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The SRC mirage

the site I work at is absolutely GORGEOUS. There are many Schlumberger work sites throughout Houston; I work at the Schlumberger Reservoir Completion center (SRC) in Rosharon, about 22 miles away from where I live in Houston.The buildings are state of the art and structurally stunning. The campus is on 400 acres, and has lush landscape and man-made ponds all over the property.

The best way I can describe the work-site location is to analogize it to a mirage. Because to get here, you have to drive for miles and miles on an empty 2-lane highway bordered by rice fields. And then all of a sudden, you turn out of the road, and are surprised with this huge facility out in the middle of nowhere. The sight of it all is almost surreal…like a mirage.

Thankfully, I have a driver to take me to and from work every day, since the drive is pretty long. I end up sleeping since I leave my apartment at 7am in the morning, and leave the office at 5pm.

More about the office and my actual work a little later…until then, I’m free to explore Houston till Monday morning!

Dannah Almasco ’10

Mechanical Engineering and Business, Economics & Management, Class of 2010

Dannah is a senior in Fleming House, originally from San Diego, CA. She is a tour guide, a student reader for the freshman admissions committee, and a food critic for the campus newspaper. A member of the Caltech Dance Troupe, Dannah also practices yoga and aerobics. After graduating from Caltech, Dannah plans to enter the work industry; she has worked at the Caltech Biological Imaging Center and has had internships with Boeing in Los Angeles and Schlumberger in Houston, TX (see previous Caltech blog, “Adventures in Internships”). Her second blog “Class in Session: E/ME 105” discussed her experience in an engineering course that involved designing for (and traveling to!) the developing world of Guatemala. Read her latest blog: “Sweet Life of a Second Term Senior” to see how she keeps busy with her senior thesis and extracurricular activities.