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|Comment||Keith, thank you for your down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is assessment of the work life of an environmental geologist. My wife asked the question on my behave and now I, a laid-off petroleum geologist, am responding to your answer. Your description of environmental geology was very, very helpful and enlightening. I very much appreciate the detail of your answer. Also, thanks for encouraging me to continue to pursue employment opportunities as a petroleum geology. I have been a petroleum geologist for 36 years and it is what I enjoy doing. I don't feel that I would find much joy in working in environmental. That is why I didn't look into it in 1998 when I got laid off during a time when oil was only $10 a barrel. It took me two years back then to get another full-time job but my salary jumped up to 25% higher than it was when I was at my previous job. The current downturn in the oil industry seems as bad, probably worse, than it was in 1998 but it eventually recovers. I wish you all the best in your job search and I hope that you find a position that you are happy with. Thanks again for taking the time to answer our question with such clarity and from the perspective of someone with a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in environmental.|
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I can answer questions concerning physical and historical geology, environmental geology/hydrology, environmental consulting, remote sensing/aerial photo interpretation, G&G computer applications, petroleum exploration, drilling, geochemistry, geochemical and microbiological prospecting, 3D reservoir modeling, computer mapping and drilling.I am not a geophysicist.
I have 24 years experience split between the petroleum and environmental industries. I have served as an expert witness in remote sensing, developmental geologist, exploration geologist, enviromental project manager, and subject matter expert in geology and geophysical software development.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Association of Photogrammetrists and Remote Sensing
Bachelor and Master of Science
Registered Geologist in State of Texas