only

Personal qualities

  • Use foresight, and identify opportunities and challenges
  • Be imaginative, ambitious and stimulate new ideas
  • Challenge accepted truths and enter unfamiliar territory
  • Make clear demands on each other and push for constructive change
  • Understand and manage risk
  • Be truthful and act with integrity
  • Be curious, work together and share experience
  • Promote and value diversity
  • Communicate in a precise way, give and accept constructive feedback
  • Bring up ethical issues and challenges immediately
  • Deliver on promises
  • Continuously develop sound expertise, demonstrate commercial awareness and customer orientation
  • Strive for simplification and clarity, and focus on value-adding activities
  • Act decisively and be loyal to decisions
  • Show dedication and endurance, follow through and pay attention to important details
  • Cause zero harm to people and prevent accidents
  • Reduce the negative impact of our activities and products on the environment
  • Act within the law and comfortably within our own ethical policy
  • Demonstrate social responsibility and contribute to sustainable development
  • Respect the individual, help others to succeed and contribute to a positive working environment

We offer

Not applicabale.

General information

Our values are to be courageous, open, hands-on and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.
Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.