Managing Your Career as a   GeoscientistFrom Many AAPG Geoscientists
Take Responsibility    It Is Your CareerIt Is Your Responsibility
Your CareerCan Take Many Directions
YouSet the Direction
Geoscience            Professional Development                                                            Independent     ...
To Arrive at Your   Destination     You MustMaintain Your Career
Your ResponsibilityMaintain       Or Not     Your Career
Is aGeoscience Career   The Right Career for You?
Successful Geoscientists           Love Geology     Creative Problem Solvers         Win-win attitude           Team playe...
Society Needs our Expertise   Resource Assessment:     Fossil fuels                            Stratigraphic minerals   En...
THE GEOSCIENCEGRADUATE’S OPTIONS                        Environment, Minerals   Oil & Gas   Engr, Other
Projected World Energy Demand                                                                                 Hydroelectri...
Current Industry       Geoscience Demographics            Age Brackets for Geoscientists Worldwide (2008*)300250200150   G...
Successful Geoscientists          Love Geology     Creative Problem Solver         Win-win attitude           Team player ...
BuildA Solid Foundation
Geoscience Foundation   Geoscience CareersStrong basic-discipline training         Develop supplementary skills  Math and ...
Geologic      Mapping and Sampling      • Gravity           • Seismic Reflection      • Magnetics         • Geologic Mappi...
Stratigraphy and  Depositional SystemsUnderstanding the processes creating sedimentary units Clastic Sedimentology        ...
Structural GeologyUnderstanding the process of deformation of the subsurface Seismic Interpretation                       ...
Exploration GeochemistryCharacterizing the type, history and origin of petroleum                                          ...
Reservoir Characterization   Reservoir Characterization focuses on data integration to model   reservoir architecture and ...
Geoscience Foundation   Geoscience CareersStrong basic-discipline training  Develop supplementary skills  Math and Statist...
COMPUTER SKILLS• PC skills Required  – Word Processing  – Spreadsheet  – Power Point  – ArcGIS• Workstation  – Try to get ...
COMMUNICATION SKILLSMust be able to Present Your Work            In English              Kaldi, 2004
Successful Geoscientists          Love Geology     Creative Problem Solver         Win-win attitude           Team player ...
Professionalism ProfessionalismProfessionalism                •   Initiative                •   Ethics and Integrity      ...
Job Market Expectations     Corporate Recruiters Assume:You have a Solid Geoscience FoundationYou have a strong background...
Job Market Expectations    Corporate Managers Require      Immediate Impact      Bottom Line Focus      High Productivity ...
AAPGProfessionalism
Cost of Student Membership        $0.00
Student Membershipwww.aapg.org
STUDENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES• Distinguished Lecturers from AAPG and Industry• Short Courses  and Seminars• Field Trips• Exhi...
AAPG STUDENT BENEFITS• Great Publications: Bulletin, Explorer• Books, Books, Books  – Publication Pipeline  – Discounts on...
WEEKS GRANT$500/yr for Chapter$500/yr for Student   www.aapg.orgStudents@aapg.org
Geoscience       Professional Development                                                       Independent               ...
You Only HaveA Solid Foundation
Career Strategies• Set Goals –  – Direction  – Timing• Prepare to Compete  – Stay Versatile  – Be Patient• Network• Keep G...
AAPG Can Help YouBuild and Manage Your Career
Cyclic Job Market      Typical of Today’s Global Industries                 RetrenchEmployment         1973    1996       ...
Cyclic Job Market             The Better Professional You Are                               Layed Off Nov 00              ...
Join Professional Societies          Geological Society of Thailand                      AAPG                     SEAPEX• ...
Professional SocietiesDon’t Just Join - Participate  • Attend Meetings  • Give Papers / Posters  • Seek Mentors    – Serve...
AAPGProfessional Standing & Recognition•   Code of ethics•   Recognized as a trained professional•   Professional certific...
Membership Value Pyramid                                             Included inProfessionalism                           ...
It Is Your CareerManage It Well Good Luck
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  1. 1. Managing Your Career as a GeoscientistFrom Many AAPG Geoscientists
  2. 2. Take Responsibility It Is Your CareerIt Is Your Responsibility
  3. 3. Your CareerCan Take Many Directions
  4. 4. YouSet the Direction
  5. 5. Geoscience Professional Development Independent Manager Broadening Succession Planned Assignments Entry Training DevelopmentStudent Level Assignments Mentored Consultant Formal by Experts Mentoring Mentors others Mentors others Senior Interpreter Specialist Now is the Time to Start Planning Your Career
  6. 6. To Arrive at Your Destination You MustMaintain Your Career
  7. 7. Your ResponsibilityMaintain Or Not Your Career
  8. 8. Is aGeoscience Career The Right Career for You?
