For construction, petroleum, diamond companies, etc., geologists are an encyclopedia, who would provide them detailed insight of everything associated with the earth. That is why they are recruited at large pay packages by all such organizations.
Job Description As Per Type
Further, he is also involved in planning field investigations by drilling and analyzing bedrock samples, supervising the investigation work, preparing a detailed document of the study, alerting the client on potential problems related to the site, and also coordinating with the staff for better and effective client service.
A wellsite geologists is concerned with the study of rock cuttings obtained from gas and oil wells, and to assess the correctness and procedure of drilling of rock formations. He works on the site itself, therefore the main work is to supervise and take relevant decisions pertaining to the drilling procedures.
He also has to coordinate with the petroleum engineers, drilling engineers, and mudloggers, during the entire project. Preparing detailed documentation of the entire project and producing information whenever required, supervising FEMWD, mudlogging activity, and wireline services staff, also forms an important part of his job description.
The oil and petroleum industry is certainly amongst the biggest industries in the world. Petroleum companies often require (or they permanently hire) petroleum geologists. This professional is also known as a petrologist.
He is involved in the study of the earth's crust and finding out traces of oil, petroleum or natural gas in it. He mainly brings about explosions or explosive sounds in the earth's crust. The sonograms thus obtained from such activities help him find out the traces of oil or petrol in the earth's crust. Petroleum geologists work on sea as well as land sites.
Salary Range and Educational Requirements
Experience and educational qualifications are the most important deciding factors as far as the salary of a geologist is concerned. Entry-level or least experienced geologists get paid between USD 39,000 and USD 119,000 p.a.
Professionals with an experience of around 5 - 10 years get paid somewhere between USD 48,000 and USD 145,000. Those with 10 - 20 years of experience earn between USD 53,000 and USD 144,000. The most experienced (more than 20 years) in this business, earn anywhere in the range of USD 58,000 between USD 197,000.