The average salary for a Petrophysicist is $106,712 per year.
Job Description for Petrophysicist
A petrophyicist is a key cog is the modern oil and gas industry. This person is responsible for analyzing rock properties, as well as chemical and physical evidence of reserves of oil and natural gas. Using that data, they establish models of underground formations. They then coordinate with teams and companies that are searching for new places to drill for energy sources. They are also responsible for updating these models at intervals once they have gathered new evidence. As a petrophysicist, you will lead your own team, and you will be expected to keep your whole team apprised of your findings and where you plan on going next. You will also be expected to confer with other petrophysical teams.Read More...
In order to become a petrophysicist, you need a bachelor's degree in either geology, geophysics, or another earth science. Additional experience in the industry is a bonus but not required. You are required to have a basic skill level working with computer engineering and petrophysical programs. Also required is an extensive knowledge of rock formations and anything associated with the oil and gas discovery trade. Finally, you will need to have good interpersonal communication skills, as a large part of your job will be conveying your findings and discussing them with your team and other teams.
The job of petrophysicist is perfect for someone who loves to explore and find new things, expand their horizons, and lead an exciting search for tomorrow's energy.
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