Intern - Petrotech Engineer (corporate)

Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We realize that, historically, underrepresented groups feel the need to be 100% qualified in order to apply. If you meet any combination of our requirements, we encourage you to apply. We strive to hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

Job Summary

The Intern position will gain hands-on experience that may include research, analysis and providing support to staff within an assigned area of responsibility.  This internship position will be based in the Oklahoma City corporate office.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists with analyzing and interpreting engineering data for various assignments which may include: solving engineering problems, production optimization, well planning, cost analysis, completions evaluations, reservoir characterization, etc.
  • Assists Engineers in designing, planning, and execution of the company's drilling program.
  • Drafts and defends technical reports for engineering and management personnel.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Chesapeake's Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specific Skills

  • Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications.  Able to learn company specific applications.
  • Able to effectively manage time and prioritize projects in order to meet established deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of co-workers, clients, and other external contacts.
  • Able to effectively abide company policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Able to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team. 
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately. 
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying basic principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of the oil and gas industry.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Knowledge of the project management process and the ability to lead a work process.
  • Ability to deliver presentations and write technical papers.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and apply learning across regions and operating areas.
  • Basic knowledge of drilling operations.
  • Ability to solve problems applicable to well operations, logistics, sourcing and safety.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree from accredited university in an Engineering program at an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program required.
    • Petroleum, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering degree preferred.

Additional Qualifications

  • Will graduate no earlier than December 2025


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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