Cape Breton University engineering technology students, Gordy Crowley and Travis Mulley, are two of 35 students in North America that have been accepted into Schlumberger Field Camp. Schlumberger is the largest oil field service company in the world. The camp, which runs from December 16-20, is held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and exposes trainees to real life situations in the oil service industry.
For Crowley, a native of Margaree Forks, N.S., he feels extremely fortunate to have been chosen for the camp. “It’s an amazing thing to know that all the hard work I’ve put in over the past few years has been recognized and that I have the opportunity to represent CBU in Tulsa. Schlumberger is the largest oil field service company in the world and to have an organization like this take interest in me feels pretty amazing and a bit surreal,” he says.
During the five day camp, Crowley and Mulley will participate in drills and other activities that mirror real-life work situations. At the end of the camp, trainees will have a thorough understanding of what is expected of a field technician working at Schlumberger. For students who successfully complete the camp, employment with the company is also quite possible.
The training camp is highly competitive to get into with students applying from universities from all over North America. The fact that Crowley and Mulley have been accepted demonstrates that CBU students stand out on an international stage and speaks volumes to the strength of the engineering department at CBU.
Mulley, who is from Dalem Lake, N.S., feels that he has a great opportunity in front of him. “It was almost overwhelming to have been selected for this camp. Knowing that there were so many applicants and to have stood out among them in such a way is quite an honour,” he says.
Both students are set to graduate this coming spring and each has big plans for the future. Following graduation, Mulley plans on entering the workforce but for now is focused on finishing his studies and doing well at the Schlumberger camp. Crowley, intends on pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable energy once he gets a few years of work experience underneath him.