Intern experience at Fluor Engineers, Inc., Houston Division: an internship report
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This report describes the author's activities and experiences gained during the internship served at Fluor Engineers, Inc.--Houston Division, from Summer Term I, 1982 through the Spring Semester 1983. The purpose of the internship was to allow the author to become familiar with project planning and control management in the petrochemical engineering and construction industry. The author held the position of Associate Cost/Scheduling Engineer and worked on two refinery modernization projects during the twelve-month internship. A brief discussion of the author's responsibilities and internship objectives are presented first, followed by Fluor's history, organizational structure and project organization. Process technology of petroleum refining is overviewed along with an examination of how to build a "grass roots" refinery plant. Cost and scheduling engineering aspects are then discussed. Finally, the author's work assignments are described along with development of a computer software for manpower training. The internship was successful in satisfying both the Doctor of Engineering Program and personal objectives. This report is intended to demonstrate that all objectives have been met.
Description"Submitted to the College of Engineering of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Engineering."
Includes vita (leaf 129)
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 80)
SubjectMajor Industrial Engineering
Fluor Engineers and Constructors, Inc.
Petroleum refineries - Design and construction
Construction industry - Texas - Houston
Engineering firms - Texas - Houston
Industrial engineering - Texas - Houston
Plant engineering - Texas - Houston
Production engineering - Texas - Houston
Buranawong Sowaprux, 1958- (1983). Intern experience at Fluor Engineers, Inc., Houston Division: an internship report. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from