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Hello Sir,

I have completed BSc(Hons) in Geology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am going to start MS with specialization in Sedimentology in Bowling Green State University,USA from this fall. After completing my MS I want to start my career in Oil and Gas industry.Will my credential enough for this?
I also want to know what steps I should follow to be an expert professional in Oil & Gas Industry in future?

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Dear  Mohimanul Sir
Although the University mentioned in your question is not a top notch university of USA, there is no harm in completing the basic MS degree from there.
Oil & Gas industry is in a bad shape now as there is huge fall in oil price, globally. Therefore, i would tell you to focus in "Geology" as the subject on the whole rather than targeting one particular industry (which is called "upstream oil industry" or E&P industry, E for exploration and P for Production).
In case you become a qualified sedimentologist, you should grow as a professional sedimentologist by enrolling in a PhD programme in any ofet a the top university of North America.
By that time, if the industry turns around, you will get a chance to work in that indistry, as a research professional or as an industrial expert.As you are just a graduate your journey ahead is long.
All the bests.
Bhalo thakben.
Amit

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Amit Roy Chowdhury

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I shall answer general questions related to clastic sedimentology. I shall be specially interested to reply to any question on continental deposits, particularly fluvial deposits. As I have about 15 years of experience in working in the field of petroleum geology, I shall love to answer questions related to exploration of hydrocarbons in the aforesaid sedimentary environment. To do so, I may guide how to use all geoscientific data - geological, seismic data and electrolog data acquired in the area of study. However, as I have no exposure in lab work, I may be excused from answering any question akin to sed lab,pal lab or chem lab.

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25 years together in petroleum E&P industry

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ONGC

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M. Sc. (Applied Geology) & MBA

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