Geologists are responsible for finding new reserves of oil and gas, and for getting as much oil or gas out of existing fields as possible.

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  • Gathers and studies seismic data
  • Builds geological models of the reservoir or fields
  • Identifies and defines the properties of a reservoir
  • Assesses the geological risk
  • Plans development and exploration wells


Works closely with other technical departments to find and extract oil and gas from existing fields as well as searching for potential new targets.  Mainly employed by Operators or Consultancy firms.


  • Degree in relevant physical science subject e.g. geology, geophysics, geochemistry.
  • Masters or PhD in relevant subject
  • Relevant work experience through summer work or internship
  • Related fieldwork or research trips

£28,000 - £35,000

£40,000 - £75,000

Senior Geologist, Team Leader, Manager or Technical Specialist