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Top 50 Petroleum Geologist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Petroleum Geologist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Petroleum Geologist resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.2% of Petroleum Geologist resumes contained Subsurface Investigations as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Petroleum Geologist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Petroleum Geologist

1. Subsurface Investigations
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2. Log Data
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Here's how Log Data is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Evaluated well site core and electric log data for determination of productive reservoir zones.
  • Integrated geological, geophysical and well log data to generate prospects.
  • Job duties included research from multiple government sources regarding the history,subsurface, structural, and well log data.

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3. Wellsite
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Here's how Wellsite is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Created my own company to expand my career base from only doing wellsite geology to exploration geology and production/completion consultant.
  • Field and Wellsite Geologist Putumayo and Llanos Basins.
  • Key Results: On the job training in mudlogging, wireline logging and wellsite operations.
  • Performed mud logging/wellsite geologist on International projects/contracts for Esso Khorat Thailand, Esso China, Esso Malaysia, Brunei Shell etc.

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4. Petra
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Here's how Petra is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Prospect generation and development has been expedited by becoming proficient in Petra mapping software.
  • Correlated well logs using PETRA and other programs, and researched production zones for solid and fluid minerals.
  • Utilized Petra software to assess oil and gas leases.
  • Experience with Geomap, Petra and SMT Kingdom in varying degrees.

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5. Additional Exploration
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Here's how Additional Exploration is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Constructed maps and purchased leases to allow for additional exploration in various areas of Oklahoma.

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6. Log Analysis
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Here's how Log Analysis is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Formulated and constructed projects to be drilled based from well log analysis, cross sections and geophysical tools.
  • Performed well site supervision including mud logging, coring, drill stem testing, and log analysis.
  • Possess applied skills in Mud log analysis and formation analysis in the field.
  • Detailed Log Analysis and Cross Section Generation.
  • Conducted well log analysis and correlation, constructed structural and isopach maps of the surrounding area to generate additional prospects.

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7. Onshore
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Here's how Onshore is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Provided Onshore and Offshore (Oligocene through Miocene) Louisiana Project Guidance and Leadership.
  • Completed geologic and stratigraphic studies of several onshore Alaska petroleum provinces.
  • Employed as an onshore exploitation geoscientist that completed several field studies to build a drilling and work-over inventory.
  • Interpreted geologic and stratigraphic oil & gas well logging data for Onshore Continental US and Offshore Norphlet prospects.

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8. Geological Reports
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Here's how Geological Reports is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Prepare base maps, data sets, and geological reports including all maps, cross sections, and project summaries.
  • Provided well post mortem and geological reports.

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9. GIS
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Here's how GIS is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Lead Petroleum Geologist and Production/Operations Supervisor for Creed Operating.
  • Acted as the only fluid geologist in the office, ensuring permits for gas drilling were current.
  • Designated the on-site geologist on a number of onshore and offshore oil rigs in California.
  • Well site geologist for 6 new wells and identified 11 new drill locations.
  • Mentored less experienced geologists and interns on projects they were responsible for.
  • Mentored operations geologist, new hire geologist, and interns.
  • Well site geologist on 14 wells.
  • Supervised a crew of 4 geologists.
  • Lead geologist, interpreting N.E.
  • Interviewed and hired geologist trainee as support personnel in data mining and related field exploration andmanagement activities.
  • Functioned as development geologist, evaluating well logs generating structure and isopach maps for selecting well locations for project fields.
  • Compiled and processed well log data in Excel and processed for spatial display inGIS database (ArcMap).
  • Keep datasheets updated and uploaded to server for use by other geologists for use in running economics.
  • Job Description Creation of oilfield maps using arcview GIS 3.2.
  • Created mineral rights lease maps utilizing ArcMap (GIS).
  • Free Lance Petroleum Geologist and Geophysicist Researched and interpreted geological and geophysical data for the evaluation of hydrocarbons.
  • Collected soil survey samples and generated isopach maps using Arcview GIS and Surfer.

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10. Acquisition Properties
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11. Dome
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Here's how Dome is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Assigned to a team assembled to analyze a rapidly developing salt dome caprock play.

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12. Electric Logs
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Here's how Electric Logs is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Developed, interpreted modified and used computer algorithms for hydrocarbon detection from electric logs, 12.
  • Evaluate rock samples and electric logs for the commercial production of oil and gas.

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13. Log Interpretation
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Here's how Log Interpretation is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Work performed included geological supervision, borehole sampling, and borehole and well log interpretation.
  • Gained valuable experience in log interpretation and well sight geology/engineering.

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14. Corporation Commission
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Here's how Corporation Commission is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Well Site Supervision, Prospect Generation, Developmental Geology, Testifying at Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Geo-Steering/Mud-logging.
  • Certified by Corporation Commission as an expert in Oil and Gas exploration, production Engineering and Geology.

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15. Reservoir Characterization
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Here's how Reservoir Characterization is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Provided reservoir characterization of all proven and potential conventional and unconventional plays on COP held acreage in Montana and North Dakota.

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16. Data Management
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Here's how Data Management is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Acquired hands on experience in exploration and field development operations, data management, EIA and PSC reporting.

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17. Platform
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Here's how Platform is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Directed the office migration of data and software from DEC systems to UNIX-based platforms.

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18. Production Data
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19. JV
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Here's how JV is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Attended JV and JRC/JMC technical meetings ensuring technical reporting requirements are met.

