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Field Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life - Earnings -
Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations -
Overview PowerPoint - Overview Podcast

Geological and petroleum technicians measure and record physical and geologic conditions in oil or gas wells, using advanced instruments lowered into the wells or analyzing the mud from the wells. In oil and gas exploration, technicians collect and examine geological data or test geological samples to determine their petroleum content and their mineral and element composition.

Some petroleum technicians, called scouts, collect information about oil well and gas well drilling operations, geological and geophysical prospecting, and land or lease contracts.

Geological and Petroleum Technician Resources

Online

Overview:
Overview of Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Preparation:
Programs, Degree Fields
Day in the Life:
The Workplace
Earnings:
Employer Options, Salary Ranges, Types of Employers
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions for the Field
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of the work of Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Internet Resources:
American Geological Institute
Association for Women Geoscientists
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Society of Petroleum Engineers

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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