Managing
 Your Career as a
   Geoscientist

From Many AAPG Geoscientists
Geoscience
            Professional Development

                                                            Independent

...
Your Responsibility




Maintain       Or Not
     Your Career
AAPG Can Help You




Build and Manage Your Career
Successful Geoscientists
           Love Geology
     Creative Problem Solvers
         Win-win attitude
           Team p...
Current Industry
       Geoscience Demographics
            Age Brackets for Geoscientists Worldwide (2008*)
300


250


2...
Successful Geoscientists
          Love Geology
     Creative Problem Solver
         Win-win attitude
           Team pla...
Geoscience Foundation
   Geoscience Careers

Strong basic-discipline training

         Develop supplementary skills
  Mat...
Geologic
      Mapping and Sampling
      • Gravity           • Seismic Reflection
      • Magnetics         • Geologic Ma...
Stratigraphy and
  Depositional Systems
Understanding the processes creating sedimentary units
 Clastic Sedimentology     ...
Structural Geology
Understanding the process of deformation of the subsurface




 Seismic Interpretation                 ...
Exploration Geochemistry
Characterizing the type, history and origin of petroleum

                                       ...
Reservoir Characterization
   Reservoir Characterization focuses on data integration to model
   reservoir architecture an...
COMPUTER SKILLS
• PC skills Required
  – Word Processing
  – Spreadsheet
  – Power Point
  – ArcGIS

• Workstation
  – Try...
Successful Geoscientists
          Love Geology
     Creative Problem Solver
         Win-win attitude
           Team pla...
Professionalism
 Professionalism
Professionalism
                •   Initiative
                •   Ethics and Integrity
 ...
Job Market Expectations
     Corporate Recruiters Assume:
You have a Solid Geoscience Foundation
You have a strong backgro...
Job Market Expectations
    Corporate Managers Require
      Immediate Impact
      Bottom Line Focus
      High Productiv...
AAPG




Professionalism
STUDENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
• Distinguished Lecturers from AAPG and Industry
• Short Courses
  and Seminars
• Field Trips
•...
Cyclic Job Market
             The Better Professional You Are


                               Layed Off Nov 00
         ...
Join Professional Societies
          Geological Society of Thailand
                      AAPG
                     SEAPE...
Professional Societies
Don’t Just Join - Participate
  • Attend Meetings

  • Give Papers / Posters

  • Seek Mentors
    ...
AAPG
Professional Standing & Recognition
•   Code of ethics
•   Recognized as a trained professional
•   Professional cert...
Membership Value Pyramid

                                             Included in
Professionalism
                       ...
It Is Your Career
Manage It Well
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  1. 1. Managing Your Career as a Geoscientist From Many AAPG Geoscientists
  2. 2. Geoscience Professional Development Independent Manager Broadening Succession Planned Assignments Entry Training Development Student Level Assignments Mentored Consultant Formal by Experts Mentoring Mentors others Mentors others Senior Interpreter Specialist Now is the Time to Start Planning Your Career
  3. 3. Your Responsibility Maintain Or Not Your Career
  4. 4. AAPG Can Help You Build and Manage Your Career
  5. 5. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solvers Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market
  6. 6. Current Industry Geoscience Demographics Age Brackets for Geoscientists Worldwide (2008*) 300 250 200 150 Global Demand 100 50 0 >25 26-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60+ Age (YRS)
  7. 7. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solver Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market
  8. 8. Geoscience Foundation Geoscience Careers Strong basic-discipline training Develop supplementary skills Math and Statistics Physics Computer and Workstation Excellent communication skills Oral, written, graphical English
  9. 9. Geologic Mapping and Sampling • Gravity • Seismic Reflection • Magnetics • Geologic Mapping JMA Armentrout 2000, from American Petroleum Institute, 1986
  10. 10. Stratigraphy and Depositional Systems Understanding the processes creating sedimentary units Clastic Sedimentology Record missing due to MESOZOIC CENOZOIC erosion: Must recon -struct & history from regional data U PERMIAN L Rock Physics U pper Permian U PENN. CARBONIFEROUS M MISS. L M-U Pennsylvanian Log Correlation Depositional Systems From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  11. 11. Structural Geology Understanding the process of deformation of the subsurface Seismic Interpretation Contouring From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  12. 12. Exploration Geochemistry Characterizing the type, history and origin of petroleum P re d ic t O il Q u a lity G as D e te rm in e L ite Generation H eavy O il G am m a D ens ity R esi stiv ity Age of O il Rate O ils .. . . ... . .. . . ......................................... . .. .. . .......... ........ ... .......... . .. . . . . .. .......... ......... ... ..................................... . . . . ................................................. . ........... . .. . .. .. . . .. . . . . 100 m y 0 my C oaly S o urce M o d el S o urc e R oc k P re d ic tion L e aka g e A ccu m u la t io n S ea l Seq u en ce R ese rvo ir P e tro le u m M ig ra tion Stratig rap h y P e t role um C ha rg e S ou rce R ock M ig ratio n Path w ays From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  13. 13. Reservoir Characterization Reservoir Characterization focuses on data integration to model reservoir architecture and flow properties CUM PROD TIME Seismic visualization Fracture characterization Resistivity modeling Production data inversion Outcrop studies Reservoir Optimization Geostatistics QUANTIFIED UNCERTAINTY Volumetric and reserve Reservoir estimation simulation From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  14. 14. COMPUTER SKILLS • PC skills Required – Word Processing – Spreadsheet – Power Point – ArcGIS • Workstation – Try to get exposure – Interpretation most important Heath, 2002
  15. 15. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solver Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market
  16. 16. Professionalism Professionalism Professionalism • Initiative • Ethics and Integrity • Enthusiasm • Adaptability • Cooperation • Team Work Essential Job Market Skills Heath, 2002
  17. 17. Job Market Expectations Corporate Recruiters Assume: You have a Solid Geoscience Foundation You have a strong background in Math/Computers And That You Are Self- Self-motivated Team Player Professional Excellent Communicator
  18. 18. Job Market Expectations Corporate Managers Require Immediate Impact Bottom Line Focus High Productivity Continuous Training Creative Problem Solving Skills Professionalism
  19. 19. AAPG Professionalism
  20. 20. STUDENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES • Distinguished Lecturers from AAPG and Industry • Short Courses and Seminars • Field Trips • Exhibits at Conferences • Other Events: on Campus & off Campus Univ Sriwijaya geophysical survey in Sumatra 21 Feb 2004
  21. 21. Cyclic Job Market The Better Professional You Are Layed Off Nov 00 Retrench Re-Hired Dec 00 Employment 1973 1996 2003 ? ?? Time The Better Your Career Potential 024658
  22. 22. Join Professional Societies Geological Society of Thailand AAPG SEAPEX • Learn more about your career • Increase your knowledge • Exposure to leaders in science and industry • Expand organizational, & management skills • Network – interaction with peers • Helps you throughout your career
  23. 23. Professional Societies Don’t Just Join - Participate • Attend Meetings • Give Papers / Posters • Seek Mentors – Serve on Committees – Volunteer
  24. 24. AAPG Professional Standing & Recognition • Code of ethics • Recognized as a trained professional • Professional certification available • Networking opportunities • Present your work at meetings & conventions • Regional & international contacts & events • Honors & Awards
  25. 25. Membership Value Pyramid Included in Professionalism Membership Personal Member Programs Discounted and/or Supported Professional Development And Outreach Programs Mostly Subsidized Basic Included in Programs Membership
  26. 26. It Is Your Career Manage It Well
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