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20. Petrel
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Here's how Petrel is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Updated Sangu PETREL model following drilling of three development wells.

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21. Production Company
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Here's how Production Company is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Sun Exploration and Production Company, Dallas, Texas.

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22. CO2
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Here's how CO2 is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Prepared synthetic seismograms for expanding CO2 Floods in the Powder River Basin.

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23. Log Correlation
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24. Data Analysis
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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Experience using vector-based computer software, including PETRA Team geologist in data analysis and seismology Correlated well-logs Synthesized data reports

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25. Job Site
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26. IHS
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Here's how IHS is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Utilized IHS computer system and Drilling Info to making well log charts and maps for the prospecting assignments.

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27. American Association
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28. Economics
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Here's how Economics is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Find similar producing wells and/or fields for economics comparisons.
  • Reviewed geology and economics and made recommendations on purchase of submitted oil and gas prospects.
  • Researched market access and economics for well sites meeting geologic criteria.

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29. Advisor
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Here's how Advisor is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Provided regular updates to Team Lead and Advisors on project progression Calculated reserves and generated yearly reserves migration reports

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30. Base Maps
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Here's how Base Maps is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Correlated well logs, constructed geologic cross-sections, updated structure contour and isopach maps and maintained base maps.

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31. Formation Evaluation
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Here's how Formation Evaluation is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Support provided to oil and gas producers using rock and fluid properties, formation evaluation and reservoir engineering.

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32. Data Interpretation
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33. Project Management
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34. Scout Tickets
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35. Proactive
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Here's how Proactive is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Evaluated 130 wells located in Colorado's largest oil field and CO2 flood for potential proactive work on routine workovers.

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36. Regional Studies
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Here's how Regional Studies is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Support Investment Banking relationship functions with Marketing presentations and regional studies.
  • Conduct regional studies to high grade areas for oil and gas leasing and mineral purchases by clients.

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37. Mwd
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Here's how Mwd is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Managed the field budget, and liability of MWD field equipment.

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38. Drillable Prospects
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Here's how Drillable Prospects is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Identified "drillable prospects" and included defining play trends.

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39. AFE
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Here's how AFE is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Communicated effectively with team members and uphold safety.
  • Involved with preparation of exploration and development program budgets and AFE planning.

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40. Amoco
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Here's how Amoco is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Recruited geologists to work at Amoco Production Company from: a.

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41. Data Base
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42. Acquisition Company
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43. Growth Cycle
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44. Additional Value
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Here's how Additional Value is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Provided additional value and opportunities by discovering new, undrilled fault blocks and proposing new well locations and field extension locations.

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45. DOW
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Here's how DOW is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Negotiated contracts with landowners, worked with land surveyors to set up maps, and obtained permits.
  • Track down data from OCC, OTC, IHS and other production information sources.

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46. SMT Kingdom
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47. Analyze Data
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48. Apaches
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49. Contract Negotiations
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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Petroleum Geologist jobs:
  • Directed land acquisitions and contract negotiations.

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50. Office Supplies
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20 Most Common Skills For A Petroleum Geologist

Subsurface Investigations

19.0%

Log Data

13.3%

Wellsite

7.2%

Petra

6.8%

Additional Exploration

6.5%

Log Analysis

6.1%

Onshore

4.2%

Geological Reports

3.8%

GIS

3.8%

Acquisition Properties

3.4%

Dome

3.0%

Electric Logs

3.0%

Log Interpretation

2.7%

Corporation Commission

2.7%

Reservoir Characterization

2.7%

Data Management

2.7%

Platform

2.3%

Production Data

2.3%

JV

2.3%

Petrel

2.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Petroleum Geologist

Rank Skill
1 Subsurface Investigations 13.2%
2 Log Data 9.2%
3 Wellsite 5.0%
4 Petra 4.7%
5 Additional Exploration 4.5%
6 Log Analysis 4.2%
7 Onshore 2.9%
8 Geological Reports 2.6%
9 GIS 2.6%
10 Acquisition Properties 2.4%
11 Dome 2.1%
12 Electric Logs 2.1%
13 Log Interpretation 1.8%
14 Corporation Commission 1.8%
15 Reservoir Characterization 1.8%
16 Data Management 1.8%
17 Platform 1.6%
18 Production Data 1.6%
19 JV 1.6%
20 Petrel 1.6%
21 Production Company 1.6%
22 CO2 1.6%
23 Log Correlation 1.6%
24 Data Analysis 1.3%
25 Job Site 1.3%
26 IHS 1.3%
27 American Association 1.1%
28 Economics 1.1%
29 Advisor 1.1%
30 Base Maps 1.1%
31 Formation Evaluation 1.1%
32 Data Interpretation 1.1%
33 Project Management 1.1%
34 Scout Tickets 1.1%
35 Proactive 1.1%
36 Regional Studies 1.1%
37 Mwd 1.1%
38 Drillable Prospects 1.1%
39 AFE 0.8%
40 Amoco 0.8%
41 Data Base 0.8%
42 Acquisition Company 0.8%
43 Growth Cycle 0.8%
44 Additional Value 0.8%
45 DOW 0.8%
46 SMT Kingdom 0.8%
47 Analyze Data 0.8%
48 Apaches 0.8%
49 Contract Negotiations 0.8%
50 Office Supplies 0.8%
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