GSA Webinar—Wednesday, Sept 18

Geoscience Careers in the Petroleum Industry

A message from Leila M. Gonzales, Ph.D., American Geosciences Institute: “We are sending this email as a courtesy to the geoscience community. The Geological Society of America (GSA) will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Geoscience Careers in the Petroleum Industry” on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at 11:00 a.m. MDT.

To register for this free event, please visit:

This two-part presentation will provide a high-level review of what geoscientists do and information about starting a career in the petroleum industry. In part one, Fred will give a short bio so you know his experience and then talk about the petroleum industry, a major employer of geoscientists. He will introduce you to the life cycle on an asset (field) and then focus on petroleum exploration. Fred will use a series of questions to illustrate the types of challenges a geoscientist faces each day. In part two, Maryevalyn will cover what to expect when starting a career in the Oil & Gas industry, as well as how to transition from being a full-time student to an early career professional. She will discuss the geoscience technician hiring process at ExxonMobil and key skills, experiences, and characteristics recruiters search for in geology majors. Maryevalyn will also describe her personal experience with the company and what she loves most about her career.”

Fred W. Schroeder, Ph.D., Consultant, Seismic Interpretation Training & Application
Maryevalyn Wren, Geoscience Technician, ExxonMobil

Sponsors: AAPG, SEG, AGI, AGU, GSA Energy Geology Division

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Please contact Tahlia Bear at with questions about this webinar.

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