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Geologist Job Description

Summary

Responsible for studying and documenting the materials and processes on the planet, including the ocean floor.

Primary responsibilities

  • Study the materials, processes, and history of the Earth.
  • Investigate how rocks were formed.
  • Study rock cuttings from oil and gas wells to determine what rock formations are being drilled into and how drilling should proceed.
  • Send reports and logs of completed drilling to the operations geologist and offer geological advice to oil company representatives.
  • Analyze the risk assessment of geological hazards.
  • Ensure that geological factors affecting engineering works are identified and provided for.
  • Observe rocks, minerals, and fossil remains to identify and determine sequence of processes affecting development of earth.
  • Locate mineral, geothermal, and petroleum deposits and underground water resources.
  • Study land to help engineer dams, tunnels, and large buildings.
  • Determine age of rocks, fossils, and animal bones.
  • Create geologic reports and maps.
  • Conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental reports.
  • Aide in the planning, design, construction, operation and safety of engineering projects.
  • Examine composition and structure of earth's crust.
  • Utilize knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to explain changes in geologic formations.
  • Determine the integrity of various components of earth, such as rocks, soil and ground water.
  • Plan field investigations by drilling and analyzing the bedrock samples.
  • Alert the client on potential problems relating to the site.

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