Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Geological / Petroleum Technician is $97,436
What Do Geological / Petroleum Technicians Do?
Geological/petroleum technicians assist scientists and engineers in a variety of duties, some database-related and others more hands-on. Applicants for this position should be skilled at handling and managing data, including loading/entering, analysis, verification, and manipulation, and correcting and reporting data related to wells, seismic, leases etc. They should also be able to prepare maps, slides, montages, and other presentation-aides as needed to assist project-leaders. In addition, …Read more
- Support scientist and engineers in locating and extracting minerals, oils and natural gas.
- Use a variety of tools and instruments to map and measure seismic activity and geological features such as fault lines.
- Measure and record physical and geological conditions in oil or gas well.
- Collect and examine geological data, test geological samples to determine element composition and locate mineral, oil and gas rich sites.