Senior Technical Professional
Where I grew up, I didn't have very much exposure to the oil and gas industry. But while I was pursuing my master's degree, Halliburton representatives came to my campus to recruit students. I attended their presentation and I learned about the world of opportunities in the oil and gas industry for mechanical engineers.
After I joined Halliburton, I went to training in Carrollton, Texas, for about 1½ years. I learned about different products. I worked on different software tools that help mechanical engineers to design the various technologies we use. I even visited field locations a couple of times and worked with people in the field to help me understand their needs.
I currently work at our technology center in Pune, India. My training continued when I returned to India. In fact, the training is never over. We learn something every day.
We work closely with the Duncan Technology Center in Oklahoma to design and develop various types of equipment that are exposed to high pressures and high temperatures. My main goal is making the jobs of the people in the field easier. I can do this by developing equipment that's safe, reliable and easier to operate.
Teamwork is an important part of my job. For example, as a mechanical engineer, there are certain things I won't know about the electrical or chemical aspect of a design. So I may work closely with a chemical engineer or an electrical engineer to ensure that the equipment operates correctly.
I work with people around the world. We use videoconferences, emails and telephones. We collaborate and put all the pieces together so that equipment is reliable and safe to operate.