As a drilling engineering intern, you were to arrive in the office pretty early (prior to 7:00am) to sit in on a morning call out to the drilling/workover rig or the completion crew. Depending on the day you oftentimes had at least one other meeting throughout the day to sit in on. The rest of the day was spent working on your technical project assigned at the beginning of the summer. Sporadically throughout the summer there would be lunch & learns, plant tours, sporting events, and other networking events sprinkled in during work days. Intern were on a 9/80 schedule, so 9-hour workdays for 9 days every 2 weeks. Fridays alternated between 8-hour days and off-days. The weekends were free for the interns to travel, shop, and go do whatever.
My typical day as the tactical execution engineer starts off with cross functional engagements to understand any major operational issues that took place. As the hub for many cross functional teams, I help facilitate and coordinate activities that have huge knock on effects among teams and business partners. Additional time is also devoted to running models and sensitivities supporting supply chain management to help identify long term resource needs, when to onboard crews, and support contract negotiations.