Oil and gas industry jobs: What you need to succeed
There are many career opportunities in the petroleum industry. Over the next while we are featuring some of the career paths available. This issue is about: Geoscience Professionals
These workers are involved in geological and geophysical work, requiring an applied knowledge in geology, chemistry, physics and math to:
A Geoscience professional:
- Locate, evaluate and economically develop and/or produce mineral, geothermal, and oil and gas deposits.
- Investigate, measure and map seismic, gravitational, electrical, thermal and magnetic forces impacting the earth.
- Study, analyze and interpret data relating to seismic forces and other earth processes.
Here are three careers to consider:
- Understands the detail of physical surroundings, the Earth and its composition.
- Good at math and science.
- Have an inquiring and analytical mind.
- Good at solving complex scientific problems.
- Understands scientific principles quickly and easily.
- Able to work with sophisticated computer programs for analyzing data.
- Likes to work in teams.
Sound interesting? Find out more about Geoscience careers at the Careers in Oil and Gas website.
- Geochemists: analyze rock and other environmental samples to develop detailed information about the age, nature and structure of specific areas.
- Geologists: search for underground oil and gas deposits by using knowledge of rock patterns and the earth's formations to predict where best to drill.
- Geophysicists: use physics, mathematics and seismology to determine where oil and gas deposits are and to make decisions on where to drill.