What is-geophysics

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What is-geophysics

  1. 1. What is Geophysics? The study of the Earth
  2. 2. What is Geophysics? The study of tectonic plates and earthquakes
  3. 3. What is Geophysics? Earth Structure by USGS www.usgs.gov The study of the composition of the Earth
  4. 4. What is Geophysics? Turtle Mountain Frank Slide The study of natural hazards
  5. 5. What does a Geophysicist do? Explores for oil and gas
  6. 6. What does a Geophysicist do? Shoots seismic surveys
  7. 7. What does a Geophysicist do? recording truckgeophones energy source reflecting boundary reflecting boundary Shoots seismic surveys
  8. 8. What does a Geophysicist do? Vibroseis trucks Shoots seismic surveys
  9. 9. What does a Geophysicist do? Shoots seismic surveys in Africa
  10. 10. What does a Geophysicist do? Shoots seismic surveys in the mountains
  11. 11. What does a Geophysicist do? Process seismic data
  12. 12. What does a Geophysicist do? Seismic Image of Ancient Reef in Alberta [400 million years old] Uses computer technology to interpret seismic data
  13. 13. What does a Geophysicist do? Uses computer technology to interpret seismic data
  14. 14. What does a Geophysicist do? Uses high tech visualization to interpret seismic data
  15. 15. What does a Geophysicist do? Collects aeromagnetic and gravity data
  16. 16. What does a Geophysicist do? Finds water in Malawi
  17. 17. What does a Geophysicist do? Archaeological surveys in Israel
  18. 18. What does a Geophysics student do? Surveys in the Arctic Islands as though on Mars
  19. 19. What does a Geophysics student do? Goes on geology field trips
  20. 20. What does a Geophysics student do? Goes to geophysics field school
  21. 21. What does a Technologist do? Data management
  22. 22. Who hires Geophysicists and Technologists?• The Petroleum Industry oil and gas exploration and production• Engineering Companies environmental studies• Mining Companies mineral resource exploration• Universities teaching and research• Governments regulatory agencies
  23. 23. Education requirements?• B.Sc in geophysics, physics, mathematics, geology,earth science or computer science (see details under “Careers in Geophysics” atwww.cseg.ca)• Diploma or certificate from atechnical college• Licensing by your provincial regulatory association (APEGGA in Alberta)
  24. 24. How much does a Geophysicist earn per year?With an oil company:• New hire: $40,000-70,000• 5 years experience: $70,000-100,000• 10 years experience: $90,000-140,000• 20 years experience: $130,000-150,000 * based on 2006 data
  25. 25. How much does a Geophysical Technologist earn?With an oil company:• New hire: $32,000-$44,000• 5 years experience: $56,000• 10 years experience: $72,000• 20 years experience: $75,000* based on 2004 data
  26. 26. More info?Visit our website:www.cseg.ca

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