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Exploration Geologists analyze geographic locations to find natural resources, like petroleum and minerals. Responsibilities highlighted on example resumes in this field include developing fluvial-deltaic depositional models for prospective areas of exploration interest; analyzing petrophysics, mud logs, seismic and gravity maps for gathering formation tops data; and creating isopach maps and structure maps. Those in this position can typically show a bachelor's degree or higher on their resumes, and they often possess geological field experience as well.

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Exploration Geologist

Exploration Geologist for Gulf Coast District involved in the exploration and development of wildcat and producing properties for the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast Region.

  • Compiled detailed field studies of the Cretaceous Chalk Trend in Texas and Louisiana. Initiated drilling on 80+ wells, resulting in over 32 MMboe's of realized annual production.
  • Improved asset management by developing computer programs and databases to aid in geostatistical analysis of production, completion and well log data for nine Texas counties.
  • Evaluated seismic, geological and completion data using geostitistical analysis to increase production and lower completion costs by approximately $50-100k per well.
  • Provided detailed prospect evaluations during farm-in opportunities resulting in acquisitions of major productive properties in TX, LA, OK.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Geology
MA
Geology
2

Exploration Geologist

Managed a team of geologists for the development of a drill program and for the collection of data for geologic and geo-statistical modeling. Worked collectively with consultants and the TRER team to produce a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for NI 43-101 and to progress the Round Top project forward towards production. Advanced safety and environmental sustainability programs for the company.

  • Chief geologic modeler and on-site project geologist for drill program on Round Top Rare Earth project.
  • Developed and implemented a program for environmental sustainability and remediation, and constructed reports per request of the Texas General Land Office.
  • Developed geologic and geo-statistical models using highly proficient skills in Micromine, Arcview GIS, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Calculated tonnage and grade distributions and interpreted drillhole and geophysical data for the development of theories of the formation of the ore body.
  • Performed geo-statistics and worked with consultants to develop figures and tables for NI 43-101 PEA.
  • Identified potential drill targets, determined sites for new drillholes, spotted vertical and directional drill rigs, determined new drill road locations, sampled and logged chips on RC drill rigs, and logged core
  • Supervised sampling of RC and core to meet QA/QC standards
  • Worked directly with clients, consultants, and contractors and developed working relationships with them.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Geoscience
3

Senior Exploration Geologist

Performed economic analysis, prospect generation, deal identification and acquisition.

  • Initiated California exploration program, purchased seismic and well data, negotiated venture participation resulting in increasing our energy assets by $3,000,000 the first year.
  • Supervised four technicians, all well site geological activities.
  • Two oil discoveries, two gas discoveries.
  • Drilled one of the deepest Stevens Turbidite mound tests (17,000 feet).
  • Evaluated deals in Bakersfield Arch, Sacramento gas province, Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Channel, Eel River, Mist, DJ, Williston, West Texas, Espanola, Paradox, San Juan basins; Basin and Range, and Rockies.
  • Evaluated geological software. Recommended software and company acquisitions to our Lear Data subsidiary. Invented and developed dial-up competitor well database now marketed by PI/Nielsen.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Geology
4

Sunshine Mine, ID - Exploration Geologist

Assisted in updating resources and reserves for Sunshine Mine block model through data collection, compilation, and digitization with AutoCAD

  • Mapped, rock/soil sampled, collected, interpreted, and compiled data for exploration properties in north Idaho
  • Reviewed topographic maps, researched and planned claim staking for future exploration properties
  • Assisted in drafting weekly exploration reports and appropriate documents for drilling on claims staked on lands held by federal government agencies
  • Logged, split, and sampled core from surface drill rig and laid out surveyed line-sites for drillers
  • Performed chainman duties for surveying around mine-site
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Geology
5

Exploration Geologist

  • Collaborated on the Merlin discovery; increasing company value by $1.225 billion.
  • Generated local greenfields targets within 3000 sq/km area combining field programs, an established database and geologic mineralization models.
  • Designed exploration programs using geochemical, geophysical and drilling methods.
  • Managed daily operations of up to 5 drill rigs at a time and an exploration team of up to 15 people.
  • Created GIS maps and figures for technical reports and press releases. Government and corporate technical report writing.
  • Daily geology duties: field mapping and sampling, data compilation, core logging, reporting and 3D modeling.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BS
Geology And Geophysics
6

Exploration Geologist

Received training on exploring several geological formations in the East Texas Basin including the Wilcox, Paluxy, Rodessa, and James

  • Developed fluvial-deltaic depositional models for prospective areas of exploration interest
  • Analyzed petrophysics, mud logs, seismic and gravity maps for gathering formation tops data, creating isopach maps, structure maps, interpreting areas of siliciclastic and carbonate depositional systems, and identified localized porosity and permeability trends for regional intervals that resulted in two potential oil and gas prospects
  • Participated as a team member in strategic planning sessions with investors, landmen, engineering other professional associates
  • Received training on finance and fundamental operational processes
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Public Safety
MS
Geology
7

Exploration Geologist Intern

Analyzed and interpreted regional geology of the Anadarko Basin as well as its drilling and production history for prospecting potential areas for future exploration and development

  • Utilized Spotfire and the Geographix suite for data extraction, production, and analyses
  • Interpreted, correlated, and performed petrophysical analyses on well logs
  • Led the collection and sampling of cores to identify and interpret depositional features
  • Organized and tracked work progression
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations and presented weekly findings to forecast project direction
  • Presented results and recommendations to a panel of experienced geologists at the conclusion of the project
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Geology
MS
Geology
8

Exploration Geologist

Worked on multiple sub-salt prospects in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

  • Interpreted 2D and 3D seismic datasets and generated various seismic attribute and faces maps using Seisworks and Geoprobe.
  • Conduced volumetric analysis and participated in prospect risk assessments.
  • Participated in lease sales, hi-graded prospects.
  • Oversaw drilling operations of two exploration wells.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Geology
MS
Geology
9

Exploration Geologist

Worked on district reconnaissance, submittal evaluations and projects.

  • Evaluated deposits in epithermal, volcanic, Carlin, detachment and Precambrian settings
  • Conducted grass roots exploration, district-wide mapping projects, target generation and sampling programs
  • Created geochemical and prospect maps of southern Plomosas, Arizona
  • Mapped and interpreted a complex of thrust and detachment faults in the Cienega District, Arizona
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English
MS
Geology
Ph D
10

Exploration Geologist

Managed, proposed, evaluated, and reviewed oil and gas prospects.

  • Conducted local to regional studies utilizing well logs, scout cards, cuttings and core data, sample analysis, historical documentation, seismic and other geophysical data, etc.
  • Interpreted geophysical wireline logs and seismic output.
  • Worked as Operations Geologist monitoring active drilling wells, providing on call geologic services and relaying all drilling information to prospect geologist and geophysicist, attended daily drilling and safety meetings, and bidding jobs to vendors for geologic related services.
  • Conducted well site work on exploration/production drilling wells, including logging jobs and coring runs.
  • Managed, proposed, evaluated, and reviewed oil and gas prospects.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Geology
MS
Geology

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