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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 and work with experienced seismic researchers in SCR. Exploration for geothermal resources requires identifying zones of high temperature within the subsurface. In this internship you will conduct a study into the dependency of seismic velocities to the temperature variations in and around geothermal resources. You will contribute to the theory of rock physics and the dependence of seismic wave propagation on temperature. You will also write modelling software to demonstrate the impact of temperature on seismic wave propagation.

Candidates should have a good understanding of the theory of seismic wave propagation and may possibly have already written seismic modelling code. They should enjoy new challenges and have good communication skills.


  • Conducting a study into the theory of seismic wave propagation and its dependence on temperature
  • Developing seismic modeling software
  • Participating in regular meetings to discuss project status
  • Writing technical reports and presenting to peers

Required Skills

  • Good knowledge of the theory of seismic wave propagation and rock physics
  • Proficient in programming languages (e.g.: Matlab, Python, C++ or other)
  • May have written seismic modelling code already
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration


A BSc in physical science or mathematics and studying towards a Masters or PhD involving seismic or other wave propagation.