geologist resume example with 9 years of experience

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A results-focused geological engineer and geologist with significant geological and geotechnical proficiency in drilling, mining, and rock coring functions. Excellent reputation for geological supervision of exploration and production activities. Currently, a Master of Science in Geological Engineering student with a research focus on a geotechnical, geomechanical, and mining theme - subsurface/underground rock stress magnitude determination to ensure safe drilling and production.

  • Expert at drilling operations supervision and leadership.
  • Proficient at geological, geotechnical, mining, and drilling operations report preparation.
  • Highly skilled a rock coring operations, rock core analysis, drilling cuttings description, and well logs creation.
  • Mastery of python programming, petrel 3D seismic interpretation, and lithology well logs generation.
  • Conversant with working in remote locations (offshore and hinterlands).
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to all levels - supervisors and teammates.
  • Possess First Aid, CPR, and emergency training.
  • Positive and meticulous human relational skills originating from prior comprehensive experience working with multi-national teams.
Education and Training
South Dakota School of Mines And Technology Rapid City, SD Expected in 12/2023 Master of Science : Geological Engineering - GPA :
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology Kumasi, Ghana, Expected in 08/2012 Bachelor of Science : Geological Engineering - GPA :
Arcadis International - Geologist
Milwaukee, WI, 01/2014 - 12/2021
  • Supervised a multi-national 16-member team for rock coring and well logging operations during wellbores drilling.
  • Analyzed, described, and logged drilled rock cuttings to identify resource-bearing zones.
  • Resolved geology-related problems (e.g. wellbores instability, pack-off, borehole caving, and lost circulation) at the drilling sites through detailed well-data evaluation and rock cuttings assessments.
  • Created geological well logs and cross sections based on test data and logging tools survey information.
  • Led the geological operations on 23 exploration, production, and injection wells drilling activities in Ghana, Namibia, and Guyana.
  • Wrote and submitted daily drilling, geological and geotechnical operations reports from the field.
  • Put together accurate and timely end-of-operations geological and geotechnical reports to comply with the company's protocols and government requirements.
  • Provided technical and quality assurance for all work, and geological data provided by contracted service companies for drilling and geological data acquisition.
  • Prioritized correct transmittal, packaging, and distribution of all subsurface geological and geotechnical deliverables (reports, wire-line logs, logging-while-drilling data and logs, mud logs, core data, sample cuttings, and fluids samples).
  • Interpreted 3-D seismic data, delineated weak zones (faults and loose lithological inter-beds), and produced geotechnical drilling hazard assessment reports during the operations planning phase to outline geomechanical and geotechnical hazards (potential instability intervals).
  • Delivered geological pre-drill presentations to the drilling crew on the rig before drilling commenced outlining subsurface reservoir targets, hazards, and offset wells.
  • Presented daily geological and geotechnical operations summary from the field to managers in town during morning operations briefings.
Lhoist - Geological Engineering Intern
Alabama, NY, 10/2012 - 08/2013
  • Examined and interpreted 3-D seismic data, maps, and drilling blocks to determine the location, presence, quality, connectivity, and size of mineral, oil, and gas deposits.
  • Carried out source rock evaluation on data from wells drilled in the Deepwater Tano and Cape Three Points blocks offshore Ghana to ascertain the origin of reservoirs in these respective blocks.
  • Performed seismic interpretation of the sea bed horizon in the West Cape Three Points block offshore Ghana using Petrel application - results incorporated in static models.
  • Selected or developed mineral location, extraction, and production methods, factoring in safety, costs, and deposit characteristics.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver reservoir quality analysis on data from the Keta Eastern Basin project for reservoir characterization grading.
Naachiaa Quarry - Mining Engineering Intern
City, STATE, 05/2011 - 08/2011
  • Evaluated the mining operations and developed solutions to improve productivity through computing and assessing the rate of penetration during the drilling of blast holes.
  • Aided in the preparation, marking out, and outlining of bench drilling positions, intervals, and planned hole depths before drilling to augment blasting accuracy.
  • Calculated and estimated the wear rate of drilling tools and equipment (drill bits, drill rods, shank adapters, and feed chain) of the ATLAS COPCO ROC 442PC drilling rig to compute equipment longevity.
  • Inspected the mine sites to maintain structural, equipment, and project safety and protect workers.
  • Followed environmental regulations when planning and deploying mining procedures for granite quarrying extraction operations.
  • Quantified ore estimates before drilling and after blasting to assess production rate for accurate and proactive cost management.
  • Winner of the Ivanhoe Fellowship Award 2022 (South Dakota School of Mines)
Activities and Honors
  • Secretary of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration association at South Dakota School of Mines
  • Speaker at the 2022 Career Fair of the American Indian Services - Rapid City

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School Attended

  • South Dakota School of Mines And Technology
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Geologist
  • Geological Engineering Intern
  • Mining Engineering Intern


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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