Exploration geologists are employed by companies, consultants and contractors working within the minerals extraction industry. They are responsible for identifying and assessing the location, quantity and quality of mineral deposits, ascertaining extraction risks, preparing reports and maps, analysing geological data using specialist computer applications and advising managerial, technical and engineering staff. Their work can be office based, although fieldwork is necessary to collect and test site/borehole samples.
investigating the structure and evolution of the earth and its natural resources
planning programmes for exploration of sites for oil, gas, water, minerals, etc
surveying and mapping geologically promising sites
collecting, recording and analysing samples and data from test sites
advising on the development of reserves.
Supporting the implementation of asset strategies to deliver maximum value throughout the asset life cycle from exploration to end of field life Conducting subsurface geological evaluation work and carry out geological interpretation of company operated/non-operated acreage to identify drillable prospects and maturing them to drillable status UKCS experience is strongly preferred but not a prerequisite