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