Work life - what do a geophysicist do in the oil and gas industry?

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Tingpingbing
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Work life - what do a geophysicist do in the oil and gas industry?

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Hey guys,
How are you?

I am just wondering what a normal day look like for a geophysicist in the industry?
What are your main tasks? What is the most important thing you have to know in seismic prosessing?

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Re: Work life - what do a geophysicist do in the oil and gas industry?

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That's kind of open-ended.

You'll find geophysicists on field crews, in processing centres, and in oil companies. Some will be checking data quality. Some will be processing it to make a structural image. Others will be processing it to extract rock and fluid properties. Others will be interpreting that data in order to build a model of the petroleum system and predict where oil and gas will be found.

And of course, some will overlap on more than one of these.

I think the most important thing in all of this is to know you are going to make mistakes and errors. Lots of them. That means you have to learn to always check your work (or have someone else do it) and always assume you might get things wrong. When you do make mistakes, the thing is to tell others so they can help you fix them, and then work out ways to prevent that error happening again.

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