For the past month I have been interning at Technip, a France based subsea engineering company. Technip is a multinational, world-class company that carries out project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.
I have been working out of the Technip office located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador with the department that focuses primarily on Dynamic Analysis. What that means is we determine if the risers and umbilicals Technip uses for its clients will survive instillation, environmental factors, and much more. To do this we have to run many programs and check to see if factors such as utilization, tension, friction, and other forces will negatively affect the risers and umbilicals. If the these factors are too large or too small, we must come up with a way to fix it which can take days of thinking of a solution.
For the month of August I assisted engineers with different projects. I was tasked with things such as figuring out how much mass and volume a buoy should have to float at a 200 metre drop from an FPSO, and to run programs on my computer using a program called OrcaFlex.
The St. John’s office has a great sense of community and I always felt welcome. The people here were amazing and the help they provided me was invaluable. Tomorrow is my last day and I’m sad to go, but this experience has been once in a lifetime and I wanted to thank SHAD and Technip for giving me the best summer ever.