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  • 1. Managing Your Career as a Geoscientist From Many AAPG Geoscientists
  • 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. Your Responsibility Maintain Or Not Your Career
  • 4. AAPG Can Help You Build and Manage Your Career
  • 5. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solvers Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market
  • 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. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solver Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market
  • 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. Geologic Mapping and Sampling • Gravity • Seismic Reflection • Magnetics • Geologic Mapping JMA Armentrout 2000, from American Petroleum Institute, 1986
  • 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. Structural Geology Understanding the process of deformation of the subsurface Seismic Interpretation Contouring From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  • 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. 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. COMPUTER SKILLS • PC skills Required – Word Processing – Spreadsheet – Power Point – ArcGIS • Workstation – Try to get exposure – Interpretation most important Heath, 2002
  • 15. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solver Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market
  • 16. Professionalism Professionalism Professionalism • Initiative • Ethics and Integrity • Enthusiasm • Adaptability • Cooperation • Team Work Essential Job Market Skills Heath, 2002
  • 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. Job Market Expectations Corporate Managers Require Immediate Impact Bottom Line Focus High Productivity Continuous Training Creative Problem Solving Skills Professionalism
  • 19. AAPG Professionalism
  • 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. 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. 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. Professional Societies Don’t Just Join - Participate • Attend Meetings • Give Papers / Posters • Seek Mentors – Serve on Committees – Volunteer
  • 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. 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. It Is Your Career Manage It Well