Responsible for taking samples from geological sites to determine if oil or gas is present. Analyzes sample for certain factors and presents findings to oil and gas experts.
- Test or analyze geological samples, crude oil, or minerals to detect presence of petroleum, gas, or mineral deposits.
- Report findings to colleagues.
- Determine physical or chemical properties to ensure that products meet quality standards.
- Prepare samples for analysis.
- Work with hydrogeologists to evaluate groundwater or well circulation.
- Analyze seismic activity.
- Evaluate possible mining locations.
- Determine possible geothermal plant sites.
- Measure and record geological factors and characteristics.
- Utilize instruments such as sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring tools.
- Evaluate cutting samples.
- Operate equipment to secure geological data.
- Record readings in a database.
- Interpret core samples.
- Operate, clean, sanitize, and maintain equipment.
- Work under the supervision of scientists and other technicians.
- Train, supervise, and guide other technicians as they take samples.
- Print recordings of information.
- Develop information to be used in oil, water, and gas well drilling activities.
- Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps and cross-sections.
- Utilize aerial photographs to plot possible sites.