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The Senior Petroleum Geologist is responsible for analyzing and evaluating charts of the stratigraphic arrangement and structure of Arkansas geology to locate oil and

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required; occasional overnight and/or out-of-state travel may be required.

Typical Functions:

Analyzes and evaluates geological data and prepares and maintains regional and field maps, cross-sectional diagrams, and GIS data points to monitor oil and gas operations in the state. Estimates oil and gas reserves in proven or prospective fields and consults with Petroleum Engineers concerning drilling and production methods. Reviews field problems and recommends solutions to enforcement agencies. Participates in research and approval of permit applications and in assisting geologists in the interpretation of oil and gas regulations. Supervises and performs field work in oil drilling permits, pressuring projects, plugging affidavits, and various problems in relation to oil and gas wells. Coordinates efforts with other agencies to ensure the protection of the natural resources of the state. Represents the agency at public hearings on oil and gas issues. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to geological activities. Knowledge of geology theories and practices. Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting petroleum, mineral, and water surveys, tests, and analyses. Knowledge of mineral identification, geologic mapping, and geologic laboratory procedures and instrumentation. Knowledge and proficiency of GIS and geological software. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variances, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. Ability to write technical reports, geological publications, and make verbal and written presentations to the public. Ability to conduct geological investigations and independent scientific research. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in geology or petroleum engineering or a related field; plus three years of related experience. Registered as a Professional Geologist by the Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists in accordance with ACA 17-32-301. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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