Geophysical Data Technicians


Measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.
Also called: Field Engineer, Geological Technician, Geotechnician, Observer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • group things in different ways

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • IHS PETRA
  • Techsia Techlog
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Surface III
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dynamic Graphics EarthVision

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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