Archive for October 28th, 2010

Day in the Life: Souk – Field Technologist

Posted October 28, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

Before coming to work for the oilpatch, Souk shared the same curious vision most non-oil and gas people have about how you get oil and gas out of the ground. “I always thought you drilled, and oil and gas just came out of the ground! I’m always amazed at the amount of research required to produce a well. It’s definitely not a one-person show and is very integrated, made up of many companies and people to keep it going.” Continue reading

Day in the Life: Tim – Field Operator

Posted October 28, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

Tim worked in all areas of the oil and gas industry before switching to a career in agriculture, where he stayed put for 15 years. He eventually found his way back to oil and gas and recalls, “The technology and practices used in the field have greatly improved. I left agriculture for a secure job in an industry that would be here tomorrow. I took Field Operator courses at SAIT, hoping oil and gas employers would take me seriously. Operating seemed to offer a challenging career that set high expectations for me.” Continue reading

Day in the Life: Lance – District Landman

Posted October 28, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

Lance sent several applications to Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL), following the motto: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. His persistence eventually paid off when he secured a job with CNRL as a Landman. Nine years later and still going strong, Lance worked his way up into his current role as a District Landman. The job suits him perfectly, and has close ties to the rural farmers and landowners he frequently works with. “I am definitely not a city boy. I was born and raised on a farm, so I definitely can relate to the ranchers I visit.” Continue reading

Day in the Life: Elaine – Chief Geophysicist

Posted October 28, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

Elaine never imagined working in the oil and gas industry growing up in her home town of Mississauga, Ontario. Upon entering university, she became aware of the exciting world of geophysics, and has never looked back. Her early career in mining as a geophysicist, proved to be the ‘foot in the door’ she needed to convince oil and gas employers to hire her as a seismic data processor. This position helped her to move into an interpretation role first with Shell, and later with AEC (now EnCana). Elaine now works as a Chief Geophysicist at Enerplus, where she is the principal geophy... Continue reading