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1 Managing Your Career as a Geoscientist From Many AAPG Geoscientists

2 Take Responsibility It Is Your Career It Is Your Responsibility

3 Your Career Can Take Many Directions

4 You Set the Direction

5 Consultant Specialist SeniorInterpreter EntryLevel PlannedTrainingFormalMentoring Broadening Development Assignments MentorsothersSuccessionAssignmentsMentored by Experts Mentors others Geoscience Professional Development Student Independent Manager Now is the Time to Start Planning Your Career

6 To Arrive at Your Destination You Must Maintain Your Career

7 Maintain Your Responsibility Or Not Your Career

8 Is a Geoscience Career The Right Career for You?

9 Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Win-win attitude Team player Perseveranceand flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market Creative Problem Solvers Realistic appraisal of career market

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11 THE GEOSCIENCE GRADUATES OPTIONS Minerals Oil & Gas Environment, Engr, Other

12 Projected World Energy Demand after Edwards, AAPG 8/ BILLION BARRELS Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent perYear (GBOE) Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent perYear (GBOE) Natural Gas Natural Gas Hydroelectric Crude Oil Solar, Wind Geothermal Nuclear Electric 1993 Coal World Energy Demand 35

13 Current Industry Geoscience Demographics > Age (YRS) Age Brackets for Geoscientists Worldwide (2008*) Global Demand

14 Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Win-win attitude Team player Perseveranceand flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market Creative Problem Solver Love Geology Creative Problem Solver

15 A Solid Foundation Build

16 Geoscience Careers Geoscience Foundation Strong basic-discipline training Develop supplementary skills Math and Statistics Computer and Workstation Excellent communication skills Oral, written, graphical Physics English Strong basic-discipline training

17 Geologic Mapping and Sampling Gravity Gravity Magnetics Magnetics Armentrout 2000, from American Petroleum Institute, 1986 Seismic Reflection Seismic Reflection Geologic Mapping Geologic Mapping JMA

18 Stratigraphy and Depositional Systems Understanding the processes creating sedimentary units Record missing due to erosion: Must recon -struct history from regional data Rock Physics Log Correlation Clastic Sedimentology From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org MESOZOIC & CENOZOIC Depositional Systems

19 Structural Geology Understanding the process of deformation of the subsurface Contouring Seismic Interpretation From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org

20 Characterizing the type, history and origin of petroleum Exploration Geochemistry From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org

21 Reservoir Characterization Reservoir Characterization focuses on data integration to model reservoir architecture and flow properties TIME CUM PROD Volumetric and reserve estimation Reservoir simulation Seismic visualization Resistivity modeling Outcrop studies Geostatistics Seismic visualization Resistivity modeling Outcrop studies Geostatistics Fracture characterization Production data inversion Reservoir Optimization Fracture characterization Production data inversion Reservoir Optimization QUANTIFIED UNCERTAINTY From Armentrout, 2000, AAPG.org

22 Geoscience Careers Geoscience Foundation Strong basic-discipline training Develop supplementary skills Math and Statistics Computer and Workstation Excellent communication skills Oral, written, graphical Physics English Develop supplementary skills Excellent communication skills

23 COMPUTER SKILLS PC skills RequiredPC skills Required –Word Processing –Spreadsheet –Power Point –ArcGIS WorkstationWorkstation –Try to get exposure –Interpretation most important Heath, 2002

24 COMMUNICATION SKILLS Kaldi, 2004 Must be able to Present Your Work In English

25 Successful Geoscientists Love Geology Win-win attitude Team player Perseveranceand flexibility Realistic appraisal of career market Creative Problem Solver Win-win attitude Team player Perseveranceand flexibility

26 Professionalism InitiativeInitiative Ethics and IntegrityEthics and Integrity EnthusiasmEnthusiasm AdaptabilityAdaptability CooperationCooperation Team WorkTeam Work Heath, 2002 Professionalism Professionalism Essential Job Market Skills

27 Corporate Recruiters Assume: Job Market Expectations Self-motivated Team Player Excellent Communicator You have a Solid Geoscience Foundation And That You Are You have a strong background in Math/Computers Professional

28 Immediate Impact Bottom Line Focus High Productivity Continuous Training Creative Problem Solving Skills Corporate Managers Require Job Market Expectations Professionalism

29 Professionalism AAPG

30 Cost of Student Membership $0.00

31 Student Membership

32 STUDENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES Distinguished Lecturers from AAPG and IndustryDistinguished Lecturers from AAPG and Industry Short CoursesShort Courses and Seminars and Seminars Field TripsField Trips Exhibits atExhibits at Conferences Conferences Other Events:Other Events: on Campus on Campus & off Campus & off Campus Univ Sriwijaya geophysical survey in Sumatra 21 Feb 2004

33 AAPG STUDENT BENEFITS Great Publications: Bulletin, ExplorerGreat Publications: Bulletin, Explorer Books, Books, BooksBooks, Books, Books –Publication Pipeline –Discounts on AAPG Books –$500 Book Gift (3 yr cycle) Grants-in-Aid for Grad StudyGrants-in-Aid for Grad Study Weeks Grants (SC and student)Weeks Grants (SC and student)

34 WEEKS GRANT $500/yr for Chapter $500/yr for Student

35 Consultant Specialist SeniorInterpreter EntryLevel PlannedTrainingFormalMentoring Broadening Development Assignments MentorsothersSuccessionAssignmentsMentored by Experts Mentors others Geoscience Professional Development Graduation Independent Manager Now is the Time to Start Building Your Career

36 A Solid Foundation You Only Have

37 Career Strategies Set Goals –Set Goals – –Direction –Timing Prepare to CompetePrepare to Compete –Stay Versatile –Be Patient NetworkNetwork Keep GrowingKeep Growing –Find, use a Mentor –Develop New Skills CAC 2005

38 AAPG Can Help You Build and Manage Your Career

39 Cyclic Job Market Typical of Todays Global Industries Growth Crash Retrench Time Employment The Business Cycle ???

40 Cyclic Job Market The Better Professional You Are Growth Crash Retrench Time Employment The Better Your Career Potential ??? Layed Off Nov 00 Re-Hired Dec 00

41 Join Professional Societies Learn more about your careerLearn more about your career Increase your knowledgeIncrease your knowledge Exposure to leaders in science and industryExposure to leaders in science and industry Expand organizational, & management skillsExpand organizational, & management skills Network – interaction with peersNetwork – interaction with peers Helps you throughout your careerHelps you throughout your career Geological Society of Thailand AAPG SEAPEX

42 Professional Societies Dont Just Join - Participate Attend MeetingsAttend Meetings Give Papers / PostersGive Papers / Posters Seek MentorsSeek Mentors – Serve on Committees – Volunteer

43 Professional Standing & Recognition Code of ethicsCode of ethics Recognized as a trained professionalRecognized as a trained professional Professional certification availableProfessional certification available Networking opportunitiesNetworking opportunities Present your work at meetings & conventionsPresent your work at meetings & conventions Regional & international contacts & eventsRegional & international contacts & events Honors & AwardsHonors & Awards AAPG

44 Basic Programs Included in Membership Professional Development And Outreach Programs Mostly Subsidized Discounted and/or Supported Included in Membership Personal Member Programs Professionalism Membership Value Pyramid

45 It Is Your Career Manage It Well Good Luck


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