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Geologist, Petroleum

Aliases: Petroleum Geologist

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Geologist, Petroleum is expected to perform include:

  • Exploring and charting the stratigraphic arrangement and structure of Earth to locate gas and oil deposits
  • Studying well logs, analysing cores and cuttings from well drillings
  • Interpreting data obtained by electrical or radioactive well logging and other sub-surface surveys to identify Earth strata
  • Examining aerial photographs, and evaluating results of geophysical prospecting
  • Preparing surface and sub-surface maps and diagrams depicting stratigraphic arrangement
  • Configuring Earth and probable deposits of gas and oil
  • Recommending acquisition, retention or release of property leases or contracts
  • Estimating oil reserves in proven or prospective fields​
  • Consulting with petroleum engineers concerning drilling and production methods
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a field job
  • Need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, postgraduate degree in geology

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to interpret geological studies of multiple or varied sites
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Well-versed with using Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Proficient in computer modelling, data analysis and integration
  • Knowledge of drilling shallow exploratory wells
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges providing postgraduate degree in geology across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.du.ac.in/du/uploads/old-ug-courses/10912_Bsc_H_Geology.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5
Trainee → Geologist, General → Assistant Geologist, Petroleum → Geologist, Petroleum → Head of Geology Department, Petroleum
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For new entrants - Rs 12,000 to Rs 21,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4

Oil and petrochemical companies

KEYWORDS 
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Petroleum Engineer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2114.1500 Geologist, Petroleum
ISCO 2008 2114 Geologists and Geophysicists
NIC 2008 72100 Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 2
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew​
3http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/geologist-jobs-in-noida-for-oil-india-limited-483353.htm
4http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/petroleum-engineer-jobs-in-kanpur-for-bajrang-bali-consultancy-350036.htm
5http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-2.pdf​​
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