Okay, let’s get to the point. I shall act as if I haven’t been away all this while, and this post, along with the ones in the future, have been written right after the previous post.
Let me bring you up to date on the events till the date where this begins:
I started working for Schlumberger, a Paris-based oil services company, mid-September 2oo8 onwards. It is the biggest and the most respected service provider in the Oilfield business around the world (operating in over 8o countries) but, having always kept a low profile, very few have heard of it outside the industry. Currently, I am a Field Engineer, working in Mumbai High Offshore.
The job involves a lot of travel for training and business purposes. The company also believes in working in a multi-cultural environment for a more competitive workplace and to aid in the overall development of an engineer, which means that I have been to quite a few interesting places in the past ten months, and met more people from different nationalities than I have from India. Nearly half the number of engineers in our office are expats, which leads to interesting discussions and a very different work culture.
We started with an induction course at
Back from KL, I spent a couple of months in Mumbai, learning about this absolutely new job about which I was utterly clueless, interspersed with crazy weekends of fun. I was then sent to a small town in Andhra Pradesh that goes by the name of
I shall skip the details of the stay there for now. There will be time for it later. I came back to Mumbai after a few days, and having witnessed the horrors of the Mumbai attacks, left for
It is these travels and anecdotes related to them that I will talk about in the next few posts. All it all started with our first trip to Edinburgh on December 8, 2oo8, I will start off with the two weeks at the end of the course where I set out, alone, for the trip and talk about the smaller trips earlier in subsequent posts.
Just to bring the reader up to date with the present day, I returned to
So here I am, with a little bit of time on my hands and trying to finish what I started. Let’s begin.