Summer Internship with Halliburton – an organization with an extraordinary work culture

The work culture of his internship organization made a great impact on Parthiv who describes his internship experience at Halliburton as awesome.

About Author: – Parthiv Ghosh is a pre-final year B.Tech student at IIT Kharagpur. He interned in Asansol in the Petroleum Industry field.

In the past 2 years I have interned across 3 companies, namely ONGC, Tata Steel & Halliburton but my best internship till date has been with Halliburton! My internship was on Coal Bed Methane which is presently an upcoming field in the petroleum industry. During my stay at Asansol, I got the opportunity to see Drilling, Hydro fracturing and Cementing operations, all at different field sites which was a wonderful experience mentored by the best professionals in the Indian oil field industry as well as expatriates from other countries. I as an intern was grasping all the knowledge that I could get from the work going around at the fields and studied the operations extensively by observation. Since I am from a mining engineering background, I worked more on the intersection of Coalbed Methane and Coal mining, i.e. how do coal properties such as geological characteristics, permeability etc. affect the Coalbed Methane extraction operations.

Each field visit used to be for 12 hrs a shift and it used to drain all the energy from the body but then the company took great care of us. I was treated like any other employee at Halliburton, and all the expenses were well taken care of. Halliburton didn’t pay any stipend but I can assure you that the company must have spent at least Rs. 40,000 per intern during the entire month. Still better, they have an excellent work culture which is the charm of the company. Be it an intern, an employee or a crane operator, all are treated as equals. For example, there used to be yard meetings every morning (even on Sundays) sharp at 8 am where everyone present at the yard had to be there and it was like a big family discussing their daily agendas and issues. Nobody (even interns) calls anybody Sir/Madam and we all used to have our meals sitting together at the same place (includes the crane operator).

Halliburton gave me an introduction to the MNC work culture and their ethics too which is something very basic many companies lack at, but is an important thing for anybody working in the industry. Now it’s quite certain that in future when I pass out of the campus, I certainly would give a company’s work culture a high priority on choosing my career path.

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7 thoughts on “Summer Internship with Halliburton – an organization with an extraordinary work culture

  • August 25, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    i also want to pursue my internship in haliburton.Can anyone suggest me how to apply for internship in haliburton,India.I am doinng my B.E.(petroleum and offshore ) 4th year in AMET UNIVERSITY,Chennai.

  • September 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Hey….I am Kartik Varwade, currently in 3rd year M.Tech Dual Degree(Mining Engineering) in NIT-Rourkela.
    I also want to apply for internship in Halliburton.
    Can you suggest how you have applied for the internship and when the company gives notification for the internship.
    What are the requirements of Halliburton

  • September 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    can you please tell me the procedure to apply for an internship at haliburton ?

  • March 7, 2013 at 7:06 PM


    I’m doing my B.E.,Petroleum engineering in AMET UNIVERSITY,Chennai.
    I want to get internship in HALLIBURTON,India.
    Anyone tell me,How to get internship from HALLIBURTON?

  • March 10, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    How can I apply for internship in Halliburton


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