It's August already?!?!
—That means only two more weeks left with my internship in Houston—and then I head out to Guatemala! I’m so excited! But first things first…
My project review last Thursday went so well! I was super nervous the days leading up to it, and was worried that my manager would be unimpressed with the progress and results I had come up with. My greatest fear was that I had overlooked something, or that they would stump me with a question or design concern.
Thankfully, none of that happened! I was given a lot of great feedback on my work, and was able to answer and clarify all the questions they posed. I had been studying the stuff so closely, that I had gotten to the point where I understood every detail of the mechanism and what my analysis concluded of the system. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have been so nervous over the review since it wasn’t as intense as I imagined in my mind—but it’s better that I was prepared for the worst! After I presented, my manager then steered me towards a new direction and suggested the next leg of my project. Now I will be working on the actual design of the compensator system (using what I know now about how it will behave in different borehole environments). This means I need to figure out a way to best lay out the inner-workings of the completions tool to allow for maximum efficiency, stay within design parameters and account for any risk/possible failures that might occur. I most likely will use a CAD program (like AutoCAD or ProE) to draft up my design. I’m sure that as soon as I mention it to my papa, he will get excited and bombard me with AutoCAD tips and tricks since it is in within the realm of his expertise–being an architect/engineer himself :) So that’s what I’ll be doing in my remaining time of my internship; at the end, I will present again to a larger group of engineers. aah! but that’s too stressful to think about right now!
I definitely deservedsome fun after my intense week at work. This past weekend, I partied it up in H-town with a few other interns at a popular club in Midtown —it was so crowded! We waited in line for quite a bit of time before entering the huge venue, which was 3 stories high and had multiple dance floors and DJs. The people I was with said they had never seen the club so packed; the entire time I was on sensory overload–the massive amount of people and energy made it so much fun! On a different night, Stassy and I went with our friend Pablo to a much smaller party/kickback and hung out with students from the University of Houston. I spent the rest of my weekend relaxing, running errands and working on an assignment for the Guatemala research trip with my partner, Sophy. Anyway, that’s all that’s new with me—hope y’all are having a good week!