  9. 9. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solvers Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibilityRealistic appraisal of career market
  10. 10. Society Needs our Expertise Resource Assessment: Fossil fuels Stratigraphic minerals Environmental Quality: Water supplies Waste managementCatastrophe Management: Landslides, Floods, Tidal Waves Bolide Impacts Climate Change: Documentation Coastal management 024623
  11. 11. THE GEOSCIENCEGRADUATE’S OPTIONS Environment, Minerals Oil & Gas Engr, Other
  12. 12. Projected World Energy Demand Hydroelectric 1993 100 100 BILLION BARRELS Solar, W ind Geothermal 80 Billion World Energy Demand Barrels Nuclear Electric of Oil Coal 60Equivalent per Year (GBOE) Natural Gas 40 Crude Oil 20 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000 2020 2040 2060 2080 3000 0 35 024839-2 after Edwards, 24929 AAPG 8/97
  13. 13. Current Industry Geoscience Demographics Age Brackets for Geoscientists Worldwide (2008*)300250200150 Global Demand100 50 0 >25 26-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60+ Age (YRS)
  14. 14. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solver Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibilityRealistic appraisal of career market
  15. 15. BuildA Solid Foundation
  16. 16. Geoscience Foundation Geoscience CareersStrong basic-discipline training Develop supplementary skills Math and Statistics Physics Computer and Workstation Excellent communication skills Oral, written, graphical English
  17. 17. Geologic Mapping and Sampling • Gravity • Seismic Reflection • Magnetics • Geologic MappingJMA Armentrout 2000, from American Petroleum Institute, 1986
  18. 18. Stratigraphy and Depositional SystemsUnderstanding the processes creating sedimentary units Clastic Sedimentology Record missing due to MESOZOIC CENOZOIC erosion: Must recon -struct & history from regional data Sd h a lt e /a We Sn Tn o d p o fS Ga s a Bn aa s d e o fS G a s U L PERMIAN Rock Physics U p pe r Pn e ra mi U PEN. M CARBOMNISIF.EROUS L M- U Pln e vn na n i s a y Log Correlation Depositional Systems From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  19. 19. Structural GeologyUnderstanding the process of deformation of the subsurface Seismic Interpretation Contouring From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  20. 20. Exploration GeochemistryCharacterizing the type, history and origin of petroleum P ci u ri Oa et l d Qyl it G a s Dm e ie t n e r Li te H e av O y il G a Dt Rti a mm e y ei t n si sv i sy Af g eo Oi l O i ls GenrationRate .. ..... .. . .... .. . ..... ... . . ....... . .. . . . . . ... ... . .... .. .. . ......... . . .......... . . .. . ....... .. . ... .. .. .... .... .... . .. . ....... . . . .. .. . .......... . ........... . . . . ...... . . ..... . . . . .. .. .. . . .. ........ . . .......... . ........ . ........ . ........ . . . . 1m 0y 0 0 my C oa l y S ed o M u o r c e l S e cr i in o R Pc u o et r c k d o La eg ae k A un c lt c a u i m o S e al Se en qc ue Rv e o s i er r Plu ee t r m Mo o irin gat S gh ttr y r a a p i Plu ee t r m o Ce har g S ec o R u o r c k Mint a ir oa y ga P t hs w From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Geoscience Foundation Geoscience CareersStrong basic-discipline training Develop supplementary skills Math and Statistics Physics Computer and Workstation Excellent communication skills Oral, written, graphical English
  23. 23. COMPUTER SKILLS• PC skills Required – Word Processing – Spreadsheet – Power Point – ArcGIS• Workstation – Try to get exposure – Interpretation most important Heath, 2002
  24. 24. COMMUNICATION SKILLSMust be able to Present Your Work In English Kaldi, 2004
  25. 25. Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Creative Problem Solver Win-win attitude Team player Perseverance and flexibilityRealistic appraisal of career market
  26. 26. Professionalism ProfessionalismProfessionalism • Initiative • Ethics and Integrity • Enthusiasm • Adaptability • Cooperation • Team WorkEssential Job Market Skills Heath, 2002
  27. 27. Job Market Expectations Corporate Recruiters Assume:You have a Solid Geoscience FoundationYou have a strong background in Math/ComputersAnd That You Are Self-motivated Team Player Professional Excellent Communicator
  28. 28. Job Market Expectations Corporate Managers Require Immediate Impact Bottom Line Focus High Productivity Continuous Training Creative Problem Solving Skills Professionalism
  29. 29. AAPGProfessionalism
  30. 30. Cost of Student Membership $0.00
  31. 31. Student Membershipwww.aapg.org
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. AAPG STUDENT BENEFITS• Great Publications: Bulletin, Explorer• Books, Books, Books – Publication Pipeline – Discounts on AAPG Books – $500 Book Gift (3 yr cycle)• Grants-in-Aid for Grad Study• Weeks Grants (SC and student) www.aapg.org Students@aapg.org
  34. 34. WEEKS GRANT$500/yr for Chapter$500/yr for Student www.aapg.orgStudents@aapg.org
  35. 35. Geoscience Professional Development Independent Manager Broadening Succession Planned Assignments Entry Training Development Level Assignments Mentored Consultant Formal by Experts Mentoring Mentors others Mentors others Senior Interpreter Graduation SpecialistNow is the Time to Start Building Your Career
  36. 36. You Only HaveA Solid Foundation
  37. 37. Career Strategies• Set Goals – – Direction – Timing• Prepare to Compete – Stay Versatile – Be Patient• Network• Keep Growing – Find, use a Mentor – Develop New Skills CAC 2005
  38. 38. AAPG Can Help YouBuild and Manage Your Career
  39. 39. Cyclic Job Market Typical of Today’s Global Industries RetrenchEmployment 1973 1996 2003 ? ?? Time The Business Cycle 024658
  40. 40. Cyclic Job Market The Better Professional You Are Layed Off Nov 00 Retrench Re-Hired Dec 00Employment 1973 1996 2003 ? ?? Time The Better Your Career Potential 024658
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. Professional SocietiesDon’t Just Join - Participate • Attend Meetings • Give Papers / Posters • Seek Mentors – Serve on Committees – Volunteer
  43. 43. AAPGProfessional 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
  44. 44. Membership Value Pyramid Included inProfessionalism MembershipPersonal MemberPrograms Discounted and/or SupportedProfessionalDevelopmentAnd OutreachPrograms Mostly SubsidizedBasic Included inPrograms Membership
  45. 45. It Is Your CareerManage It Well Good Luck

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