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Geothermal Life Cycle Assessment Internship Cambridge 2024

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act - how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.


SLB's Research Center based in Cambridge is part of SLB global network of research and engineering centres. Our research center is a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art research and computing facilities. We work on applied research projects in the physical sciences to meet the current and future challenges of the industry.

SLB's Research Center based in Cambridge is a distinctive marquee-like structure dominating the High Cross site on the western outskirts of Cambridge, England. This spectacular building was completed in 1985 and the smaller second phase was opened in 1992. It has recently been classified as a Grade II listed building. Altogether, there are more than 930 m2; of laboratory space and offices for more than 100 scientists, technicians and domain experts.

The role

You will be part of the multi-disciplinary Thermal Energy team developing technologies for geothermal energy production and well construction.

Your role will be to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for geothermal energy production. The work builds on existing LCA studies and will capture the most recent developments in the geothermal industry. This will be a desk study using literature, public and other data sources as well as various software packages. As part of the internship you will write a software application that conducts LCAs for various geothermal scenarios. The study will involve working closely with research scientists and engineers in SCR and will result in a detailed report and a new software application.

Candidates should be detail oriented, enjoy new challenges and have good communication skills.


  • Conducting Life Cycle Assessment study
  • Developing a LCA modeling software application
  • Participating in regular meetings to discuss project status
  • Writing technical reports and presenting to peers

Required Skills

  • Project planning
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Programming languages (e.g.: Matlab, Python)


  • Studying towards a Bachelors or Masters in engineering or physical science.
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