Schlumberger Interview – How Schlumberger will interview you?

by Shayne Coleman on August 23, 2011


Getting hired with Schlumberger is not an easy job because personnel need to prepare and know how to present themselves properly. By following the interview guideline, you will have more chance to get the Schlumberger job.

What type of person that Schlumberger is looking for?

Schlumberger is looking for new engineers who have outstanding leadership skills. Working in the oilfield under pressure is not a condition that everyone can withstand, therefore engineers must be able to handle tough situations which can happen anytime.

Moreover, the company wants engineers who can manage business effectively and professionally. Interviewers will ask you what you will do if personnel drops and the employees aren’t performing well. Also, as a new engineer, candidates must be able to impress clients and deliver professional services.

Additionally, the company looks for people with highly self-motivated personalities. As an engineer, you must show a “can do” attitude, no matter how tough the situation is.

How will Schlumberger interview people?

Schlumberger has a special interview program. Interviewees will go through the steps listed below:

1. Introduce yourself: You must proficiently introduce yourself in English and you will then be asked about your strengths and weaknesses. Interviewers will, of course, ask you why you are interested in the position.

2. Attend a group project: If you are selected as a candidate, you will get a chance to do a group project. Many potential new hires will be separated into groups and a project will be assigned to each group with specific criteria. Once the group is formed, a project manager must be assigned. If you’re hoping to be hired, volunteering yourself as the project manager is recommended. After the group project, each group will present what they did during the activity. You will need to be enthusiastic and show leadership.

3. Interview with HR manager: At this stage, you will be interviewed by the Schlumberger manager. Even though you have already passed the second stage, you will need to make a good impression on the manager as well. Basically, he/she will ask you general questions and look for how well you present yourself. They will also give you an example of a tough situation to see how well you would handle that situation.

4. Get field exposure: This is the last step before you are hired by Schlumberger. You will be sent into the field to see how everyone works. There will some things you’ll need to learn during this dream. While on location, you should be eager to learn and ask a lot of questions, since you’ll be monitored closely and evaluated during the field exposure. However, if by now you feel the job isn’t suited for you, you can reject the company offer later on. It’s a win-win situation.

If you pass all four steps, Schlumberger will hire you as a trainee engineer. You can see that the interview process is pretty tough and time consume.

How can you prepare yourself for the Schlumberger interview?

• Language – if you are not a native English speaker, you may need to improve your communication skill especially when speaking and listening.

• Leadership – the leadership skill is the biggest skill the company is looking for. You must demonstrate this in order to get the job.

• Eagerness and enthusiasm – you need to show them that you are eager to learn and looking for a challegne in your career.

Finally, I wish this article would help you out for preparing your interview with Schlumberger.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

jua de dios August 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm

soy de guinea ecuatorial, y graduado uni versitarioen la facultad de ingenieria Civil
dedes 2008, tienen alguna posicion al respecto


Leonardo E. Lopez September 5, 2011 at 5:13 am


Good day, I’m An instrument technician here in the philippines, installation, caibration, and i’m new in supervision in installation. Is there any possibilities that an instrument technican like me, become a part of slb. if so where to apply and how start with the first step.

thanks, Leonardo E. Lopez


Shayne Coleman September 7, 2011 at 8:27 pm

it is different from engineer position. I recommend you to walk into the SLB offlice in your home country and ask for the position directly. It may not may not be hard to get the job but it is worth to try.


hussain mohammed abd al kreem October 13, 2011 at 7:42 am

iam engineering in feul and energy search from working


Shayne Coleman October 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm

You can go to and apply for the position.


Wladimir Chávez December 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hello Shayne Coleman
I´m quite grateful for your advice, so i have to tell you thanks a bunch.
I would like to know how is the writing test? Could you give me the topics and examples please?
this is my email to stay in touch
Take care


Shayne Coleman December 14, 2011 at 5:36 am

I don’t think the SLB has the writing test. Please correct me if I am wrong.


tsopgo clovis December 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

bonjour, je suis un ingénieur en construction industrielle. je veux savoir comment je peux postuler à schumberger.


imad gharbi December 21, 2011 at 10:42 am

اهلا. انا عامل على سطح الحفارة ابحث عن عمل في schlumberger


IQ. Moises Alejandro Hernandez January 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

soy de centla tabasco mexico, y graduado universidad tecnologico de centla en la facultad de ingenieria quimica
dede 2010, tienen alguna posicion al respecto, notifiquelo por favor se lo agradesco, buen dia


مصطفى محمد العريان عبد الستار February 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

انا كميائى خريج2009 ارغب فى وظيقه بالشركه ارجو عند طلب خريجين جدد ان يتم ابلاغى


Ali M. Helal March 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Dear Coleman,

Good Day.

I am a Chemical Engineer from iraq and i looking for a job in SLB. did SLB have an application form for employments? and how can i get it?

thanks and best regards


Shayne Coleman March 16, 2012 at 3:33 am

Hi Ali,

Can you check out this link?


ramadan April 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

انا تخصص الادارة الهندسية موهل ماجستر فى الادارة الهندسية خبرة فى حقول نفطية 13 سنة فى مجال هندسية كهربائةية وتكيف وتبريد
ابحت عمل بشركة ارجو ارسل يمييل فى حالة وجود عمل عندكم


thuong September 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

i think that SLB company have a good reputation and more challenge.


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